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Three scholarship players, walkon to transfer

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Four offensive linemen have left the Nebraska football program and plan to transfer.

Chris Patrick, Danny Muy, Ryan Schuler and Cory Timm are the players who are leaving, the Lincoln Journal Star reported in its
Saturday editions.

Patrick, Muy and Schuler were scholarship recruits. Timm was a sophomore walk-on from Yutan.

Patrick, of Ithica, Mich., was recruited by Frank Solich, who
was fired after the 2003 regular season. Patrick said he had
nothing against first-year coach Bill Callahan or offensive line
coach Dennis Wagner.

"They were good to me," Patrick said. "But they weren't the
people who recruited me, and I just wanted to move on."

Patrick confirmed that Muy, a heralded recruite from
Tallahassee, Fla., also was transferring. Muy could not be reached
for comment.

Schuler, of Sioux Falls, S.D., said he received his scholarship
release Friday. Schuler redshirted last season because of a
blood clot. He said Callahan and the NU athletic medicine staff
believe he is too much of a risk, though he said his doctor
recently cleared him to play.

"They gave up on me before I was ready to give up," Schuler
said of the coaching staff.

Schuler said he last spoke to Callahan in the spring.

"I couldn't even get a phone call from him after I asked for my
release," Schuler said.