But with 29 practices scheduled before facing Missouri, and just four completed going into Saturday's scheduled workout, the Mountaineers are right on pace. After a spring and full summer, and a pair of practices in pads, it's worth taking a look at where the players feel the unit is as a whole in terms of development. WVU had held some brief situational scrimmage sessions, and focused on tempo early in Friday's session, when Skyler Howard completed three of five passes on the six-play series.
One of those was to Ka'Raun White, who managed a 13-yard gain before the series ended at the 14-yard line. Howard, above, and White, below,, give their takes on everything from the phase of development and install the Mountaineers are in now to their personal offseason improvements and their expectations moving forward.
White, who caught 15 passes for 275 yards last season - including four receptions for 116 yards versus Arizona State in the Cactus Bowl - said his stamina and speed are much improved. The junior also spoke to being matched up against his brother Kyzir, who worked with the first team at spur during Thursday's open media session.
"Speed and route running," White said as to why he has had success during the spring and early portions of fall camp. "I was working on that a bit during the offseason. That and being more consistent catching the ball. I was also watching video, checking out one-on-one coverages, seeing what I could change up in my route to get open."