HOLGORSEN CONTINUES to alter the view as he evaluates the three quarterbacks competing for the starting job.
Last week, Holgorsen decided to use just two a day and then later added situational drills as well as tempo in practice for junior Paul Millard, junior Florida State transfer Clint Trickett and redshirt freshman Ford Childress. He's beginning to sort out the results.
"Paul makes the best decisions and the worst decisions," Holgorsen said. "He's got the most reps - he's taken the most reps - and he's pretty comfortable, but he'll still do some boneheaded stuff, as they all do anytime you've got guys who don't have a lot of time under center. They're going to make good decisions and bad decisions."
Holgorsen again praised Trickett's "presence" and said the increased number of snaps in practice has helped.
"Every rep he takes, he gets better," Holgorsen said.
Saturday, according to Holgorsen, was the best day Childress has had at WVU.
"The quarterback, who doesn't make bad decisions and turn the ball over, is going to be the guy who has a chance to play," Holgorsen said.
That's been easier to inspect after bringing game situations into practice to see how the quarterbacks react to third downs, red zone possessions and other scenarios. Holgorsen said the way quarterbacks cope with playing fast will be critical as he gets closer to the time he has to make up his mind and pick a starter.
He'd rather have someone who can manage the tempo and the self-induced stress of the offense than someone who can stand in the pocket and make all the throws.
"It will play in making a decision," Holgorsen said. "If we're going to go fast, he's got to be able to handle it without forgetting things or making poor decision. That does bring some things to light and we'll continue to put them into those situations this week."
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JUNIOR LINEBACKER Jewome Snow missed Monday's practice with an undisclosed injury. He joined cornerback Nana Kyeremen (shoulder), receiver Dante Campbell (shoulder) and offensive lineman Adam Pankey (knee) in red jerseys. Receiver Jordan Thompson, who missed time last week with a left arm injury, was in a green jersey Thursday, as were linebackers Wes Tonkery and Jared Barber and receiver Kevin White. Those three were limited with undisclosed injuries.
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