Legree splits from Syracuse

Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett

The on-again, off-again career of David Legree at Syracuse is off. Again.

Two days after Ryan Nassib was named the starting quarterback and Legree was slotted as the No. 3 signalcaller, Legree didn't show up for practice Wednesday night, Donnie Webb reports for the Syracuse Post-Standard. Head coach Doug Marrone said Legree, a sophomore who briefly left the team last year, is no longer part of the program.

Because backup quarterbacks Andrew Robinson and Cody Catalina have been moved to tight end, Syracuse now has just two quarterbacks in Nassib and backup Cam Dantley. Marrone told Webb he has no plans to switch either Robinson or Catalina back to quarterback.

The Orange do have a quarterback coming in this summer, when freshman Charley Loeb arrivs on campus. But right now, they're awfully thin under center should any more attrition strike.