MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The hits keep coming for West Virginia this season.
Neal Brown announced that wide receiver Tevin Bush, who has been dealing with foot injuries this season, will redshirt the remainder of the year and enter the transfer portal.
“Tevin has had a rough few months,” Brown said. “He has had lingering foot and heel issues. He’s going to redshirt the rest of this season and enter the transfer portal. I support that decision. He wants to go closer to home.”
Bush, a New Orleans native, has two years of eligibility remaining. He has 24 career receptions for 319 yards and two touchdowns as well as 29 career carries for 199 yards. His 79-yard run against Baylor last season is the longest non-scoring run in West Virginia history.
On defense, bandit linebacker VanDarius Cowan’s season is already done after only two games. Cowan underwent knee surgery after getting injured during the Iowa State game. He missed the first four games due to suspension.
Always blunt defensive coordinator Vic Koenning does not seem too worried about the loss, referencing a couple bad plays from Cowan.
“We’ll be alright. We were making a lot of mistakes there,” Koenning said. “We’ve got to get that corrected. We’re flopping on the ground, we had a third-and-14 and got off the field and got a penalty.
“We’ll move some guys around. We won’t be as good as we really want, but you never know. Maybe someone will come to the forefront and become a pretty good player.”
Koenning played coy when talking about who will be asked to step up behind starter Quandarius Qualls at the position.
“That’s a double secret,” Koenning said. “I would like to call DeMarcus Ware and get an extra year. We’re going to use the guys we’ve got and try to put them in positions to make plays.”
Starting quarterback Austin Kendall and cornerback Keith Washington are both considered questionable for this week’s game at Oklahoma. Kendall threw the ball Monday, but is still recovering from a chest injury he suffered against the Cyclones.
“If he is going to play I’ll let you know later this week,” Brown said of Kendall. “We will not play him unless he’s 100 percent.”