Vanderbilt's quarterback competition just got a bit tighter. Stephen Rivers, the 6'7" passer who started the Commodores' second game of the season last fall, announced that he will transfer to another program in order to play out his final year of eligibility.
Here's what Rivers said on Twitter Sunday:
I have been granted a release from Vanderbilt. I am very appreciative of the opportunity they gave me. Wish everyone there the best.— Stephen Rivers (@SGRivers17) January 18, 2015
I am looking forward to playing and contributing to the success of another team and finishing my final year of eligibility.— Stephen Rivers (@SGRivers17) January 18, 2015
Rivers did not have a great year in his sole season in black and gold. He completed just 38.5 percent of his passes and failed to throw for a touchdown while committing four turnovers. His most successful drive as a Commodore was a -4 yard jaunt that provided the only points in Vandy's 3-41 loss to Ole Miss. His most notorious moment came when he misread a "60" as a "90" on his wristband and gave Georgia seven free points in the midst of a 17-44 defeat. Here's the aftermath:
EDIT: VandyTigerPhD throws this classic Rivers memory into the mix.
With Rivers moving on to greener (?) pastures, here's what the new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Andy Ludwig will be working with this spring and summer:
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