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Keeping track of West Virginia football departures, coaching changes so far this offseason

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The offseason is well upon us. We’re keeping track of all the moves.

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The West Virginia Mountaineers are entering a bit of a weird offseason, compared to any normal year, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 season did not count toward eligibility for any student athlete, putting many seniors at a crossroads in their collegiate careers. There will be some that forego the extra eligibility and graduate as normal, others that will take the opportunity to return to Morgantown for something more closely resembling a normal season in 2021, and others that will use that extra year of eligibility and the one-time transfer rule to move on to a different school for their final season.

There’s also bound to be changes on the Mountaineer coaching staff, as the majority of assistants have completed the second year of their standard two-year contract.

Here, we will be keeping track of the departures, additions, coaching changes, and more in one handy place, so it might be wise to keep this bookmarked. We will update it as more comes in throughout the next several months.

Coaching Departures

  • Jahmile Addae, co-defensive coordinator/cornerbacks — hired by Georgia

Coaching Hires

  • Andrew Jackson, defensive assistant — previously at Old Dominion
  • ShaDon Brown, co-defensive coordinator/cornerback — previously at Louisville

NFL Draft

  • Darius Stills, defensive lineman
  • Tony Fields III, linebacker

Seniors Returning

  • Alonzo Addae, cornerback
  • Dante Stills, defensive lineman
  • Evan Staley, kicker

Transfers Out

  • Junior Uzebu, offensive lineman — transferred to Vanderbilt
  • Charlie Benton, linebacker — transferred to UAB Blazers
  • Alec Sinkfield, running back - transferred to Boston College
  • Austin Kendall, quarterback
  • Ali Jennings, wide receiver
  • Keion Wakefield, wide receiver
  • Zack Dobson, wide receiver
  • Quay Mays, defensive tackle
  • Tae Mayo, cornerback
  • Tacorey Turner, cornerback
  • Briason Mays, offensive lineman
  • Blaine Scott, offensive lineman
  • Noah Guzman, safety
  • Jackson Knipper, fullback (walk-on)
  • Dreshun Miller, cornerback
  • Tykee Smith, safety
  • David Vincent-Okoli, cornerback
  • Jeffery Pooler, defensive lineman
  • Jayvon Thrift, safety (walk-on)
  • Jake Long, safety

Transfers in

  • Doug Nester, offensive lineman — from Virginia Tech
  • Lance Dixon, linebacker — from Penn State