Among the five University of Richmond quarterbacks, Michael Rocco is the fifth to get repetitions in preseason drills. He isn’t involved in scrimmage situations. Welcome to limbo.
A year ago, he was the University of Virginia’s starting quarterback. A year from now, he’ll be available to play as a University of Richmond senior. This year, Rocco is redshirting, ineligible because of an NCAA rule that says transfers from Football Bowl Subdivision to Football Championship Subdivision with only one season of eligibility remaining must sit out a season.