Nevada Quarterback David Cornwell Is Leaving The Program
The Wolf Pack are losing former Alabama quarterback who decided to transfer.
The Wolf Pack are down a quarterback
The Nevada Wolf Pack are losing quarterback David Cornwell who has decided to leave the program. Cornwell came to Nevada from Alabama this past offseason in an attempt to kick-start his college football career.
Nevada’s Chad Hartley released this statement on the departure of Cornwell via the Reno Gazette-Journal.
“David Cornwell has left the team and has asked for his release from the program. We appreciate his contributions and wish him the best moving forward. The team’s focus remains on preparing for the Mountain West conference opener this weekend.”
The former five-star signal-caller was named the starter heading into fall camp but that did not last has Ty Gangi was named the starter in the opener against Northwestern. When that did not work out true freshman Kaymen Cureton earned the start over Cornwell going into the Idaho State and then also the Washington State game.
Cornwell finally saw action against Washington State this past Saturday and made his first pass at the FBS level — he never threw a pass while at Alabama. He went 13 of 25 for 97 yards with three interceptions in the loss to the Cougars.
Head coach Jay Norvell announced at his press conference that the quarterback job would go back to Gangi in the Mountain West opener against Fresno State with Cureton as the backup, and that very likely prompted Cornwell to leave the Wolf Pack program.
Cornwell is a graduate transfer and has one year of eligibility left if he chooses to continue is college football career elsewhere in 2018.