With so much news circulating from the West Virginia program since the end of the 2022 season, WVU head coach Neal Brown sat down with the media, including WVSN, to discuss everything and try to answer some linger questions.
During this session, Brown used three words that all start with the same letter as a blueprint for what wasn’t good enough in 2022 and needs to improve come the 2023 season. Brown’s “three E’s” focus on the errors, efficiency and being explosive.
WVU HC Neal Brown offers three areas they have to fix on offense. Eliminate the errors. Gotta be more efficient. Need to be more explosive.
— Mike J. Asti (@MikeAsti11) January 23, 2023
It sounds obvious, but it was worth saying for Brown. WVU made too many errors, whether that be in the context of turnovers or just mistakes in general. That has to be cleaned up, according to Brown. He also touched on how the Mountaineers weren’t efficient enough, which speaks to the inconsistency on both offense and defense, a roller coaster ride that led to frustration for fans and even Brown himself.
Finally, Brown feels they didn’t have the explosiveness most good WVU teams tend to have. There were highlight type moments and some big plays, but they didn’t happen often enough for Brown and the offense, in particular, didn’t play with a sense of attacking the field like he wanted.
Brown admitted the 5-7 season and failing to achieve bowl eligibility was just not good enough. Brown hopes he can things turned around quickly, especially since he mentioned that he recognizes he has to win now.