West Virginia’s Holgorsen fine with curbing contact practices

The trend in all levels of football as of late is to reduce padded practices. While many coaches are against the idea, Dana Holgorsen isn't one of them.

Holgorsen never has scheduled more than one full-contact practice each week to prepare for a game since he arrived at West Virginia before the 2011 season.

Holgorsen said that is more than enough hitting time for his team.

“The body types are getting so big, so strong and so fast, I think it's important that you make sure that you get your guys to game day and keep them healthy,” Holgorsen said. “That's been our mindset for a long time.

“They can curb it from practice a little bit, but if you curb (physical play) on the game field, you're not going to be successful. You've got to find that balance, and you've got to be able to do as much contact and teaching guys the proper techniques and the proper mentality, which is being tough.”

(h/t Tribune Review)