With the summer in full swing, most college students are taking vacations to the beach, taking summer courses, interning and working summer jobs. For West Virginia quarterback Jarret Doege, the summer is the time for improvement, preparation and football.
Tuesday evening, the Mountaineers quarterback posted to his Instagram account how he recently spent some time this summer; at the Manning Passing Academy in Thibodaux, Lousiana (on Nicholls State University Campus).
The Manning Passing Academy has been an institution for over 25 years as a camp where players can work to grasp a deeper understanding of their position. Founded by Archie Manning, The camp is a three-day event every July where players from all across the country can come together to work on honing and defining their skillset for the upcoming season. The academy brings middle school, high school and college aged athletes together with the collegiate athletes mentoring the younger crowd before getting time themselves to work and throw at their level.
Doege’s work ethic is not new news for anyone who’s followed the Mountaineer over the last several seasons and is known for his off-season practice; having posted a video to his Twitter last spring of his mom practicing drills with the quarterback during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The quarterback finished the 2020 season 239-374, with 2,587 yards and 14 touchdowns. In his final season as a Mountaineer, Doege will look to continue to improve on those stats and build toward a successful season.
The Mountaineers open the 2021 season with a road trip to take on the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday, September 4.