Tuesday Practice Report

Tuesday's drills in full pads showed a bit more focus and crispness than the weekend's first scrimmage.

Quincy Wilson displayed his intense running style to lead the offense during 11 on 11 drills, and his running seemed to put a bit of a spark into his offensive mates, as they displayed the ability to move the ball during the afternoon session.

The weather, or more specifically, the lack of wind, also helped the passing game show a bit of improvement, as WVU worked on all phases of its offense on the floor of Mountaineer Stadium.

The offense worked a great deal on inside run, which is always a good way to get the blood flowing. These drills guarantee a good session of smacking pads, as the offensive line attempts to make running room for inside rushing plays against the defense.

The offense also worked on their two point conversion packages on the overcast, yet dry, afternoon.

Defensively Brian King and Anthony Mims saw some reps at cornerback, but that is not an indication that the experiment of King at free safety is over. Adam Jones missed practice due to a class, which offered King and Mims the chance to get some work in at corner, just to keep them in the groove should an emergency arise that would necessitate their move back to corner.

Mims is likely to end up in a utility role and be the first backup at either cornerback or free safety.

On the injury front, Aaron Neal and John Scott continued to miss valuable practice time. Leandre Washington was still out with a shoulder, but Tory Johnson did return to full contact. Jerry White turned an ankle during practice, but it did not appear to be serious.

With Washington out, Boo McLee ran with the first unit at Rob linebacker.


Offensive lineman Travis Garrett, who injured his knee during individual drills last Saturday, is scheduled to have arthroscopic surgery this week. The surgery could keep him out for the remainder of the spring.

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Michael Watson participated with the first team offensive line at left tackle, and Ben Timmons did likewise at center. This moved Tim Brown to right tackle.

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Brad Cooper continued his solid kicking with a storng 42 yard field goal that split the uprights. Cooper has shown the ability to get "early height" on his kicks, which makes it more difficult to block.

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