Leddie Brown Will Be the Key to an Improved Running Game

West Virginia Mountaineers running back Leddie Brown (4) rushes the ball against Texas Longhorns on Saturday.

West Virginia held their first scrimmage of fall camp today, and head Coach Neal Brown shared his thoughts on the action.

In a report by John Antonik of WVU, Brown is quoted praising running back Leddie Brown. Antonik would write that the team had more success running the ball today than they did “at any point last season.” Neal Brown would credit much of the newfound success to Leddie Brown.

“Leddie was really good today and he is a guy for us to be one of the most improved teams in the country he’s got to be a guy that is consistent for us.”

Neal Brown would also elaborate on what he did that impressed — “He was more patient today. He finished runs and made guys miss and broke tackles at the second and third levels, which has been a point of emphasis.”

Many Mountaineer fans have voiced their concerns with the running game going into the season, and to hear that it is already showing signs of improvement should ease the minds of West Virginians. Many outlets have labeled Leddie Brown as a potential breakout star in 2020, and it is seeming as if that may come to fruition.

The entire report by John Antonik on today’s scrimmage can be found on WVUSports.com.