West Virginia's coaches have long said one of Geno Smith's biggest strengths is his cool, even demeanor in any circumstance. The events of the last month and a half have tested the senior quarterback in that area.
Cornerbacks coach Daron Roberts said he has shown his players film of former WVU stars Brandon Hogan and Keith Tandy as those players struggled in their early days. It's a way to keep morale high and remind players that progress takes time.
Quarterbacks coach Jake Spavital discussed Smith's mental state heading into the final two weeks of the regular season.