Redlands East Valley graduate Ronnie Fouch and Redlands graduate Coy Glass will cross paths once again, as both are transferring to Division I-AA Indiana State to vie for the starting quarterback position.
Fouch’s transfer from the University of Washington is outlined in this story by the Seattle Times. The 2007 Ken Hubbs Athlete of the Year spent three seasons with the Huskies – a redshirt season in 2007 and two seasons as a backup in 2008 and 2009. Fouch saw considerable time as a redshirt freshman in 2008 once starting quarterback Jake Locker went down, completing 113 of 250 passes for 1,339 yards, four touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He played sparingly behind Locker this past season and was likely going to fill the same role had he stayed at Washington.
He also would have been pressed by two recruits – redshirt freshman Keith Price and true freshman Nick Montana, the son of Hall of Fame Joe Montana – brought in by new coach Steve Sarkisian, who took over for Tyrone Willingham after the 2008 season.
In transferring to Indiana State, Fouch can play right away according to NCAA rules, a reason he cited in the Seattle Times story.
“I had a positive experience at UW,” Fouch said. “Nothing negative happened, and there’s no negative reason why I left. I left just to go somewhere where I could get a lot of playing time and compete and get a chance to be on the field. I didn’t have any conflicts with the coaches. It’s just a matter of me being happy and on the field and I felt like this is what would make me happy, being on the field and playing.”
As for Glass, the move to Indiana State is part of a busy three years since graduating from RHS. After playing two years at Riverside Community College, Glass enrolled at Hofstra, which has since dropped football. Glass, also a 2007 graduate, led Redlands to its last Citrus Belt League championship in 2006, guiding the Terriers to a 12-1 record and the CIF-SS Inland Division semifinals.