With one move, Louisville’s five-man quarterback competition has been pared down to four — and by a player used to moving at that.
While the school has yet to announce it, Scout.com is reporting that Tyler Ferguson has decided to transfer out of the Cardinals’ football program. According to the report, Ferguson has been granted a full release to transfer to another football program.
The move away from the Cardinals marks Ferguson’s second departure from a Power Five school in less than two years.
In early December of 2013, Ferguson asked for and was granted his release from his Penn State scholarship. A month later, he landed at Louisville, sitting out the 2014 season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules.
Technically, though, this serves as Ferguson’s third transfer since beginning his collegiate career.
Transferring to Happy Valley from the JUCO ranks in early 2013, Ferguson was involved in the competition for the Nittany Lions’ starting job beginning in the spring. The arrival of five-star recruit Christian Hackenberg over the summer ended Ferguson’s hope of being named the starter as the true freshman quickly grabbed the reins.
Shortly after Hackenberg arrived on campus, rumors surfaced that Ferguson was considering a transfer. He remained though, and, appearing in four games in 2013, Ferguson completed 10-of-15 passes for 155 yards and a touchdown.
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