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Familiar WVU defensive line bringing new set of expectations into season

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – There will be many familiar faces along West Virginia’s defensive line this season, though they may be doing some unfamiliar things.

The coaching change will be particularly noticeable along the defensive front. Even though the Mountaineers will still be a three-man front, the way they go about attacking opposing offenses will be different.

As defensive line coach Jordan Lesley noted at the start of spring practice, “I don’t want guys that are gonna eat up blocks.”

The idea is for the linemen to create chaos in the backfield rather than just engaging the offensive line and allowing linebackers and defensive backs to have all the fun.