West Virginia head coach Bill Stewart had his conference call this afternoon. Some highlights:
"We told the troops to get back on track and continue on our journey."
"Seems like forever since we played."
"I can tell you this, [UNLV coach] Bobby Hauck is such a great football coach and at Montana, all he did was win, win, win, win win. I see him like Chris Petersen and Dan Hawkins and Houston Nutt. ... this isn't some fly-by-night operation coming in here."
On some non-traditional teams being in the top 25
"Those teams practice just as hard as the so called 'name' teams do. ... Maybe people should wake up and see that there are very good football teams all around."
On Julian Miller
"He's not hurting near as bad as he once was ... I would anticipate and hope he will be in the starting role, but I can't tell you right now."
On Noel Devine
"He is doing a lot better. He had three treatments today already ... He bounced around a little in practice, but didn't do as much as he wanted to do. It is a bone bruise, it is not turf toe. ... I really anticipate him, in all fairness, being able to play Saturday."
"We are going to run him enough to win the football game. I feel good about Ryan Clarke and Trey Johnson and Shawne Alston looked good yesterday."
On Josh Jenkins
"I will know more Thursday. ... My problem is that we have a conference game five days after Thursday. That will be a doctor's call, not my call. ... I do believe he will be medically cleared by Saturday. ... He was in pads yesterday and running, but was not hitting."
On the RB situation if Devine can't go
"Trey Johnson and Shawne Alston practiced very well. ... right now we have not moved No. 9 or No. 1 back there[in the backfield] full time."
On Tyler Urban
"Tyler Urban flew around very, very well. We hit hard. ... We banged now and he was in there whacking around and running routes. From what I can tell he is chomping at the bit."