Backup QB Field to transfer to Valdosta St. for senior season

Updated: January 7, 2008, 5:23 PM ET
Associated Press

AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn quarterback Blake Field will transfer to Valdosta State for his senior season in a final bid for playing time.

Field, a career backup to Brandon Cox, asked Auburn last night for a release from his scholarship to play his fifth season for the Division II national champions.

Field finished his Auburn career going 31-for-51 passing for 376 yards, four touchdowns and one interception with one career start.

Freshman Kodi Burns took over the No. 2 spot this season, and Field's only action at quarterback came in a blowout win over Tennessee Tech. He played the final eight games on special teams.

Coach Tommy Tuberville announced after the Chick-fil-A Bowl that Burns would enter the spring as the No. 1 quarterback.

The Tigers are bringing in junior college transfer Chris Dodd to compete with Burns and sophomore Neil Caudle.

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