Quarterback T.J. Millweard transfers to Kansas

After securing his release to transfer from UCLA on Monday, quarterback T.J. Millweard has committed to play at Kansas under head coach Charlie Weis. The redshirt freshman will sit out a season due to NCAA rules and be eligible to play in 2014.

Millweard had said he wanted to enroll at a school in the South or Midwest. A graduate of All Saints Episcopal in Fort Worth Texas, he also spent eight years of his childhood in Kansas City. His mother, Cynthia, is a Kansas alum.

JayhawkSlant.com first reported the news.

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Quarterback T.J. Millweard granted release to transfer

Redshirt freshman T.J. Millweard has asked for and been granted his release to transfer out of UCLA, and intends to find a school closer to his home in the Dallas area.

The former three-star recruit looked like the best option to back up star quarterback Brett Hundley after spring and fall camp, though the separation in talent was steep. His departure leaves Jerry Neuheisel and Mike Fafaul as the most likely competitors at the No. 2 spot.

Millweard had discussed doubts about his future as a Bruin with head coach Jim Mora after spring camp, but was encouraged to stay. After staying through fall camp in San Bernardino to be certain of his decision, he met with Mora Monday morning and asked for his release.

“It just wasn’t the fit I was looking for,” Millweard said. “I’m a Southern boy. I like my chips and queso. I like wearing my boots.” Continue reading

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Fall camp preview: Quarterback

Barring injury, quarterback will be the position of least concern at UCLA. Brett Hundley will start, and he will vie for All-Pac-12 first-team honors — if not an eventual Heisman. The more intriguing battle through fall is which Bruin backs him up, or replaces him in case of injury.

Key returners: Let’s talk a little bit about Hundley first. The redshirt sophomore is UCLA’s best quarterback in a decade, and is talented enough that leaving for the NFL is a legitimate proposition. Right now, I’d bet he stays a third season — much like Andrew Luck and Sam Bradford did at Stanford and Oklahoma in recent years.

The main knock on Hundley last year was his decision-making; too often, the talented freshman held on to the ball when he should have tossed it away. He also didn’t slide well, having simply bowled through defenders until college. In spring practices, he showed marked improvement on all fronts.

Already gifted with a prototypical frame, he added lean muscle through the offseason, crucial given the 52 sacks he took last year and UCLA’s questions on the offensive line. If an injury forced Hundley to miss significant time, the Bruins would likely miss a bowl berth. Continue reading

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Wake Forest QB Brendan Cross transferring to UCLA

Per CBS Sports’ Bruce Feldman, Wake Forest quarterback Brendan Cross will graduate in May and enroll in graduate school at UCLA. He will be eligible to play immediately.

The son of former UCLA great and College Football Hall of Famer Randy Cross, Brendan completed five of his 14 passes over three seasons with the Demon Deacons. A former three-star recruit on Rivals.com, Cross will enter a still-open competition for backup quarterback.

Through spring, Jerry Neuheisel and T.J. Millweard have more or less taken turns in having better practices. Walk-on Mike Fafaul is also in the mix, and four-star freshman Asiantii Woulard will arrive in the fall.

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Quarterback T.J. Millweard trying to secure backup spot

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Brett Hundley is a lock to start at quarterback, but there’s no clear-cut option behind him. On Thursday, redshirt freshman T.J. Millweard made his pitch for the spot, making a number of sharp throws during scrimmage situations. His most impressive moment was a long touchdown to Tyler Scott, uncorked from near midfield.

“We kind of saw that man one on one out there,” Millweard said. “We had the perfect play call. I just kind of did a play fake, got back, and let it rip.”

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