A Young Group of Receivers Looking to Make a Big Impact

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All eyes will be on the offense in West Virginia’s season opener against Eastern Kentucky on Saturday. Jarret Doege has taken the offense’s reigns, and along with some optimism from head coach Neal Brown on the running game, there is excitement building on the potential for the Mountaineers in 2020. Then, there is the receiving corps. At the start of spring practice, Brown identified the receivers as the group that will be the most improved in the 2020 season, and although the spring period was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Brown maintained that same energy throughout the offseason. On Thursday, during his weekly coach’s show, Brown stated the Mountaineers have “some really good battles, and everybody in the two-deep will play wideout.”One of those battles is Bryce Ford-Wheaton and Sean Ryan at the “X” position, and in the depth chart for the season opener, Ford-Wheaton sits on the top line. Brown said,” he has probably had the better practices thus far,” on Thursday.Brown noted earlier in fall camp that confidence leads to Ford-Wheaton making plays in practice, noting that you could see it in the back half of last season. The competition might have been open in the …

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