Graham left Morgantown to become defensive coordinator at Tulsa in 2003 and brought with him the same defense. Tulsa has been in the 3-3-5 ever since.
Because OU has experience against the 3-3-5, Casteel views that as a disadvantage for the Mountaineers.
"They have a film to show their kids of it,” Casteel said. "But really, it comes down to having good players making plays.”
OU quarterback Sam Bradford
was at the Fiesta Bowl last season. But as a redshirting freshman with virtually no chance to play, Bradford's trip was much different.
"Wasn't much pressure,” Bradford said. "Just come out here and have a good time. This is a lot different.”
•Going to the chapel?
A year ago, Fiesta Bowl hero Ian Johnson
of Boise State celebrated the winning touchdown by immediately proposing to his cheerleader girlfriend. Would a winning TD prompt WVU quarterback Pat White
to propose on the field?
"No, no, no, no,” White said. "I'm single. I've got about 10 years before I think about getting married.”
By Jake Trotter and Berry Tramel