Minnesota QB Philip Nelson transferring to Rutgers
Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson will remain in the Big Ten, as he's decided to transfer to Rutgers.
Philip Nelson may be leaving Minnesota, but he'll be remaining in the Big Ten.
CBSSports.com's Bruce Feldman reported Wednesday that the quarterback was transferring to Rutgers, one of the Big Ten's newest members. Nelson announced earlier this month that he was leaving Minnesota saying he wanted to play in a system that was more passing friendly and "utilizes my skill sets."
At Rutgers Nelson will be working with former Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen, who became Rutgers' offensive coordinator this week.
Nelson started 16 games for the Gophers in his two seasons, but lost his grip on the starting job in 2013 to Mitch Leidner. In his two seasons with the Gophers Nelson threw for 2,179 yards and 17 touchdowns while rushing for 548 yards and another six touchdowns.
Due to transfer rules, Nelson will be required to sit out the 2014 season, but he will have two years of eligibility remaining. Also, the rule that a player loses a year of eligibility when he transfers from one Big Ten school to another is not applicable here since Rutgers is not yet technically a member of the Big Ten.
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