WVU Football Spring Practice Drills
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia’s football team took to the stadium for the third of its 15 spring football practices on Saturday under mostly clear but cold conditions, with temperatures right around the 35 degree mark. Again on display during the open periods were more of the drills brought to the program by head coach Neal Brown and his staff.
Up first were basics of quarterback exchanges. Previously, WVU had worked with the QBs under center, while these put them in the more familiar and expected shotgun spot.
Quarterbacks focus on all the mechanics of the position. Here, several different footwork patterns are executed, followed by a quick throw. Emphasis is made on keeping the head up and eyes downfield. Trent Jackson (3), Trey Lowe (10), Austin Kendall (10) and Jack Allison (11) are the participants.
Also key is balance, and the ability to keep the ball in throwing position so it can be delivered on a moment’s notice.
Wide receivers get work here on several different aspects of the position, under the watchful eyes of head coach Neal Brown. The takeoff, path, plant, cut and finding the ball are all being evaluated and improved upon.