You know there is a lot of star power surrounding someone when his hair takes over social media, and that\u2019s exactly what happened to WVU quarterback Will Grier on Tuesday.\r\nGrier, who had hair down to his shoulders last season to go along with a thick beard, sported a cleaner look \u2014 his hair combed across and his beard trimmed and neater.\r\nIn the middle of spring practice, things of little to no news value are bound to take shape, and the star quarterback getting a haircut falls into that category.\r\nBut Grier, always a professional, answered the burning question with grace and dignity.\r\n\u201cYou know, I did the long hair thing,\u201d he said. \u201cI don\u2019t even know why I did it. I just didn\u2019t get a haircut for a while. I didn\u2019t really like the way it looked, to be honest. I got tired of it, and I think it was just time for a change.\u201d\r\nBut we all knew there was a little more to it than that. Grier showed me up by deciding to get a haircut the same week I completely shaved off a 3-month-old beard, as well as my first haircut since Christmas. The biggest reason I did it? My wife prefers it that way.\r\nCome to find out, Mrs. Grier feels the same way.\r\n\u201cIt was definitely the family; the coaching staff never really cared,\u201d Grier said. \u201cWife wanted it shorter, and she always did. It was just kind of time, so I chopped it all off.\u201d\r\nWe\u2019re four weeks into spring practice with a week to go. Cut me some slack, and let your hair down. Or in Grier\u2019s case, cut it off.\r\nBut Grier, believe it or not, had more pressing topics to discuss about how spring is going. Saturday was the first day of full-contact drills. While the broken hand he suffered in November is no longer an issue, learning when not to take that hit is something Grier wanted to work on this spring, and now is the time to do it.\r\n\u201cPart of it is just who I am, but I will become more cautious,\u201d he said. \u201cYou need to be cautious as a quarterback, and you need to take care of yourself. There are times when the game\u2019s on the line and you need to get a first down or need to score. There are those situations, and then there are those in the first quarter when it\u2019s probably not the best time for me to be putting my body on the line.\u201d\r\nGrier was obviously referencing his sprint to the pylon in the first quarter against Texas, when he dived and landed awkwardly on his right (throwing) hand, breaking it and dislocating his middle finger.\r\nGrier said it\u2019s been talked about between him and the coaches, but there was an improvement last season compared to his freshman year, at Florida. While with the Gators, Grier ran the ball 36 times, usually in scrambling situations.\r\nLast year, at WVU, he ran it\r\n63 times in 10-plus games \u2014 the last just proved costly.\r\nThe biggest difference was learning when not to take a big hit when it\u2019s not necessary.\r\n\u201cI was sliding more,\u201d he said. \u201cAt Florida, I took a lot of unnecessary hits. It\u2019s a process and I\u2019m getting better. I\u2019ll continue to develop that quarterback part of the game where you don\u2019t need to lay your body on the line in certain situations.\u201d\r\nWhile some may be disappointed about Grier\u2019s change in appearance, take solace in the fact he is trying to avoid the disaster he and the team went through to end last season.