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Hoosiers’ Roberson to leave program

Leaves Sudfeld as team’s starting QB

Sudfeld
Roberson

Nate Sudfeld, it’s all yours.

Where once there were three, there now is one.

Tre Roberson ended another season of quarterback drama at Indiana by deciding to transfer from the team.

“We appreciate and thank Tre for his contributions,” Hoosiers coach Kevin Wilson said in a release Wednesday.

“He is an outstanding player. We wish him well as he moves forward with his career,” he added.

Cameron Coffman, who was part of a three-way competition in the 2013 offseason, transferred to Wyoming in May.

That leaves Sudfeld as the last man standing.

Sudfeld was fourth in the Big Ten in passing yards last season with 2,523 and had 21 touchdowns.

Roberson played two terrific games in 2012 before suffering a major knee injury.

As a redshirt sophomore last year, he blended speed with improved pocket passing and hit 60 percent of his throws with four interceptions in 138 attempts.

Roberson and Sudfeld separated themselves from Coffman but not from each other. They battled inconsistencies and wound up sharing the position.

Until Roberson’s decision, there was no indication that would change this season, with Wilson hinting all spring that a timeshare was possible.

Using multiple quarterbacks, however, is no longer an option for Indiana.

Other than Sudfeld, the Hoosiers have only one scholarship passer – freshman Zander Diamont.

Indiana will head into camp in August knowing Sudfeld finally has the job to himself.

The Roberson news was a surprise because it came more than six months after Indiana’s final game and less than three months before the 2014 opener.

Note: Indiana landed a commitment Wednesday from 2015 receiver Leon Thornton out of Montini Catholic High School in Lombard, Illinois.

cgoff@jg.net

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