In 1988, future College Football Hall of Famer Major Harris excited the WVU fanbase with his cannon-like arm and elusiveness, ending his sophomore season with a heart-breaking loss to the eventual national champions. In 1993, Jake "The Snake" Kelchner led the Mountaineers through an undefeated regular season with smart passing and shades of elusiveness. In 2007, Pat White nearly ran WVU to a national title shot. I still don't want to discuss that Pitt game and I hope Rich Rodriguez rots in the hot place. God Bless Bill Stewart forever.
The point is this: WVU football, for some inexplicable reason, simply performs better with a dual threat quarterback. Our Mountain Magic comes out when the guy taking the snaps can run the ball. Greene is that guy. Like Pat White, he's got a baseball background. He has the high energy of Major Harris.
We play Virginia Tech at home in 5 days. The Hokies defense looked good against a ranked UNC team in their opening week with a swarming defense that wrapped up tackles and stymied the Tar Heel offense. If they can stop Sam Howell, what hope does a game manager like Doege have? There won't be RAC yards for receivers against the Hokies; the Hokies wrap tackle and hit hard every play. No; it will take the electricity of a running quarterback paired with a strong running back at his side to confuse the defense with a well-executed option attack to win this game.
If WVU football is to be successful this year, we need a change. Start Greene. It's been said that Doege knows the offense better. Knowing an ineffective offense isn't a plus. Greene can flat out run. Doege can't. We have a leaky offensive line this year. Leaky lines and lead-legged quarterbacks don't mix. Start Greene. Greene can flat out run. Doege can't. It's been said that Neal Brown is a modern day Don Nehlen. Yeah; I'd agree. Brown called for a draw play on third and a mile. Don Nehlen's greatest success came with a running quarterback.
Stop denying Mountain history, coach. Start Greene. Let's RUN for the win.