MORGANTOWN, WV – For the first time in half a decade, the West Virginia Mountaineers have a plethora of momentum heading into an offseason. Coming off of a 9-4 campaign in 2023, Neal Brown and company have their eyes set on bigger and better things heading into 2024.
According to Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports, the Mountaineers could be one of the 10 teams in College Football that are ready to make some noise next fall. Earlier today, Dodd ranked the Mountaineers as the 8th team most likely to make their presence known in 2024.
Here is what he had to say about the Mountaineers:
“Neal Brown hopped off the hot seat with an efficient nine-win season. Garrett Greene led an offense (434 yards per game) that was more productive than notable yard-gobblers Missouri and Oklahoma State last season. If momentum continues, the Mountaineers can dream about a CFP berth. In the wide-open Big 12, why not West Virginia?”
In just a one-year span, WVU went from being considered one of the worst teams in all of College Football to a team uttered in the same sentence as the College Football Playoff. This not only puts the nation’s eyes on West Virginia, it also sets a standard that Neal Brown must reach in order for 2024 to be considered a success.
Despite having a rough start to his tenure in Morgantown, Brown has the opportunity to prove that he can maintain success at the Power Five level. It is much harder to please a fanbase in the Big 12 as opposed to Troy in the Sun Belt. If he can build on what was easily one of WVU’s best seasons in the Big 12, expect Wren Baker to lock Brown down with yet another contract extension.
Expectations have never been higher for Neal Brown at West Virginia University.
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