BGN Video: Oklahoma Drills

After a brief stretch session, West Virginia jumpstarted its practice with among the most physical of drills in an Oklahoma session.

In the video below, note the trio of cone setups that allow a series of the same drills to be ran concurrently. That was a staple of the Mike Leach style of practice, and it has continued under Leach protégé Dana Holgorsen. On the initial play, middle linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski sheds the block of Garrett Hope and showcases excellent leg drive and angle wrapping skills in taking Wendell Smallwood to the deck. Elijah Wellman (28 white) also delivers a blow to Edward Muldrow (1 blue), while Eric Pittman (25) tiptoes the sideline with solid balance. Pittman has good feet and a burst, but might lack the overall physicality to break into the line-up early on.

Toward the latter portion of the video, Devonte Mathis (82 white) and Jarrod Harper (22 blue) extend their session well past the whistles.

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