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With Kendall and Jackson Gone, WVU Has Little QB Experience Behind Doege Next Season

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(WVU Athletics/Ben Queen-USA Today)

With recent announcements from West Virginia University quarterbacks Austin Kendall and Trent Jackson, the Mountaineers might end up being a little thin at the position when camp starts next season.

Redshirt-junior Jarret Doege has started every game for the Mountaineers this season after defeating Kendall in a battle for the starting job in training camp. He has thrown for 2,448 yards and 13 touchdowns this season with only three interceptions.

A redshirt-senior, Kendall was one of only two quarterbacks on WVU’s roster this season to have ever started a game in college. He transferred to West Virginia by way of Oklahoma prior to last season and started the first 12 games for the Mountaineers in 2019. He battled Doege for the starting job before this season, eventually losing out and serving as the team’s backup all year.

On his Instagram last week, Kendall seemed to indicate that he will not take advantage of the blanket eligibility waiver the NCAA is offering all players and will not be returning to WVU.

Jackson, a redshirt-sophomore, has not seen the field yet in three seasons with the Mountaineers. He announced on Twitter earlier this week that he has entered his name into the transfer portal as a graduate transfer with three years of eligibility remaining.

Without Kendall or Jackson, WVU’s quarterback room next season will consist of Doege, 2020 recruit Garrett Greene, 2021 recruit Will ‘Goose’ Crowder and junior college walk-on Matt Cavallaro. Greene has played a few snaps this season, attempting five passes and five runs and Cavallaro has been with the team all season although he has not appeared in a game.

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Cody spent the last two years getting his master's degree in journalism from WVU. He graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2018 with a degree in digital media production. He was born and raised in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

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