WHEELING, W.Va. — Back from spending spring break with his kids in the Bahamas, Dana Holgorsen brought his football family to Wheeling on Saturday for the first of three ope-to-the-public spring practices.
Fans can watch West Virginia’s practice in Morgantown on March 29 and in Charleston on April 5.
“It’s always fun to come to Wheeling, we’ve had nothing but good times here,” Holgoren said. “The (traveling) idea originated because spring practice gets redundant. Our guys were excited about it. It’s got a little bit of a road game feel to it, too.”
Incoming quarterback Skylar Howard repped with the first-team offense but struggled with throwing accuracy and was intercepted by cornerback Daryl Worley. The sophomore tweeted post-practice: “Rough day, not acceptable on my part.”
Holgorsen was more diplomatic about the 5-11 junior college transfer whose running ability could be a new tool for the Air Raid offense: “Skylar does some good things and he struggles with a lot of things. Naturally he does a good job of keeping the play alive, which was a problem we had last year at the quarterback spot.”
Along with breaking in new players, West Virginia’s coaches are getting acclimated to new defensive assistants Tom Bradley and Damon Cogdell, as well as Tony Gibson spending his first spring as coordinator.
“This coaching staff is meshing really well,” Holgorsen said.
Check out Holgorsen’s entire interview from Wheeling.