WVU HC Neal Brown Noncommittal About Starting Quarterback Moving Forward
MORGANTOWN, W.Va – To no surprise, West Virginia head coach was noncommittal when asked the question he knew he was going to get after Garrett Greene led the Mountaineers to a win over Oklahoma.
Brown made it clear he will not make any decision on who WVU’s starting quarterback will be next week until his team begins to practice for Kansas State. He even hinted that he may not make a public announcement and that call may end up being something those outside the program are not aware of until just before kickoff.
WVU HC Neal Brown makes it clear he will not be making a decision about his starting quarterback until late next week. He says it might not even be announced publicly before the game.
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Greene took charge of the game when he came in for JT Daniels early in the first half. He initially was in control of a couple of series, possessions that saw the team have its best success on offense to that point, before it then being clear to start the second half that he was going to be under center, for bette or worse, the rest of the way.
The 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.
Daniels completed seven out of 12 pass attempts for just 65 yards and threw an interception before Greene took over.
It will now remain to be seen who starts next week, but it is likely both see playing time throughout the rest of the season. “That’s fair,” Brown offered as his response to being asked if they will both play, regardless who is named the starter.
Brown also mentioned that the matchup allowed Greene to be the best option. This was due to the issues they noticed the Sooners were having against the run.