Last year, Pat White matched new WVU Athletic Director Oliver Luck as the quarterback drafted highest in Mountaineer history.
A year later, some think White will struggle to stay in the league.
Though we doubt that he’d be cut by the Dolphins, a sense has emerged that he could end up moved to a new position or traded if his development at quarterback doesn’t accelerate.
Or maybe he needs to do a better job of fitting in with his teammates, perhaps by getting arrested once or twice.
At least one of his teammates has found a spot in White’s corner. According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, running back Ricky Williams believes there’s “no doubt” that White is the team’s most improved player.
“He’s a quarterback now,” Williams said.
Whether White has improved enough remains to be seen. We’re partial to him because of his exploits in Morgantown. But we realize that, like Major Harris 20 years ago, a guy has to be good enough at the next level or he won’t last.
In 2009, White simply wasn’t good enough.
In 2010, maybe he will be.