Stewart’s Take: Press conference
West Virginia head coach Bill Stewart addressed reporters at his weekly press conference on Tuesday afternoon.
On using both Pat White and backup quarterback Jarrett Brown :
“If I were the defensive coach at Rutgers, I would think that, wow, No. 16 (Brown) and No. 5 (White) back there, what else are they doingâ¢ It gives them something to work on. We ran a reverse, we ran a counter, we threw the ball to Jarrett (Brown), and he threw the ball. There are a few more things that we can do and that we will do.”
On spreading around the ball :
“What I’m still trying to do, and what I’m telling the offensive coaches, is that No. 5 (White) and No. 7 (Devine) need help. That’s why we’re trying to get the ball out to No. 21 (Dorrell Johnson), hit No. 9 (Jock Sanders), the wide receivers, and that’s why No. 16 (Brown) came in the game. Somebody needs to give us another dimension. You cannot win consistently in this league with two players. It doesn’t work that way.”
On Noel Devine’s improvised runs :
“I asked him if he ever saw the surfers on TV and I told him stay in the wave. When the tidal wave comes off the line of scrimmage and we have a guy as a tight end and in motion, we come off that wave and try to knock those guys off. It’s just like a wave and he sees a crack and he jumps at it. That works sometimes, but we want him to stay in the wave and have patience. Patience to the hole, speed through the hole.”
On the upsets :
“Football is getting better; just look at our league. It’s not just in the Big East, it’s everywhere. People know how to knock people off. Coaches are better, players are better and they know how to play football. The number of scholarships is better. It’s a different game. The game is balancing out.”
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