MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Because West Virginia’s offense last season was top-heavy with NFL-caliber talent, it disguised a roster that ran thin on reliable backups.
With two practices complete and all anticipated offensive newcomers in camp, offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson said WVU’s current team has enough talent stockpiled to foster position battles.
“This is the deepest team I’ve ever been on—it ain’t even close,” Dawson said Saturday. “We weren’t deep last year. Really we were one-deep at receiver at every position.
“Stedman was playing 90 plays a game and running down on kickoffs. Do you want that? No, but were we going to take him out? You’ve got to trust the next person enough to put him in the game.”
In the video above, Dawson expounds on Ivan McCartney returning, Vernon Davis switching sides and the not-so-taxing adjustments facing transfers Charles Sims and Clint Trickett.