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Morgantown, West Virginia – Former Marshall Thundering Herd starting quarterback Grant Wells decided to leave the program and enter the transfer portal.

Wells, a Charleston, West Virginia native, passed for 3,532 yards, 16 touchdowns and 13 interceptions for the Herd as a redshirt freshman this past season.

In an article published by The Charleston Gazette-Mail by journalist Chuck Landon, Landon compared West Virginia quarterback Jarret Doege and Wells, saying that West Virginia fans ran off Doege, but that Wells seemed happy at Marshall.

In the article, Landon imagines the following and wondered if Wells was possibly had an internal struggle: “What was he thinking? Maybe it was this: ‘The tough part is that the moment I throw an interception, they are going to be calling for Cole Pennington.'”

In response, Wells took to his personal social media account to say, “This couldn’t be further from the truth. I never felt anything but love from the Huntington community and will always be grateful for that. By the way, I would appreciate you not making up quotes from me to go along with your narrative.”

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