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West Virginia QB Childress suspended, not enrolled this spring

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West Virginia’s quarterback depth just got a little bit more shallow for spring practices. According to a report via Twitter, redshirt freshman Ford Childress was suspended from the team and has not enrolled at West Virginia for the spring semester.

The reason for the suspension is unknown at this time, beyond the typical violation of team rules.

A torn pectoral muscle ended the 2013 season for Childress in mid-October. He had appeared in just two games and completed 57.1 percent of his passes for 421 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions. West Virginia’s quarterback situation was expected to be a wide open competition in the spring between Childress and returning players Clint Trickett and Paul Millard. That competition appears to have been trimmed to two players with Childress out of the mix.

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4 Responses to “West Virginia QB Childress suspended, not enrolled this spring”
  1. sportsfix4u says: Jan 11, 2014 7:35 PM

    West Virginia would be a great place for a QB that can transfer NOW to extend his skills much like Sims did last year in the BIG 12
    Strong rumor that Marshall’s QB might transfer to WV for his final season since he has finished school.

  2. musketmaniac says: Jan 11, 2014 10:03 PM

    via doc holiday, hopefully he brings his coach

  3. dbfan4ever says: Jan 12, 2014 8:45 AM

    Trickett just had surgery on his shoulder I doubt he will be ready in the spring. I thought Howard would come this’s spring but I guess not!

  4. obryangn says: Jan 13, 2014 5:08 PM

    dbfan4ever: Skyler Howard is enrolled at WVU and is attending classes.

    Childress isn’t a big loss. I believe some WVU fans wanted Childress to be the starting QB more than Childress himseld did. If Childress truly wanted the starting QB job, then he would have separated himself from Millard, and Holgorsen wouldn’t have needed to bring in Clint Trickett and Skyler Howard.

    I got the impression from watching his play, that Childress didn’t use his year behind Geno Smith wisely. If he had of he would have won the starting job out right.

    Depending on how fast Trickett heals, most likely he will be the starting QB, and Howard will be the backup. This would have happened whether Childress was there or not. William Crest will be redshirted because he can’t graduate early from high school.

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