When legends speak, people listen. That’s the case with both WVU all-time greats Pat White and Rasheed Marshall commenting on the break out performance by quarterback Garrett Greene on Saturday.
White tweeted a subtle “we gave you the blueprint” message, which is being assumed to be about Greene, who led the Mountaineers to the first win over Oklahoma for the program since joining the Big 12. The blueprint White referred to is likely the success of dual threat quarterback throughout the history of WVU football.
We gave you the blueprint.
— Pat White (@ucpatwhite) November 12, 2022
Greene has since quote tweeted White’s tweet. “You paved the way. Appreciate you,” Greene replied.
In addition to White, Major Harris in the late 1980’s and Rasheed Marshall right before him put up numbers and guided WVU to some of the best seasons in program history while using both their legs and arm to achieve success on offense. WVU has not had a true dual threat starting quarterback throughout the last decade as a member of the Big 12.
It wasn’t just White who offered his thoughts about Greene, the previously mentioned Marshall, who also serves as co-host of the All Three Phases podcast on WVSN, was much more direct with what he had to say.
“I have no idea what 4 quarters of G. Greene at QB would look like. Being a starter vs coming in off of the bench is a different animal but at this point we would all love to see it. He’s a playmaker and a fierce competitor. The tools are there… Heck of a game 6!,” Marshall said in a tweet.
I have no idea what 4 qtr’s of G. Greene at QB would look like. Being a starter vs coming in off of the bench is a different animal but at this point we would all love to see it. He’s a playmaker and a fierce competitor. The tools are there…heck of a game 6!
— Rasheed Marshall (@RasheedMarshall) November 13, 2022
Greene, a sophomore, who had previously only been used in designed run plays, finished with a stat line of 12 for 22 for 138 yards through the air with a touchdown pass. He then added 119 yards on the ground for an average of 8.5 per and two scores.
While many fans are echoing the thoughts of White and Marshall and want to see more of Greene, head coach Neal Brown was noncommittal about who his starting quarterback will be moving forward after the game and hinted that he may not make an announcement publicly until right before kickoff against Kansas State.