Charles Sims and Jared Barber were named BlueGoldNews.com Players of the Game for their performances in West Virginia’s 47-40 overtime loss to Texas.
For our subscribers, West Virginia defensive coordinator Keith Patterson, nose tackle Shaq Rowell and linebacker Jared Barber give insights as to how WVU might slow a big, physical Texas offense centered around the run game and opportunistic passing.
Jared Barber said it wasn’t West Virginia’s lack of physical skill that got it beat consecutive times against Syracuse, but rather its mental approach.
West Virginia sophomore linebacker Jared Barber is ins something of an odd position as fall football camp unfolds for the Mountaineers. He's learning a new defense, and he's just a second year player, yet he finds himself thrust into a role that might demand leadership and teaching skills that are usually reserved for upperclassmen.