Looking for "Green"er Pastures: 5 Teams Cody Green Could End Up on

Matt Zvolanek@MattZvolanekCorrespondent IIMay 30, 2011

Looking for "Green"er Pastures: 5 Teams Cody Green Could End Up on

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    SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 18: Quarterback Cody Green #17 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers looks on during warmups prior to the game against the Washington Huskies on September 18, 2010 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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    Cody Green is gone from Nebraska.  He is leaving to find more playing time at some other program.  He wants the keys to the offense and to lead some team to victory, not to be the guy who manages the game by handing the ball off or the back-up QB.  What team would want him? Here are a few possibilities. 

Texas A&M

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    AUSTIN, TX - NOVEMBER 25:  Texas A&M players (L-R) Dustin Harris #22, Ben Malena #23, Jeff Fuller #8, Michael Lamothe #19, Blane Cheatham #29, and C.J. Jones #27 celebrate Texas A&M's 24-17 win over the University of Texas at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memori
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    Cody Green knows Texas. He grew up there.  It only makes sense, if he's transferring anyway, to go to a school from his home state and one that recruited him out of high school.  Something A&M has going for Green is senior QB Ryan Tannehill.  Tannehill is the starter this year, which works out because Green would have to sit out for a year anyway.  In 2012, Green would be right in the middle of the QB competition.

Texas

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    AUSTIN, TX - SEPTEMBER 25:  The Texas Longhorns walk off the field after a 34-12 loss against the UCLA Bruins at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 25, 2010 in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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    Yet another school from Green's home state, Texas also tried recruiting him out of high school.  With no clear starter this year, Green could have a shot in 2012.  This is a fairly long shot, as Texas has a slew of QB's they can turn to.

Baylor

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    WACO, TX - NOVEMBER 14:  Quarterback Nick Florence #11 of the Baylor Bears leads his team in the huddle against the Texas Longhorns in the second half on November 14, 2009 at Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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    In 2009, Cody started his first game at Nebraska.  The team he played happened to be Baylor.  Why is that significant?  Because Waco is fairly close to Cody's hometown of Dayton, Texas.  If he decides to go to Baylor, his family and friends would be able to watch him play a lot more often.  The only catch is Baylor's athletic quarterback, Robert Griffin III, still has a few more years to play.

Louisville

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    LOUISVILLE, KY - OCTOBER 15:  Darius Ashley #8 of  the Louisville Cardinals  celebrates after intercepting a pass during the Big East Conference game against the Cincinnati Bearcats at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on October 15, 2010 in Louisville, Kentuc
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    Cody Green might decide to make a trip out east and play for the Cardinals.  Why?  Because the Cardinals new QB coach is former Nebraska offensive coordinator Shawn Watson.  Watson was one of Cody's main recruiters to Nebraska.  If he wants to play here, he better choose fast, because former Missouri quarterback Tyler Gabbert is looking at Louisville and Watson, too.

Boise State

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    BOISE, ID - NOVEMBER 19:  Derrell Acrey #52 psyches up the Boise State Broncos before the game against the Fresno State Bulldogs at Bronco Stadium on November 19, 2010 in Boise, Idaho.  (Photo by Otto Kitsinger III/Getty Images)
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    This pick may not seem likely, but like Texas A&M, Boise State has a senior quarterback playing this year.  That means after this year, when Green has to sit out anyway, he would be right in the middle of the competition for the starting job.  Chris Petersen knows how to use each player's talent to help the team and would find a spot for Green.

Other Possibilities

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    PASADENA, CA - SEPTEMBER 18:  Quarterback Cotton Turner #12 of the Houston Cougars throws a pass against the UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl on September 18, 2010 in Pasadena, California.  UCLA won 31-13.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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    -Houston

    -UTEP

    -SMU

    -FCS

    Cody Green could choose to go to any school in Texas, just because it's close to home.  He could also choose to go to an FCS school and not sit out for a year.