Wednesday, August 28, 2013

West Virginia's Andrew Buie Leaving Team?

After gaining 1169 yards from scrimmage (851 yards on the ground and 318 in the air) last season West Virginia Mountaineers running back Andrew Buie probably thought he had a lock on the starter's job. As it turns out, he does not.

Earlier this week when West Virginia released its depth chart there was a name strangely missing from the running back spot--last year's starter, Andrew Buie. He wasn't just missing from the No. 1 slot; he was not on the chart at all!

This led to speculation that he was going to leave the team. With Houston transfer Charles Sims slated to start it would not be a shock to find out he was upset and thinking about heading elsewhere. As it turns out, that is not the case at all.

On Tuesday Head Coach Dana Holgorsen announced that Buie was going to red-shirt so that he could develop mentally and physically.

“He’s just going to develop mentally and physically and we’re going to leave it at that,” Holgorsen said. “He’s not going to play this year. He’s going to redshirt and I fully expect him to be ready to roll in the spring.”

Hmmm...the fact he mentioned 'mental' is going to lead to some speculation, but thanks to the season starting in just a few days against William and Mary it will likely become a forgotten story soon enough.


  1. dipshit..he is not leaving the team.

    1. Read the article moron. The writer says there was speculation--which there was--prior to the redshirt announcement.