With record-setting quarterback Brandon Doughty returning for a sixth season, the players behind him at the quarterback position will, barring injury, have very little chance of seeing meaningful action in 2015.
With that as a backdrop, Western Kentucky confirmed Wednesday that a pair of quarterbacks are no longer a part of the football program, the Bowling Green Daily News is reporting. JUCO transfer Troy Jones (pictured, under towel) and redshirt sophomore Parker McLeod are the two in question, although only one will continue his playing career.
According to the Daily News, Jones will be seeking a transfer for the 2015 season. As Jones would be a graduate transfer, he’d be eligible to play immediately at an FBS program. However, it appears he will head to an FCS team, where he would also be eligible to play in 2015.
Jones threw four of the five non-Doughty passes for the Hilltoppers in 2014, completing two of them for 11 yards. Those were the only passes of his WKU career.
Conversely, McLeod has decided to transfer to another school but will not play football.
McLeod was a three-star member of Alabama’s 2013 recruiting class. After redshirting his true freshman season, he left Alabama in May of last year before landing at WKU two months later. Because of NCAA transfer rules, he was forced to sit out the 2014 season.
(Photo credit: Western Kentucky athletics)