Fresno State backup quarterback Marcus McDade transferring

Kevin Casey

Fresno State is losing backup quarterback Marcus McDade who has decided to transfer from the program.

The Fresno St. Bulldogs will be down one less quarterback this fall as backup Marcus McDade has elected to transfer from the program, according to the Fresno Bee. The reason to leave the program is mainly due to the backup quarterback spot being extremely crowded, and also from the change of offense.

McDade was brought in to play a pro-style offense under former head coach Pat Hill, but Tim DeRuyter brought in a no-huddle, face-paced offense which did not suit McDade's skill set.

DeRuyter also gave a brief comment about McDade leaving the program:

"Marcus is an outstanding young man and represented the Fresno State football program with class," Bulldogs coach Tim DeRuyter said. "We wish him the best in his future endeavors."

At the end of spring practice there was no official depth chart to list who would be the backup quarterback, but that spot pretty much belonged to redshirt freshman Myles Carr. Plus, Fresno State is bringing in highly touted freshman Zack Greenlee and there is also junior college transfer Brian Burrell who will be recovered from a spring injury; those two are more than likely going to be ahead on the depth chart.

Fresno State is allowing McDade to transfer to any school that is not a natural rival, or a team within the conference.

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