Arizona Wildcats gain QB, lose LB

Wagner quits football, Isham transfers from Louisiana Tech

POSTED: 05:28 AM PDT Jun 18, 2012 
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The University of Arizona football team reportedly has lost a key player and gained another Saturday.

Linebacker Brian Wagner decided to quit football while former Louisiana Tech quarterback Nick Isham will transfer to the Pac-12 school, according to

Wagner, who was projected to be a starter entering this season, told the Tucson Citizen that he didn't have a love for the game anymore.

"I told Coach (Rich Rodriguez) that, and that was it. It was something I was thinking about for a long time," he said. "That's kind of where I'm at right now."

Isham will have to sit out the 2012. He will be a redshirt sophomore when he is eligible in 2013.

The Westlake Village, Calif., native started seven of the nine games he played as a freshman last season before was bumped to the bench. He threw for 1,457 yards and eight touchdowns.