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WVU QB Ford Childress Leaves Football Program

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va (WVVA) -- Somehow, Dana Holgorsen's job just got harder. Quarterback Ford Childress - the odds on favorite to start at QB in 2014 - has left the West Virginia Football program. 

Childress started a pair of games for WVU this past season before going down with a chest injury. Childress was widely considered the favorite for the starting job next season because current starter Clint Trickett is about to undergo surgery that will require six months of rehabilitation. Trickett battled injuries all season long and played in six of the last eight games. 

Now, things get complicated. The only healthy quarterbacks available for spring football - widely considered to be when 2-deep rosters are decided - are Paul Millard and junior college transfer Skyler Howard. 

Millard was actually the starter at the beginning of the 2013 season but was benched in favor of Childress. He played in six of the 12 games last season and threw six touchdowns to go along with six interceptions. Howard is a junior college player who left high school without a scholarship offer from an FBS school. 

 

 



 

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