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WVU Cornerback Keith Tandy Ready for Saturday's Challenge


 Keith Tandy went back to the basics when talking about how to combat Maryland Quarterback, Danny O'Brien, during this Saturday's game at Capitol One Field at Byrd Stadium.

 "The main thing is we have to read our keys. We know they kind of give some things away, so we have to really watch film to pick up some pointers," Tandy said.

 Tandy went on to say that a crucial part to the Mountaineers' success is to put as much pressure on O'Brien as they possibly can.

 "They like to get rid of the ball real quick," he said.

 He goes on to point out that Maryland ran approximately fifteen to twenty screens against Miami this last weekend, so he knows the WVU defense is going to have to be ready to get to the ball and fast.

 "We are going to have to pursue the ball," Tandy explained. " We are going to need a lot of guys flying around to the ball, and that is the only way we are going to stop those screens from turning into bigger plays."

 Tandy assures critics that although the West Virginia defense has not produced any turnovers as of yet, he is positive one is right on the horizon.

 "That is something we pride ourselves on. We haven't gotten one yet, but the more we keep hearing about it, and then we think about it, you see more guys starting to strip the ball out in practice. Hopefully, that will translate into a game."

 Hopefully for Mountaineer nation, Tandy's first turnover of the season will come this Saturday against Maryland. This will be WVU's first road game and it's first real test against a BCS opponent.

 "It will be a much tougher game than our first two," Tandy said. "I don't think the road game is a factor. We will have our walk-through at our stadium just like we normally do, just instead of driving thirty minutes to the hotel, we will drive three hours to the hotel."

 Tandy reiterates that although he knows the Maryland offense is going to do everything in their power to put immense stress on the WVU defense ,  the Mountaineers are prepared and ready for the challenge…. their biggest challenge so far.

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