Wood transfers; Cobbs injured

Texas lost two players this week.

Freshman quarterback Connor Wood has elected to transfer, the university announced.

Sophomore linebacker Demarco Cobbs broke his right forearm during practice Tuesday. He is out indefinitely.

While Wood was recently listed as the fourth-string quarterback , Cobbs figured to be a part of the linebacker rotation. He was listed as the backup to Jordan Hicks at the strongside linebacker spot. True freshman Tevin Jackson was listed as the third stringer at that spot.

For Wood, the transfer comes after he came up short in a four-way quarterback race this summer. Garrett Gilbert was named the starter Monday. Case McCoy is the backup. David Ash, a true freshman, is the third-string quarterback.

"I want to thank Coach [Mack] Brown, Coach [Bryan] Harsin, all of the coaches, and my teammates for the opportunity to play at a great school like the University of Texas," Wood said in a release. "I loved playing for UT and gave it my all, but I felt I needed to seek a new opportunity. I will always cherish the memories and friends I developed as a Longhorn, but I'm excited about the next chapter in my life and looking forward to playing at the University of Colorado."

"We appreciate everything Connor has brought to our program," Brown said in a release. "He is tremendous young man and is a great teammate and student. We hate to see him leave, but at the same time we understand his desire to play. We hope for nothing but the best for him and look forward to following his career at Colorado."

Carter Strickland covers University of Texas football and recruiting for HornsNation