After playing sparingly as a freshman behind Collin Klein in 2012, Daniel Sams battled JUCO Jake Waters for the starting job last season. Waters, a better passer, beat out Sams, the better runner, but coach Bill Snyder saw what he had and made great use of both.
This spring, Sams was informed he was being moved to wide receiver. However, he evidently (and rightly so) believes he has something to offer as a quarterback, and has elected to transfer.
The conditions of the release allow Sams to transfer to any FCS school, except Wildcat 2014 opponent Stephen F Austin, but no FBS schools. At least dropping a level will allow Sams to avoid the mandatory redshirt season. The junior wishes to stay close to home, so some FCS school in the Louisiana area could be lucking into an experienced Big 12 quarterback in the near future.
Sams played in all 13 games last season, completing 38 of 53 passes for 452 yards with 4 TDs and 4 interceptions. He was also second on the team with 807 yards and 11 scores on 152 carries, topping 100 yards rushing in 3 games and putting 199 yards and 3 TDs on Baylor.