Full Squad Hits the Field

Veterans joined the newcomers today for a shortened morning practice session on the AstroPlay surface in the Stadium

The morning practice session lasted only about 1 1/2 hours in deference to the conclusion of the second session of summer school, which is finshing up today. Approximately 15 players had classes at 10:00, so practice was shortened to allow them to get to the classroom on time.

The session was conducted under sunny but cool skies, with temperatures not getting out of the mid seventies. That combination was met with universal approval by the players, but wasn't to the liking of head coach Rich Rodriguez, who would prefer warmer temperatures to help prepare his squad.

On the field, everyone appeared healthy and ready for action, with no players wearing red shirts that indicate an injury.

There were no unexpected no-shows this morning, as the entire squad reported in on Wednesday evening and hit the field in helmets and shoulderpads. That gear will be standard for the rest of this week's practice sessions, with full contact work beginning next Monday.


Taylor Ownbey was moved to fullback for the morning session, and is likely to remain there.

Freshman wide receiver Chris Henry is not expected to qualify, but still plans to enroll and attend classes at WVU this fall.

Freshman defensive back Jamil Tyson is still awaiting word from the NCAA Clearinghouse on his eligibility. Word on freshman wide receiver J.T. Perry could come in a matter of a few days.

BlueGoldNews Top Stories