Virginia quarterback Michael Rocco has been granted a release from his scholarship and intends to transfer to another school, where he will use his final year of eligibility. The Roanoke Times was the first to report Rocco's decision to depart UVA.
Rocco started 21 games for the Cavaliers, going 11-10. He started all 13 games in 2011 and helped lead the Cavaliers to their first bowl appearance since the 2007 season. Rocco began this season as the starting quarterback, but eventually lost his job to Phillip Sims. Both players saw time during eleven of the 12 games in 2012, and Rocco returned to the starting role in three of the final four contests. Virginia finished 4-8 for the second time in Mike London's three seasons.
Rocco's uncle, Danny, is the head coach at the University of Richmond, raising some thoughts that he may travel east on I-64 and play for the Spiders in 2013, but multiple published reports indicate that Rocco is pursuing options at another FBS school.
The departure of Rocco means that Sims will most likely have an undisturbed route to the starting quarterback job in 2013, with David Watford and Greyson Lambert competing for the back-up spot.
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