Lambert actually said he knows what it used to be like, when the kickers were all but forgotten during practice for the "real'' team.
"We did it in high school,'' Lambert said.
Speaking of kickers, while Lambert seems to have the placekicking job to himself, the job of kicking off remains wide open. DeForest seems to feel that if he can find someone else to do it, he will.
"I don't think [Lambert] has an advantage over anyone, so I'm thinking about not putting the extra work on him if he's not going to be head and shoulders above anybody else,'' DeForest said. "I don't want to take the chance [of burning him out] if he's going to be our [field goal and PAT] kicker.''
And that's pretty much a given. DeForest won't say it because he doesn't want Lambert to get complacent, but Holgorsen said the day camp opened and there was just one kicker on the roster that Lambert was unquestionably the guy.
Since then, the team has added freshman Mike Molina from Hurricane, in part to do some of the placekicking in special teams work and thus save Lambert's leg, and in part to compete for the kickoff job. He's doing so with Lambert, punter/holder Mike Molinari and junior college punter Nick O'Toole.
By all indications, Molinari is booming his kickoffs and might have the edge in the battle. But Lambert likes what he's seen of the 150-pound freshman Molina.
"Mike Molina, the little kid? He's got a great leg,'' Lambert said. "It's not about your size, it's about your leg speed. He's got a big leg for a little kid. He's a good kicker.''
And finally, Holgorsen was talking last week about the start of full contact and the fact that one of the first things the team did was the famous Oklahoma drill - a running back using single blockers to navigate through levels of defenders.
Most never consider another name for it - although Bill Stewart's staff called it the Victory drill - but now that WVU and Oklahoma are conference rivals, it somehow just doesn't see right.
"Yeah, we had the discussion with some of our coaches if we can please change the name of this drill. What makes them so special?'' Holgorsen said. "It's just the drill and it's known around the country as the Oklahoma drill. I'm sure some people have changed the name, but maybe we're just not smart enough.''
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