For Brooks Haack, the time is now. He’s 23, facing his last year of eligibility as a fifth-year senior. He was also replaced after eight games, by the team’s third-string quarterback Jordan Davis.
For most college athletes, the pros are not a reality. Your “pro” experience, is four or five years with a program. Your pay: memories that last a lifetime.
Haack and the 4-8 Cajuns had a horrendous year. He threw seven interceptions with just five touchdowns. Losing his job to a third stringer at the end of his junior year is not positive news, nor is it promising for his final year of eligibility. Because of that, he’s leaving the program.
On his Twitter account, he gave a shout out to Cajun fans: “[I’m]sad that it had to come to an end… I wish it would have worked out but God has a plan for everyone and it’s our duty to fulfill that plan. I love Lafayette like a second home and will definitely not be a stranger. Thank you for the great memories.”
For Cajun football coach Mark Huspeth it was a move that made sense.
“Obviously Haack feels like with the way the season ended up that we may be looking to go in a different direction. I think he, more than anything, wants to find an offense that fits his style of play and what he can bring to the table.”
As a fifth-year player with a non-impact resume, that might be difficult. But it’s also not impossible.
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