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Clemson's Korn to graduate and transfer

Clemson redshirt sophomore quarterback Willy Korn intends to graduate from Clemson in May of 2010, then transfer, the school announced today. Korn, who lost the starting job to Kyle Parker this year, will have two years of eligibility remaining.

"I have truly enjoyed my experience at Clemson University,” Korn said in a prepared statement. “I was very blessed and fortunate to have had the opportunity to play football and go to school here.

“The relationships I have built with my teammates will last the rest of my life. Things didn't work out for me on the football field the way I had hoped. However, with two years of eligibility remaining, I really want to go where I can contribute as a starter. So, I plan to transfer to another school in hopes of earning the starting quarterback position.”

Korn will continue to practice with the team and be available to play in the Music City Bowl against Kentucky. He intends to stay at Clemson until May when he will earn his undergraduate degree in communications studies.

Considering how sparingly he played, and the fact that he expressed his frustration about it earlier in the season, this decision doesn't come as a huge surprise. Korn played in six games and completed 12-17 passes for 90 yards and a touchdown this year.

“We met near the end of the season and obviously he wants to transfer to a school where he can be the starter," coach Dabo Swinney said in a statement. "I understand his decision."