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WVU HC Neal Brown on QB Battle: ‘I Know Who’s Going to Start’



Neal Brown on WVU Football QBs Garrett Greene and Nicco Marchiol
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WVU HC Neal Brown discussed the quarterback battle between Garrett Greene and Nicco Marchiol on Monday afternoon. Brown stated that he knows who his answer will be against Penn State on week one.

“I know who’s going to play. I know who’s going to start, but I’m not ready to announce that yet. It’s been decided,” Brown said to the media.

“I feel good about both of them but one is a little further ahead,” Brown added.

All eyes immediately turn to Greene, who started the final three games of last season. Greene recorded 493 passing yards and five touchdowns in the air with 276 rushing yards and five more touchdowns from the ground. Greene helped the Mountaineers defeat Oklahoma for the first time in the Big 12 and Oklahoma State in Stillwater. Greene, who is entering his junior season, has sat behind former quarterbacks Jarret Doege and JT Daniels for the past three years.

The other candidate to look at is Marchiol, who is a top-30 recruit of all-time at West Virginia. Marchiol is entering his redshirt freshman year after appearing in two games in 2022. Marchiol went 2-of-4 against Towson with a passing touchdown. The Arizona native also played in the final game of the season against Oklahoma State where he threw for 29 yards and rushed for 32.

WV Sports Now will keep you up to date on when Brown officially names the starter against Penn State. The Mountaineers and Nittany Lions will kick off at 7:30 p.m. on NBC in State College, Pa.

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