August 28, 2008

Backer brothers bond through adversity

MORGANTOWN--As they await interviews at the Puskar Center football building, West Virginia linebackers J.T. Thomas, Mortty Ivy, John Holmes, and Ovid Goulbourne playfully tug and tease each other. Reed Williams is talking on a cell phone, but getting the business from the others. Pat Lazear passes by, pounding fists with the comedians seated on a long couch.

With LB/special teamers Najee Goode, Anthony Leonard, Achie Sims, and Jim Lewis, Thomas, Ivy, Holmes, Goulbourne, Williams, and Lazear represent the best overall corps at Camp Mountaineer in Bill Stewart's eight-year tenure at WVU.

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