Neal Brown Gives His Thoughts on Quarterback Competition

Morgantown, West Virginia – West Virginia head coach Neal Brown appeared on The Statewide Sportsline this evening and was asked about the quarterback competition heading into the 2022-2023 season. With Garrett Greene and Will “Goose” Crowder returning and Nicco Marchiol joining the team, Brown will have a loaded quarterback room and it sounds like he is interested in adding another experienced quarterback from the transfer portal.

Here’s what Brown had to say about his returning quarterbacks:

Garrett Greene – “He needs to make some strides. He needs to get bigger so that he can withstand the Big 12 defenses. He needs to be more accurate when throwing the ball down the field.”

Will “Goose” Crowder – “We’re excited about him. Dual threat quarterback as well. Cool, calm, nothing bothers him. I’m intrigued by how he does in the Spring.”

Nicco Marchiol – “One of the highest profile quarterbacks we’ve had here in a while. He has the it factor and all of the intangibles. But you have to be careful with young quarterbacks. You don’t want to play young quarterbacks before they are ready. I believe that can really harm them if you play them too early.”

Do We Add a Transfer? 

“Do we add someone in that room? We’ll be careful with that in the next 3-5 days, but I’m comfortable with what we have if we don’t.”

Based on what Neal Brown had to say about playing young quarterbacks not playing, look for West Virginia to pursue an experienced quarterback over the next couple of days.

Jaxson Dart, who immediately announced that he was entering the transfer portal after his former offensive coordinator at USC, Graham Harrell, was announced as the new offensive coordinator at West Virginia. Dart, a legit five star recruit who is the former National High School Player of the Year, would be a perfect quarterback to step in and be next year’s starting quarterback.