Published: January 1, 2008
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/> 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.”

•Pressure, pressure: 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


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