"If you've got a little bit of a lazy streak, if you're not playing smart, we'll get mad about stuff like that as far as mistakes go. As the spring goes on and we continue to make mistakes, that's when you'll see me get pretty angry."
WVU began its second week of practice Wednesday and it was the first day in full pads with full contact. Everything else was essentially the same as the first practice a week earlier.
"Are the mistakes made in practice No. 4 the same as practice No. 1?" Coach Bill Stewart asked. "That's what we're going to find out this week."
What Stewart discovered Wednesday is the Mountaineers cleaned up a few things, but were not yet ready for what was asked of them.
"This is full pads," Stewart said. "This is a new offense for us. We've got to work on fundamentals. I saw too many guys on the ground and too many guys not finishing the job of the day."
As in all things, Stewart and Holgorsen would rather see progress sooner rather than later, but given the way the spring will progress and players will develop, they'll accept those improvements are better late than never.
"Now after day No. 6, how much do we have to go back and do on the first day of the third week -- practice No. 1 -- again?" Stewart said. "At that point, after six practices, we have to figure out what these guys are doing well, but at that point, if we're not doing something well we need to either get good at it or get out of it."
The third week ends April 16 with the first scrimmage of the spring and Stewart and Holgorsen will again evaluate where the team stands entering the final two weeks.
"Do I stick with the lesson plan or do I deviate from the subject to get to the means?" Stewart said.
FORMER WVU cornerback Brandon Hogan was arrested by Morgantown police Tuesday for driving on a license suspended or revoked for DUI.
Hogan was involved in an afternoon accident and alleged to have been driving a car that was not registered in his name. He was charged and released on a personal recognizance bond and faces separate hearings in local court and with the state Division of Motor Vehicles.
The native of Manassas, Va., was arrested in September for DUI and suspended for WVU's victory against Maryland.
Hogan pleaded guilty in February as part of an agreement to enter into the state's deferral program. In that program, Hogan was eligible to have the charge dismissed and the incident expunged from his record if he met conditions that included a suspension of his license.
Contact sportswriter Mike Casazza at mi...@dailymail.com or 304-319-1142. His blog is at blogs.dailymail.com/wvu.
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