MORGANTOWN - West Virginia had its shortest and latest practice of the spring Sunday, but probably got more out of it than any of the eight that preceded it.
That's because for the first time, the Mountaineers tried to put everything together to see how it all looked.
"We rolled the ball out and played some football,'' coach Dana Holgorsen said.
And at the end of a 72-play scrimmage, Holgorsen seemed to like what he saw.
Yes, it's difficult to judge a scrimmage as far as winners or losers are concerned, but progress is being made.
"We put our guys in a bunch of situations,'' Holgorsen said. "Offensively, I was happy with how we did on third down, and we've been doing our score zone area for about a week and improved on that. Defensively, we kind of took a step back on that, but it's kind of a process of spring ball.
"But we got a lot of snaps where we can line up and look at it and see how it looks. Now we'll study the film and get lined back up on Tuesday.''
Through West Virginia's first eight practices of the spring, drills primarily consisted of individual work and brief situational scrimmages. On Sunday, the team delayed practice until early in the evening in order to give players and coaches more time to themselves on Easter Sunday, and then basically went straight into the scrimmage, which lasted just over an hour.
What did Holgorsen like the most? Well, he didn't hesitate when asked.