September 20, 2012

Francis, BUCKS break out

One player that's been closely watched by West Virginia fans is senior Josh Francis. An athletic specimen, the former junior college transfer struggled with Jeff Casteel's 3-3-5 scheme in his first year in a West Virginia uniform but became instantly excited when he got word that the Mountaineers were moving to a more traditional outfit.

"Last year I had like a million reads and like I said before you've got to put it in perspective. The 3-3-5 was a totally different defense, I'd never played in a 3-3-5 before," he said. "It took me a while to pick up the system because I was brand new to it."

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