BERKELEY (CBS Sports / AP) — Cal Golden bears quarterback Allan Bridgford told new coach Sonny Dykes on Monday that he has decided to transfer.

Bridgford, a rising senior, made the decision after he spent time this past weekend taking stock of his future prospects at Cal. He was getting decreased reps during the first week of spring football.

In a statement released through the team Monday, Bridgford said Dykes and offensive coordinator Tony Franklin “decided to go in a different direction” so he asked for his release.

Because he has just one season of eligibility left, Bridgford plans to graduate in the summer so it’s possible for him to play at another Football Bowl Subdivision school without sitting out a year.

Bridgford played 10 games and made three starts in 2011 in place of Zach Maynard and passed for 461 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions. He also ran for another TD.

His departure officially narrows the competition for the Bears’ starting quarterback job to three players: sophomore Austin Hinder, redshirt freshman Zach Kline and early enrollee Jared Goff.

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