After four years of a Dick quarterbacking the Arkansas Razorback Football team (well, mostly), Arkansas will be without Dicks for spring practice and the upcoming season for the first time since 2005.
That’s because Casey Dick, a four-year starter for the Razorbacks will graduate, and yesterday his younger brother Nathan, who started the last two games of the 2008 season, has asked for and been granted his release to transfer from the Razorback football team.
No word yet on where he will go, though it is speculated that he will transfer to a Division II or NAIA school to avoid having to sit out a year due to NCAA transfer rules.
Nathan was the starter for the last two games of the season after his older brother suffered a concussion during the Mississippi State game, but Dick had not played in the first 9 games of the year, and was behind freshman Tyler Wilson on the depth chart until Wilson went down with mononucleosis.
We suspect the real reason Dick decided to transfer probably coincides with the upcoming eligibility of all-everything quarterback Ryan Mallet, widely assumed to come in and overtake the starting role as soon as he becomes eligible in the Fall.
Bobby Petrino issued a short statement wishing Nathan luck.
“Nathan has requested and received his release from the University of Arkansas,” Petrino said. “We appreciate his contributions to the Razorback program. We wish him the best as he pursues his future both academically and athletically.”[Via WholeHogSports]