West Virginia freshman quarterback returns to practice

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- West Virginia freshman quarterback Jeremy Johnson, who missed three practices in the past two days as he pondered possibly leaving the program, returned to practice this afternoon.

Johnson, from Texas, is battling fellow-freshman Barry Brunetti for the backup quarterback spot behind sophomore Geno Smith, who is the starter.

Earlier in the week, Mountaineers coach Bill Stewart said Johnson had been saddled with a case of homesickness.

Read Colin Dunlap's blog 'Eers to the Ground for more on WVU football


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