"While we did not win every time we took the field, and I shoulder that responsibility, I can assure you that we tried. After discussions with Jeanne and my family, and after receiving professional input, I have decided not to participate in our upcoming bowl game and focus on preparing myself and my family for what I hope is the next step in our journey. ...
"It has been an honor to wear the WVU uniform, and I sincerely thank all of Mountaineer Nation for allowing my family and I to be a part of something so special. Country roads, take me home…" Grier wrote.
Grier, a senior, threw for 3,864 yards with 37 touchdown passes and eight interceptions this season while leading the Mountaineers to an 8-3 record. He also scored three touchdowns on the ground.
He ranks No. 1 in pass efficiency, No. 2 in touchdown passes and completion percentage, and No. 3 in passing yards in West Virginia history.