After last years Mountaineers gave the Sooners a hand-full to deal with by using Tavon Austin, Defensive Coordinator Mike Stoops went back to Norman and has been working on a new fancy defensive plan. Charles Sims and Dreamius Smith will definitely have to stet up their offensive game if they want to take down the Sooners. Paul Millard will have to give a stellar performance and keep his eyes open for the guys that can bust through with a running game of their own against Oklahoma. This years new, revamped Mountaineer team does not have flashy plays and effortless performances. What they do have is the strength and endurance to keep learning and fighting. It ain’t over ’til it’s over. We might be the underdog but what Oklahoma has to remember is that it’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the fight in the dog. This new West Virginia Mountaineer team does not quit. They do not give up. They fight until the last play. Oklahoma is one of the major favorite teams in the league but they’re about to meet a new, strong Mountaineer team.
WVU also has Wendell Smallwood who will help carry the ball alongside Charles Sims and Dreamius Smith. With QB Paul Millard throwing, we have a better chance for the W than most people might think. With this arsenal, it’s possible that head coach Dana Holgorsen could pull out the Diamond Formation. It’s not impossible. As long as we can stop the Oklahoma running game and are careful about the turnover situation we have a great chance. I have faith in our Mountaineer team for this weekend.