Sophomore quarterback Stevie Joe Dorman is leaving the University of Colorado football program, head coach Mike MacIntyre announced late Tuesday. Dorman is leaving the Buffs to join the Buffaloes of West Texas A&M, a team ranked No. 19 in Division II.
"I'm leaving because I would really like to play my final two years of eligibility, it's as simple as that," Dorman said in a statement released by the school. "Sefo (Liufau) is doing a great job here, and I honestly don't think I could take his spot. But I really enjoyed my three years here at CU, I liked my coaches, and appreciated what everyone did for me, especially the academic support you receive here.
"But I want to go and do my thing, and there's a spot for me on the West Texas A&M team, and I plan on competing for the starting job there. It's also closer to home, about halfway between here and there, but more importantly, I'll be eligible to compete right away and if I transfer now, I'll be able to compete in spring practices."
Dorman redshirted as a true freshman in 2011 and then in 2012 he was sidelined for about half the season with a severe abdominal strain and never played in any games. This season Dorman was tied for third on the depth chart for most of the year but did not see any playing time.
MacIntyre added that no other player at this time has approached him about considering a transfer.