Colorado beginning QB Sam Noyer enters switch portal


Colorado beginning quarterback Sam Noyer has entered the switch portal for a second time to shut a profession in Boulder that included three head coaches and a quick swap to security.

Noyer led the Buffaloes to a 4-2 file final season below first-year Buffaloes coach Karl Dorrell and a berth within the Alamo Bowl.

Initially a part of the 2016 recruiting class below then-coach Mike MacIntyre, Noyer redshirted after which was a backup QB for 2 seasons earlier than switching to the defensive facet in 2019 below coach Mel Tucker, who’s now at Michigan State. All set to switch after the ’19 season, Noyer was satisfied to come back again after Dorrell was introduced on board. Noyer gained the beginning job out of camp and helped the Buffaloes to a 4-0 begin, together with a spot within the polls. The Buffaloes misplaced to Utah within the regular-season finale after which Texas within the Alamo Bowl.

”Sam got here again when he did not must after graduating over a yr in the past and helped this system enormously get again heading in the right direction,” Dorrell stated. ”As a veteran, he provided us some stability and depth on the place. All of us want him properly and whereas we’re unhappy to see him depart, the parting is actually amicable.”

Noyer completed the 2020 season with 1,101 yards passing, six touchdowns and 7 interceptions. He additionally rushed for 208 yards and 5 scores. Noyer underwent shoulder surgical procedure after the bowl sport.

”The season was the whole lot I assumed it might be and extra,” stated Noyer, who earned second-team All-Pac-12 Convention honors. ”So now I am wanting ahead to a brand new alternative and a contemporary begin, a spot the place they want a veteran quarterback who has the added expertise of enjoying on either side of the ball.

”It is not that I felt that I wasn’t wanted at CU, I simply desire a new alternative, hopefully in Division I and even within the Pac-12 if doable, understanding that I can compete at a excessive stage in an influence 5 convention,” he added. ”However I’m prepared to go wherever I can play that may assist make me higher and provides me a chance to satisfy my dream to play within the NFL.”

His departure leaves the Buffaloes with 5 QBs on the roster, together with three on scholarship. Brendon Lewis noticed motion within the bowl sport, throwing for 95 yards. He additionally rushed for 73 yards and a rating. There’s additionally J.T. Shrout, a switch from Tennessee, and Drew Carter. Grant Ciccarone and Jordan Woolverton are walk-ons.

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