Three scholarship players, walkon to transfer

Updated: November 20, 2004, 1:22 PM ET
Associated Press

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.

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