Well, today is just a Monty Mosher-based day at cisblog.ca, isn't it?
Hours after the Chronicle-Herald reporter broke the news about the 2011 Uteck Bowl going to Moncton, we learn that SMU QB Jack Creighton has quit the team.
One assumes Creighton has left because he was benched last week, among other reasons (he told Mosher "it hasn't been fun since the end of last season"). Last year he was ranked fifth among quarterbacks nationwide, and was the highest-ranked among those returning to play this year, so his departure is certainly of national interest. And if I understand my eligibility rules correctly, Creighton can next appear in a CIS game on September 18, 2011 (he was on the roster for SMU's most recent game even if he did not play). So you'd think any number of schools would be happy to land him for what would be most of next season.
Micah Brown didn't have a great game in place of Creighton last week, but it's tough for anyone to have a great game against Laval. He certainly has the wheels and the arm to warrant further attention from SMU; whether they gave too much attention to him instead of their incumbent quarterback remains to be seen.
(There's a joke in here about Creighton joining Waterloo, which is about a two-hour drive from his hometown and, like him, the school becomes eligible to play again in 2011, but I'm not witty enough to make it.)
QB Creighton quits Huskies after being benched [The Chronicle-Herald]