UConn QB Michael Nebrich to transfer

UConn backup quarterback Michael Nebrich has decided to transfer, the school announced Wednesday.

Nebrich went into fall camp fighting for the backup job after coach Paul Pasqualoni announced junior college transfer Chandler Whitmer would start for the Huskies. With five quarterbacks on the depth chart, it became clear that there would be a mad squeeze for playing time.

As a true freshman last season, Nebrich played in eight games and passed for 69 yards. He also had 10 yards rushing. UConn now has Whitmer, true freshman Casey Cochran (out with a broken wrist), Wildcat quarterback Scott McCummings and Johnny McEntee, who started last year.