Morgantown, W.VA. – Streaming live from his home office in Morgantown, head coach Neal Brown met with members of the media to give another update on the West Virginia football program and how it is handling the current COVID-19 situation. Coach Brown, his staff and his players are going on several weeks of safe social distancing, with those in the State of West Virginia working from home due to the shelter in place mandate.
Brown’s press conference was a brief recap of what his team has been doing remotely over the last several weeks as the Big 12 has put a hold on resuming sports activities until May 31. The football program is allowed four hours of meetings a week per current conference regulations, with the team having two weekly all-team meetings (Tuesday and Thursday) and each position group meeting three times per week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday).
As previously mentioned in his last conference, strength and conditioning coach Mike Joseph continues to send players workouts that are conducive to their surroundings and what is and isn’t available to them. All student athletes are officially working on their online schooling, and all classes have been transitioned to online learning for the remainder of the semester. Brown is hopeful that his players will have another productive semester academically.
Brown has long been a man with a plan and loves open lines of communication, so it is not a shock to see that the head coach excelling in his lines of communication. Brown pointed out that he is always on his phone, texting, using FaceTime, sitting in on Zoom calls to make sure he is connecting with his staff and players; but also recruits and their families.
Brown is always a look to the bright side person and finds the good in just about every situation, so it is no surprise that the head coach’s closing remarks on the current state of affairs finds a way to be every day grateful, “This is a tragic event. But I do think there are some positives in our life that can come from this.. I wish it wouldn’t have happened under these circumstances, but spending time with my family during this is something I’ve enjoyed.”