With the States starting to reopen businesses and college athletics being a big part of the revenue for cities and States I look to see college athletics to start returning to campus. WVU HC Brown has already mentioned the ‘Climb’ in an interview.
I, for one, am looking very much forward to the 2020 collegiate football season, more especially the mountaineers. The biggest area of improvement will come from WVU’s offense. We should see an improved offense line, improved quarterback play from Jarred Doege, improved play in the running game, and more of a connection between Doege and the receivers. We should see an improved return game, and better play from the secondary. The line-backing core and defensive line will also improve, but these groups were already pretty good. I also look for improved tight-end play with more tight-end involvement in the passing game.
This team will look much different on the field. Look to see some different uniform combination. I don’t look to see WVU contenting for the Big XII Title in 2020. I look for WVU to go 9 – 3 or 10 – 2 and get a Bowl bid. I just don’t see Doege being one of the nations top quarterbacks’. I know as soon as season starts I am going to see someone writing about Doege as Heisman candidate, and then we’ll see Doege falter and these wishes of these dreamers begin to wane.
Due to a much improved offensive line look to see a very productive running game. The player I want to see what he can do is Running Back Jason Edward from Bluefield, WV. I love seeing players from the southern part of the State succeeding, because back in the day it was this area that was King of coal. The Bluefield Beavers have a 4-Star Corner Back, Isaiah Johnson (6’2”, 180), that I truly hope WVU can land for 2021. Over the years WVU has had some really good players from this area. Probably the most rememberable was Bob Gresham, from Big Creek High School. Gresham went on to play several years in the NFL.
Enjoy the Climb!