WVU Offensive Player Review

West Virginia's IPO - or initial public offering, in terms of its spring drills - shed some light on one basic truth that seems to be as prevalent this year than any other: The defense is well ahead of the offense at this point. Of course, the opposite was true last season. Here, a trio of offense players note the causes, and fixes, of the problems and the goals for the coming weeks.

First, Cody Clay delves into the zone read and power sets that were a staple of the offense's score zone work on Saturday, when WVU ran only plays starting at the 30-yard line and working in. Clay discusses his individual play, his relationship with Skyler Howard, who ran the first team offense, the defensive match-ups and ability to be ahead while the offense develops and his expectations the remainder of the spring.

Next, center Tyler Orlosky discusses his match-up with nose Kyle Rose and the technique changes made by defensive line coach Bruce Tall. Orlosky also notes him becoming the primary signal caller along the line after getting substantial help from experienced guards last season and his hopes for the offense as it continues to adjust and jell over the next weeks.

And finally, wideout Shelton Gibson talks about his personal development, the battle at the crowded receiver position, if he is still returning kickoffs and what he has learned thus far in challenging high end defensive backs every practice.

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