Doege, Wright In Transfer Portal, WVU Numbers Concerning

WVU quarterback Jarret Doege throws during an early practice period

West Virginia quarterback Jarret Doege, after apparently leaning toward staying for a final season at WVU, announced his intention to seek another location for his final year of college eligibility on Saturday.

He was preceded earlier in the day by Winston Wright’s announcement.

Statistically, Doege was solid during his WVU career, but inaccuracy and inconsistency on a number of throws kept him from bettering his 6,453 career passing yards. Interceptions were also an inssue, with 19 counteracting his 40 touchdown passes.

Wright got plenty of targets and chances in West Virginia’s offense, althouh he was rarely able to create explosive plays. He had 63 catches this year for 688 yards and five scores, and also had two big kickoff returns in the first two games of the season, accounting for 307 yards against Maryland and LIU. Productivity waned there, however, as he had just 311 yards in the final 11 games of the season.

Since the summer of 2021, West Virginia has seen some 28 scholarship players enter the transfer portal. Many of those were backups or players that did not see the field, but those that did at varying levels of participation include Isaiah Esdale, VanDarius Cowan, A’Varius Sparrow, K.J. Martin, Jacob Long, Jeffery Pooler, Tykee Smith, Dreshun Miller, Noah Guzman, Briason Mays, Alec Sinkfield, Ali Jennings, Austin Kendall and Quay Mays.

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    West Virginia quarterback Jarret Doege, after apparently leaning toward staying for a final season at WVU, announced his intention to seek another loc
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    #168825

    Likely Doege was told he doesn’t just get the job if he comes back.  The total number of transfers is worrisome, and players like Wright are real losses, but most were not playing and not likely to.  I get they would have provided depth, but I think that will soon be a luxury only the blue bloods have.

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    JAL

    A team needs depth so it does hurt that when players who had a role leave.

    I wonder how much the team record factors in.  Last 3 seasons treading water in the mediocre pool.   5-7, 6-4, 6-7

    #168957

    Noticed an old commitment of ours is in the portal, Alex Williams.  Is he someone we should be looking at?

    #168967

    I’m not as concerned about numbers as I am about who is on the field, what they are being coached to do, and whether it is working with some improvements over the season. Also, I’d like to be optimistic about next year. Is there good reason to be?

    As to the number of players leaving for the portal, I’m not aware of any “pattern” or single reason for players leaving, but if any of you know please share the info. Otherwise, the coaches are paid huge salaries to deal with these sorts of things.

    #168979

    Portal has become a problem for most every team.  There are very few teams that have lost 5 or less players.  Most of the teams are in the 8-12 range.  And this is just the beginning.  I think we’ll see a quick flurry now with the end of the bowl season then trickle thru to the summer.

    Those that think the sky is falling only in Morgantown need to get a grip.  Yes we have lost a lot of players, but we aren’t at the top end of the scale.

    Biggest problem I see is that some of the kids that have a lot of potential are leaving without giving it a real chance.  I get it that they want to play and play early.  Most will land in a lower division school.  Some won’t get a full schollie.  Some will have to pay their own way.

    Losing these kids really hurts out depth even if they don’t break into the 2 deep this year.  By the time they are JR’s and SR’s they should be heavily depended on in the 2 deep ….. but they are leaving way too soon.

    #169011

    I wish our offensive line coach would go into the transfer portal.

    #169016

    Add Jackie Matthews to portal

    #169017

    You dance with those who show up. Figure out the best to use their talents Neal Brown hasn’t done that yet, as his sub-.500 3 season at WVU shows. Here’s hoping #4 season is a miracle season but the numbers are laughing at me for doing that. 

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