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May 31, 2011The initial reports that quarterback Cody Green was leaving Nebraska started this past Saturday, and on Tuesday the news became official.
In a written statement, Green said he felt it is in his best interest to leave NU and pursue other options.
"I have made the decision to look at other options in continuing my education and college football career," Green said. "I have enjoyed my time at Nebraska and am thankful for my teammates and the opportunities the coaching staff gave me to better myself as a player and a person. The support of the fans here has been great and my time as a Husker will never be forgotten."
NU head coach Bo Pelini wished Green the best in a written statement and hopes that he can find success in the future wherever he may land.
"Cody Green is a tremendous young man and we appreciate the contributions he has made to this football program," Pelini said. "Cody feels like it is in his best interest at this time to look at other schools to continue his college career. We will support him in this process and wish him success in the future."
Green said the decision to leave Nebraska was not easy, and he wishes nothing but the best for those involved with the Husker football program.
"The decision to leave was very difficult for me and my family," Green said. "It was by far one of the hardest things I've ever done. I talked to Coach Pelini and he has offered to assist me in finding another school to continue my playing career. I wish Coach Pelini and Nebraska nothing but the best this year and in the future."
Green's departure now officially leaves NU with two scholarship quarterbacks on the roster in Taylor Martinez and Brion Carnes for the 2011 season. They also have two walk-on quarterbacks in Ron Kellogg and Tyson Broekemeier, and there's still a possibility Bubba Starling could come to Nebraska as well.
It's unknown at this point where Green plans to look next.