West Virginia Readies All Three Sides of the Ball as it Prepares for Arizona State

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - As West Virginia continues to build toward its Cactus Bowl match-up, the Mountaineers are working all three sides of the ball, as head coach Dana Holgorsen would say. Here's our latest look at the drills and some of the corrections relayed by WVU assistants.

First, a glimpse at the basic quarterback-wide receiver timing reps, and a late bit of coaching by wideouts coach Lonnie Galloway. Galloway corrects some issues within route running in order to maximize use of space and spread the defense as effectively as possible. Watch as Jacky Marcellus and Gary Jennings work off one another, and as Shelton Gibson hauls on a deep ball from Skyler Howard while William Crest works with Wendell Smallood.

Next, offensive line coach Ron Crook provides detailed instructions to his front as they work against varying looks from the defense. Note Crook's overall calls, as well as his individual attention to detail as he dissects footwork, hand placement and how his line matches and offsets the attacks and angles from the defensive front. 

And finally, another look at the kickoff coverage unit as it brekas down an attacks the returners. This was an area in which the Mountaineers struggled in the llast game, a 24-23 loss at KansasState that spoiled the potential for a five-game streak to end th regular season. While Ariona State doesn't have a threat like Morgan Burns, it does have the ability to break big gains on the return via Tim White, who ranks 26th nationall at 25.6 yards per return. He has a 100-yard return for a score as well.


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