Stellar, Standard & Subpar: Jarret Doege In 2020

Schuyler Callihan

As we inch closer and closer to the start of the 2020 season, we take an in-depth look at each player on the Mountaineer roster. In these breakdowns, we discuss what a stellar, standard, and subpar season would look like for them. We are going in numerical order, so today we turn to quarterback Jarret Doege.

The quarterback situation in 2019 was one that was hard to watch for West Virginia fans. Austin Kendall struggled for much of the year, which ultimately led to the changing of the guard by handing the keys of the offense to Bowling Green transfer Jarret Doege.

In four games last year, Doege tossed for 818 yards, seven touchdowns, and three interceptions while completing 65.8% of his passes. At times, he looked just like the spark plug that the Mountaineers needed offensively. He had a good feel for the pocket, had great footwork, and led his receivers to open areas of the field. However, just like any other gunslinging quarterback, he got himself in trouble trying to make too much happen and force some throws here and there. To say he played at an extremely high level would be a stretch of the imagination, but he does possess a lot of the qualities you want in a quarterback.

Come August, Doege and Kendall will enter a heated quarterback competition. I do expect Doege to win the job, but Neal Brown likes Kendall a lot and since he battled injuries and a youthful offense a season ago, he will afford him the opportunity to win the job as he should. At the end of the day, Doege gives West Virginia the best chance to win, which is why I think he'll earn the starting spot.

Stellar

For a stellar season, Doege lifts this team well beyond its preseason expectations and maybe even has the Mountaineers in the top three or four of the conference by seasons end.

Standard

This would see Doege take a slight step in the right direction, but not enough to be considered stellar. Progress is being made, but reaching stardom isn't quite there this season. Leading the team to about seven wins would qualify for a standard season for him.

Subpar

The worst case scenario for Doege is losing the trust of the coaching staff. He either loses the job to Kendall during fall camp or has major struggles after a few weeks as the starter, ultimately leading to a switch at quarterback.

My projected stats for Doege: 237/385 61.5% 26 TD, 10 INT.

If you missed the first edition of this series, you can check it out here, which features wide receiver T.J. Simmons.

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Comments (4)
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Country_Roads86
Country_Roads86

I do feel bad for Austin Kendell, he just cannot throw a deep ball. Probably the weakest arm I've saw at WVU for a long time. Nice touch at times with short and intermediate routes. Just absolutely no deep threat at all, and it's just won't work. The couple deep balls I saw him hit were terribly underthrown. I cant help but feel bad for the kid.

STUT
STUT

Go with Doege ! Keep Kendal off the field ! Doege can lead this team ! Kendle can wash the teams uniforms !!!

Hoosier1982
Hoosier1982

I would call 9 wins stellar for this season honestly! I can see doege saying well and surprisingly been in a 3rd spot in the conference and that would be a major step in the climb if it happens!


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