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Things are getting back to normal here at the S/T. WVU completed week 3 of spring drills with an officiated scrimmage on Saturday. The defense wasn't quite ready for the three-back look that was given to them on a day with weather not so conducive to passing the ball. The big news of the day is the announcement of Jeff Casteel signing a 3 year contract extension to stay the DC at WVU with a nice raise. Also, @JFlow41 was named the basketball team MVP for this past season over the weekend. Let's get to it...
What You May Have Missed:
WVU football: Casteel has new deal, new lineup - Charleston Daily Mail
WVU's Jeff Casteel agreed to a three-year contract with the Mountaineers worth $400,000 annually remain the team's defensive coordinator.
Scrimmage Recap - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Article, video and gallery
Stew's Review - MSNsportsNET.Com
Video of HCBS's post-scrimmage interview
Series of Rule Changes Approved for College Football - WVillustrated.com
Can't say I disagree with any of these
Flowers Named MVP - MSNsportsNET.Com
News of Note:
Run game brightens rainy day - Daily Athenaeum
"They ran the ball more than we expected," said WVU linebacker Najee Goode. "(The defense) started off good, but we fell off toward the end."
WVU offense shows promise in scrimmage - The Daily Athenaeum - Sports
If there was ever a day to show off West Virginia's new offense, Saturday was not it. The sky opened up, and rain poured down on Morgantown and Milan Puskar Stadium as the team started its first spring scrimmage with its new offense.
Additional Role - BGN
More pass protection is being asked of the RB's now...thankfully
Ryan Clarke Tries to Hold onto Ball for WVU - WVillustrated.com
DH already went on record saying if he keeps dropping it, he won't play
Receiver McCartney on his way to reaching potential - Register-Herald
“Ivan (McCartney) is tough,” Williams said. “I feel like I’m getting better after I face guys like him. I’m not knocking any of the receivers, they’re all very good, but Ivan is fantastic."
The Players' Take - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Players opinions after practice #8
Cornerback Avery Williams - Mountaineer TV
Freshman cornerback Avery Williams talks about what he's learning from secondary coach David Lockwood.
Inside Receiver Tyler Urban - Mountaineer TV
Tyler Urban talks about Saturday afternoon's scrimmage.
Defensive Back Keith Tandy - Mountaineer TV
Keith Tandy talks about Saturday afternoon's scrimmage, and what the defense needs to improve on.
VIDEO: Spring Practice Day Nine (Scrimmage) Interviews - WVillustrated.com
HCBS, the Tandy, Goode, Geno, and Urban
Peterson emerges at Passing Camp - BGN
Includes video of the WR
Report: Murray Down To WVU And Kansas - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Please, let us not finish 2nd in this race...again
Around the League (and Beyond):
UC defense shows positive signs in spring game - Cincinnati Enquirer
...or did the offense suck?
Some thoughts on the Spring Game that I didn't watch because UConn is not good at letting fans see things - The UConn Blog
to quote Shawn Courchesne: "By my count, really, I counted, there's about 780 people at the UConn Blue-White spring scrimmage at Rentschler Field."
At Oklahoma State, the student became the teacher this spring - SI.com
QB Brandon Weeden has been teaching offense to new hire Todd Monken
Videos of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
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