"I feel like we have some guys who are ready to come in and compete right away," Jenkins said. "That whole class thing doesn't really matter to me. If you can play, you can play."
The 5-10, 170-pound Kyeremeh is from Worthington, Ohio, where he was second-team all-state for the football team and a state champion sprinter as a senior at Thomas Washington High. Rumph, 5-10 and 175 pounds, signed with WVU in June. He was an all-state player for Mainland High in Daytona Beach, Fla., but didn't start playing football until his junior season.
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WVU'S FIRST-STRING offensive line rarely changes from what it was the first day of preseason practice: left tackle Quinton Spain, left guard Josh Jenkins, center Joe Madsen, right guard Jeff Braun and right tackle Pat Eger.
Offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh is creating ways to cultivate some depth with his backups. The first-team sometimes alternates to include Eger at right guard and Curtis Feigt at right tackle. Other times the left side will have Spain at guard and Nick Kindler at tackle. When Eger slides to guard, Braun sometimes replaces Madsen.
The second team normally has Kindler at left tackle, Adam Pankey at left guard, John Bassler at center, Tyler Orlosky at right guard and Feigt at right tackle. Pankey and Orlosky are freshmen.
"They're doing some big things," Braun said. "For two freshmen to come in and play and crack the two-deep, that's tough to do."
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THINGS HAVE changed recently, but for a time it looked like quarterbacks coach Jake Spavital could have been the most bored person on the field.
Geno Smith is the unquestioned starter and sophomore Paul Millard is almost as safe as the backup because WVU wants to redshirt true freshman Ford Childress, who's been on campus since January. Those three spent a lot of time together in the offseason going over what is a rather small playbook and WVU didn't really change or add to it after the Orange Bowl.
Practice started with a very familiar feeling.
"The first three practices, I was pretty bored because I had already done the installation with Ford, Paul and Geno," Spavital said. "The first three days were very repetitive, but once you get things on tape, you start to focus in on what you can teach them.
"Things are crisper and it's becoming second-nature to them. The main thing I'm seeing is they're making checks now that they weren't before."
Contact sportswriter Mike Casazza at mi...@dailymail.com or 304-319-1142. His blog is at blogs.dailymail.com/wvu.