Sunday, December 14, 2008
UMaine Quarterback Adam Farkes is leaving the program for personal reasons. That's according to the Portland Press Herald, who site a University Press Statement.
Farkes started the 2008 year as the starter, before injuring his shoulder in October in a win against Delaware. He had 9 TD's and 6 picks before the season-ending injury. There was a very good chance he would be the starter in 2009.
Mike Brusko is the obvious choice to be next season's number one. He led the Bears into the playoffs following Farkes' injury. He doesn't have the best arm, but is a serious competitor.
It may also give Chris Treister a chance. Treister, who played at Portland High, has three more years of eligibility, and will get a true opportunity if Brusko struggles in the pocket. Don't count out Jack Cosgrove recruiting a young athlete as well.