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To say Neal Brown is between a rock and a hard place would be an understatement.
Sitting at 3-6 for the season and 20-24 overall, Brown’s seat is now engulfed in flames. Should he continue to lose, then he will certainly find himself out of a job. It may not be at the end of this season, but it will come eventually.
However, while all may seem lost, it is not outside the realm of possibility that Brown can get this thing turned around. While the 2022 campaign has been a huge letdown, the roster is still littered with talent – young talent.
The Mountaineers have had what seems like a plethora of freshmen and sophomores have to step up in big roles this season. Here are some just to name a few:
-Raleigh Collins, DB
-C.J. Donaldson, RB/TE
-Jacolby Spells, DB
-Jeremiah Aaron, WR
-Mumu Bin-Wahad, DB
The list could just go on and on.
Having so much tremendous young talent accompanied with incoming talent in the 2023 class could play a pivotal role if Neal Brown is to turn this around. These players simply need time to develop under Brown. But if they develop and these results continue, then it will be apparent that Brown simply isn’t a good fit.
The Mountaineer Football program is in horrendous shape right now. Though this is miserable, I believe that those in charge in Morgantown will eventually get things right. Whether that be with Coach Brown or someone else.
Maybe we shouldn’t write off Brown just yet. Sometimes things take a little bit longer than expected to get right.