Spring Drills Move Indoors

The second day of WVU's spring practice session was driven to the Caperton Indoor Facility due to heavy rains.

The weather definitely hasn't been friendly to the Mountaineer football team, as the pleasant skies and warm temperatures of last week have given way to rain, wind and cold.

With the bad weather setting in without letup, today's practice session moved indoors to provide a better practice environment. The team worked out in helmets and shorts.

Skeleton drills, featuring seven on seven work, dominated much of the practice session.

The offense worked out of multiple formations featuring three and four wide receivers, while the defensive work concentrated on base coverages and pursuit.

On the offensive side, all three quarterbacks threw the ball well. Rasheed Marshall, Danny Embick and walk-on Pat Morrison are all getting plenty of work during these initial sessions. Walk on slot receiver John Pennington had the play of the day as he made a diving downfield reception.

The majority of defensive work was again focused on pursuit, as the Mountaineer staff attempts to erase some of the problems that plagued last year's team. The defense was put through several different drills that emphasized seeing the ball and pursing it aggressively.

Walkon defensive back Chris Flanagan, who began his career as a wide receiver at WVU, again looked solid at the Bandit position.

The team dons pads for tomorrow's practice session before departing on spring break. Practices will resume on April 1.

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