WVU Football: Grier has gained respect in a short amount of time

Will Grier has gained total respect of Mountaineer nation through his first three games in the gold and blue. 

MORGANTOWN (WCHS/WVAH) - It's hard to gain respect.

Sometimes it never happens.

Especially for athletes.

Will Grier, West Virginia's first-year quarterback, has gained the respect of his teammates, coaches and fans in a short amount of time.

Grier is the son of a coach.

WVU's head coach, Dana Holgorsen, says it is easy why Grier has made such an impression despite being around for just a little over a year.

"A lot of intelligence. A lot of football intelligence.," said Holgorsen. "That starting quarterback gene where people gravitate toward them. Knows when to pick people up. Knows when to kind of yeell at a guy. Sit in front of them in a meeting room and discuss what's happening on the screen and guys say, 'Yeah, that guy knows what he's talking about. Probably ought to listen to him. He's got the ball in his hands.' He just has that."

Holgorsen, Grier and the Mountaineers face off with Kansas on Saturday in Lawrence to launch 2017 Big 12 Conference play.

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