Oregon QB Cody Kempt Transferring to Montana St.

Michael WinesAnalyst IJune 5, 2008

Sophomore QB Cody Kempt will be going home to compete for a starting job with the Montana St. Bobcats.

With an uncertain future at Oregon, Kempt felt the timing was right to make the switch. Instead of competing against six other potential quarterbacks in Eugene, Kempt will only have four to go against in Bozeman.

Kempt's father played for the Bobcats from 1985-89 as a linebacker. MSU coach Bob Ash said on Wednesday, "The first thing we're excited about is that Cody is familiar with the Bobcat program because of his family connections. That should allow him to come to Bozeman and plug into MSU easily.

"Second, his familiarity with the type of offense we're running is exciting. He should be able to make a smooth transition to our program in that regard easily, as well. Most important is that we really like Cody Kempt as a person. He's an excellent student, a tremendous citizen, and he's transferring for all the right reasons. He wants a chance to play. He's a first-class person, and it was an easy decision to welcome Cody to our program."

I'm sure I am not alone in wishing Cody the best of luck.