A critical week of fall camp is underway for the Mountaineers.
At his press conference Wednesday, head coach Neal Brown explained why he believes West Virginia’s upcoming practices will prove vital for his team. He believes teams make their biggest improvements after their first scrimmage of the season.
The Mountaineers played their first scrimmage Saturday.
“In season, coaches always talk about making your biggest improvement between week one and week two,” Brown said. “I kind of agree with that during the season, but I think your biggest overall improvement as a football team actually happens between your first scrimmage and your second scrimmage.”
WVU is scheduled to play its second scrimmage of fall camp Friday night, and the the head coach said he has noticed an “eagerness” in recent practices.
“I think this is when we’ve got to make our biggest improvement,” Brown said.
Numerous position battles are still ongoing, but Brown said he hopes this important week of practice — as well as Friday’s scrimmage — should lead to a clear hierarchy in the depth chart. He even noted that the upcoming scrimmage could determine West Virginia’s starting quarterback.
“Friday night will decide who we’re gonna play with and who we’re not gonna play with early on,” said Brown.
Watch Brown’s latest press conference at the top of this page, then watch press conferences with defensive coordinator Vic Koenning and co-offensive coordinator Matt Moore below: