WVU Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl: Practice Clips
FRISCO, Texas — West Virginia got the chance to use the Dallas Cowboys practice facility for a session of preparation for the Heart of Dallas Bowl on Friday. Here’s a look at some of the action from inside the Ford Center, located about 25 miles north of downtown Dallas.
In one corner of the field, defensive line coach Bruce Tall has the linemen working on fundamentals. Initial “get off”, plus techniques for breaking contact on the line, are stressed as Tall works to amp up enthusiasm.
Out near midfield, Tyron Carrier puts the receivers through a contact drill. Receivers run through the gauntlet, catch the ball, then amke the return trip after catching the pass. There’s only one drop, and that’s quickly corrected.
The offensive line gets a full dose of assistant coach Joe Wickline’s motivation. The veteran mentor pushes both technique and effort as the team works on its initial steps and punch off the snap.