July 20, 2011

Camp battles: Backup QB

It's often said that the backup quarterback is the most popular player on the team. But aside from the old adage, the backup also plays a key role in practice and becomes especially vital when called upon to be thrust into action.

And while incumbent Geno Smith will open the season as the unquestioned starter for the Mountaineers, two true freshmen will battle for that spot to be "Mr. Popular" this fall.

"You have to have a backup," Head Coach Dana Holgorsen said during the spring.

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