Please Share

MORGANTOWN, WV – Earlier this offseason I stated that West Virginia would be lucky to win over six games. I even stated Neal Brown’s hot seat sat at a 6.5 out of 10.

I’m not going to say I’m overly satisfied with how Brown’s tenure at West Virginia has gone thus far, but there is at least three offensive linemen on the Mountaineers that likely go pro next year.

The Mountaineers running attack should be better than previous years and if they get solid quarterback play the offense should be able to move the ball and score points.

Let’s face it, West Virginia plays a tough non-conference schedule against Penn State and Pitt, but they play Houston, UCF, BYU, and Cincinnati, all newcomers to the Big 12. Not saying all four of those games are wins for WVU, but if they win those four, beat Pitt and handle Duquesne then that’s six wins.

The Mountaineers do play Texas Tech, TCU, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma. As of now that is two ranked opponents in the conference — TCU and Oklahoma — both on the road.

Week One against Penn State will say a lot about the season for West Virginia. How they handle that game will determine how their season plays out.

Right now I have WVU at 8-4 on the year. Is it generous? Sure, but it’s not out of the realm of possibilities either.

Photo: Ben Queen/


Please Share