Can Pat throw? We will soon find out! I am sure this is on the bulletin board of everyone recruiting against Rich for QB's. There are some quotes in here that are loud in my opinion.
"Pat White's our franchise," Stewart said. "He's the greatest winner
in college football today. I really believe that. But he cannot carry
the ball every play. I want to run the ball and do what we've done. But
we've got to take the ball out of Pat White's hands just a little bit.
He can't do it every time. We've got to develop some other players,
whether it's a wide receiver or a tailback. He can't win every game.
We've got to give him some help."
White was hurt twice
last season, and the Mountaineers lost both games -- 21-13 at South
Florida and the deflating loss to Pittsburgh at home. Last season,
White carried the football 197 times for 1,335 yards with 14
touchdowns. Stewart believes White's running made the Mountaineers too
one-dimensional on offense. Stewart doesn't want tailback Noel Devine running the ball every other down, either.
first-and-10, we're going to pass the ball," Stewart said. "We are not
going to just let Pat run it or let Noel run it. We've got to spread
the wealth. White knows where the second and third guys are now. That's
what makes Pat better. Now, he's not going to be [former Louisville QB]
Brian Brohm, but he's going to be better. He had a tremendous spring
with flood routes and second and third reads. NFL guys came in and
said, 'Wow, this guy is getting it.'"
White, who has yet to throw for 2,000 yards in a season, said he welcomes the new wrinkles on offense.
going to put the ball in the hands of a lot more players," White said.
"We're going to spread the wealth. Everybody needs to get more touches."