Holgorsen said freshman linebacker Al-Rasheed Benton was too close to call and that freshman Darrien Howard would probably redshirt, but that he could change Holgorsen's mind because Howard hasn't practiced in pads yet. He was only cleared by the NCAA's Eligibility Center late last week.
"All of these guys, their redshirt can get pulled based on depth and injuries," Holgorsen said.
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HOLGORSEN SAID White - one of WVU's top receivers throughout spring and preseason football - and Alford are questionable for Saturday's game with foot injuries.
Sophomore K.J. Myers and senior Ivan McCartney are likely to start at the outside receiver positions. Holgorsen said sophomore Jordan Thompson is healthy and will play at inside receiver, though Shorts will probably play before him.
Holgorsen and offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson voiced their aggravations with the inside receivers in camp, but Holgorsen said he has four players there now with Thompson, Shorts, Alford and redshirt freshman Devonte Mathis. Holgorsen predicted Alford "will get better and play" and said Mathis has impressed since the end of camp Aug. 17.
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THE FIRST QUESTION posed to Hogorsen Tuesday had to do with the quarterback situation.
Holgorsen seemingly spelled out the QB rotation a little more than 24 hours earlier when he said he hadn't picked a starter between Trickett and Paul Millard and that both could play Saturday.
The Mountaineers practiced for the first time since that announcement two hours after Holgorsen's press conference Tuesday.
"At this point, they've done nothing to warrant not being the quarterback here," he said. "I think they're probably both going to take some game reps and we'll put those guys in game situations where they've got to respond in order to see what they're all about."
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