"I sat down with Joe Dailey Monday afternoon and he discussed his desire to explore a transfer to another school, and we have honored his wishes. Coach Norvell and I met with Joe and conveyed to him that the competition at the quarterback position remains open. We have not named a starter and nothing at that position is etched in stone, however, Joe feels that it is in his best interest to explore other opportunities of playing at another institution.
"We are disappointed in Joe's decision to leave our program. He is a quarterback who knows our offense after spending a year in our system. We have invested a great deal of time and energy in training him to be a successful quarterback at Nebraska. I have great respect for Joe as a person and a player, and we appreciate his contributions to this program. We wish Joe the best."
Dailey started all 11 games at quarterback for Nebraska as a sophomore in 2004. He completed 153-of-310 passes for 2,025 yards, with 17 touchdowns and 19 interceptions. He also played in eight games as Nebraska's No. 2 quarterback in 2003.