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What Neal Brown had to say after his team’s first scrimmage

West Virginia head coach Neal Brown spoke to the media about his team’s progress through fall camp and how they are preparing for the start of the season.

Today was West Virginia’s first scrimmage in the stadium. Brown looked for guys to begin to take a step forward in development before the beginning of prep for the Maryland game starts on August 25th.

“We’re going to go right to the 24th,” Brown said. “We’ll take all [roster] decisions up to the 24th.”

Brown also spoke of penalties and how his team needs to be more disciplined before the season starts.

“Today was about exposing some bad habits,” Brown said of his team’s performance. “We got exposed on some things from a discipline standpoint that we have to clean up.”

Brown knows his team has a lot to clean up before his team starts playing in a real game against Maryland. He thinks his team’s lack of discipline today needs to be cleaned up and Brown knows his team still has time until the season begins.

“The good news is we have 3 weeks, but now the clock is ticking. We have a real clear picture of what we have to get better at.”

Another bright spot Brown said has been Tony Mathis. Brown said Mathis has had a good camp thus far and has really worked on himself during the offseason.

“I thought Tony Mathis was the guy that stood out offensively,” Brown said. We always talk about its about work and his season last year didn’t go the way exactly wanted to. He comes back and he’s been workout warrior multiple times during this during this offseason, won an award from the weight room staff and he’s been a real bright spot at camp.”

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