MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (93-7 The Fan) — West Virginia University quarter back Paul Millard redshirted last Fall with the possibility of returning as a fifth year senior this season, but Dana Holgerson announced today that Millard has chosen against returning to the football program.
“He’s going to get his degree this summer and whether he moves on to play football is something he is unsure at this point,” Holgorsen said. “He is going to graduate and see what his future holds.”READ MORE: August Wilson African American Cultural Center Hosts Holiday Community Day
Although Millard won’t be returning to the team, Holgorsen still has four other quarter backs to work with on the current roster. With Spring football practice approaching, Skyler Howard and William Crest are looking like the top two options at the position.
In addition to to Millard, four other players will not be returning to the program. All of which were not forced out, according to Holgorsen.
Dustin Garrison and Andrew Buie, both redshirt senior running backs, notified Holgorsen that they won’t be playing football next season.
“Dustin had a good career here and is going to leave with his degree,” Holgorsen said. “Buie is on schedule to get his degree in the summer.”
Keishawn Richardson, a redshirt senior cornerback, is in the same situation as Buie and Garrison and is on track to graduate this summer.
“He’s not on the team right now and whether he ends up continuing to play or not is something I’m unsure of,” Holgorsen said.READ MORE: KD Sunday Spotlight: Military Warriors Support Foundation Looking To Help Local Female Veterans
Senior tight end, Garrett Hope plans to only play baseball at WVU in 2015.
“I’d like to congratulate him on hitting his first grand slam,” Holgorsen said.
Two of his brothers currently play baseball in the minor leagues.
“He’s taking that, and he’s running with it,” Holgorsen said. “I think his future in that sport is pretty cool.”
Despite losing a handful of guys for next season, Holgorsen said he is comfortable with the current roster.
“Our numbers are good and our roster is healthy,” Holgorsen said. “We have a lot of returning guys that are pretty fired up and ready to get on with 2015.”
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