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West Virginia Football Open Practice Sunday Morning Roundup

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News, notes, photos & video interviews from Saturday's open practice session in Morgantown, with the big news being Daikiel Shorts being moved to the outside receiver position.

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Practice Reports & Features

Spring Football: Offense Carries the Day - WVU Athletics
The offense got the upper hand during Saturday's practice.

Shorts Moved Outside - WVSports.com
For West Virginia and head coach Dana Holgorsen, one of the biggest goals entering the spring was finding replacements at outside receiver for the departed Kevin White and Mario Alford.

Another Shakeup at Receiver - EerSports
"I’ve moved Daikiel Shorts out to wideout," he said. "We need to find a wideout. He’s going through some growing pains with that right now, but he’s an experienced receiver that’s got good size and good speed. He’s, right now, our top guy at outside."

Shorts steals show at WVU practice - Charleston Gazette
Daikiel Shorts, a 6-foot-1 former inside receiver, had been moved to an outside position three days earlier. Holgorsen announced it prior to Saturday’s practice.

Shorts wants to excel on the outside - Exponent Telegram
Daikiel Shorts was doing a lot of things White did a year ago, and in case your mail is slow, White currently is waiting for the NFL Draft to learn which teams picks him and where in the first round.

Offense starts to find stride Saturday - BGN
West Virginia wrapped up another week of spring practice Saturday afternoon at Milan Puskar Stadium.

With 6 touchdowns in 12 possessions, offense springs to life - WV MetroNews
Skyler Howard tossed three touchdowns, Daikiel Shorts caught eight passes on the outside and Donte Thomas-Williams scored twice.

Quick Hits: WVU Offense Gets Best of Defense During Open Practice - WVillustrated
The WVU Football team held its second open spring practice of the year in Morgantown on Saturday, highlighted by the offense getting the best of the defense behind the play of Skyler Howard and Daikiel Shorts.

More Reps Coming For Young Quarterbacks - EerSports
"I repped David Sills on Thursday a good bit and he did some good things with the run game. He’s still continuing to try to get better in the pass game. He needs a lot of work on that," said Holgorsen before practice. "You’ll see Chugs get some third team reps today."

WVU senior Kwiatkoski ready to switch to original LB role - Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Whether called upon as "Sam," "Mike" or "Will," West Virginia redshirt senior Nick Kwiatkoski answers.

Holgorsen on suspended Rose: That ‘behavior is not going to be tolerated’ - WV MetroNews
Coach says last weekend's arrest was first sign of trouble for West Virginia's senior nose guard.

Perseverance pays off for Scott - Exponent Telegram
He’s been there, the last two and a half years as a graduate assistant, before that as a full-time assistant coach at small schools you probably have never heard of like Trine University in Angola, Indiana, and the University of Indianapolis.

WVU Defensive Turnover & More Oklahoma Drills - BGN
West Virginia has harped on turnovers and crisp tackling going into the offseason and spring practice sessions. Here, the Mountaineers work on those aspects of play, including fumble strip and recovery and cornerback pass catching. We also bring you another look at Oklahoma drills.

PHOTO GALLERY: Mountaineers Hold Open Practice in Morgantown - WVillustrated
See images from Saturday's practice at Milan Puskar Stadium as the Mountaineers hold their second open session for fans this spring.

Interviews

Dana Holgorsen: Spring Football Update - WVU Athletics
West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen addressed members of the media earlier today prior to the ninth practice of spring camp held at Milan Puskar Stadium.

Assistant Coaches/Players Spring Practice No. 9 - WVU Athletics
West Virginia University football assistant coaches and select student-athletes addressed the media today after spring practice No. 9.

BGN Video: Holgorsen talks spring ball - BGN
West Virginia had its second open practice of the spring Saturday afternoon in Morgantown.

WVSports.com TV: Football Interviews - WVSports.com
Gibby, Galloway, Howard, Shorts, Joseph & O'Toole

WVSports.com TV: Football Interviews - WVSports.com
DeForest, Seider, Cogdell, Smallwood, Dillon & Kwiatkoski

WATCH: WVU Players and Assistants Talk Spring Football - WVillustrated
Watch West Virginia Football Assistant Coaches and Players talk to the media regarding spring football drills.

Video: Highlights, reaction from West Virginia’s practice in Morgantown - WV MetroNews
Check out the spate of interviews involving West Virginia players and coaches following Saturday's open practice at Milan Puskar Stadium.