"Offensively, we have a pretty good idea of where we are going to place people, but that is going to change," Holgorsen said. "The depth chart right now is a good place to start. Where we are at with the offense is pretty much the same thing as far as getting to know the kids right now. We are watching them in the weight room and in the morning workouts and trying to get a feel for who they are and what kind of work ethic they have.
"From an X's and O's standpoint, we are trying to get everyone on the same page."
"This is going to be a big spring for us defensively," said defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel. "Losing the caliber kids that we lost this year is big. When you look at who we lost and where at, it is spread throughout the defense.
"We have Bruce Irvin back who was everyone's hero,'' Casteel said of his defensive end. "He was my hero too, and probably the reason why we were second in the country in third-down defense. Our challenge there is to try to develop him into a kid who can play more snaps for us and not just be a third-down specialist. Bruce is willing to do what he has to do to help the football team."
WVU's spring drills will begin on March 28. The spring game will be April 29.
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