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Coach Brown’s Corner: Bye Week allows team to prepare for Texas-sized challenge

Morgantown, W. Va. — The Mountaineers are on the heels of their first conference win, and road trip victory, as they roll into the first bye week of the season. Coach Brown’s team escaped September with a 3-1 record, something many had not thought would happen after the Missouri blowout. Coach Brown addressed the media during his routine Tuesday press conference with many already turning their eyes to Homecoming weekend’s Texas Longhorns coming to town.

Brown’s first topic of discussion was his teams first conference win of the season, a narrow 29-24 victory over the Kansas Jayhawks. Brown was succinct in his recap of the game, saying what everyone in the room was thinking; “Wasn’t our best but we got it done.”

Brown was happy with the zero turnovers from the offense, as well as the run game but felt the offense needed more “explosive plays” as the season moves on. On the topic of the offensive line, Brown pointed out that Josh Sills had season-ending surgery on his shoulder Tuesday, having missed the last two games with his shoulder injury.

Brown went on to discuss the team’s bye week, which will have a few extra days of prep work for taking on the Longhorns. Brown also looks for improvement from quarterback Austin Kendall, expecting more improvement on his downfield passes.

During Tuesday’s conference, Brown pointed out that his team didn’t have the best practice leading up to the Kansas win and was proud of his team for coming home with a win. Now his team has an additional week to prepare, ironically the same amount of time as Texas, and will look to keep the momentum moving forward through the week and into Homecoming week next week.

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