Casteel's defense, for example, does not get much in the way of a chance to practice against, say, a Power I formation.
Holgorsen's offense, which often employs several receivers on any given snap, would give Casteel plenty of chances to work on his third down defensive schemes, but Casteel is still focusing on installation and polish of the "base" principles of his 3-3-5 stack at this point.
Likewise, that unorthodox defense presents Holgorsen with some challenges when trying to prepare his own players. The offensive line won't so much as see a four-man front until fall camp, when a scout team can be developed, according to Holgorsen.
So as both coordinators shared their thoughts after evaluating film from Saturday's scrimmage, both seemed guarded in their optimism. After all, they may not truly know how prepared their respective squads are for other teams for quite some time.
The first play of 11-on-11 drills saw Tavon Austin take a reverse and find a crease near the middle of the field, where he sprinted forward, faked one way and sprinted towards the opposite sideline to gain about 25 yards.
The defense tightened up on a couple of subsequent snaps (and again was largely successful at stopping the offense's attempts to run between the tackles).
But on third-and-9, quarterback Geno Smith took the snap, immediately turned to his left and fired the ball to Stedman Bailey, who was in full stride on an inside route and easily gained 20 yards by running through a small seam down the middle of the field.
Smith and the offense approached the line, only to see defensive backs and linebackers roaming around, creeping towards the line of scrimmage and then backing up to disguise their true intentions.
Offensive linemen responded in kind, identifying where they thought pressure would be coming from and adjusting their assignments accordingly. Smith barked out signals to his receivers as well.
Finally, after what seemed like an eternity of those cat-and-mouse games, the snap came. Smith found receiver J.D. Woods sprinting down one sideline (he beat cornerback Brodrick Jenkins on the play) and connected for a 70-yard touchdown.
Instead of handing off, Millard dropped back to throw. He surveyed the field, found no one open quickly, then rolled to his left before seeing Ivan McCartney break free. The freshman signal-caller delivered the ball to the receiver for a gain of about eight yards -- more than enough to move the chains.
The offensive coordinator again went out of his way to praise the efforts of Matt Lindamood and Ricky Kovatch on Monday, and said Ryan Clarke -- who hasn't carried the ball in several days since losing a couple of fumbles last week -- has shown some signs of progressing as well.
He watched from the sideline in a T-shirt and shorts.
Smith was spoiled for choice, as both Woods and McCartney were open. He threw to McCartney, perhaps not having looked to his second read since his first was open. McCartney hauled in the pass for about a 50-yard gain.
But if Smith had looked to Woods, he would have had almost a sure touchdown, as Woods had again left his defender looking at the back of his jersey.
Urban caught a 6-yard touchdown pass late in drills. Holgorsen again said after practice that the converted tight end has been his most consistent receiver thus far.
On the first, Bowser's position coach, David Lockwood, predicted a touchdown before the snap. He was clairvoyant, as Smith took the snap, turned quickly to his left to fake a screen, then spun around to the opposite side to find McCartney open, having run a quick slant and getting across Bowser's face for a score.
Lockwood mockingly sung the melody to "Hail, West Virginia!" to Bowser.
But the band would have played on, as Willie Millhouse caught a touchdown pass with Bowser in coverage. And to end the day, Austin ran a fade route to one corner of the end zone. Bowser look to be in good position, but Austin reached around the cornerback's body and pulled in the ball anyway for a score.
Wearing a black, long sleeve shirt with no logos of any kind, Galloway stood and watched the 11-on-11 portion of practice from the defensive sideline, stepping a few yards out onto the field at one point to get a closer look at things.
He shook hands with WVU assistant athletic director for communications Michael Fragale as he walked off the field after practice and headed for the Milan Puskar Center.