He was the AP Defensive Coordinator of the Year in 2005 and the Rivals.com Defensive Coordinator of the Year in 2008. Yes the man can coach.
He can also recruit. He patrolled Western Pa. for Penn State for many years and was very popular with the high school coaches there. Among his recruits were Shane Conlan, LaVar Arrington, Brandon Short, Sean Lee and Paul Posluszny.
Personally, you should also know this about Tom Bradley. He is a good guy, a very good guy. He is also incredibly loyal as evidenced by the fact he coached at one school from 1978-2012.
He is personable, funny and engaging. He also has a very distinctive bounce and purposeful walk to him, one that fits a man of his drive and determination. He is also a longtime recruiting friend of former WVU assistant and current Marshall head coach Doc Holliday.
Is he a genius?
A miracle worker?
A savior to help Tony Gibson fix the Mountaineers' defensive woes?
Well, football, is still a personnel-driven game. It is tough to beat better players with lesser players.
But is WVU's football staff better today better than it was this time last week? Absolutely.
Tom "Scrap" Bradley is a true professional who loves football and does things the right way. It is great to see him back in the profession.
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