Backup QB Field to transfer to Valdosta St. for senior season
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.
Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press
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