Not starting, not playing, not on team, and graduating early

Big Ten transfer QB Scott Wille ’04 quits the football team

Article in the Valley News

When the Dartmouth football team opened the season against Colgate two weeks ago, senior Scott Wille made his first start at quarterback in five years.

Against New Hampshire last week, the transfer from Wisconsin made his last.

Believing the decision to play sophomore Charlie Rittgers for the entire fourth quarter of the UNH game and a subsequent refusal to give him a full-fledged vote of confidence was steering the 0-2 Big Green into dangerous waters, Wille told coach John Lyons Tuesday that he was quitting the program.

�I just felt that it wasn’t in the best interest of the team to split them apart with a quarterback controversy,� said Wille. �I didn’t come here to be a distraction for the football program. Obviously, I came here to be the starting quarterback.