Teammates were understandably reluctant to about Will Grier in the spring. For starters, they weren’t sure he’d be the starter. True, most of them had known they known him for going on a year, and man of them really liked him, but they had only seen him play as a scout team quarterback and never in charge of West Virginia’s offense, which is to say West Virginia’s fate. The spring has come and gone, and Grier starred as optimists expected, and last week the NCAA approved his reinstatement request.
— West Virginia’s football players know two things to be true about their quarterback for the fall. The first is important. Will Grier will play right away. That was confirmed Tuesday when the NCAA approved Grier’s reinstatement request and officially declared him eligible for the beginning of the 2017 season. The second? It’s important, too. “I’m not going to be able to put my hands on him,” defensive end Reese Donahue said.
Welcome to the Friday Feedback, which wants to start with a serious tone today. Earlier this week, we commemorated the state’s birthday, and while celebrations were elevated by the Will Grier news, they were also tapered a day later by the budget. Today, we note that we’re a year removed from the rain and the flooding that wiped out parts of West Virginia. Things are better. Things are not great. Things can still improve.
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