Athlon Sports Predicts Miserable Season for WVU

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Athlon Sports recently released their 2023 College Football preview magazines. With four additions to the Big 12, where does the outlet have the Mountaineers finishing in the standings?

Morgantown, WV – Coming off of a 5-7 season, the West Virginia Mountaineers will be looking to rebound in 2023. Neal Brown and his staff will be relying on a slew of inexperience and transfer additions to save their jobs. Unfortunately for them, there aren’t many people giving them a chance to improve, or even return to bowl season.

Athlon Sports, an outlet known for their preseason magazines, released their 2023 College Football previews on May 21st. The Mountaineers, who open their season at Penn State on September 2nd, were ranked as one of the worst Power Five teams.

The preview has West Virginia finishing with a 4-8 record overall, and a 3-6 record in Big 12 play. This will be good enough for dead last in the Big 12 – 14th place.

Should this come to fruition, it can certainly be expected that Neal Brown will not be retained for a sixth season in Morgantown. Hopefully the staff will be using this as motivational material going into the season.

Today marks 100 days until the return of Mountaineer Football. WVU will kickoff the 2023 with a primetime game against the Nittany Lions. The season opener is slated for a 7:30 start, and will be televised on NBC.