Richmond, VA (WWBT)- Quarterback Michael Strauss arrived at Richmond last week and began taking classes at his new school. The signal caller, who transferred from the University of Virginia prior to the start of the semester, is getting set to compete for the Spiders' starting quarterback job.
Strauss spent two years with the Cavaliers, red-shirting his first season and not playing at all in 2011. He decided to transfer in an effort to find a place where he would play on a consistent basis. Strauss told NBC12 on Monday that he narrowed it down to Richmond and Florida Atlantic and decided to go with the Spiders. A big reason for this was so that he could play right away and not have to sit out for a year after transferring in. Former Richmond and current UVa head coach Mike London also recommended Richmond, once he learned of Strauss' desire to transfer, according to the quarterback.
Strauss will compete for the starting job and will look to replace Aaron Corp, who departed after two seasons with Richmond. 2011 saw the Spiders limp to a 3-8 finish, ending on an eight game losing streak and finishing 0-8 in conference play.