Of course, those couple of slight clouds were accompanied with lots of sunshine. Herewith are Stewart's talking points after Day Four of WVU's fall camp.
The one negative for the defense was a series of plays in third and four and third and seven situational testing. "They weren't quite as good there as they were in third and two," said Stewart. "The defense stopped the offense four out of five times there."
Of course, the flip side of that performance is that the offense failed to gain a first down on four of five short yardage tries. For a team that is struggling to find an answer for third and short, that's not an auspicious start. However, Stewart had a couple of silver linings to look at.
"It can be hard to get some of those when you are in shells," he noted, "and Zach Hulse banged it up in there a little bit, and made some nice plays. And Ryan Clarke comes in from class, and he needs to lose some weight, but when he runs it up in there he is smoking. He rolls his hips and bangs it up in there, and we're pleased with his enthusiasm."
"It wasn't two-minute drill, just a fast-paced two series," Stewart reported. "The offense was clicking after that terrible beginning. I was very pleased with the way the offense responded there."
"The punt we had to do over from yesterday, because it wasn't good," he revealed. It improved a lot from yesterday. Kickoff was pretty nice too. We have to smooth some things out, but it's just the first week. And if we don't overkick Pat [McAfee] and stay smooth in practice, we have some nice schemes and dangerous return men."
Stewart noted that he might return to some schemes in the return game with proven success at WVU.