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Neal Brown Offers Praise, Honest Evaluation of WVU QB Garrett Greene

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WVU Football QB Garrett Greene
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To no surprise, Neal Brown was asked several questions at Big 12 Media Days that focused on Garrett Greene. Brown has made no secret about the fact the Mountaineers will only go as far as Greene can take them.

When asked about his QB1 and leader, Brown reiterated what he’s said in the past about Greene.

“He’s an elite runner. He’s extremely fast. And he probably throws the deep ball better than anyone I’ve coached.” Brown then brought up how Greene needs to be more accurate and take this completion percentage from 52.9 to around 60, which was discussed throughout the spring.

WVU Football Neal Brown and Garrett Greene

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Brown also mentioned Greene failing to appear in preseason rankings as part of why his team he feels slighted this offseason. But Brown is making sure West Virginia embraces the underdog role again.

“We’re coming off 9-4 and I look at some of the preseason Top 25s and we’re not in it.” said Brown on Wednesday at Big 12 Media Days. “We’re picked seventh in the league. We’re not in some of these preseason Top 25s. Garrett Greene is not getting talked about as much as some others. His production speaks for itself. Wyatt Milum is as good as any left tackle in the country. We could go on and on. I think our players are being underrated as well.”

WVU HC Neal Brown Embracing Underdog Role, Feels Slighted by Polls

Brown now looks to continue his team’s climb as West Virginia hopes to move from nine wins to double digits and maybe even securing the program’s first Big 12 title and an appearance in the College Football Playoff.

Only time will tell if WVU achieves those lofty goals, but retaining most of the key contributors from 2023 and adding a few other notable pierces through the transfer portal should help the Mountaineers have another successful season.

For a related story, WV Sports Now’s Mike Asti detailed the Garrett Greene offseason debate and if he’s being overlooked nationally or WVU fans are just missing his flaws.

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