Nearly two weeks after Cody Green told ESPN.com that he had a “positive relationship with several USC coaches” and was planning a visit to the school, the former Nebraska quarterback has narrowed the choices for his next destination down t0 a couple of teams.
And, as it turns out, the Trojans aren’t one of the ones to make Green’s list of finalists.
Speaking to KRIV-TV sports director Mark Berman, Green acknowledged to the Houston station that he was whittled his list down to two schools — Baylor and Tulsa. And, simply put, Green’s decision on those two institutions seems to come down to how his skillset fits into the offenses currently in place.
“They’re great schools academically and that’s a big part of it and offensively, where they’re going and in the future, both of those schools are at the peak of their game,” Green told the Houston station. “You got Baylor, they surprised a lot of people this year, which isn’t a surprise knowing (Bears) Coach (Art) Briles. He lit the world up at U of H. He is going to do the exact same thing at Baylor. …
“University of Tulsa, they’re (one of the) top five offenses in the nation almost every year. They’re going to put up a lot of points.
“Those two schools, an offensive player, your mouth starts watering whenever you talk about them.”
If it’s any consolation for USC, the Trojans made Green’s final three. Green will likely take one more visit — to Tulsa — and then “probably make my decision here pretty soon, within the next week.”
Green played in 17 games during his two seasons in Lincoln, starting four of those contests. He exited spring practice behind starter and redshirt sophomore Taylor Martinez (no relation) on the depth chart, and that was apparently at least part of the impetus for the decision to ask for a release in late May. Another factor was reportedly the fact that “Green didn’t feel like he was a fit in [first-year coordinator] Tim Beck‘s new offense.”
In addition to the schools mentioned above, Boise State, Louisville, Texas, Texas A&M, Houston, Rice, Kansas, Kansas State and Iowa State were all rumored at one point or another to be a potential landing spot.