Sokol Leaving Iowa

A logjam at quarterback loosened up a bit with senior-to-be Cody Sokol saying he was no longer with the Iowa program.

The Iowa quarterback competition will include one less contestant. Fifth-year senior Cody Sokol has decided to leave the school.

"I have been off the team for some time now and have been searching for a new school to play at," Sokol said in an email to

Sokol responded to a follow up email requesting an interview about the details of his transfer by saying he needed to clear it with Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz. Phone calls and text messages sent to Sokol went unanswered.

Sokol transferred to Iowa in January of 2012 after spending two seasons at Scottsdale (AZ) Community College. He chose the Hawkeyes ahead of reported offers from Arizona, Cincinnati and Florida International.

Sokol retained three years to play two when he arrived in Iowa City. He red shirted during the '12 season before locking up with sophomore Jake Rudock and C.J. Beathard, a freshman, in a three-way competition last spring.

Rudock won the job and started all 13 games . Beathard served as the back-up and played in five contests. Sokol saw limited action after that and did not throw a pass.

As a sophomore, Sokol threw for 3,807 yards and 43 touchdowns with 10 interceptions for Scottsdale. He completed 253 of 424 pass attempts (59.7 percent). The 6-foot-2, 215-pounder prepped at Desert Vista High in Phoenix.

Sokol's mother, Kim Sokol, graduated from Iowa State in 1988. Cody was born in Des Moines and still has family in that area.

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