|QB Steven Bench to transfer from Penn State|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 24 April 2013 12:05|
Nittany Lions coach Bill O'Brien said Wednesday that Bench was granted a release to leave the program. He will finish the spring semester at Penn State.
Bench's departure likely puts sophomore and junior college transfer Tyler Ferguson atop the depth chart for now. Bench and Ferguson split first-team reps in spring practice, which wrapped up last weekend.
O'Brien had said that he wouldn't decide on a starter until August preseason camp, when prized freshman recruit Christian Hackenberg joins the competition.
Bench didn't see much playing time as a freshman last season backing up record-setting senior Matt McGloin.