WVU Assistants Detail Depth, Young Talent

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - With less than a week to go until the start of the season, the importance of the lessons learned in the early stages of West Virginia's fall football camp can't be overstated. They form the foundation of what the Mountaineers are building toward as the Sept. 5 game with Georgia Southern approaches.

With that thought in mind, we rewind to conversations from assistants on West Virginia's building process through August.

Lonnie Galloway said the young talent has veteran wide receivers responding in kind, and is extremely happy with the progress made by his crew. Freshman Ka'Raun White and Jovon Durante have made strides since getting on campus. Galloway said they really need to focus on the fitness of being a college wide receiver.

Assistant coach Damon Cogdell explained why communication between members of the coaching staff is vital, and how it affects player development. Cogdell also gave insight to his experience with Bruce Tall, and how the two coaches work together so well.

Joe DeForest said there is a need for six safeties, but finding the sixth might be difficult. K.J. Dillon, Karl Joseph, Dravon Askew-Henry, Jarrod Harper and Jeremy Tyler have proven they can play in the Big 12. Now, the Mountaineers will continue the search for an elusive sixth.

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