QB Broadway, defensive coach to leave UH
Dual-threat freshman quarterback Terrance Broadway will transfer from UH after head coach Kevin Sumlin granted him a release Friday.
Defensive line coach Jim Jeffcoat also resigned after a three-year stint.
Broadway, a highly-touted four-star recruit from Baton Rouge, La., received his first playing time against UCLA after quarterbacks Case Keenum and Cotton Turner suffered season-ending injuries. He started the next game against Tulane – a 42-23 win – but it ended up being his only start.
“It wasn’t an easy decision at all,” Broadway said.
Fellow freshman David Piland was announced as the starter after the fifth game. Broadway played on two more occasions, when the Cougars faced an insurmountable deficit against Mississippi State, and when they held a 39-point lead against Memphis.
In four games, Broadway’s threw for 424 yards, three touchdowns and had two lost fumbles and one interception. He also had 19 carries for 72 yards.
Despite a season of up and downs, Broadway said he has no resentment toward UH.
“My time here at Houston was the best,” he said. “I love the fans here – and I’ll say it again, I love the fans here. Me and several members of the team will also remain close friends.”
Broadway will have to sit out for a season if he transfers to another Football Bowl Subdivision program, but will still have three years of eligibility remaining. Should he transfer to a Football Championship Subdivision school, he would be eligible to to play immediately.
Broadway gave no indications of the route he would take.