(Photo via WVU Recruiting)
It seems like it has been forever since Sam Brown last took the field for the Mountaineers. The now University of Houston wide receiver appeared in nine games for West Virginia between 2020 and 2021. Tallying 10 catches for 108 yards, the Georgia native never caught his stride in Morgantown.
Brown had somewhat of a resurgence with the Cougars in 2022 – 41 catches for 471 yards and 4 touchdowns – and will be looking to build off that success in 2023.
With Houston now being a member of the Big 12 Conference, they will welcome the Mountaineers to Houston on October 12th. This game will be a marquee matchup with Dana Holgorsen at the helm for the Cougars. However, it appears as if Brown also has some things to hash out with the Mountaineers.
Oct 12 2023!
— Sam Brown jr. (@playboisammy) January 31, 2023
Brown tweeted the date of the game on Tuesday afternoon, indicating his excitement for the game. No ill feelings between the two side have been made public, but it appears as if there is something below the surface here.
Did Brown feel that he was slighted due to his lack of playing time in Morgantown? Is there bad blood between him and the staff? Or is he just trying to prove himself?
Nobody knows, really.
What we do know is Sam Brown is no stranger to having an emotional side. This was evident during Houston’s loss to Tulsa in 2022.
Camera shows Houston’s Sam Brown slap a Tulsa player after the game pic.twitter.com/BvRLxRj5Rz
— Joseph Duarte (@Joseph_Duarte) November 27, 2022
In this tweet by Joseph Duarte of the Houston Chronicle, Brown is seen slapping an opposing player in the face. No context was given on the situation, but this certainly was not a good look for the talented speedster.
Does Sam Brown’s seemingly negative feelings towards WVU raise your excitement levels for this matchup in any way?
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