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Neal Brown attempting to run tight ship amid coronavirus challenges

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — This was supposed to be West Virginia’s second week of spring practices.

Life has changed rapidly since the Mountaineers held their first practice session on March 10.

West Virginia coach Neal Brown estimates that 25-30 team members are still in Morgantown, but the remainder of the Mountaineers are flung across the state and country as virtually everyone is homebound due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“As a planner, nobody planned this out,” Brown said in a Wednesday night appearance on MetroNews Sportsline. “But we can control our response to it.