YE OLDE notebook, WVU football camp style:
"We want to honor Coach Stew," Luck said. "It will be a bronze plaque in the public access area in the [Puskar Stadium's] concourse by the press box. It honors him as a true Mountaineer."
Luck said a small group has been invited to witness the unveiling. Stewart died at age 59 after three seasons of coaching WVU from 2008-10.
One, of course, resulted in a misdemeanor shoplifting charge. The other came in last season's South Florida game when he hurt his knee and, subsequently, not only missed the Orange Bowl but also spring drills.
Both issues have apparently been resolved. Also, co-defensive coordinator Keith Patterson said Garvin is starting to shine in the Mountaineers' new 3-4 defensive scheme.
"I thought he had his best day of camp [this week]," Patterson said. "He's really starting to understand, and gain a good understanding, not only of his pass responsibilities but [also] his run [responsibilities]. Plus, he's got to be an explosive blitzer.
"He's back fully healthy. He's doing great. Full speed. He looks like the old Terence."
"It was a situation where he went 12, 13 snaps in a row," said the position coach. "We just wanted to see if he could carry the load, and he did. He ran the ball hard; he caught the ball; he pass protected."
Buie began last season as the No. 1 back but, after the third game, fell out of favor, had injuries and disappeared. As he walked out of the Milan Puskar Center this week, though, Buie said he's feeling more comfortable. Gillispie said many are happy for it.
"His teammates are excited for him," said the coach.
Gillispie said Miles has certainly been pushing Ryan Clarke.
"He has," said the coach. "I'll tell you what, Donovan Miles is a guy who is very emotional. You can see on every rep he's pissed if he doesn't make a play or excited when he does. As a position coach, that's what you want to see.
"If we had to play tomorrow, I'd have no problem playing him 25-30 snaps a game."
That, by the way, is how many snaps a fullback is expected to be on the field in Dana Holgorsen's 2012 offense.