With spring practice beginning for the Mountaineers this week, fans will be looking to have their questions answered over the course of the next seven weeks. After a lackluster 2019 season, West Virginia has several areas on all three sides of the ball in need of improvement.

Here are The Voice of West Virginia’s 3 predictions for the spring practice session:

  1. Jarret Doege Will Win the QB Job Easily: Despite Neal Brown claiming no quarterback has the upper hand at the moment, Doege is clearly the answer moving forward. His decision making, and superior arm strength set him apart from Austin Kendall. Expect Doege to be named starter by the conclusion of spring.
  2. The Running Game Will Show Only Slight Improvements:  After a horrendous effort from the running game in 2019, West Virginia will look to improve as quickly as possible. However, Rome was not built over night. The running game will improve this spring, but it will not be noticeable to most fans. Mountaineer Nation may come out of the spring game still frustrated with the offensive line, but the running game should be back on track by kickoff on September 5th.
  3. Punting Will Be an Issue: With the graduation of Josh Growden, Neal Brown will be looking to replace superb talent at the punting position. Kolton McGhee and Evan Matthes will battle it out for the position, but neither have any live-game experience. Expect Brown to hit the transfer portal to bring experience to such a crucial position on special teams.