Brock Berglund's feud with Kansas is finally ended, but not before Kansas got the last laugh.
Berglund, a quarterback with the Jayhawks last year who had to go through an appeals process with a lawyer to get his transfer approved, will attend Scottsdale Community College after Kansas declared the freshman academically ineligible.
According to Berglund, he thought he had 25 credits and a 3.49 GPA, which would have been more than enough to make him eligible to transfer to the school of his choice. However, nine of those credits came while Berglund was in high school and during a summer class and they did not count toward his transfer credits. The discrepancy left him two credits short of the NCAA requirement and academically ineligible to transfer to an FBS school.
"It's frustrating because I was ready to decide where I was going to go to school," Berglund told Yahoo! Sports. "I've taken visits everywhere from L.A. down to Miami - city wise - visiting multiple schools in those areas, and I've been across the country from Conference USA to the SEC and the Pac-12. To have those opportunities and not be able to take them or to not be able to make a decision based on those has been difficult."
Berglund's transfer from Kansas has been quite an undertaking. Berglund missed all of last season while dealing with an assault charge and took most of his classes from Colorado via independent study. He learned he was dismissed from the team via Twitter and a day later learned new coach Charlie Weis would not release him to transfer because Weis resented the way Berglund went about trying to get his release. Berglund hired a lawyer and appealed Kansas barring and ultimately earned his release and an epic tongue lashing in the media by Weis. Berglund said it was another ordeal to get the paperwork from Kansas to notify schools of his release and now, he blames Kansas for not informing him of the credits he would need to have to transfer.
In any case, Berglund can finally leave Kansas in the rearview — similarly, Kansas can focus on its future — and both can start fresh. Berglund hasn't played a down of football since the Colorado state championship game in December 2010 and said he's eager to get back on the field and show that he does belong in FBS football.
"They're good coaches and they run an offense that is conducive to a quarterback," Berglund said Scottsdale Community College. "They want to throw the ball. They had a quarterback last year that went to Iowa. They produce that type of player, that type of athlete, and that's the place I wanted to be."
While this wasn't the route he wanted to take to play for another FBS teams, he's ready for a new opportunity.
"It's a clean slate."