Morgantown, W.VA. – West Virginia head football coach Neal Brown addressed the media via Zoom on Tuesday afternoon following the team’s double overtime win over Baylor. The Mountaineers are a few days into their second bye week of the season before playing host to the Kansas Jayhawks on October 17 in Morgantown.
Brown opened the conference proud of his team’s big win, and hoping that it would be a true turning point for the program; showing the improvement the team has made and that they can compete at the highest level.
“Great program win on Saturday versus a Baylor program that I have a lot of respect for . . . the turnaround they’ve had, that’s a tough physical team.”
Brown pointed out that Saturday’s game was not the prettiest game, but that the team managed to fight for a win, which he hopes will be a continuing trend. “It wasn’t pretty but we found ways to win the game,” Brown said. The coach went on to point out that his defensive coaches did a great job with their game plan and that the team went out and really played a truly physical game.
Brown pointed out that Darius Stills continues to showcase his abilities, with his brother Dante right on his heels.
“Darius’ best attribute is his quickness . . . he has a really good feel for the movements we run . . . When he is in a position to make plays, he makes plays. It sounds simple but it’s not,: Brown said. “That was the hardest Dante Stills has played in any game of his West Virginia career. If he continues to play with that energy, he will continue to make plays and be productive.”
The head coach touched on recruiting, pointing out that the coaching staff’s focus would be wrapping up the 2021 recruits and getting work started on 2022 recruits this week.
The Mountaineers will play host to the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday October 17, with a noon kickoff on FS1.