West Virginia's Assistants Detail Approach, Personnel As Spring Drills Continue

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - New receivers coach Tyron Carrier has gotten a chance to review his personnel, and gave some insightful statements on West Virginia's talent level and potential.

Carrier, above, the newest assistant on a staff filled with them, met the media fir the first time as a WVU coach, and detailed his personnel, and his relationship with head coach Dana Holgorsen. Carrier also spoke about his coaching style, what he wants to see from the wideouts as the spring progresses into the final two weeks, and the ceiling level for this unit, which carrier says has as much talent as any in the Big 12. Carrier also reviewed his time as a player under Holgorsen at Houston, where the diminutive wideout finished his stellar four-year career tied for the NCAA record with seven kickoff returns for touchdowns. He also ranked second on the NCAA’s all-time receptions chart (320) and his 7,490 career all-purpose yards rank No. 6 all-time.

On the flip side, fellow first-year assistant Blue Adams talks about how he got into coaching, and his slight overestimation of his own playing ability, which forced him into additional film and segued into coaching. Adams also details the cornerback play thus far in spring, and what he sees from players like Antonio Crawford and Rasul Douglas. Adams also discusses how coaching has changed, and the comparisons between the NFL level and college in terms of technology.

And finally, offensive graduate assistant Michael Burchett delves into the Mountaineers' quarterback play, with a focus on the development of Chris Chugunov. Chugunov appears to have soundly secured the second team position, and is perhaps the most natural passer on the team. Burchett speaks to his maturation as a player, and the work starter Skyler Howard has put in in bettering his footwork for additional accuracy throwing downfield. Burchett also talks about WVU's defense, and what the offense is getting in terms of looks from a rebuilding unit, albeit one with talent and some seasoned players.


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