WVU's Howard, Crook, DePalma Detail Offseason

MORGANTOWN W.Va. - While West Virginia's defense seems as promising as at anytime over the last half decade, its offense has a series of question marks, perhaps none bigger in the minds of fans than quarterback Skyler Howard. Here, the junior dissects his game, the offseason improvements and his communication with wideouts and line coach Ron Crook's front.

Howard, below, discusses his physical and mental gains during the offseason thus far, what he expects from himself and teammates throughout July to ready for fall camp and his confidence and understanding within the offense after starting multiple games last season.

Here, line coach Ron Crook details the difficulties his position faces in creating any game-like situations, his thoughts on having OL vs DL sessions sans coaches, and what he anticipates from the front once the fall camp gets underway. Crook also talks about the development of center Tyler Orlosky, and how key he is not just to the line, but the Mountaineers as a whole in perhaps being an overlooked player.

And finally, long snapper John DePalma breaks down special teams workouts during the offseason, what he has seen from placekicker Josh Lambert and new holder Nick O'Toole, and the isssues in replacing among the best holders in the nation in Michael Molinari, now a graduate assistant with the WVU men's golf team.

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