But for the most part, it's going to be up to Jenkins and Miller at the corners, along with safeties Darwin Cook and Travis Bell and probably a couple of true freshmen, Karl Joseph and K.J. Dillon.
They will be under fire constantly, and there will be times when the other guys win. It's inescapable.
"It's going to happen. It always has and it always will,'' Jenkins said. "There are great players everywhere. Deion Sanders got beat. Everyone gets beat. It's how you react to it that judges your character and judges the type of player you are.''
The best thing the secondary has going for it in preparing for the offensive onslaught is, of course, familiarity. It's not as if the Big 12 offenses that West Virginia faces are going to be much better - if at all - than WVU's own.
So Jenkins relishes facing Smith and Austin and Bailey and the others every day.
"If I know I can defend Stedman Bailey and help him to be a better player, then I know that I can compete with anyone,'' Jenkins said. "My confidence goes up every time I defend Stedman or Tavon.
"We all know that if we help each other get better we can take this thing a long way.''
Reach Dave Hickman at 304-348-1734 or dphickm...@aol.com or follow him at Twitter.com/dphickman1.