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Former NFL WR Ryan Switzer Offers ‘Ready for It’ Response About Vacant WVU Coach Position



There’s no need to wonder if a popular name brought up for one of WVU’s open coaching positions is up for the task.

Charleston native and former NFL wide receiver Ryan Switzer quickly made his feelings known about the possibility he could be a candidate to replace Tony Washington with the Mountaineers. Switzer offered a “ready for it” response when a fan threw out his name as an option on Twitter.

Switzer, who volunteered to help at football camp before the 2022 season soon after announcing he was retiring from the NFL, could be a natural fit as a coach. Even though he was not recruited by WVU and never got to live out his childhood dream of becoming a Mountaineer, he spent his college time at North Carolina instead, he’s remained a fan of the team and seems to relish in a mentor role.

Switzer would be an example of someone who achieved an NFL career despite not having the most physically imposing physique. He did it due to hard work and dedicated. He knows how to teach the craft and has a maturity that players of today could do well learning from.

WVSN has talked with Switzer in regards to the WVU coaching position, but can not share what was discussed at this time. 

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