Christopher Smith

Young WVU QB Suspended; No Longer Enrolled

Created on Jan. 12, 2014 10:17 AM EST

West Virginia's fuzzy quarterback situation gained some clarity Saturday.

Redshirt freshman Ford Childress is suspended and did not enroll for the spring semester, Mike Casazza of the Charleston Daily Mail reported.

Childress threw for 421 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions in two games, but an injury ended his season in mid-October.

Redshirt junior Clint Trickett threw a team-high 233 passes for 1,605 yards, transferring to the Mountaineers after backing up EJ Manuel as it became apparent he'd lose the Seminoles' job to eventual Heisman winner Jameis Winston.

But Trickett by no means established himself as a clear starter, and it seemed coach Dana Holgorsen would take a hard look at the position this spring. With Childress out of the picture, it appears Trickett and Paul Millard are the two options. Both will be seniors in 2014. Neither player averaged 7.0 yards per pass attempt in 2013, and both threw as many touchdowns as interceptions.

Childress' suspension is not due to an arrest, Casazza tweeted.

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