Backup QB Conner Manning to Transfer


Redshirt sophomore quarterback Conner Manning has announced his decision to transfer from Utah. Manning has already graduated and would be eligible to play immediately wherever he ends up. Manning, a three-star recruit from Lake Forest, Calif., did not fit what Utah has been looking for lately in a quarterback with their read option, dual-threat quarterback offense. Manning is an accurate passer, but he lacks the running ability the Utah coaches want in a QB. Manning likely would not have played for Utah this year. In fact, Manning's only appearance for Utah was in Utah's 42-10 defeat against Arizona in 2014. Manning came in late in the game and completed 2-of-6 passes for 28 yards and one interception. This is a good move for both Manning and Utah. Manning will be able to play elsewhere in an offense that fits his skill set better, and Utah gets a scholarship. I have interacted with Manning on several occasions, and I always came away impressed by how he conducted himself. I wish him the best of luck wherever he ends up.

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