A familiar face was seen at UTEP football practice yesterday morning. Devaughn Cooper, who caught 10 passes for 147 yards last season before suffering a season ending injury was back at Glory Field with the Miners. Cooper had spent the last two months in the transfer portal, when he decided in early June to leave the team.

We spoke with head coach Dana Dimel a month ago and he previewed the team's wide receivers for 2020. At that time, Q Drennan had transferred to UTEP from New Mexico and he had been inserted into the Miners' depth chart as their fourth receiver for the upcoming season. However, Dimel told the media yesterday during his Zoom call that the former Americas high star was not expected back on the team.

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Cooper transferred to UTEP from the University of Arizona last season and he caught 18 passes for 368 yards in 2018 for the Wildcats, leading the team in yards per catch. The redshirt senior gives the Miners another experienced veteran at receiver, which will benefit young quarterbacks Gavin Hardison and TJ Goodwin. He should also take Drennan's spot for the starting outside receiver.

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