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Maynard moves on


What's the explanation for quarterback Zach Maynard's decision to leave the University at Buffalo?

The change in head coaches is the obvious factor to consider first. Jeff Quinn was hired for the job after Turner Gill departed for Kansas.

But why wouldn't a quarterback want to play under Quinn and his pass-happy spread offense? Quinn was offensive coordinator at Cincinnati, which ranked sixth nationally in total offense with 464.2 yards per game and averaged 39.8 points a game, also sixth in the country.

Of course, Maynard wouldn't have had Naaman Roosevelt to throw to next season. Roosevelt is a senior this year, (Roosevelt will play in the East-West Shrine Game on Saturday.)

—Greg Connors


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Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered colleges for The Buffalo News since 1999. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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