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Skyler Howard Impresses Heading Into Final Season As West Virginia Quarterback

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With head coach Dana Holgorsen not yet disclosing an answer on the starting job, Howard is only focusing on what he can do to improve himself. Through the spring practice thus far, Howard has been working with strength and conditioning director Mike Joseph on his footwork.

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Football:

Howard impresses heading into final season as WVU quarterback | The Daily Athenaeum
With head coach Dana Holgorsen not yet disclosing an answer on the starting job yet, Howard is only focusing on what he can do to improve himself. Through the spring practice thus far, Howard has been working with strength and conditioning director Mike Joseph on his footwork.

Howard looking to keep airing it out | Exponent Telegram
West Virginia quarterback Skyler Howard enters the 2016 season off a record-setting performance in the Cactus Bowl.

WVU’s Crest getting used to different roles | Charleston Gazette-Mail
William Crest makes everything he’s experienced sound so simple. To him, he’s a football player who’s playing college football at West Virginia. To others, it’s a bit more complicated, and Crest knows that.

WVU football adds Florida QB transfer, receivers coach | Charleston Gazette-Mail
The West Virginia football program added two to its ranks Wednesday, including a former starting quarterback for a top 10 SEC team.

After Grier picks West Virginia, question becomes when he’ll return in 2017 | WV MetroNews
Will Grier, whose 6-0 start as Florida’s quarterback in 2015 stalled amid a one-year suspension for using a performance-enhancing substance, plans to enroll at West Virginia in May.

Grier coming to WVU | Exponent Telegram
Dana Holgorsen has his quarterback. He just can’t use him yet.

Ex-Houston standout Carrier will coach WVU receivers | WV MetroNews
West Virginia filled its receivers coach vacancy Wednesday by hiring 28-year-old Tyron Carrier, a record-setting pass-catcher at Houston who’ll be entering his first full-time coaching job.

Orlosky caves to NFL evaluators: ‘They know a little bit better than I do’ | WV MetroNews
Curiosity led Tyler Orlosky to seek an NFL draft grade last December, and feedback for West Virginia’s junior center went mostly as he anticipated.

Baseball:

WVU avoids midweek trap with win over EMU | The Daily Athenaeum
For head coach Randy Mazey, midweek games are almost always "trap games" – and his Mountaineers have fallen into that trap more than once this season.

Freshmen Lead WVU to 5-1 Win over Eastern Michigan | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University baseball team used a cast of seven freshmen in the starting lineup to beat Eastern Michigan, 5-1 on Wednesday evening at Monongalia County Ballpark.

Freshmen shine during win over Eastern Michigan | WV MetroNews
With seven freshmen in the starting lineup, West Virginia rode a youth movement to beat Eastern Michigan 5-1 on Wednesday night at Monongalia County Ballpark.

WVU tops Eastern Michigan | Exponent Telegram
Tanner Campbell allowed one hit over five innings and Marques Inman hit two doubles for a pair of RBI as West Virginia beat Eastern Michigan 5-1 here Wednesday.

Vera developing into reliable option for West Virginia lineup | The Daily Athenaeum
With a highly-touted freshmen class already making its mark on head coach Randy Mazey’s program, one particular catcher is beginning to catch the eye of onlookers this season.

Around The League

Around The Big XII:

Big 12 coaches face uncertainty in goal to build on QB depth | ESPN
Developing a backup quarterback can be a problem, especially when talented options opt to transfer instead of sticking it out.

Ranking the Big 12's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2016 | AthlonSports.com
The Big 12 round robin doesn’t leave much room for differentiation between teams’ schedules. There’s no ducking squads from other divisions, and nine conference games only leaves three slots to fill that could boost a team’s strength of schedule.

More takeaways might help Kansas State Wildcats return to winning ways | ESPN
Longtime K-State coach Bill Snyder liked what he saw from his team after its first spring workout.

Charlie Strong wants help finding Texas' next kicker, so we have some suggestions | SBNation
You can find football talent in strange places, you just have to look.

Texas QB competition could stretch into fall camp | Burnt Orange Nation
Assessing a competition that likely won't resolve itself by the end of the Orange-White game.

Texas Tech Adds Another Victory Over A Top 10 Team | Viva The Matadors
A 5-run 1st inning propels Tech to victory over another top-10 team

Understanding Replacing Georges Niang | Wide Right & Natty Lite
Before we start talking about the task that lies ahead for Prohm, let's first get a better understanding of what exactly has to be replaced.

Around The NCAA:

Virginia Tech's gonna try to score points now. Justin Fuente's just the guy for the job | SBNation
For years, the Hokies have been done in largely by quarterback struggles. So here comes a coach with a solid record of overseeing QBs.

SHUTDOWN FULLCAST 4.10: NEXT TIME, PAY YOUR CAM NEWTONS | Every Day Should Be Saturday
ALSO LET'S JUST MAKE UP A WRESTLER WHO'S ONLY HALF UNDEAD

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