West Virginia Mountaineers head coach Dana Holgorsen has announced that freshman wide receiver Tavares Copeland has left the team for personal reasons.
This is a huge blow for the Mountaineers as Copeland was becoming a staple of the WVU offense in the past few weeks. Losing any part of a high power offense is big, but to lose a freshman is an even bigger deal.
This is a player that had a bright future at WVU and could have been a critical part of the offense in years to come.
It is unclear why exactly Copeland decided to leave, all we know is that he left for personal reasons.
Hopefully the Mountaineers can find a replacement for Copeland moving forward. It goes without saying that his presence on the team will be missed in a number of different ways.
Copeland started his first game for the Mountaineers against the Texas Tech Raiders.
He has 10 catches on the year for 55 yards and was heavily targeted throughout the Texas Christian Horned Frogs game and looked to be the future of the WVU receiving corps.
Coach Holgorsen refused to comment further on the loss.
The Mountaineers are already struggling on the offensive side of the ball, in a three game losing streak and have already had an injury strike star wide receiver Stedman Bailey. Copeland was doing a great job providing support to the banged up receiving corps at WVU.
We will be following this story closely and I’ll do my best to present more information on the story as it develops.