First Looks: WVU Preseason Football Camp Opens

First Looks: WVU Preseason Football Camp Opens


MORGATOWN, W. Va. — With two non-contact practices under their belts, West Virginia’s 2018 football team moved into the next phase of preseason camp on Sunday afternoon when it donned pads for the first time. Head coach Dana Holgorsen termed the first two days of practice, which are acclimatization sessions without pads, as just an extension of summer workouts, so he, like fans across the country, is anxious to see what the team looks like in football gear.

Here are some of the early returns from the scenes on the practice fields next to the Caperton Indoor Center.

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As head coach Dana Holgorsen’s customized golf cart roars up the hill in the background audio, the 2018 Mountaineers take to the field for the first padded practice of the preseason.


WVU quarterbacks work on pass rush avoidance with a quick roll while keeping their eyes downfield on the target. Included in the drill are Will Grier (7), Trey Lowe (10), Trent Jackson (3) and Jack Allison (17).


Full 11-man contingents of the WVU defense work on pass rush and drops, then making the quick change into return moved after an interception.


Running backs present an odd image as they carry two balls through a footwork and cut drill. The idea is to further promote ball security while negotiating traffic and maintaining balance through the bags.

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