QB O'Brien to leave Nebraska as transfer
| 1 week ago

Patrick O'Brien, who had the most game experience of any returning Nebraska quarterback, announced on social media that he will transfer to another school.

"I would like to announce I have been granted my release from the University of Nebraska. I am so incredibly blessed with being able to spend the past two and half years at this university," he said, in part, in his Twitter message.

O'Brien, a 6-foot-4, 230-pound sophomore, was equipped to play in the pro-style attack featured by former head coach Mike Riley. But he is not the kind of dual-threat quarterback that fits the offensive system used by new head coach Scott Frost.

"Pat's a good athlete, but I think the other three (quarterbacks in practice) are a little more capable of moving the ball with their feet," Frost told the Omaha World-Herald. "They've just kind of passed him. We want what's best for all these guys.

"I really do think he'd be better suited to a more traditional-style offense. That's what he was recruited here to do, and then the offense changed. We're on his side and we're going to support him."

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