Sights And Sounds: Lofty Expectations

There is a good chance that when the preseason magazines come out in a few months, West Virginia will be ranked in the top 15 of almost every one of them.

West Virginia returns nine starters from an offense that put up a bowl-record 70 points in the Orange Bowl back in January. It also brings in a new defensive scheme that should be better suited for the Big 12 Conference.

With the expectations as high as they've been since 2008 for the Mountaineers, they have opened spring practice with a different confidence than they've had in the past few years. There's a certain swagger now in and around the Puskar Center.

"The mood has changed over time. And I think that's good," said WVU starting quarterback Geno Smith. "[Head coach Dana] Holgorsen has us believing, and we have more confidence in ourselves. We're going to take advantage of every minute we have out there on the field to try to get better."

This is our second "sights and sounds" video from spring practice. If you have an idea for next week's multimedia video, let us know on the message boards.

To check out the first video focusing on the excitement of the first two days of spring practice, visit this link.

Make sure to take a look at the changes we've made to the YouTube page, as well, including a fast-paced promotional video about our spring practice coverage. You can find our YouTube channel at this link.

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