Oct 19, 2013; Berkeley, CA, USA; Oregon State Beavers defensive end Dylan Wynn (45) tackles California Golden Bears quarterback Zach Kline (8) during the fourth quarter at Memorial Stadium. The Oregon State Beavers defeated the California Golden Bears 49-17. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Zach Kline Staying In Pac-12 North, Transferring To Oregon State


According to a report, redshirt freshman quarterback Zach Kline has decided to transfer to Oregon State from the Cal Golden Bears.

The Portland Tribune reported on Monday night that Kline, who spent last season backing up true freshman Jared Goff, told Oregon State coaches of his plans to head to Corvallis.

Kline played in six games last season, throwing for 443 yards on 43-of-82 passing with three touchdowns and four interceptions. He was beaten out by Goff for the starting job during training camp.

“I wish I could stay at Cal … (but) it’s clear Jared is the guy,” Kline told the Bay Area News Group in early December. “They told me, ‘If you want to start, you should go somewhere else.’ I need to find a place where that’s going to be the case.”

Kline wouldn’t be eligible to play for the Beavers until 2015. Current OSU quarterback Sean Mannion is finishing his junior year for Oregon State, meaning there would be an opening at the position the year Kline is eligible to resume playing.

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