dana holgorsen

Following West Virginia’s spring game on Saturday, Dana Holgorsen gave a ton of praise to his team and program and where it stands, and especially new QB Will Grier. And why not? The Mountaineers are coming off a 10-win season that shocked the Big 12 and the country by storm. It landed Holgorsen and nice extension as he hopes to continue that momentum this fall.

Well, one of the biggest reasons for optimism in Morgantown is new quarterback Will Grier, who transferred from Florida last year. Grier will replace the graduating Skyler Howard.

Yeah, he looked pretty good to me. Did he look good to you? Yeah. He’s as good as advertised. I just like the kid’s demeanor. I mean, he’s got complete control of the huddle. It’s going to be different when it’s live bullets and he can get hit. We’re obviously protecting him right now.

 He’s got complete control. He has a really good idea of what we want him to do offensively. His accuracy is outstanding. The one thing that you can’t see right now because we’re protecting him is his ability to be able to keep the play alive with scrambles and some quarterback run game. He’s better at that than you think because you think since he’s got such a good arm, you think he’s just a pocket guy. But he can move around and make some plays. 

I know spring football is all about how great everyone looks, but if you watched Grier play at Florida a couple years ago, there’s nothing surprising here. Throw in the weapons he will have at his disposal in the backfield, along with a solid group of wide outs, along with new OC Jake Spavital, there are going to be some fireworks in Morgantown this fall.

I don’t think it’s even debatable that the Mountaineers will have the best quarterback they’ve had since Geno Smith. Now that’s exciting stuff.

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