McCann to Transfer

The redshirt junior quarterback, Ryan McCann, will leave UCLA to play immediately in Division 1-AA next season...

Ryan McCann, the redshirt junior quarterback, said he'll transfer to a Division 1-AA school.

McCann, who only saw limited back-up minutes this season as the third string quarterback, by transferring to a Division 1-AA school will not have to sit out a year to obtain eligibility and be able to play immediately next season.

The 6-4 McCann did see some relative success while at UCLA, leading the Bruins to victories over Alabama and Michigan during the 2000 season. 

He came to UCLA in 1997 along with fellow quarterback Cory Paus in a highly-touted recruiting class.  McCann, though, struggled to really master the quarterback position at UCLA, and spent most of his four years as a backup. He also injured his shoulder last season and underwent surgery, which set him back considerably.

When it looked last spring that he would be the third string quarterback, there were rumors that McCann would transfer then, but he returned for his redshirt junior season, only to see little time sitting behind Cory Paus and fifth-year senior, Scott McEwan.


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