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LSU QB Stephen Rivers will transfer

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LSU backup quarterback Stephen Rivers will transfer.

San Diego quarterback and brother Phillip Rivers first reported the news to ESPN, and the younger Rivers spoke to the media at halftime of the Tigers’ basketball game, via

“There’s an opportunity for me to hopefully play somewhere else,” Rivers said. “I’ve had a great three years here, maybe not necessarily gotten on the field as much as I wanted to, but I’ve really enjoyed my time here.

“They’ve been really cooperative,” Stephen Rivers said of LSU’s coaching staff. “Everything’s good. There’s no bad blood. I really love this place. The hard part about it is there’s really nothing bad I can say. I hate to be leaving, but sometimes you’ve just got to do what’s best for you.”

Rivers played in just four games for the Tigers and attempted only two passes. Rising sophomore Anthony Jennings is projected to be the starter, and it’s a smart decision on his behalf to transfer to another school where he can play his remaining two years.

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