Morgantown, West Virginia – Earlier today, former West Virginia star quarterback Pat White posted a message on his social media account, endorsing current President of the LSU Tiger Athletic Foundation Matt Borman to replace Shane Lyons as the next director of athletics at West Virginia University.
We reached out to White to see if he also had a recommendation for who should be the next football head coach if/when Neal Brown is fired following the season.
White, who is now an offensive assistant for the Los Angeles Chargers, believes that he knows the perfect person for the job.
Beatty, 49, is the wide receivers coach for the Chargers alongside White and is a former assistant coach at Pitt, Maryland, Virginia, Wisconsin, Illinois, Vanderbilt and was the running backs/slot receivers coach for the West Virginia Mountaineers from 2008-2010.
When asked why he would pick Beatty to replace Brown, White said the following: “A native of 757 (area code 757 is located in eastern Virginia and covers Chesapeake, Newport News, Portsmouth and Suffolk) that will recruit the best of the best and empower all the rest that want to be a part of magical Morgantown. You would be hard-pressed to find a player that has anything but positive feedback from interactions with Chris Beatty.”
White added, “Chris Beatty deserves to be at the top of everyone’s list.”
Although Beatty has not been mentioned as a top candidate in early reports yet, getting an endorsement from the greatest player in West Virginia history will certainly raise some eyebrows around Morgantown.