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Garrett Greene, JT Daniels, Nicco Marchiol Same Amount of Reps in First Practice

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The WVU quarterback battle started off with three of the four quarterbacks receiving an equal amount of reps in Monday’s practice, the first of training camp.

Garrett Greene, Nicco Marchiol and JT Daniels shared reps while Will Crowder missed today’s practice due to an illness. Matt Cavallaro filled in for Crowder today.

Each of the three quarterbacks that practiced that are also competing for the starting spot got almost equal reps in a “two spot” practice. The two spot refers to 15 reps 7-on-7 that happened on two different fields, hence the two spot, for a total of 30 reps in a eight-minute span.

Brown said that’s how they broke up all their team drills, meaning each quarterback got the same amount of reps across the board. He didn’t mention which quarterback was working with what unit whether it be first-string or second-string.

In terms of performance, Brown didn’t mention any specific quarterback, but spoke about them as a group. He thought there were positives and negatives to be taken from the practice today.

“I think some good, some bad,” said head coach Neal Brown on the quarterback’s performance in practice. “They’ve thrown a lot on their own this summer. And we were able to do a little bit more during OTAs throwing the ball, but their throwing the ball on their own.

“The good thing is they’re able to get repetitions, but the bad thing is sometimes they’re not the exact same repetitions that they would get if the staff was out there. So you get into a few bad habits and I think that’s probably where we’re at.”

Brown specifically mentioned the timing of throws as where he’d like to see improvement from the quarterbacks during training camp. He said that they were a little bit late to get the ball out.

He did like the way they were operating on offense and credited his quarterbacks for knowing what to do with the ball.

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