Bill Stewart spoke with Vince & Cook of 93.7 in Pittsburgh this afternoon.
The key to the West Virginia offense, Stewart said, “We do have some weapons, (but) you have to watch that you don’t become a jack of all trades. You need to be a master of some. We need to get the ball to 7. Let’s start with Noel Devine.”
Stewart added, “Right now the play of Geno Smith has been pretty solid. We can do a bunch of combo packing with him. I really like the play of our young receivers. The line seems to be getting a little bit better.”
“We’re fast. I don’t know if we are as fast as when we had Patrick and Stevie Slaton. But we are quicker. These guys are quicker, the foot hits the ground and they are right up the field….very, very explosive.”
Regarding the defense, Stewart said, “We need to do a better job disguising. I keep telling the defense ‘don’t stand there.’ If we can do that and stay healthy, we have a chance on that side of the ball.”
On the conference picks, Stewart said, “I think both Pitt and UCONN were good choices. I think both Cincinnati and West Virginia can win it. Don’t count out South Florida and Rutgers. It’s such a tough league.”
West Virginia opens with four consecutive non-conference games. The Mountaineers play Coastal Carolina, at Marshall, Maryland, and at LSU.
Below, you can West Virginia DC Jeff Casteel talk about the defense.