It appears that the quarterback battle between Ryan Finley and Brett Rypien has ended, Finley will transfer after graduating from Boise State in May. Coach Harsin made the announcement today.
Finley played in the first three games for Boise State last season as the starter before his season-ending leg injury against Idaho State. He completed 46 of 70 passes for 485 yards including one touchdown and four interceptions. Since Finley is graduating he will be able to play immediately at another FBS school.
Coach Harsin gave this statement regarding Finley. “We wish Ryan the best, he is going to leave Boise State with a degree and that is what this is all about.”
During spring camp in March, Finley talked about why he didn’t transfer in the summer and about battling through his injury.
“I love Boise State, this is where I want to be. I definitely had some negative days where I was kind of feeling sorry for myself but who wouldn't at the end of the day. I’m just trying to stay as positive as i can about it. Like i said i'm just trying to get better at this point it's about me getting better and helping this team win.”
Finley’s departure leaves just three quarterbacks on scholarships for Boise State. Brett Rypien, along with duel threat Tommy Stuart and incoming freshman Jake Constantine. Rypien has the most experience, throwing for more than 3,500 yards and 20 touchdowns last season.