Witt transferring despite chance to start

Updated: February 22, 2009, 10:33 PM ET
Associated Press

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska Cornhuskers quarterback Patrick Witt, who was expected to compete for a starting job next season, has decided to transfer to another school.

Nebraska coach Bo Pelini confirmed Witt's decision on Sunday.

Pelini said Witt, who will be a sophomore next season, decided it was in his best interest to continue his college career at another school.

Witt, from Wylie, Texas, appeared in five games last season and went 6-for-8 for 48 yards. He also rushed four times for 20 yards and a touchdown.

Witt was expected to compete against Zac Lee for the starting quarterback job senior Joe Ganz vacated. Kody Spano and Cody Green are also expected to get a look during spring workouts.

Lee will be a junior next fall. Spano will be a redshirt freshman, and Green will be a freshman.

Lee appeared in two games last season and was 1-for-2 for 5 yards. He also rushed twice for 17 yards.


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