Football: Coach Bill Stewart Quotes
April 14, 2010
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – WVU Coach Bill Stewart Quotes
West Virginia University coach Bill Stewart quotes from Wednesday’s spring practice.
I liked the way we finished practice, I liked the way we hit and I liked the way we got after each other, that’s good stuff. That’s what football is all about.
On ending practice on a positive note:
I like to see guys play and play hard and play Mountaineer football, that’s a fun thing to see. It got a little feisty there, but that’s okay. After practice we’re brothers and what happens out here stays out here and that’s football. I did like the intensity; I liked the way they picked it up. To scrimmage hard at the end of a two hour practice is a good thing and we need to do more of that.
On Geno Smith’s injury:
He’s not allowed to run. We’re afraid he’s going to do a burst during the skele where he would run; we call that the scramble drill, but we couldn’t do that because of his inability to run. He’s wants to do it, but he can’t right now.
On whether Geno will play in the spring game:
If we could keep people from stepping on him he’d be fine. I asked Dave (Kerns) if he had any of those foot guards. They have a foot guard on him now that Dave says he can go out and play, we’re just afraid somebody is going to fall into that leg so we’ll wait and see next week.
On whether Coley White might play both sides:
He might take both sides, we’ll see. I’ve seen that happen before at William & Mary where he took 98 snaps in the spring game.
On why J.T. Thomas sat out:
He’s a neck, a little pinch in it. Just wanted to make sure he didn’t go out their and aggravate that, he’ll be fine. He’ll be back hopefully by the end of the week and then next week for sure at this point.
On the defense’s improvement:
I was really pleased with the way they competed in the pass skeleton. The offense has had the upper hand, but today the defense got after them and a nice pick for Casey Vance, Tyler Anderson and Sidney Glover. I thought that was good as a head coach, now the offense coaches didn’t like that, but the defensive coaches did. We’re getting better.
On how much Tyler Anderson has come along and other younger players:
He’s really come along pretty well and I’m really liking No. 28 Terence Garvin. He’s had a really good spring. We needed for him to step up to the plate and he really did.