The Mountaineers start their 2021 campaign and taking on bordering state rival the Maryland Turds (or Terrapins if that floats your boat) in College Park this afternoon for a 3:30 PM Kickoff. The Mountaineers are a slight favorite, but we have also been put on the upset watch meaning we are one of today's favorites who could be upset. The game is in Maryland and Maryland's coach Mike Locksley was actually on the shortlist back in 2007 to replace Rich Rodriguez after he left for Michigan. Should be a good game.
I can't make a prediction, WVU does return Jarret Doege last seasons starting Quarterback, but he had to be pulled in the 2nd half of the bowl game against Army as was Running Back Leddie Brown, and none of last years receivers had me very confident that any of them could make a routine catch last year. However it is a new year, a revamped Offensive Line and hopefully the bugs are all worked out as we begin Neal Brown's third year as the WVU Head Football Coach.
I'll be watching with great anticipation this afternoon that we can in fact win the game, but I do have to say I'm not that confident coming into this season. I would welcome the opportunity to prove my gut is wrong and that this is a solid football team, but that will have to be done on the field.
Have yourselves a great day and a great start to the 2021 season.