Morgantown, West Virginia – This is all the world we live in. Global college athletics has changed dramatically over the past few seasons and like it or not, college athletes are being paid a sizable amount.
West Virginia Mountain residents have finished the 2021-2022 season with a disappointing 6-7 scoreline. With some of the key players graduating or leaving the program to enter the transfer portal, Neal Brown will need to replace a large part of his roster.
Even though it was West Virginia that had some of the most talented and stable young midfielders (Nicco Marchiol, Garrett Greene, Will “Goose” Crowder), they were all completely inexperienced and the Mountain community couldn’t afford to rebuild years. this. Winning the season opener in the Backyard Brawl against Pitt was absolutely necessary for the future of the football program, and Neal Brown couldn’t take this lightly. Starting Marchiol, Greene or Crowder in such a necessary game is really risky.
On the other hand, the Mountaineers would be much better off playing experienced quarterbacks who wouldn’t be distracted by the pressure of the game.
Enter JT Daniels.
Daniels, a 6’3 junior, is a former five-star quarterback and played for new West Virginia offensive coordinator Graham Harrell at USC as a freshman. Daniels would be the perfect transitional quarterback to step in and start for the Mountaineers as the team’s young quarterback develops.
He played in the big PAC 12 and SEC games in front of some of the biggest audiences in college football. His Georgia Bulldogs won the th national championship. then. He’d seen and done it all, and a game against the Pitt Panthers wouldn’t worry him in the slightest.
Giving players $1 million dollars seems harsh and unrealistic, but at the end of the day, this is what it takes to compete with the other top programs in the country.
Daniels has had former offensive coordinator at USC, Graham Harrell, in West Virginia in a similar position, and he knows he has familiarity with Harrell’s foul. Shifting Daniels $1 million to come in and be the starting quarterback would seal the deal and be totally worthy of the soccer program.