MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Dana Holgorsen mixed compliments with criticism on newly arrived linebacker Edward Muldrow, enlightened us on noted special-teamer William Crest, and even poked retroactive fun at the scattered snaps of last year’s center Pat Eger.

All in all, a fairly informative and entertaining lunchtime news conference.

Thursday begins the second week of preseason camp, and after three full-contact practices some players have entered the achy phase.

“We’re trying to identify guys that can maintain mental toughness when they’re tired, mental toughness when they’re sore, when they’re hurting, when it’s hot,” Holgorsen said. “It’s an evaluation process.”

While the injury list is growing, it’s not necessarily the serious kind, but rather those nicks, bruises and headaches that can distract players from assignments. Especially amid the warm afternoon practices, Holgorsen said coaches are seeking players “who can rev the engines up” and stay true to technique and scheme.

Watch Holgorsen’s complete 23-minute news conference above.

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  • william

    What a great black and white pullover this guy has on, ISN'T IT PRETTY?
    I think all WVU fans should go out and buy this.
    Then they could have a strip the stadium in BLACK AND WHITE
    I'm Lovin' it

  • william

    How bad does it need to get before Dana "THE MAN IN BLACK" Holgerson is FIRED?
    Mountaineer fans get ready for a losing season!
    another 4-8, mark it down.
    What a sad time to be a Mountaineer fan wherever U may be.

    • Troll

      How bad does it need to get before william "THE MAN IN BLACK" is FIRED?
      william fans get ready for a losing season!
      another 4-8, mark it down.
      What a sad time to be a william fan wherever U may be.

      • TD

        W wasted
        I inept
        L loser
        L living
        I in
        A a
        M moat

  • who knows

    Im waiting to hold judgement until the confidence is shown where it matters....The Field!!

  • IsolatedInElkins

    Is it just me, or does Holgy seem to have an air of confidence? The cat who swallowed the canary mentality. Yep, he has something special brewing, I'm sure of it. I feel something special is in the making this year.

    • Mister Man

      I hope so.

  • Harpers Ferry

    Oh yes, Clint "I should be a D2 QB, but my Daddy is a D1A Coach" is going to once again(?) lead WVU to the Promised Land. I would call CL(INT) the 2nd coming of Brad Lewis, but that's not fair to Brad since he at least led his team to a bowl game.

  • Harpers Ferry

    I'm confused. A long time ago, WR John Pennington said that WVU was "through with chew". Has that changed? Can I go back to Red Man again?

    • Troll

      I believe clueless would be a better fit.

    • Mister Man

      I concur, you are confused.

  • TruthTeller

    Geez are you media people a bunch of three year olds? Is Crest going to play? Is Crest going to play? Is Crest going to play?
    Grow up people. I know you just can't wait to
    start writing negative things about Crest and
    that is why you keep asking about Crest.
    Get some help people. You really need it!!!
    Clint is starting so get over it.