WVU Assistants Detail Spring Session

The goals of West Virginia's assistant coaches range from a reevaluation of the position and techniques played to simply shoring up some play and adding depth. Here, four assistant coaches detail their goals and thoughts from the initial spring scrimmage session.

Coordinator Tony Gibson discusses the overall odd stack, the return of 10 starters, his thoughts on stuffing the offense's zone read and power game and the variance in alignment and how it matched up with some of what the Mountaineer offense was trying to do.


Here, corners coach Brian Mitchell discusses matching the receivers, what he took out of Saturday's practice, how he is working without Daryl Worley and other insights into the secondary.


Line coach Bruce Tall, back with the Mountaineers as an assistant again after a stint in the mid-2000s, delves into the technique changes he made, if he can see them being put into place and the very early benefits and his thoughts on the overall talent and ability along the line, as well as facing a solid offensive front on the flip side.


And finally, Tall's counterpart, Ron Crook, speaks to the development of the defensive line under Tall, his center Tyler Orlosky, what he has seen from the moves like sliding Adam Pankey in to guard and his expectations over the next weeks.


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