MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- In addition to the rather obvious distinction given to Ford Childress as the team's starting quarterback a week after he shared it with the two who are now his backups, West Virginia's depth chart for Saturday's game against Maryland contains one notable change.
Senior cornerback Brodrick Jenkins is absent, replaced by sophomore Terrell Chestnut for the 3:30 p.m. game at Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium (ESPNU).
Coach Dana Holgorsen said at his weekly press conference Tuesday that Jenkins is no longer with the team because of an "internal" matter. It leaves the Mountaineers with six cornerbacks on scholarship.
Chestnut, who had a knee injury in the Pinstripe Bowl that required surgery in January, is the backup behind Travis Bell at the boundary position.
"We're excited about Terrell," Holgorsen said. "He's been doing a good job. His knee is healing, so we've been wanting to get him more involved. We'll have him in there. Avery Williams is another guy who will be getting some reps this week at corner. Daryl Worley played a good bit last week and he's got tremendous, tremendous upside as a starting corner here for a long time."
The 5-foot-10, 180-pound Jenkins, from Fort Myers, Fla., played in 13 games in 2010 and 2011 and started four times as a sophomore. He missed four games last season with injuries and started seven times.
He has not played this season.
Chestnut, from Pottstown, Pa., missed the first two games and participated in only one play against Georgia State. The 5-11, 175-pound Chestnut assisted on a tackle covering a kickoff that ended the game.
He didn't play until the TCU game last season, the third of five straight losses for the Mountaineers, but he played in the last six games and started the final three.
Williams, a sophomore from Washington, D.C., missed all of last season with a neck injury that also required surgery. He hasn't played at all this season.
Holgorsen said Worley would be the first name called if a backup was needed.
"He does some things out there athletically that I don't see happening very often," Holgorsen said. "He's got loads of potential. He can be an every-down player. It's only a matter of time, whether it happens this year or next year or whenever."
WVU hasn't asked much of backups this season. Ishmael Banks and Bell have played 182 and 178 total plays this season, respectively. Safeties Darwin Cook and Karl Joseph, who have not come out of a game on defense, have played 195. Worley has only played 43, and most of that came last week as a nickel back the Mountaineers might again need this week.
"We haven't seen the throwing threat we will this week with the way those guys throw the ball around and have big-play potential," Holgorsen said. "This will be a different challenge, but I'm excited to see how those guys respond."