West Virginia coach stands by Austin Kendall
West Virginia quarterback Austin Kendall threw four interceptions in a 42-31 loss to Texas and now ranks last, ninth, among Big 12 quarterbacks in passer rating. He’s thrown seven interceptions this season, with just three touchdown passes.
But Mountaineer coach Neal Brown is standing by his man, who transferred from OU in January.
“He’s fine,” Brown said. “He threw for 360 (367) plus yards. He gave us a chance. When you drop back and throw the ball that many times -- I think we had 50-plus pass plays called -- you put yourself at risk for some turnovers.”
Brown said Kendall was the victim of “bad luck” on two of the other turnovers and a bad call on another.
“I thought at times he played as well as he has played all year,” Brown said of Kendall against Texas. “He understands he made mistakes he can’t make. But his mindset will be good as he gets back to practice today.”