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West Virginia is looking for a few good quarterbacks

Graham Watson
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Did you quarterback your high school or intramural football team?

Can your arm withstand 1,000 or more throws during practice?

Do you have your own insurance?

Then West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen wants to talk to you.

During Holgorsen's press conference Monday, he noted that he was looking for a third-string quarterback to help out with practices.

"Maybe we can put an ad in the paper or you guys can say we want a quarterback that wants to play and throw the ball to show up and come see me, and if it works out we'll put you out there," Holgorsen said.

Currently, the Mountaineers high-powered passing game is working with two quarterbacks in Geno Smith and Paul Millard. To give both guys some time to rest -- and make sure they did throw their arms out -- coaches have stepped in as the third quarterback in certain drills.

Last Friday, inside receivers coach Shannon Dawson played the third quarterback role while Holgorsen and quarterbacks coach Jake Spavital threw on Saturday.

"I got caught off guard with that because Shannon did it yesterday and he couldn't lift his arm (today)," Holgorsen said after Saturday's practice. "We were going to get started, and Paul (Millard) goes, 'You going to help me out here?' I didn't have much of a choice, but without warming up, I was throwing some dimes."

But having the coaches step in to throw passes isn't a long-term solution, so Holgorsen sent out an email to the student body alerting them of walk-on tryouts for the football team on Aug. 22. And it's not just a third-string quarterback Holgorsen is looking for, he'd like to have as many as five available to keep guys fresh.

And he'll take anyone who can throw the ball and grasp even the most basic aspects of running a scout team.

So dust off those old cleats, put on that high school jersey and good luck.

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