One of the most experienced members of Oregon’s secondary has decided to take flight less than two weeks before the Ducks kick off the 2016 season.
A UO spokesperson confirmed that Chris Seisay has been granted a release from his scholarship and will transfer. According to The Oregonian, playing time — or lack thereof — didn’t play a role in the defensive back’s decision.
By text, he wrote that his decision hinged not on playing time — he was not a shoo-in to start at corner this fall — but because he “just wasn’t happy” after feeling he wasn’t on good terms within the program despite returning from injury earlier than expected and playing in Oregon’s final three games as he worked into shape.
“Just doing what’s best for my future,” he wrote. “All love to the ducks. Gonna miss my teammates.
Seisay started three of the 15 games in which he played in the Ducks’ 2014 run to the national championship game. He played in the first five games (two starts) of the 2015 season before an injury sidelined him for the remaining eight.
As a true freshman in 2013m Seisay took a redshirt.