Found August 29, 2013 on
A story that began as a curious exclusion from the depth chart for the West Virginia Mountaineers has now taken an unexpected turn. Last season's leading rusher, Andrew Buie, is leaving the team after all.
There has been no official word yet from the team or Buie, but the school's registrar has confirmed this much--Buie has withdrawn from the university.
Kinda hard to play if you're not a student, right?
Buie was set to be red-shirted this season in spite of the season he had last year. According to Head Coach Dana Holgorsen it was so he could continue to develop physically and mentally.
Physically I get; what athlete could not stand to get in better shape? Maybe with Charles Sims transferring in from Houston with just a single year of eligibility left the team opted to go with him and save Buie for another season.
Mentally? Well--I don't know anything about that, but if a coach is willing to say something like that it can't bode well for Buie. My only guess--and this is just a guess--is that Buie didn't react to well to being benched and expressed his frustration in an inappropriate way.
But I'm just guessing. I don't know.
Buie showed that he is a good running back last season--not great--so I imagine someone will be interested in giving him a try.
If he's smart he will keep quiet about any of the details leading to his departure. No one wants to add a malcontent to the their team.
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