Of those in backup roles at cornerback, perhaps the most intriguing is Chestnut, who missed all of last season as a true freshman after undergoing shoulder surgery. He was among the highest-rated players in last year's recruiting class.
"He's not where we want him to be by any stretch of the imagination,'' Holgorsen said. "He got beat on a couple of post routes [Tuesday] and then I saw him puffing on an inhaler on the sidelines. So he's a guy who's still trying to figure out how to play in pads after not having pads on for a year.
"He's not where we want him to be and he's a guy who needs to take advantage of getting as many reps as he can.'']
"We needed a body with Matt gone,'' Holgorsen said. "And for Donovan it probably means more of a chance for playing time.''
Reach Dave Hickman at 304-348-1734 or dphickm...@aol.com.