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Matt Simms leaving U of L

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This according to a Rick Bozich blog on the C-J website.

Quarterback Matt Simms is leaving the University of Louisville football program. Simms, a redshirt sophomore quarterback, informed U of L coach Steve Kragthorpe of his decision this morning, U of L football sports information director Rocco Gasparro said.

No word on where Simms is headed. His mother arrived from New Jersey to help him pack his belongings and head home today.

Some expected Simms to replace Hunter Cantwell as the Cards' starting quarterback next season. After red-shirting last season, Simms played in only one game last season, completing 4 of 10 passes for 39 yards and one interception against Pittsburgh.

It's hard to call any news coming out of the football program surprising at this point, but Simms leaving does seem a bit odd after all of the "Matt has the advantage" and "Matt loves competition" remarks Kragthorpe made during his end of the season press conference. I thought from the beginning that passing on Mitch Mustain in order to keep Simms happy and committed was the first mistake Kragthorpe made here, and nothing that has happened since then has made me waver the least bit from that opinion.

I give this news a big, heartfelt "meh."