MORGANTOWN - Blame it on the lopsided score, late-game substitutions or any of the myriad reasons some have used to rationalize all the yards and points West Virginia's defense gave up in its opening-game win over Marshall, but the bottom line remains the same.
It would probably be a good idea if future opponents were less successful.
Daron Roberts, West Virginia's cornerbacks coach, is right in the middle of it all. After all, Marshall quarterback Rakeem Cato completed 70 percent of his passes for 413 yards and two touchdowns, so naturally the cornerback play has to be examined.
And he and his cornerbacks are doing just that.
"No one was pleased with the way we played,'' Roberts said, including both he and his cornerbacks in that mix. "We'll see whether or not there are some people in the room who are taking constructive criticism and doing something productive with it. If not, then we'll make a change.''
For the most part, West Virginia stuck with two corners during the bulk of that 69-34 rout - starters Pat Miller and Brodrick Jenkins. Miller, a senior, played 80 snaps and Jenkins, a junior, 72. Only two other corners played, sophomore Ishmael Banks and true freshman Nana Kyeremeh.
And the results of each were mixed. Miller, the most experienced of the quartet, graded out the lowest, Jenkins and Kyeremeh the best and Banks in the middle.
Anyone searching for the potential to inject new energy into the group probably has to look at Kyeremeh, the 5-foot-10, 176-pounder from Ohio.
Roberts certainly is as the Mountaineers prepare for Saturday's game against James Madison in Landover, Md.
"He's definitely going to put himself into the conversation,'' Roberts said. "When you show up repeatedly on special teams and you show up as explosive when you come into the game late [on defense], you put yourself into position to get some playing time.''