In addition, Holgorsen said junior nose tackle Jorge Wright had his best day of camp on Monday. Wright is coming off of a summer suspension and is battling for the starting spot to replace departed Washington Redskin Chris Neild.
Holgorsen said that he's making an effort to be inside the defensive huddle at times to try to get to know that side of the ball a bit better.
"I get in there, because I don't know what the heck they're talking about anyway," Holgorsen said. "I just mess around with them a bit – kind of give them some encouragement or some crap – whatever I feel like doing."
The entire defensive staff returns from 2010, but the Mountaineers have a completely new offensive staff.
"Right now, I couldn't be happier with how everyone is getting along and meshing," he said. "If we can keep that up, it will probably translate into the players being on the same page to the point that we'll probably win a lot of games."
Kentucky walk-on transfer Michael Burchett practiced for the first time for WVU on Tuesday. He threw for more than 3,000 yards as a senior in high school.
Burchett will be eligible to play this season, because he was not a scholarship player at Kentucky.
"We glanced at his high school tape when he contacted us," Holgorsen said. "He's a very, very good student, and he's going to go into our engineering department."
Bassler was diagnosed with a stinger and concussion.
It seems redshirt freshman Will Clarke has made an impact in Miller's place, though, as he has been brought up at least two times in Holgorsen's post-practice press conferences this fall.
That position, along with running back and a few others, are still up in the air, the coach said.
"We're 13 practices in, but we still have a long way to go," he said.