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NCSU QB now a UConn QB

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By late June it became apparent Bryant Shirreffs was set on transferring from North Carolina State.  With the calendar flipping the page to July, that’s exactly what Shirreffs is doing.

While UConn has yet to announce his addition, the quarterback confirmed to the Hartford Courant earlier in the week that he has decided to move on from the Wolfpack to the Huskies. With Florida transfer Jacoby Brissett locked in as NCSU’s starter, most will assume that’s the reason for the transfer.

Instead, Shirreffs claimed, it’s the system, man.

“N.C. State is nice but when you don’t necessarily trust who you’re playing for or really don’t like believe in the system I don’t think it’s useful to stay in a place you can’t succeed,” Shirreffs said in reference to second-year head coach Dave Doeren and his staff. “And you can try as hard as you can but if you don’t feel like you can succeed, you’re thinking about leaving, you’re not all in or fully committed to that school so that’s what I felt. I believe it wasn’t good for me or the team for me to be there.”

In Doeren’s first year in 2013, Shirreffs, a true freshman, appeared in nine of the Wolfpack’s 12 games during a rocky 3-9 campaign. During his lone season in Raleigh, he ran for one touchdown and threw the Wolfpack’s first touchdown of the season.

The Jefferson, Ga., product was a two-star member of NCSU’s 2013 recruiting class. After sitting out the 2014 season, he will have three seasons of eligibility remaining.

Other teams in the mix for his services the second time around included Middle Tennessee State, Temple and Western Kentucky.

Shirreffs is the second quarterback to transfer from the Wolfpack this offseason.  Pete Thomas left NCSU in February and ultimately landed at Louisiana-Monroe two months later.

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2 Responses to “NCSU QB now a UConn QB”
  1. iwishwvuwouldbeatbama says: Jul 2, 2014 5:25 PM

    Of all the years WVU battled UCONNot win a game, I can not remember one good QB. Really you think they would have stumbled upon one by now….

  2. raleighwood007 says: Jul 7, 2014 2:52 PM

    Sounds Like someone with very little talent who was never really going to see the field again because of being buried on the depth chart and moved around to different position to help the team has a bitter taste in his mouth.

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