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JT Daniels Reflects Back Fondly on His Time in West Virginia



JT Daniels

Everyone agrees the JT Daniels experiment at WVU didn’t work out for either side. The Mountaineers ended up with one of the more disappointing seasons in recent memory and Daniels finished off the year on the bench.

Instead of furthering Neal Brown’s attempt to get West Virginia climbing back to glory and enhancing his NFL stock, Brown is on the hot seat as he enters his fifth season as head coach and Daniels is now at Rice. Now months after WVU and Daniels decided to part ways and he transferred to Rice, the former Mountaineer quarterback is talking about his time in Morgantown.

During a recent interview with the Tulsa World, Daniels detailed how he feels about his brief experience in West Virginia.

“I loved it there (Morgantown), I’m not going to lie. My dogs loved my house that I owned there, and they had a lot of backyard to do whatever dogs do. But the people there were freaking awesome. I absolutely loved the college town experience too. I just loved my time at West Virginia,” said Daniels.

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He continued. “The surrounding area treats the program like an NFL team. They literally do. It’s insane. And like I said earlier, you’re really able to just get that college town experience, which is really what stuck out to me the most.”

Even though the football marriage had to end in a divorce, it’s nice to see Daniels still look back on his West Virginia season positively. While appearing on a WVSN show, Brown also seemed to have nothing but good things to say about his former quarterback. Brown mentioned that Daniels did everything he was asked to do as a Mountaineer.

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At WVU, Daniels started off the 2022 season strong individually despite the team losing, but his production eventually fell off and he lost his starting job to Garrett Greene.

The Santa Ana, California native who was considered a top prospect coming out of high school currently has one final year of eligibility due to suffering multiple injuries and thanks to the added season as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. There’s actually a chance the NCAA could award him an extra year on top of that if he’s granted a medical redshirt for 2019, a year he was only able to throw 34 passes because of a serious injury that ended his season as it started.

Daniels threw for 2,107 yards, 13 touchdowns and 9 interceptions while posting a 61.2 completion percentage. The 2022 season stands as the year he played in the most games and threw the most passes since 2018 at USC. After leaving USC, Daniels transferred to Georgia and led the Bulldogs to a 7-0 start in 2021, but was forced to watch his team finish off their special year and win a national championship with him on the sidelines.

Here are some images from Daniels’ season with the Mountaineers.

JT Daniels

JT Daniels

JT Daniels and Zach Frazier

JT Daniels


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