QB Ferguson leaving Louisville

The battle for the University of Louisville's starting quarterback spot has one fewer player competing for playing time. Junior Tyler Ferguson, who sat out last season after transferring from Penn State, has left the team. Ferguson will transfer and has been granted a full release.

Tyler Ferguson was hoping to earn some playing time for the University of Louisville football team this season.

Instead, the junior quarterback who sat out last season after transferring from Penn State is on the move again. Ferguson has left the Louisville team and has been granted his full release to transfer by the school.

The 6-foot-4, 225-pound Ferguson completed 7 of 13 passes for 47 yards and one interception in Louisville's spring game. He arrived on campus in July of last year and spent all of last season participating in the "young players" scrimmages each week.

U of L coach Bobby Petrino said after the spring that Ferguson had a strong arm but "had a ways to go" on decision-making and his understanding of the offense.

Ferguson completed 10 of 15 passes for 155 yards and one TD as a backup two years ago at Penn State. He had previously been a junior-college standout with the College of the Sequoias in California the previous year, throwing for over 2,600 yards and completing 55 percent of his passes at that level.

U of L still has four QBs battling for the starting spot, including junior Will Gardner, sophomores Reggie Bonnafon and Kyle Bolin and true freshman Lamar Jackson.

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