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New QB Transfer

BDizzle

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Take it to the bank. Our last Georgia QB worked out so well. :coffee:

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Penn State sophomore quarterback Steven Bench will transfer after competing for the vacant starting job this spring.

Steven Bench's decision to transfer is shocking, especially since he was competing for the starting job, writes Brian Bennett. Blog

Bench has been granted his release and will depart Penn State after completing the spring semester, which ends May 3.

"I mean, it's been a hard decision," Bench said Wednesday. "I was sold on Penn State since the day I got an offer, since the day they called, really. I just wish it would've worked out. I still love this place and I wish it didn't come to this, but I have to make the best choice for me. And I think the best thing for me to be successful is to not play at Penn State and to play elsewhere."

Penn State coach Bill O'Brien said he would help Bench in any way he could.

"I have been meeting with all the players this week with my evaluation of where they are at related to football and academics and to discuss what they need to work on this summer," O'Brien said in a prepared statement. "After meeting with Steven, he informed me he wants to play elsewhere. We want what is best for Steven. I want to thank him for his contributions to the program. We wish Steven the best in the future and will assist him anyway we can."

A team spokesman confirmed to ESPN.com that it was Bench's decision to leave and that there are no disciplinary or academic problems involved.

Bench and junior college transfer Tyler Ferguson competed throughout the spring for the top job. They both participated in Saturday's Blue-White Game. Bench completed 9 of 15 passes for 99 yards and a touchdown, while Ferguson had identical passing numbers (9 of 15).

O'Brien said after the game that he was not close to deciding on a starter. Decorated quarterback recruit Christian Hackenberg arrives this summer.

Bench said he left his meeting with O'Brien under the impression he was behind Ferguson on the depth chart.

"It's out of my control, but I wasn't happy with it," Bench said. "I'm a competitor, so I'm not going to agree with that decision. But, at the same time, it's his decision and it's out of my control. I feel that it kind of left me no choice. I don't want to back anyone up. I want to play. I came here to play football."

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Bench backed up Matt McGloin in 2012 and appeared in two games, completing 2 of 8 passes for 12 yards and rushing for 18 yards.

Bench wrote, "What did I do to deserve this?" and "Always swimming upstream" on his Twitter page Wednesday.

Bench can transfer to another Football Bowl Subdivision program without having to sit out a year because of the transfer policies the NCAA granted to all Penn State players after imposing sanctions on the program in July.

Bench said a number of schools already have contacted him but declined to list any specifically.
 
Wow, can his ego get any more fragile? Just what we need. I'm sure he'd love moving down and then riding the bench behind JJ :roll: .
 
BDizzle said:
Take it to the bank. Our last Georgia QB worked out so well. :coffee:

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/9208595/penn-state-nittany-lions-sophomore-quarterback-steven-bench-transfer" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Penn State sophomore quarterback Steven Bench will transfer after competing for the vacant starting job this spring.

Steven Bench's decision to transfer is shocking, especially since he was competing for the starting job, writes Brian Bennett. Blog

Bench has been granted his release and will depart Penn State after completing the spring semester, which ends May 3.

"I mean, it's been a hard decision," Bench said Wednesday. "I was sold on Penn State since the day I got an offer, since the day they called, really. I just wish it would've worked out. I still love this place and I wish it didn't come to this, but I have to make the best choice for me. And I think the best thing for me to be successful is to not play at Penn State and to play elsewhere."

Penn State coach Bill O'Brien said he would help Bench in any way he could.

"I have been meeting with all the players this week with my evaluation of where they are at related to football and academics and to discuss what they need to work on this summer," O'Brien said in a prepared statement. "After meeting with Steven, he informed me he wants to play elsewhere. We want what is best for Steven. I want to thank him for his contributions to the program. We wish Steven the best in the future and will assist him anyway we can."

A team spokesman confirmed to ESPN.com that it was Bench's decision to leave and that there are no disciplinary or academic problems involved.

Bench and junior college transfer Tyler Ferguson competed throughout the spring for the top job. They both participated in Saturday's Blue-White Game. Bench completed 9 of 15 passes for 99 yards and a touchdown, while Ferguson had identical passing numbers (9 of 15).

O'Brien said after the game that he was not close to deciding on a starter. Decorated quarterback recruit Christian Hackenberg arrives this summer.

Bench said he left his meeting with O'Brien under the impression he was behind Ferguson on the depth chart.

"It's out of my control, but I wasn't happy with it," Bench said. "I'm a competitor, so I'm not going to agree with that decision. But, at the same time, it's his decision and it's out of my control. I feel that it kind of left me no choice. I don't want to back anyone up. I want to play. I came here to play football."

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Bench backed up Matt McGloin in 2012 and appeared in two games, completing 2 of 8 passes for 12 yards and rushing for 18 yards.

Bench wrote, "What did I do to deserve this?" and "Always swimming upstream" on his Twitter page Wednesday.

Bench can transfer to another Football Bowl Subdivision program without having to sit out a year because of the transfer policies the NCAA granted to all Penn State players after imposing sanctions on the program in July.

Bench said a number of schools already have contacted him but declined to list any specifically.

Um... no. With Simis in the fall we'd have 5 QBs. I can't tell if you're serious or not, but there's no way.
 
My egriz is slow, or the times have changed. A QB transfer thread, and very little action. Could it be the NFL Draft interfering with EGRIZ?
 
mtgrizrule said:
My egriz is slow, or the times have changed. A QB transfer thread, and very little action. Could it be the NFL Draft interfering with EGRIZ?

I think most of us are happy with our starting QB situation.

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GrizMusician said:
mtgrizrule said:
My egriz is slow, or the times have changed. A QB transfer thread, and very little action. Could it be the NFL Draft interfering with EGRIZ?

I think most of us are happy with our starting QB situation.

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I am elated JJ is back, and Gus looks solid as a FR RS. Not really sure how ready or good we are, if JJ were to go down. Would be hard to pass on a guy recruited to Penn State though. I cannot wait for football season.
 
There is a 99% chance he will NOT be dropping down...

Penn State Players are still free to transfer ANYWHERE without sitting out a year!

"Bench can transfer to another Football Bowl Subdivision program without having to sit out a year because of the transfer policies the NCAA granted to all Penn State players after imposing sanctions on the program in July."
 
The NCAA taketh away and the NCAA giveth. How sweet. I quit reading after reading that. He can go anywhere in the FBS, the only reason we speculate about FBS transfers doesn't apply and he has a multitude of choices right where he's at. Griz have enough horsepower at that position and the QB cannot carry the whole team on his back, so save your energy for wishing for help in the secondary.
 
I sat at my desk and saw the thread and for the longest time I debated about whether or not to open it because i sensed it was a joke. After a while I thought "I'll bite" and opened it and somehow took it seriously when I didn't see anything obviously stupid, but the fact that he isn't forced to look at FCS makes it an absurd notion. Looks like the brilliant troll geniuses scored another gotcha. Now if they could score like that besides on a message board.
 

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