MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- Bruce Irvin is back on West Virginia's defensive line, and this year he is no longer a part-time player.
Despite playing primarily on passing downs last year, Irvin piled up 14 sacks last year. He ranked second in the Bowl Subdivision to Clemson's Da'Quan Bowers.
With the graduation of Scooter Berry, Irvin is now the starting defensive end -- and he's psyched about his opportunity. He'll get his first career start in No. 24 West Virginia's season opener on Sunday against Marshall.
And he could be in for a big day.
Thundering Herd quarterback Rakeem Cato is a freshman and Marshall's offensive line also has three new starters, along with a new running back.