Sophomore quarterback Steven Threet has decided to transfer from the University of Michigan. Threet led the Wolverines in passing this season (102-200, 1105 yds, 9 Tds - 7 Ints). Although Michigan will be without its leading passer heading into 2009, I don't think this news is going to break to many Michigan fans hearts.
Last season Rich Rodriguez was trying to fit square pegs into round holes, and well, the result was a 3-9 season. There is no question that the quarterback position was going to be open come spring practice, as Rodriguez brings in more players who fit his style of offense.
The quarterback position will now be an open competition between Nick Sheridan and true freshman Tate Forcier and Denard Robinson. It should be interesting to see who will get the most snaps under center in spring ball, and even more interesting to see who Rich-Rod decides to 'throw-to-the-wolves' come opening day.
Threet joins the list of Big Ten quarterbacks to transfer this offseason joining Pat Devlin and Jake Christensen.
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