WVU Welcomes Special Guest to Fall Camp

Musician Charles Wesley Godwin visited WVU’s latest fall camp practice on Monday.

Morgantown, WV – The West Virginia University Mountaineers are no stranger to being the underdog. Heading into the 2023 season, they are projected to be the worst team in the Big 12 Conference – selected 14th in the preseason polls.

As if that wasn’t enough motivation for them, the inspirational speech that they received at their latest fall camp session will likely have them ready to run through a wall.

Head Coach Neal Brown welcomed renowned musician Charles Wesley Godwin to the practice field today. Godwin gave a brief message to the team, and it was certainly one that will leave an impact moving forward.

The Morgantown native knows what it’s like to be doubted. As evident in his speech, Godwin used “2:20” as motivation for his music career. While performing in Kentucky, him and his band were given that time slot, and not given the same amount of respect that those who played after him garnered.

Godwin made the connection between his “2:20” motivation, and WVU’s potential to use “14th” in the same capacity moving forward – referencing their selection at 14th in the Big 12 Preseason Poll.

Watch the incredible speech in the post listed below.


(Photo by WVU Athletics) 

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Clark Johnson
Clark Johnson is a Football Columnist for The Voice of West Virginia. He is a student at Concord University and is majoring in History with a minor in Political Science. He became a Mountaineer fan at 9-years old and has not missed a WVU football game since 2008. He is honored to bring new perspective and fresh content to the best fanbase in the nation!