Practices are tentatively planned for Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, with a spring break sprinkled in.
In case you don't know, Carswell was a four-star recruit who originally signed with Alabama, choosing the Tide over Georgia, Georgia Tech and Notre Dame.
Something then went awry. Tide coach Nick Saban said, before 2011 bowl preparations, that Carswell and SuperPrep All-American Michael Bowman were suspended "for a long time." No reason was given.
Out both went. Carswell moved to Itawamba Community College in north Mississippi, then signed with WVU in December. When that didn't work out, he re-signed with WVU last week. According to WVU's release, he chose the Mountaineers over Kentucky.
What I didn't point out is WVU's wrestling program has fallen on very hard times.
The program received a much-needed boost when a $1.4 million, 9,000-square foot facility was completed. But veteran coach Craig Turnbull's team this season is 1-9 in dual matches.
You read correctly: 1-9. The only victory was in the Mountaineers' first match, against Johns Hopkins, on Nov. 4. WVU just lost 29-9 to Ohio. And it hosts No. 16 Edinboro to close the season Feb. 23. Ouch.
Respected draft analyst Gil Brandt, formerly of the Dallas Cowboys, published an interesting column on a "time-tested formula for predicting future success" of quarterbacks.
The formula measures air yards (number of yards a ball travels from release to catch), rusher points (effectiveness against four- and five-man pass rushes) and total passing stats, which includes pass efficiency and the like.
According to Brandt's published formula, the top available quarterback in the upcoming draft is ex-Mountaineer Geno Smith, who scored a 93.
So there you have it. A notebook filled to the Gil.
Reach Mitch Vingle at 304-348-4827, mitchvin...@wvgazette.com or follow him at twitter.com/MitchVingle.