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Buffs lose another quarterback

John Schrock

(Writer’s note: not literally lose as in misplace, but you get the general gist)

For the third time this offseason, a player at the quarterback position has decided, for one reason or another, to take his leave of the Colorado football program.

According to the Boulder Daily Camera‘s Brian Howell, third-year sophomore John Schrock has decided to give up football altogether and will instead concentrate on the student part of student-athlete.  Specifically, the paper writes, Schrock plans to attend medical school after completing his undergraduate degree in integrative physiology at CU.

“It was a tough decision for John as he does love football, but we talked and he is serious about becoming a doctor,” head coach Mark MacIntyre told the Daily Camera. “He decided it was in his best interests to leave the team to concentrate on his academics. He is a fine young man and I think he will be successful in his pursuits.”

In 2012, Schrock played in two games for the Buffaloes.  His only attempt was a completion for seven yards.

In April, Nick Hirschman announced his plans to transfer from CU, later enrolling at Akron. Three months later, Shane Dillon revealed he would be giving up football to play basketball at another institution.

The attrition at the position doesn’t end there as Jordan Webb, who started nine games for the Buffs last season, suffered a torn ACL during spring practice and was lost for the year. Subsequent to that, Webb and a CU teammate were involved in a fight that led to charges.

At the moment, Connor Wood, a Texas transfer, sits atop the Buffs’ depth chart at the position heading into summer camp.

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5 Responses to “Buffs lose another quarterback”
  1. polegojim says: Jul 22, 2013 9:14 AM

    Wow… that leaves them… 2. Time to find several diamonds in the rough.

    Fact is the Buffs haven’t had a credible HC for years. Performance has failed woefully… and logically recruiting has suffered.

    I don’t care what Embree said… his effort was not producing Wins… or even much hope.

    Mac needs to create some loyalty and confidence, even if the W’s aren’t forthcoming. Start with the heart…. and build from there.

  2. jbq2 says: Jul 22, 2013 10:35 AM

    John Schrock needs to get a grip on reality. He has to understand just what is important in our society. Which will be remembered? Will it be the almost quarterback or the gifted doctor. That answer should be obvious to anyone who has ever watched ESPN.

  3. ct39 says: Jul 22, 2013 11:17 AM

    What is unclear is the meaning of your post…
    Hopefully you are not implying that a quarterback is more important to society than a doctor.

  4. e1x2 says: Jul 22, 2013 1:03 PM

    You need to get a grip. He made a good smart decision. Playing football only makes sense IF you make it to the pros. At CU he will only be remembered as a losing QB on a losing team. Being a doctor is far more important.

  5. huskerzfan4life says: Jul 23, 2013 11:00 AM

    Good for the BuffaloButts, I wouldnt want to be humiliated every saturday either, He made the right move !

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