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Dailey goes from last year's starter to fourth-string

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska quarterback Joe Dailey has been
given permission to transfer after falling from starter last season
to fourth-stringer this spring.

Cornhuskers coach Bill Callahan said he was disappointed in
Dailey's decision to leave but wished him luck. Callahan and other
coaches met with the rising junior from Jersey City, N.J., on
Monday, telling Dailey that it was not yet decided who would be the
starting quarterback next season.

"We have not named a starter and nothing at that position is
etched in stone, however, Joe feels that it is in his best interest
to explore other opportunities of playing at another institution,"
Callahan said in a release.

Dailey, who was also a team captain last season, went into
Saturday's Red-White game behind Zac Taylor, Beau Davis and Joe
Ganz on the depth chart. He was 7-of-20 for 121 yards, with one
interception returned for a touchdown in the scrimmage.

After the game, he told reporters he was hampered this spring by
a shoulder sprain.

Callahan took over the Cornhuskers last season, scrapped their
option offense and installed a West Coast system with Dailey as the
quarterback.

Dailey started all 11 games as a sophomore, but the new offense
sputtered. He completed 153-of-310 passes for 2,025 yards, with 17
touchdowns and 19 interceptions. Nebraska finished 5-6, its first
losing season in 43 years.