"At this point with what we do offensively, you should know what to do," he said.
He wants players to run their routes fast and isn't really concerned for the time being if the inside receiver runs the wrong route.
"If they run the wrong route, but they run it fast, I'd be the happiest person in the universe right now," Dawson said.
Dawson really wants the inside receivers to block. He said it's the "least-skilled" requirement for receivers and demands about two seconds of effort. It nevertheless manages to evade those players.
"At times, they don't even need shoulder pads out there the way they block," he said.
The Mountaineers want to use three and four receivers on their ordinary snaps, which means one or two players at the inside positions. That doesn't necessarily mean they'll use one or two inside receivers. Cody Clay is a tight end who can play fullback and inside receiver. He uses his size as an inside receiver to block defenders, but Dawson also said WVU can make the most of the large number of outside receivers who have thus far earned Dawson's respect.
"If you're our third-best outside receiver, but you're one of our best receivers all-around, we'll move you inside and dump reps to you to get you ready," Dawson said.
Junior college transfer Kevin White is the most consistently praised receiver and would seem like a fixture outside, likely with sophomore K.J. Myers. Senior Ivan McCartney has played more than any other receiver, but has always been on the outside. Carswell has seen most of his action outside, where he played last season in junior college, but has done some work inside and played there at Alabama. Freshman Dakiel Shorts was with the team for spring football and spent some time inside.
"It'll have to be a guy that mentally we know can handle it," Dawson said. "There are some guys that need to be put in one spot and that's it, and there are some guys who we say, 'Well, that kid, in talking to him and watching him, he probably has the mental capacity to move around a little bit.' Those decisions are going to be made between now and the end of the week.
"If there is one of those guys we don't have a problem moving outside to inside, we have to do it at this point because you don't want to do it too late to where the guy isn't given a fair opportunity to learn it. He has to have the mental capacity to do it and I think we have a couple outside guys who do."
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