Trail, a fourth-year junior from Wynne, Arkansas, has been a backup player for most of his UC career. With senior Hayden Moore essentially established as the 2018 starter and redshirt freshman Desmond Ridder making a push for the No. 2 job, Trail became concerned about his chances to play.
Trail also missed UC’s spring workout Tuesday with an excused absence from Fickell.
“He’s got to get a release,” Fickell said. “He’s got to sign papers or else he can’t talk to anybody else. He’s got to find out his academic situation, and so forth.”
With Moore sitting out last Saturday’s scrimmage with a slightly sore throwing arm, Ridder was the first quarterback to take snaps with the No. 1 offensive unit. Moore has returned to practice this week without complications.