2009 WVU Preview: Special Teams

Posted by Frank Ahrens on August-30-2009 Add Comments

There's no point in talking about WVU's 2009 special teams without mentioning the most important moment of WVU's 2008 special teams: The game-opening, 102-yard-kickoff-return-for-a-touchdown by Cincinnati that was the deciding factor in the 26-23 overtime loss, eventually costing WVU a share of the Big East title and a trip to another BCS bowl game.

That play was emblematic of WVU's atrocious kickoff return coverage last year. WVU was unfairly criticized for poor overall special teams play last year when it was actually the kickoff return team that did all the damage and ended the season ranked last in the NCAA.

They were horrible in every way.

They were slow, leaving truck-sized alleys for returners to sau...

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