Indeed, Jock Sanders and Shawne Alston split carries when the Mountaineers did a rushing drill with plays starting at the defense's 9-yard line, also known as the "gold zone". But otherwise, Devine was on the field for much of the action Tuesday and appeared to be fine.
The coaching staff apparently had less reason to be optimistic about the statuses of wide receiver J.D. Woods and running back Daquan Hargrett, who were in red jerseys and did not participate in practice.
Meanwhile, those who had previously been limited or held out by injury continued to be in roughly the same circumstances.
Defensive lineman Scooter Berry, who wore a red jersey throughout the first week of drills, was seen briefly at practice in a sweatsuit, but left early -- presumably for academic obligations. Wide receiver Ryan Nehlen and placekicker Tyler Bitancurt were also still in their red jerseys.
Quarterback Geno Smith and wide receiver Brad Starks continued to don green jerseys, but both participated in the vast majority of work Tuesday.
Smith was once again held out of 11-on-11 drills, and offensive coordinator Jeff Mullen said that even if the rising sophomore is cleared to ultimately participate in them, the coaching staff will be very cautious in determining whether or not to allow him to.
He was just wide right on a kick from 36 yards out, and missed a 47-yarder -- but would have gotten another chance in an actual game, as defensive lineman Larry Ford jumped offsides just before the ball was snapped.
Alston made an impressive play, taking a carry around left end and shaking off a diving tackle attempt from linebacker J.T. Thomas before running into the end zone.
That caused head coach Bill Stewart to yell at the defensive players to, "Get off a block and hit somebody!" Linebacker Anthony Leonard did so, registering the biggest hit of the day with a pad-popper on an Alston carry between the tackles.
The third-year sophomore quarterback delivered a beautiful deep ball to Davis, who had worked himself into great position behind the second-team defense in the 7-on-7 "skelly compete" drill.
But Davis dropped what seemed to be a sure completion. It took away what would have been at least a 25-yard gain for White.
In the same drill, he delivered a nice pass down the middle of the field to tight end Tyler Urban. The ball was delivered just a bit high, but Urban timed his jump perfectly and gained control with one hand before coming down with about a 35-yard gain.
Starks also helped out Smith, hauling in a reception about 10 yards from the line of scrimmage while running across the field before he turned upfield and outran multiple defenders to gain an extra 15 yards.
Eain Smith did make a nice play to break up a pass from the sophomore QB to Stedman Bailey, stepping just in front of the receiver and timing his leap perfectly to get an outstretched paw on what was otherwise a well-thrown ball.
Austin didn't need as many juke moves Tuesday, but he still managed to get across the field before cutting into another opening. The play was whistled dead early by coaches who wanted to get another snap in, but it almost certainly would have went for a touchdown in live action.