During his weekly radio show on Thursday evening, WVU Head Coach Neal Brown had the opportunity to speak about Mountaineer Quarterback Jarret Doege.
While his stats may not indicate so, Doege has had a rough first two Big 12 games. He has thrown for 496 yards, two touchdowns against two interceptions, and has completed 63% of his passes. In these games, however, the offense has only scored 14 in regulation against the Baylor Bears, and 13 against the Oklahoma State Cowboys. The unit has for the most part sputtered, and it is mostly due to an inconsistent passing game.
Brown would claim that Doege doesn’t necessarily have any issues right now, but that he just needs to “go out there and play.” Self-inflicted stress is the main contributor Neal Brown listed for the Bowling Green transfer’s struggles. He has simply put too much on his own shoulders, and he just needs to go out there and compete.
Brown would reiterate his faith in Doege, claiming that his “breakout game is coming.” He does not know when, but he certainly hopes it will be this week against the Kansas Jayhawks.
It is still early in the season, and Doege has plenty of time to turn his fortunes around. He is the answer at quarterback right now, and Coach Brown believes so, as well.