A Tale Of Two Quarterbacks: Will The Wildcat Make Way For Pat White?

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Published: April 21, 2009


... Pennington up at receiver and Ronnie Brown under center last season. 

It started as a buzz or considered a gimmick, but now other teams are implementing it at least as a wrinkle in their offensive scheme. In fact, there is little doubt that fans will see various forms of the offense every Sunday this fall.

West Virginia has a tale of two eerily similar quarterbacks, and a tale of two fates. The wildcat offense is likely the key to getting the latest installment of a versatile Mountaineer quarterback drafted in the early rounds this year.

Rewind to 1988. Major Harris, West Virginia’s new breed of quarterback, was a great runner and passer. 

Harris is remembered as being a great passer and a good runner. The 6′1″ 207-pound Pittsburgh native led the Mountaineers to an undefeated regular season in 1988, before getting injured in the Fiesta Bowl and losing to Notre Dame 34-21.

Harris capped off a fantastic sophomor...

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