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West Virginia Defense Football

FILE - This Sept. 10, 2011 file photo shows West Virginia defensive back Darwin Cook (25) getting the crowd involved during a third and long play in the first half against Norfolk State, in Morgantown, W.Va. As West Virginia's third defensive coordinator in three years, Keith Patterson has his reasons for believing that the Mountaineers' defense can improve. West Virginia returns most of its starters on defense from the unit that was one of the most porous nationally in defending the pass and points allowed. Patterson began reformulating the defensive in January. He says the unit is nowhere near where he wants it to be, but “thank God we're not where we used to be." (AP Photo/Chris Jackson, File)