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Sean Reagan Provides His Own Evaluation of WVU’s Quarterback Competition



WVU's quarterback competition between Garrett Greene and Nicco Marchiol

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A day after Neal Brown gave his thoughts on WVU’s quarterback competition, passing game coordinator Sean Reagan was asked about how he views Garrett Greene and Nicco Marchiol weeks before the season gets underway.

Much like Brown, Reagan is mostly pleased with what he’s been seeing from his two young quarterbacks, but is far from ready to crown one of them.

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Reagan started echoing what Brown said about Marchiol’s maturity and ability to bounce back after making a mistake. “Nicco is really, really talented. He’s had a good fall camp so far. What he does well is when he makes bad decisions, his resilience and the way he responds shows his maturity. Proud of where he is,” said Reagan.

He then moved to Greene, noting his experience and athleticism. “He’s athletic. You all know he can use his legs. He’s really improved his eyes. The next step is to get him to not think as much and just react” Says there is no change in practicing between the two, same plays and same reps.”

Reagan, who has been with WVU since Brown took over as head coach in 2019, then offered that Greene’s process throughout his time in Morgantown is evident. For a critique that’s been a constant theme when coaches talk about Greene, Reagan did say that he sometimes thinks too much and tries to do too much.

While Reagan agreed with a followup comment about Greene’s ability to make something out of nothing, he still noted that playing smart is essential for the West Virginia offense to have success in 2023.

The final decision of who ends up as the starting quarterback is not up to Reagan, but he did offer that he’s looking for the winner to be constantly around 90% in terms of decision making. He’s actually looking for both Greene and Marchiol to deliver 90% during the team’s first scrimmage of fall camp on Saturday.

When prompted with where they both are to this point on his decision making scale, Reagan said they are both below the mark but close and reaching 90% is within reach.

It’s possible Brown and his staff have more of an idea who has the edge in WVU’s quarterback competition than they are letting on, but no public announcement about who will be under center in State College will happen until the end of camp and much closer to the season.

Brown has said he believes in both players and even that they both may seem time under center throughout the season.

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Note: Reagan did also provide an evaluation of freshman quarterback Sean Boyle. “I’m really pleased with Sean Boyle. He’s come a long, long way. He struggled with his accuracy the first week but he’s gotten a lot better.. he’s done a lot of studying the play book on his own and you can tell.”


Watch Reagan’s full press conference below.

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