After a week of speculation, Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz said during a national radio interview on Friday that sophomore running back Brandon Wegher has left the team for personal reasons.
“Right now, Brandon Wegher has left camp. He’s working through some things personally, but we’re hopeful at some point here in the near future that he’ll rejoin our team,” Ferentz said on ESPN Radio’s Scott Van Pelt Show.
Prior to releasing that news, Ferentz spoke about Wegher like he still was part of the running back competition with Adam Robinson and Jewel Hampton, saying all three backs have a great future. He considered them all starters.
Wegher has been away from the Iowa team since last Saturday night. He was not a practice on Tuesday when media members were allowed into the initial stages of the workout.
Wegher set an Iowa seasonal record for freshmen last season when he rolled up eight touchdowns on the ground. He ran for 641 yards and accounted for 113 yards and a score on 16 carries in the Hawkeyes’ Orange Bowl victory against Georgia Tech.
To listen to the entire Ferentz interview on ESPN radio, click here.