The most serious competition for Spain is coming from Pat Eger. At 6-foot-6 and 301 pounds, he doesn't have the size of the 6-5, 348-pound Spain, but he does some things better. There is also third-year sophomore Curtis Feigt, the German import who arrived at West Virginia as a defensive end and was switched to offense last spring. The 6-6 Feigt was 270 pounds when he arrived on campus and is now up to 314.
As for the rest of the line, Holgorsen really has no complaints with left tackle Don Barclay, left guard Jeff Braun, center Joe Madsen and right guard Tyler Rader.
"Barclay is kind of what we thought he was. We're happy with him. He's a good player,'' Holgorsen said. "Braun was at [right] tackle last year and he's a better guard. Joe Madsen is a good center. He's probably as good a center as I've been around. He's a good player. And at right guard Tyler Rader, who hasn't played a whole lot around here, is a senior that is getting better. He's kind of filling in there where Josh [Jenkins] would've been and doing a good job of replacing him."
The quarterbacks just keep on coming.
After adding Ian Loy to the roster Thursday, West Virginia is apparently getting a transfer from Kentucky. Michael Burchett, a walk-on at UK who redshirted last year as a freshman, posted on his Twitter account Friday night that he was headed to WVU.
Burchett walked on at Kentucky last year after throwing for over 3,100 yards and 39 touchdowns as a senior at Prestonsburg High School in Kentucky. The 6-foot-2, 205-pounder would give the Mountaineers four quarterbacks for practice after beginning camp with just two.
Holgorsen was asked after Saturday's practice if he had another quarterback on the way and said he wouldn't know until Sunday.
Reach Dave Hickman at 304-348-1734 or dphickm...@aol.com.