News out of Iowa City today that sophomore linebacker Dezman Moses has decided to transfer:
Moses had recently returned to the team after serving a four-game suspension brought on by a September public intoxication charge. He collected four tackles on special teams in September.
Head Coach Kirk Ferentz had the following comment: "While I was sorry to learn of Dezman’s decision, I understand his thinking. All of us wish him success in the future, both academically and athletically."
We believed Moses was the odd-man out at weakside linebacker entering this season, stuck in a logjam behind Jeremiha Hunter, Jeff Tarpinian, and Tyler Nielsen. None of those three players is set to graduate any time soon, and that was going to limit Moses' playing time even before he was arrested for public intoxication after the Pitt game. He had rejoined the team during the bye week, but apparently saw the writing on the wall; Ferentz's statement was a thinly-veiled admission that he was never going to see the field.
We wish Dezman nothing but the best, wherever he ends up (at least as long as it's not Minnesota).