The rumors of Colorado St. Rams quarterback Pete Thomas transferring has been confirmed, however according to Thomas he has not yet made a decision on where he will transfer to. Athletic director Jack Graham announced Thomas' intention to transfer:
"We appreciate all that Pete gave to Colorado State University during his two years with us, and we wish him the best," said Graham.
It was also mentioned that Thomas was given a release from his scholarship and there are no mentions of any limitation of where he can or can't go to. Normal practice is to not let a player transfer within conference or to a school which is scheduled to play his former school for the duration of the players eligibility. The rumored location for Thomas has been the Vanderbilt Commodores , but a decision has not been made.
Thomas gave the coaching change the reason to transfer:
"I sat down with Coach McElwain a few times and had a good talk with him, but in the end, I decided this was the right thing for me to do," Thomas said. "I needed a new start, and I am looking for that opportunity. When I committed to CSU, I never thought of Fairchild or the staff being fired, but it's a business. You can't go 3-9 three years in a row and expect to keep your job. That's real tough, but it's on us players. It was definitely a hard situation."