January 19, 2008

Tests replace football for Mountaineers' Dykes

Keilen Dykes is in Houston this week preparing for Saturday's East-West Shrine Game with other all-star seniors from around the country. The 7 p.m. ET (ESPN2) charity benefit will give him a breather from what he is going through to prepare for the annual affair.

The nationally televised match-up and the days leading up to it put football players under the watchful eye of National Football League coaches, administrators and scouts. The rules are simplified for the defense, D-lineman Dykesy's side of the ball. The D must run out of a straight 4-3 pro alignment. There will be no blitzes; there will be no stunts.

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