Senior Brodrick Jenkins was noticeably absent from the field with redshirt sophomore Terrell Chestnut taking over at the corner linebacker position. When asked about Jenkins, West Virginia Mountaineers head coach Dana Holgorsen commented that Jenkins is no longer on the roster and has left the team. In 2012, Brodrick Jenkins had a career high 29 tackles and 3 interceptions. He played in every game for the Mountaineers as a freshman and sophomore. Last week after the West Virginia Mountaineers victory over Georgia State, Jenkins was the first player to leave the field. Holgorsen also said Terrell Chestnut has been recovering nicely from his knee injury and that he has high expectations of him on the field.
“Terrell’s been doing a good job. His knee has been healing, so we’ve been wanting to get him more involved, so we’ll have him up there.” – Dana Holgorsen
When asked about Jenkins’ departure and the change in the West Virginia Mountaineers football roster, Holgorsen said that he wanted to keep the matter internal. Two other potential guys that are capable of taking over as cornerback include Avery Williams and Daryl Worley. Jenkins was seen as a team leader and a leading defender for the team. He was the most experience cornerback on the team and was highly praised throughout camp. When Travis Bell and Ishmael Banks showed up and seriously shined throughout camp, it decreased Jenkins’ rep. Though this roster change will have an impact on the team, they should be ready to go this weekend in the game against Maryland.