WVU QB footwork, defensive takeaway drills

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – With former offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson moving on to take the same position at Kentucky, Dana Holgorsen had to make a move to bring in someone to help him work with the quarterbacks. Enter offensive graduate assistant Michael Burchett, who will be handling WVU’s signal callers this season.

In this drill, Burchett starts by demonstrating a proper play action fake and roll-out, then gives way to the players. Burchett wasn’t happy with how abbreviated Skyler Howard’s fake was on his first go, but the starter figured it out on his next rep.

Creating more turnovers has been emphasized by head coach Dana Holgorsen and defensive coordinator all off-season, and the Mountaineers have been working at reaching that goal in camp. Here, Gibson instructs the linebackers and secondary about proper technique when falling on a fumble, and trying to scoop-and-score.

Keeping with the turnover theme, the linebackers and secondary went through a hands drill where they had to watch the ball into their hands through passing lanes marked off with tackling dummies. Note linebacker K.J. Dillon adding his own flare to the drill, trying to strip his teammates of the ball as they come to the end of the line.

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