The physicality increased concurrently, culminating in a brief scuffle during work pitting wide receivers and defensive backs against each other in a drill designed to practice coverage and blocking on screen passes.
Coach Dana Holgorsen repeatedly lamented the fact players were "wasting time" with the pushing and shoving.
The Mountaineers worked on kickoff return and coverage schemes to begin the day, drills that lasted for a full 10 minutes and again saw several coaches -- including Holgorsen, Joe DeForest, Robert Gillespie and Steve Dunlap -- devote their full attention.
Linebackers and running backs also again worked on the pass rush/pass protection one-on-one drill we have profiled here previously.
During position-specific work, wide receiver Jordan Thompson showed nice hands in snaring a few difficult-to-reach passes.
The freshman has been a consistent pass-catcher in the opening weeks of spring practice. As the video below shows, he also has some crafty moves in the open field to help evade defenders.
Bryant transferred from UCLA last fall after the Columbus, Ohio, native was reportedly homesick while in California. He initially chose the Bruins over offers from a host of schools from every BCS automatic-qualifying conference.
A fifth-year-senior-to-be, Miles registered nine tackles a season ago in limited action.