LORMAN, Miss. - (WJTV) - Pat White is a college football legend.
In the late 2000s, the former West Virginia quarterback solidified himself as one of the best dual-threat QB's in the game's history.
That famous QB is now Alcorn State's new quarterbacks coach.
"This wasn't the first year we tried to get Pat, we tried last year," said Alcorn State head coach Fred McNair.
"I think when you have an 'Air McNair', I think it's a pretty easy sell," said Alcorn State offensive coordinator Ryan Stanchek. "Coach McNair was the selling point to Pat for him to come and learn. This is his first coaching opportunity. For him to come and learn and to lean on coach McNair will really help."
Another reason it worked this year is because White played at West Virginia with Stanchek. Stanchek is a former WVU offensive lineman.
"I think West Virginia University was very good to both of us," Stanchek said. "we had a good crew there, a good core group that have stayed in touch.
"He knows what I like to do and I know what he likes to do."
The players also know what White can do.
"Five guys came up to Pat the first day and said coach, i played with you on the video game. you were my guy, you were my team, you were my guy," said Stanchek.
Stanchek and McNair say they hope that adoration pays dividends for the team this fall.
"By him being a quarterback coach now, kinda helps those guys now," McNair said. "Where the reads are and all that stuff, things that they should do. it's gonna be very intriguing to have him on the staff."