Typically when a player transfers, it's hard to find any good words coming from either side since it's assumed that everyone is a bit disappointed in how things have developed since the player first committed to the school. However, in the case of Jake Farley, the Kansas Jayhawks sophomore linebacker had plenty of praise for new head coach Charlie Weis, even as he announced his intent to leave for Northern Iowa.
Farley said he's leaving to play for his father, who is now the head coach at Northern Iowa, a chance he never knew he would have.
"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Kansas both as a member of the football team and academically," said Farley. "I believe Coach Weis has really made a positive impact on the direction of the football program, but I have decided I want to have the chance to play for my dad and have my family watch me play. I appreciate the opportunity I had at KU and wish the team all the best."
While some hopeful transfers are denied, Weis said this choice to release Farley from his commitment was obvious.
"Jake met with me on Friday and told me he would like to finish his career playing for his dad," said Weis. "How could I debate that one? On behalf of the KU program, I wish Jake success and happiness as he returns home to be with his family."