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Pat McAfee Offers Nostalgic Reaction to WVU Hiring Blaine Stewart



Pat McAfee

So much has been made about how notable former Mountaineers feel about the direction and state of the football program, but there’s one WVU alum whose outspoken views end up becoming more of a talking point than any other. This time, it appears McAfee is very pleased with a recent move by West Virginia.

Pat McAfee hasn’t held back his disappointment in his Mountaineers, which even triggered head coach Neal Brown being asked about McAfee’s thoughts during the 2022 season. But the hiring of Blaine Stewart seems to be something the WVU kicker turned NFL punter turned media mogul is happy with.

“I’ve literally known Blaine since he was a child.. His dad, a legend, was my coach at WVU.. The facility was a 2nd home for Blaine when he was growing up… Now he has his own room there. This is really cool. I’m so incredibly proud of you my brother. Let’s GOOOOO,” McAfee tweeted as a quote response to WVU making the news of Blaine being named tight ends coach official.

This came just two days after Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette broke the news of Stewart leaving the Steelers to join WVU.

Stewart, the son of the late former WVU head coach, was in his second season with the Steelers as assistant wide receivers coach. He had spent two seasons as a coaching assistant before being promoted to his most recent role. Stewart is coming to the Mountaineers after a recent change in the wide receiver coach position with the hiring of Bilal Marshall.

Prior to embarking on a career in coaching, the Morgantown, West Virginia native played wide receiver at the University of Charleston (W. Va.) in 2016 and 2017, after beginning his collegiate career at James Madison University (2013-15).


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