West Virginia continues spring prep; Marshall opens camp Tuesday

West Virginia begins its first practice in full pads.

CHARLESTON, W.Va., (WCHS/WVAH) - As West Virginia enters another week of practice on the football field, Marshall is just beginning its spring preparation.

Head coach Dana Holgorsen made it a point to have an early spring scrimmage in 2018, meaning spring competition would also start much earlier. West Virginia will host its annual Gold and Blue game April 7th.

Holgorsen, entering his eighth season in Morgantown, can only hope last year's finger injury to quarterback Will Grier doesn't hamper the potential of this year's offense. But so far, he's seen nothing but progress on that side of the ball, as he noted in his interview from practice.

In contrast, the Thundering Herd open camp, Tuesday, with its Green and White game set for April 28th.

Doc Holliday lost his starting quarterback to the NFL, Chase Litton. He also lost both of his coordinators, Bill Legg and Chuck Heater to positions at new schools. Although significant pieces are missing, he's excited about the addition of offensive coordinator Tim Cramsey, and the loaded talent on both sides of the ball.

Holliday said this is the largest group of returning starters he's had since coaching at Marshall.

Holliday said this is his largest group of returning starters since coaching at Marshall.

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