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Pick Your Favorite Pat: Pat White, Pat McAfee to Coach Gold-Blue Spring Game



Pat White and Pat McAfee Car Care Trophy
Image credit to WVU Athletics

West Virginia fans will be forced to pick their favorite Pat as the intensity around Saturday’s Gold-Blue Spring Game will be turned up a notch. Two WVU legends, and the greatest Pat’s in the history of the Mountaineers, will be returning as coaches.

WVU revealed two big surprises Friday morning by posting videos of Pat White and Pat McAfee announcing they will be in Morgantown to close the spring practice session in style.

“I look forward to checking out your passion, your love and excitement you bring to Mountaineer Field,” said White with his baby daughter as his special guest in his video.

White will be coaching the blue team.

And on the other side, McAfee sounds ready to lead the gold squad.

“Boys, I was hanging out with Bill Belichick last night during the first round of the draft, with like a six-hour show cause how long that thing ran and all I could think about the entire time was…Saturday me and Blaine Stewart are getting a f’n dub in the spring game. GG ’bout to be runnin’ wild, brother. The rest of the squad is about to be absolute dogs,” said McAfee.

He then added “I can’t wait to get there, see all of you, meet all of you” before closing with a “Coach Stewart, let’s go, baby!”

Pat White Stands as One of Most Electrifying Players in CFB History

As Mountaineers Nation is well aware, White is widely recognized as one of the most explosive and accomplished players in college football history. While at West Virginia, he was named Big East Offensive Player of the Year back-to-back seasons (2006-07). He led them to a 35-8 record and became the first quarterback to start and win four bowl games in program history.

Statistically, White threw for 6,051 yards and 56 touchdowns and ran for 4,480 yards and 47 scores on the ground, which set a then-NCAA record for rushing yards by a quarterback. White was honored a first-team All-Big East (2006-08) player three out of his four years as a starter in college. He was inducted into the West Virginia University Sports Hall of Fame in 2018.

Pat McAfee Turned Football Career into Media Empire

The boisterous punter, who also kicked field goals at WVU and is the university’s leading scorer, shockingly decided to retire after the 2016 season. McAfee later explained that he was probably looking at a surgery for an injury in order to keep playing back then, which played into his decision to embark on building his media empire at just 30-years-old. McAfee earned NFL All-Pro honors once and was named to the Pro Bowl twice in his 8-year career. He also punted and kicked off for the Colts in Super Bowl XLIV.

The annual Gold-Blue Spring Game kicks off Saturday afternoon at noon from Milan Puskar Stadium.

For a related story, possible future Mountaineers will be in attendance while the program celebrates the past and shows off the present.

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