(AP) -- Skyler Howard sees his promotion to starting quarterback at West Virginia as more than an opportunity to take over the offense. He wants to look like he knows what he's doing, and it starts with staying focused.
Howard follows the likes of record-setting quarterbacks Clint Trickett, Geno Smith and Pat White over the past decade in Morgantown. While the bar may not be set too high for West Virginia, which is predicted to finish toward the bottom of the Big 12 standings, Howard is ready to let loose after starting two games at the end of last season when Trickett got hurt.
"I think moving to the next level kind of made me a little bit antsy," Howard said. "I'm getting under control. That is one thing I am focusing on right now. I want to stay calm in the pocket and focus on my reads. It's getting better every day."