Starting Michigan QB Steven Threet Transfers to Arizona State

Alex MeredithContributor IApril 28, 2009

SOUTH BEND,IN - SEPTEMBER 13:  Quarterback Steven Threet #10 of the Michigan Wolverines passes the ball during the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on September 13, 2008 at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Michigan quarterback Steven Threet has decided to transfer to Arizona State, after starting eight games as a redshirt freshman in coach Rich Rodriguez’s spread offense.

Threet, who had already transferred once out of Georgia Tech to Michigan in 2007, was looking for a pro-style offense to play in. He had even contemplated transferring out of Michigan last year after Lloyd Carr had decided to retire, but decided against it to attempt running the spread.

In 10 games and eight starts, Threet threw for 1,105 yards, nine touchdowns, and seven interceptions with a .510 completion percentage.  The 6’6” Threet was ranked as the ninth-best quarterback in the 2007 class before committing to Michigan that year.

Threet will sit out the 2009 season but will still have two years of eligibility remaining thereafter.  The only other quarterbacks on the roster that will be able to compete for the starting position next year are sophomore Samson Szakacsy and freshman Brock Osweiler. 

The other three quarterbacks on ASU’s roster last year—Rudy Carpenter, Jack Elway, and Chasen Stangel—have all left the program. Carpenter signed as an undrafted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys and Elway decided to quit football altogether.