The Times West Virginian

WVU Sports

August 16, 2013

Holgorsen close to decision on QB

(Continued)

MORGANTOWN — Recapping the freshmen

Holgorsen has put off analyzing the true freshmen and whether they play or redshirt.

“We haven’t talked about it yet,” he said.

Some have shown they belong on the field.

“(Freshman wide receiver Daikiel) Shorts is a true freshman that will play. He was here in the spring,” Holgorsen said. “(Freshman running back) Wendell Smallwood is one that will play. He’s looked really good at times. I’d be shocked if (freshman cornerback) Daryl Worley didn’t have a big role on defense or special teams.

“(Freshman safety) Jeremy Tyler has really shown some things that are impressive,” the coach continued. “(Freshman linebacker Al-Rasheed) Benton is a 250-pound mature kid that has shown some signs of life. I think that’s all the true freshmen.”

There are a number of junior college transfers who also may redshirt, but three figure to play big roles this year.

“(Junior wide receiver Mario) Alford shows signs of showing some really good things. (Junior wide receiver) Kevin White is not redshirting. He is a big guy that’s ready to go. (Junior running back) Dreamius Smith is showing some good things,” Holgorsen said.

Injury update

Redshirt freshman offensive lineman Adam Pankey continues to progress from injury, but he is nowhere close to playing yet.

“He is still month-to-month, and we are looking at October before he is back ready to go,” Holgorsen said.

If that sounds bad, consider what Holgorsen said about redshirt junior linebacker Jewone Snow.

“Snow is probably year-to-year it seems like. It seems like he always has something wrong, but he is not out there, and I am not sure if he will ever get back,” he said.

Email Bob Hertzel at bhertzel@hotmail.com or follow him on Twitter @bhertzel.

Text Only
WVU Sports
  • smallwood-wendell(1)-2.jpg Charges against Smallwood dropped

     West Virginia University running back Wendell Smallwood took to Twitter mid-afternoon Tuesday to express his feelings after charges of witness intimidation against him were dropped by the state of Delaware.
    It took him only three words to say what was on his mind: “God is Good.” Smallwood is now free to return to West Virginia and rejoin his Mountaineer teammates when they open camp for the 2014 season Thursday.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Charges against Smallwood dropped

    West Virginia University running back Wendell Smallwood took to Twitter mid-afternoon Tuesday to express his feelings after charges of witness intimidation against him were dropped by the state of Delaware.

    July 29, 2014

  • Were Bowlsby’s fears about college athletics’ future justified?

    I have never met or even talked to Bob Bowlsby, commissioner of the Big 12 Conference.
    But I did read a lengthy story on his 45-minute address to reporters last week on Media Day in Dallas, Texas. Among other things, Bowlsby forecast a startling change threatening the existence of intercollegiate athletics as we have known for these many, many years.

    July 28, 2014

  • HERTZEL COLUMN: Big 12 provides plenty of optimism

    This past week the Big 12 held its annual media gathering in Dallas and served up a heaping portion of optimism for the 2014 season that is now upon us, West Virginia University opening its preseason practices on Thursday.
    This is a time of year when no one has lost a game, not even Charlie Weis at Kansas, and it’s a time of year when opinions are more plentiful than tattoos in an NFL locker room.

    July 27, 2014

  • Seider's brother commits to WVU

    West Virginia University’s football team has received a commitment from one of its own.

    July 26, 2014

  • HERTZEL COLUMN: Big 12 provides much optimism heading into 2014 season

    This past week the Big 12 held its annual media gathering in Dallas and served up a heaping portion of optimism for the 2014 season that is now upon us, West Virginia University opening its preseason practices on Thursday.

    July 26, 2014

  • HERTZEL COLUMN: WVU needs White to follow in former receivers’ footsteps

    A year ago Clint Trickett took a lot of grief as the once potent West Virginia offense came unraveled, but there is more that than meets the eye.
    The criticism was not unfounded, of course, although behind each incomplete pass there was the pain Trickett was suffering through to throw it, his rotator cuff in need of surgery.

    July 26, 2014

  • Forsey posts Top 10 finish at World Championships

    Freshman Jillian Forsey of the West Virginia University cross country team finished ninth at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon.
    Forsey, a native of Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador, was representing Team Canada. She was the first Canadian to cross the finish line in the women’s 5,000-meter run, finishing in ninth place overall in 16:02.55.

    July 26, 2014

  • FURFARI COLUMN: Wyant talks about ‘Pappy’ Lewis and other items of interest

    I saved some other interesting observations from the recent interview with Fred Wyant which you may find worth reading.
    He believes a college football coach ought to recruit a quarterback he wants, give him some help, then turn virtually everything over to him and let him go.

    July 26, 2014

  • Forsey posts Top 10 finish at World Championships

    Freshman Jillian Forsey of the West Virginia University cross country team finished ninth at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

    July 25, 2014

Featured Ads
WVU Sports Highlights
NDN Sports
House Ads
NCAA Breaking News
NCAA Photos