MORGANTOWN - If you're wondering how things are going in West Virginia's springtime effort to replace most of its receiving corps, well, keep wondering.
Dana Holgorsen isn't disseminating much information and new wide receivers coach Lonnie Galloway is saying even less.
It's not that they don't have the answers, although to a large extent that's true. Replacing Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey, the two most prolific pass-catchers in school history, is no quick and easy task.
But no, the real reason Galloway won't talk specifics in regard to what his receivers are accomplishing this spring is that he just doesn't want to.
And with good reason.
"Right now we want to work with them as a group and see how much we can improve,'' Galloway said. "And then from the group, individuals will start separating themselves.''
In other words, while you might have your own ideas of who might emerge from a group of about a dozen receivers, Galloway prefers to try to elevate them all. Eventually the cream will rise to the top, but with so many holes to fill, there are places for plenty.
Consider how things shook out last season. Austin and Bailey were clearly the best of the bunch, followed by J.D. Woods, who is also gone. West Virginia's wide receivers caught 341 passes last season. Those three caught 289, or 85 percent.
And when Bailey was hobbled for part of the season with a bad ankle or when Austin was filling in as a tailback or Woods was pretty much disappearing for stretches, what was left?
Not much. No one else averaged more than one catch per game.
Galloway wants to make sure that doesn't happen again.
"That's what we're working on - two deep, three deep,'' Galloway said. "We want to find the best five or six or seven.
"Look at last year. It would have been nice when Tavon was here if they'd had somebody who was close to Tavon to be able to rest him. That's what we're striving for, trying to find the best six or seven guys to go out there on the field and you don't miss a beat when you have to rotate them.''
All of which is why no one is getting more attention than anyone else as the Mountaineers go through spring drills.