MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — With most of West Virginia’s spring football practice focused on skill development and teaching, individual and small group work dominated the first five practices as March turned to April. There wasn’t a total absence of 11-on-11 work, but even those sessions were often concentrated on one specific aspect of play, such as red zone, two-minute drill or snaps ‘coming out’ from near the offense’s goal line. Following are a few looks at some of the individual and small group work from the first week.
Offensive line coach Matt Moore (gold hat) works with linemen on initial steps and hand placement.
More work for the offensive line under the guidance of graduate assistant Jens Danielson.
Tight ends work on securing the ball against contact during the catch.
Defensive linemen work on keeping low out of their stances.
Defensive linemen and linebackers work on initial pass rush, pursuit and drop angles, and catching the ball in these group drills.