Leading rusher confirms transfer

Updated: August 1, 2004, 8:06 PM ET
Associated Press

BOULDER, Colo. -- Former University of Colorado running back Brian Calhoun confirmed he has transferred and enrolled at Wisconsin.

His hometown of Oak Creek, Wis., is about two hours from his new school in Madison.

Calhoun led CU with 810 rushing yards and five touchdowns last season but said Saturday that he had difficulty adjusting after former running backs coach Eric Bieniemy left for UCLA in 2002.

Bieniemy had recruited Calhoun to CU.

"My reason for leaving is far different than everybody expects and thinks," he said this spring. He has said it had nothing to do with the recruiting scandal that led to coach Gary Barnett's suspension.

NCAA rules mandate that Calhoun sit out a football season at Wisconsin after transferring.

He can still compete in track and field for Wisconsin in the 2004-05 school year. Calhoun said he will compete in the 100 and 200 meters, and the long jump.

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