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Nebraska transfer QB Luke McCaffrey leaves Louisville

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The Nebraska import was expected to push Malik Cunningham.

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Before ever taking part in an official Cardinal practice, Nebraska transfer quarterback Luke McCaffrey is leaving U of L.

Louisville head coach Scott Satterfield announced the news during a Wednesday morning interview with Drew Deener on 93.9 The Ville, stating that McCaffrey made the decision to leave the team last week and was searching for a place where he could come in and be a starter immediately.

A redshirt freshman in 2020, McCaffrey split time at QB with Adrian Martinez and finished the year with 466 pass yards and a touchdown, but also tossed six interceptions. He added 364 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 65 carries. As a true freshman in 2019, McCaffrey completed 9-of-12 passes for 142 yards and two touchdowns, and also rushed for 166 yards and another score.

Coming out of high school, ESPN rated McCaffrey as the No. 4 dual-threat quarterback and No. 141 overall player in the 2019 class. He chose the Cornhuskers over Ohio State, Michigan, Colorado, Washington and Ole Miss.

McCaffrey is the younger brother of former Stanford and current Carolina Panthers star running back Christian McCaffrey.

As excited as I was to have a guy who was going to push Malik Cunningham and likely see the field even if he didn’t win the starting job, I wish Luke the best wherever he goes next.

Satterfield mentioned during the interview that Louisville is still trying to land another quarterback, wide receiver, safety and running back before the start of the 2021 season ... which is now less than three months away. Get after it, guys.

Until then, let’s all reflect on our favorite memories of the Luke McCaffrey era at Louisville. I’m going to go with the Keith Wynne film review post.