On Monday morning, head football coach Neal Brown spoke on the conference’s weekly coaches call following West Virginia’s double overtime home win over the Baylor Bears.
“Big win for us, a really good program win. We are improving because a year ago, we found a way to lose that game — this year, we found a way to win it.”
Brown’s team is on their second bye week, which will look a little different compared to the first bye week of the season. The team will participate in more short, concise practices to keep up conditioning.
Brown commented on the one positive COVID-19 test on the football team, which was announced by the player himself Saturday morning prior to the Baylor game. Brown pointed out that since the positive test result, the team has tried to stay separated since the end of Saturday’s game. As of Monday, the plan is for the team to stay apart until Tuesday afternoon at the earliest.
The head coach was proud of the defensive performance his team put up, pointing out that he knew his defense would play well. “We played really well defensively last year ay Baylor with a chance to win,” Brown said. “We didn’t play as good as we could versus Oklahoma State. I knew our kids would bounce back in the right way.”
Finally, Brown remarked on the struggles seen across the board in college football in 2020. The head coach gave a detailed response showing his thought and insight on the overall situation: