MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The Mountaineers entered their second day of split-squad preseason training camp on Tuesday. On-field workouts will continue Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
“Our secondary did a lot better job in our match coverage,” Brown said. “Our communication on the back end with both groups was much improved, even more improved than our OTA’s and definitely (Monday). And I though our stamina was much better up front defensively.
“Offensively, in the morning group we threw and caught the ball better than we did (Monday). And then in the afternoon group, we overcame some adversity offensively. We didn’t play very well but we finished.”
Installation will occur in three-day segments with a ‘low-tempo walk-through’ set for Thursday.
The team practiced in helmets once again and Brown says he will crunch some data before putting the team in full pads.
“I have a couple experiments I have been doing since we have been in shorts. I am getting the data from the GPS units and from watching the video. I will make a decision on that (Wednesday).”
Coaches are essentially in double-session practices since the team is broken into two completely separate units. And the coaches had to achieve their own level of preseason conditioning to keep up.
“It is a lot. But I think it is the best situation. We kind of conditioned ourselves in OTA’s, because that is the way we handled OTA’s as well.
“I knew in May this is what we were going to have to do. I gave them fair warning.”
(Photos courtesy of Austin Gaines & Caleb Saunders/WVU Football)