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How will WVU Handle a New Oklahoma Defense?

I’m hoping they handle them with a lot of touchdowns.
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The Mountaineers are preparing for a big match up against conference opponent Oklahoma. The Sooners defense is bringing about a lot of interest with all the changes made. The Sooners defense pitched a shutout against Louisiana-Monroe in their season debut. So just how will the Mountaineers handle the new look of the Oklahoma defense in their upcoming game?

Head coach Dana Holgorsen emphasized the speed of the Sooners defense during the coaches Big 12 teleconference on Monday.

“They’ve made some changes, unfortunately for us. They’ve got a tremendous amount of speed on the field, a lot more aggressive, a lot more attacking, they’re blitzing more,” said Holgorsen.

Offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson reiterated what Holgorsen had to say when it came to the Sooners pass rush.

“A lot more heavier in the box this year, a lot more blitzing” Dawson said. “Schematically they’re a little bit different this year, a little more attacking style.”

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