Perhaps you’e heard, but WVU’s defense had a bad, bad day against Baylor. Immediately — and actually, even within the game — there were cries for changes and even Joe DeForest suggested he might coordinate a defense against Texas with different people than we saw playing against Baylor.
Yet the depth chart, meaningless as that is, remains the same and no one would tell you of a change if there was one. That said, there are points to be made against making changes, namely that the second-string might not be all that and if you go with a strong-teamer, you might lose that first-teamer … and the Mountaineers as not in a position of depth that allows them to lose many people, if any.
“I don’t feel like it’s a personnel issue,” Cook said. “We always had the right plays called and we were in the right place to make plays. This is a team defense. It’s my fault. It’s the defensive line’s fault. It’s the linebackers’ fault. It’s everyone’s fault. You don’t give up 63 points because of a couple players.”
The approach, like the depth chart, won’t change and these coaches are instead taking an individual account of their contributions to the overall results.