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BOZICH | Roberson's transfer should end rotating QBs at Indiana

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Tre Roberson told Kevin Wilson he is leaving the Indiana football program. Tre Roberson told Kevin Wilson he is leaving the Indiana football program.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- For three seasons, Indiana football coach Kevin Wilson has relied on at least two quarterbacks every year. He likes to rotate his guys and change the pace.

That won't be the case for the Hoosiers in 2014.

One week after Wilson told a group of IU fans at Huber's Winery in Starlight, Indiana, that he had not picked a starter between juniors Tre Roberson and Nate Sudfeld, Roberson made the decision for Wilson.

Roberson is leaving the program.

IU announced that jarring move Wednesday afternoon without word of where Roberson will land.

Here is the official IU release:

Indiana head football coach Kevin Wilson announced on Wednesday afternoon that junior quarterback Tre Roberson will not return to the Hoosiers program in 2014, planning to transfer.

"We appreciate and thank Tre for his contributions to our football program both on and off the field," Wilson said. "He is an outstanding player and a great young man. We wish him well as he moves forward with his career."

"I want to thank the coaching staff, my teammates and Indiana University for all of their support over the last three years," Roberson said. "My time in Bloomington will always hold a special place in my heart. I wish everyone at IU all the best as I move on to the next chapter in my life."

Roberson became the first Indiana true freshman to start at quarterback in 2011. He started five games, played in nine overall, threw for 937 yards and rushed for 426 yards.

After suffering a broken leg in the second game of 2012, Roberson bounced back with four starts and 12 appearances last season. He completed 83-of-138 (60.1 percent) for 1,128 yards with 15 touchdowns, four interceptions and a 158.9 pass efficiency rating. Roberson added 423 rushing yards on 85 attempts (5.0 average) with five TDs.

Sudfeld is considered a better passer than Roberson, but not a running threat. Sudfeld completed 194 of 322 passes for 2,523 yards. He had 21 touchdowns and nine interceptions.

Indiana also lost third-string quarterback Cam Coffman, who transferred to Wyoming after the season. True freshman Zander Diamont figures to be the second-team quarterback. He is the only other scholarship quarterback on the roster.

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