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    Playing Time Decisions For QBs Of WVU Football, Basketball MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – All of a sudden they’re sitting on two quarterback controversies at Wes
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    McBride did not play like typical freshman.  Sometimes talent outweighs experience.  Also, McCabe does not have much experience either.  He did not play a lot early last season.


    It will be interesting to see how this plays out. I still have faith in McCabe. He’s a battler.  This also helps WVU be more flexible across the board, as Knapper doesn’t have to play all his minutes at point, and that frees Haley up to slide down to forward at times.


    If all the individuals concerned can keep their heads on straight, then STRONG competition for playing time is only going to make better players out of McCabe and McBride which then makes us stronger as a team.

    With not much left on the table this year in football, I would not at all be opposed to some QB rotation between Kendall, Doege, and Lowe to improve game speed exposure of each, assess skill sets, judge performance against their best skill sets, and further position them a for spirited group competition going into the spring.


    No doubt that Doege is going to play some on Saturday.

    Lowe, I am just not sure on.


    Which confuses me a bit.  With some of the nation’s elite teams featuring highly mobile QBs, and Lowe “appears” to have that box checked, then why wouldn’t he get more game time outside of garbage time to see if he can deliver?

    Reminds me of something too – an injury put Pat White on the field and after that he never relinquished the role until his eligibility expired.

    Would love to see Neal Brown asked about Lowe for an in depth assessment on his part.


    He’s just not near either of the others in terms of throwing the ball.

    Also, IMO, he’s not an elusive runner. He has some speed, but not a lot of wiggle, again IMO. Also, as his strength is in runnig the ball, that doesn’t square up with West Virginia’s inabiity to run block.

    We’ve asked about Lowe to both Brown and Reagan. It has been clear that he was last of the scholarship QBs on the roster, although they did not say that directly.

    One other point. QB is the only position where the stance is taken to  “just see what he can do”. If that’s a valid approach, shouldn’t there be a clamor to play every available offensive lineman, as their performance has been far worse than anything at QB?

    The answer is that those players aren’t ready, or probably aren’t good enough yet. Putting them out there and getting them overwhelmed could have lasting consequences.

    Is there a package of plays where Lowe could have some success? Maybe so, but that would require much better blocking.

    As for Pat White, he wasn’t starting, but he was playing. his freshman year.  He too was very limited throwing the ball, but had generational running skills, including great quick twitch reactions and moves. That’s not something I see here. Why RR didn’t ID that earlier is a good question, but some of it had to do with the fact that he did want to have passing as part of the game plan. It just took that UL game to show that he was going to be so special running it that passing mattered little.


    Fair answers.  Thanks, Kevin.


    Excellent answers.


    Trey Lowe is very tentative when he’s in there , I think that’s why he’s not playing more!

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