Morgantown, West Virginia – During this week’s press conference, West Virginia head coach Neal Brown said there won’t be “night and day changes schematically this week” when the Mountaineers play the TCU Horned Frogs tonight at 7:30 on ESPNU.
In addition, Brown released his official depth chart earlier this week and it showed no major changes to his two-deep roster either.
Brown’s promise to “put everything on the table” in terms of changes to his 2-4 team appears to false. Brown, instead, will essentially put the very same product on the field that he has for the previous six weeks and hope for a different result.
Two weeks ago, Brown quote Albert Einstein: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results.”
Brown will trot out Jarret Doege as his starting quarterback. He will run the same or similar plays. And he will hope that his team can somehow upset a tough TCU team.
The fact that Brown has chosen to not make wholesome personnel or schematic adjustments shows just how stubborn and resistant to change he truly is, and unfortunately it is going to lead to more losses. Brown should have made massive changes following the Maryland game, where Jarret Doege essentially handed the game over to the Terrapins.
Brown’s record at WVU following bye weeks is 1-4, which points to a lack of preparation and necessary adjustments. Although Brown has many great attributes of an outstanding head coach, his refusal to admit his mistakes and make the appropriate changes is going to continue to hurt his West Virginia Mountaineers this season.
With that said, TCU has one of the worst rushing defenses in the country (120th out of 131 teams) and West Virginia’s offense could have a big game on the ground, despite Brown’s refusal to adapt.
Pessimistic view: HCNB is 1-4 at #WVU following bye weeks and he doesn’t seem ready to make any real changes today.
Optimistic View: TCU has one of the worst rushing defenses in the nation and #WVU’s offense should explode on the ground today.
— The Voice of Morgantown (@voicemorgantown) October 23, 2021