More Drills, Practice Work From West Virginia's Spring Football Practice Sessions

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Another round of clips from West Virginia's spring practice session, held April 9 at the Caperton Indoor Practice Facility.

First, a look at quarterback Chris Chugunov with the second team offense in the above clip. Chugunov seems to have secured the back-up slot behind starter Skyler Howard, and throws arguably the most consistent ball of any of the signal callers. Check out the series as Tony Gibson calls the defense, with Chugunov completing his first pass along the sidelines directly toward the camera. The 6-1, 203-pound redshirt freshman then hands to William Crest for a short gain up the middle before trying a deep ball down the right sideline.

That's followed by a dropped ball by the quarterback, before he recovers and, on the ensuing play, fires a quick pass that David Sills turns into a nice catch-and-run. The series continues with another look at Chugunov running the second team against the second team defense. Sills drops a pass to open the session, then Chugunov keeps for a nice gain before another quick hitter to Sills for a few yards.

We keep the focus on the quarterbacks with this ball security and footwork drill, where graduate assistant Michael Burchett instructs on which direction to move within the pocket, while a student manager punches the the ball. The drill finishes with passes into the netting, and each player goes through several rounds. The drill then switches direction and morphs into more of a focus on passing and delivery. 

And finally, for those who didn't view the clip on the Practice Report story, we again offer a glimpse at the first team unit under Howard, scrimmaging against the first team defense. Howard starts with an incompletion before trying a deep ball that overshoots Ka'Raun White. Another incompletion leads to a Howard keeper, and the series is over. The first team offense did have some success against the defense, and Rushel Shell had several longer runs, one that led to a Howard touchdown run. But this four-play sequence left much to be desired from the first team offense.


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