Morgantown, West Virginia – Following today’s 65-7 beatdown of the Towson Tigers, West Virginia Mountaineers head coach Neal Brown was full of compliments for his quarterbacks.
“I said that when we named JT the starter, I feel really good about those guys,” Brown said in his post game press conference. “I was really pleased that Goose and Nicco got to run a real drive, because I think those guys are players. They throw the ball really well. They are both guys that can run. I feel really good about our current situation. I feel really good about the future of the quarterback position as well.”
What about Garrett Greene?
Greene, who was 3/6 for 45 yards passing and who rushed 3 times for 59 yards and 1 touchdown, was met on the sidelines by his head coach with frustration and disappointment after a beautiful touchdown run in the second half.
The same happened last year. Although Greene outperformed former starter Jarret Doege, Brown routinely praised Doege while constantly finding excuses to not play Greene.
“He has to learn to make better decisions.”
“He makes poor reads.”
“He lacks experience.”
“He has to take care of the ball better.”
None of these were accurate statements, of course, but because he was the head coach and he somehow had the support of the fan base at the time, no one questioned his choice to stick with Doege game after game after loss after loss.
What’s up with Neal Brown’s bizarre treatment of Garrett Greene? Nothing Greene does makes Brown happy, it seems. pic.twitter.com/KTasucr7c3
— The Voice of Morgantown (@voicemorgantown) September 17, 2022
Garrett Greene is by all accounts a hard-worker and a tremendous teammate, but eventually this unfair, unjust treatment by his head coach will certainly affect him, if it hasn’t already.
It’s actually shocking that he hasn’t already transferred from the program. He sat patiently behind a bumbling, walking mistake in Jarret Doege last year, worked his ass off to win the starting position this year but will never be trusted to be the team’s starter. When JT Daniels leaves, it’s clear that Nicco Marchiol is the future of the team.
Garrett Greene is an exceptional talent and deserves better, but unfortunately as long as Neal Brown is the head coach of the team, he will never be given a fair opportunity to shine.