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Jared Barber’s rusty eyes

He was one of the nine players on the WVU defense’s two-deep — Kyle Rose, Christian Brown, Noble Nwachukwu, Nick Kwiatkoski, Ricky Rumph, Daryl Worley, Jarrod Harper and Jeremy Tyler … I think — who didn’t play in Saturday’s Gold-Blue Game, but he’s one of the anchors at the team’s deepest position.

Shaq Petteway and Kwiatkoski look like starters outside and Barber is the man in the middle, but that’s not settled, and Dana Holgorsen and Tony Gibson made that clear. Ed Muldrow is behind Petteway and Al-Rasheed Benton is behind Barber, and they’re not going to relent. The story, though, remains Xavier Preston, who had the best day on defense at the end of the spring in which he might have been the best player.