Once again it was a gorgeous day for the West Virginia University football team to take the field for their third day of spring practice. Although it was the third practice, the Mountaineers were in pads for the first time.
The media was only allowed to see a 30 minute portion of practice, which included punting drills and a few contact drills. This was followed by several individual position sessions.
During the punting drill, Corey Smith boomed almost all of his opportunies and looked very good. On the other hand, Michael Molinari struggled and shanked many of his. Steve Dunlap, Robert Gillespie and Erik Slaughter were very involved in making sure everyone was doing what is expected of them.
Following the punting drills, the team lined up and did the first major contact drill of the spring, the Oklahoma drill. Three offensive linemen line up against three defensive players and a ball carrier tries to force his way through. The offense seemed to have the advantage today, but that is expected early on in the spring.
Ford Childress got the most reps today at the quarterback spot. He was alone in his group while Paul Millard and Geno Smith worked together in theirs. Like they did on Tuesday, the quarterbacks and wide receivers seemed much more in sync than they did on Sunday.
Head Coach Dana Holgorsen walked around to check out every position and helped lead the Oklahoma drill.
Players participating in tomorrow's pro day were in attendance today including Bruce Irvin, Julian Miller, Keith Tandy and Najee Goode.