Rollison transferring from Auburn

Quarterback Tyrik Rollison, one of Gene Chizik's top signees in his first class at Auburn in 2009, is leaving school and transferring to Sam Houston State.

Rollison was redshirted last season, but was suspended prior to the Outback Bowl. His father told ESPN's Joe Schad that the suspension was due to academics and that Rollison wasn't happy at Auburn. According to his father, Rollison also considered Texas Tech, but didn't want to have to sit out another season.

Auburn signed former Florida quarterback Cameron Newton in December out of junior college, and Newton heads into the spring as perhaps the favorite to win the starting job.