Kyle Whittingham announced that junior quarterback Brandon Cox is transferring from the Utah football program.
SALT LAKE CITY—Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham announced on Friday that redshirt junior quarterback Brandon Cox is transferring from the Utah football program.
“Brandon…has decided to take his game elsewhere,” Whittingham said. “We really appreciate everything he did for us here. He was a great teammate.” Cox, once again slated as the third-string quarterback, transferred to look for more playing time. Whittingham noted that Cox has graduated and has two years of playing eligibility remaining.
“We wish him all the best,” Whittingham added. “He’s leaving on very good terms with us. We’d like nothing more for him to be very successful wherever he ends up.”
Utah now has just two quarterbacks on the roster on scholarship: Junior Troy Williams and true freshman Tyler Huntley. The Utes also have two walk-on freshman quarterbacks available in Drew Lisk (Jordan High School, Sandy, UT) and Logan Bateman (Royal High School, Simi Valley, CA). Chase Hansen has quarterback experience but is at safety full-time, and will only play quarterback in an emergency situation. Whittingham said Hansen will not take reps in practice at quarterback.
Cox played in just one game for the Utes in 2014 against Idaho State. He completed three passes for 17 yards, and rushed for 22 yards.
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