April 4, 2012

Francis rises above, ready to showcase skills

Ask Josh Francis to describe what last season was like for him and the words confusing and stressful are the first words that come to mind.

Coming to Morgantown from Lackawanna junior college in nearby Scranton, Pa. Francis enrolled in college with many high expectations attached, in large part due to his freakish explosiveness and athletic ability from the linebacker position.

But there was a problem Francis would come to realize that all the athletic ability in the world couldn't solve; figuring out his responsibilities in the complex 3-3-5 stack defense ran under former defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel.

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