Redshirt freshman quarterback Zach Kline said Sunday he is in the process of obtaining his release from his Cal scholarship in order to transfer to another school.
Kline told the San Jose Mercury News that a meeting with coach Sonny Dykes convinced him that leaving Berkeley was the best course of action.
“It’s for sure,” Kline said. “I just think from what the coaches have told me, I have a better opportunity somewhere else. They put it to me straight and in a professional way, which I appreciate.”
The quarterback from nearby Danville said he doesn’t know where he will go from here and he cannot talk to other schools until his release paperwork is finished.
True freshman Jared Goff started all 12 games for the 1-11 Golden Bears after winning a training camp battle with Kline, who was once thought to be the heir apparent.
There are rumors that other players are looking to leave the program. A source told the Mercury News that sophomore offensive lineman Freddie Tagaloa will transfer and said, “That’s not all.”
Dykes did not respond immediately to a phone call from the newspaper.