The challenge now for Moro is to continue learning West Virginia's defensive scheme so that he doesn't have to think about it.
"Sometimes I get out there and think too much,'' Moro said. "Once you know it and you can stop thinking, you're a lot better off.''
After a spring spent in coach Dana Holgorsen's dog house because of fumbling problems, Clarke seems to be back in the mix at running back.
But not as a ball carrier.
"He's coming on,'' Holgorsen said of Clarke. "He's beginning to understand his role.''
And that role is?
"He's a football player. He's not getting the ball,'' Holgorsen said. "He could because he's carried the ball around here a lot, but with the system we've got right now, we'd rather have guys who are space players. That's what his role is right now. If that changes, then it changes. But he's getting in there and helping the team as much as he can from a blocking standpoint and he's doing well."
Clarke would seem tailor-made for a role as a big back in short-yardage situations if he could learn to hold on to the football, but Holgorsen doesn't seem inclined to use such a weapon. He would prefer to stick with the running backs who normally carry the ball, even if they are mostly small ones.
"It will be between Andrew Buie, Dustin Garrison, Vernard Roberts and Trey Johnson,'' Holgorsen said.
Today is the last day of West Virginia's two-week pre-classes camp. The team went through scrimmage situations Friday evening and will do so again this morning before breaking for the rest of the weekend and beginning classes (and a more regular practice schedule) next week.
Holgorsen said the performance of players in these two scrimmage situations could have a bearing on the depth chart, but it's not a do-or-die kind of situation.
"It could, but you also realize that guys have bad days,'' Holgorsen said. "Ryan Clarke has really come on, talking about a guy who had a few bad days early on. The lights came on with him. He's loving his role and playing hard. That stuff happens. You never know at what point of camp it will, but it happens.
"You'd like everything to happen right now so we could determine our two-deep and know how many reps No. 1 will get and how many No. 2 will get, but the more you practice, the more that changes.''
Reach Dave Hickman at 304-348-1734 or dphickm...@aol.com.