California Golden Bears backup quarterback Zach Kline announced on Sunday that he will be transferring to another school.
Kline was considered a top-level quarterback when he came out of San Ramon Valley High School in 2012, but he was beaten out for the starting job by true freshman Jared Goff before the 2013 season began. As Goff’s backup, Kline threw for 443 yards with three touchdowns and four interceptions.
Kline said the coaches at Cal made it clear that he’d have a better opportunity to be a starter at another program:
I just think from what the coaches have told me, I have a better opportunity somewhere else. They put it to me straight and in a professional way, which I appreciate.
I wish I could stay at Cal. I tried to stay all year. It’s clear that Jared’s the guy. They told me, `If you want to start, you should go somewhere else’ (San Jose Mercury News).
The Golden Bears went 1-11 this year in Sonny Dykes’ first season as the Cal head coach.
[Source: San Jose Mercury News]