Mountaineer Nation had its chance to meet West Virginia’s new head football coach Neal Brown and the 2019 Mountaineers on Saturday morning.
Fan Day kicked off with autographs on the west concourse of Milan Puskar Stadium. The line extended past the indoor practice facility up to an hour before gates opened for the event.
All players and members of the coaching staff spent an hour signing Mountaineer memorabilia and interacting with some of their biggest supporters.
Fans in attendance also got their first look at this year’s team as they were allowed to watch the practice in its entirety.
Offensive coordinator Matt Moore and defensive coordinator Vic Koenning spoke to the media following practice No. 2 of fall camp and gave an update on their respective units.
Coach Brown said on the opening day that his team looks completely different now than it did in the spring. Coach Koenning echoed that statement on Saturday.
“We’re way way better than anytime we were in the spring, and that is going to give us a way better chance than we had before,” Koenning said in his opening statement, adding that there still are some bad habits that need corrected.
Coach Moore said he was impressed with the work his unit put in this summer, especially the offensive line.
“I feel much better about my group upfront and their togetherness. They are a really fun group to coach, they are going to play hard for each other,” Moore said. “We are really talented in some spots, I just have to fill in those other spots. I think it is there and we just have to keep pushing.”
The grind continues for the Mountaineers through Tuesday afternoon before taking a break from on-field drills on Wednesday.