The 2016 WVU Football season didn’t end the way most had hoped, but finishing 10-3 is certainly something Dana Holgorsen can build on. We’re going to take a look at some storylines – or building blocks, if you will – for the 2017 Mountaineers.
A lot can be said about WVU Football and what they’ll do in 2017. Losing senior leaders like Tyler Orlosky, Rasul Douglas and Noble Nwachukwu won’t directly benefit the Mountaineers moving forward, but it will open avenues for younger players to grow and contribute. The addition of Will Grier will be a sure-fire hot topic throughout the summer and into the season, but does he have what it takes to lead us to the Big 12 title game? Wide receiver is another position with some uncertainty, but with Ka’Raun White and Jovon Durante thrust into bigger roles after a few departures, there will be some experience. Getting Dravon Askew-Henry and Brendan Ferns back from season-ending injuries in 2016 will boost Tony Gibson’s defense, but expect to see many new, unfamiliar faces sporting the Old Gold & Blue next season.
Shall we get started?