Bower’s announcement comes just days after Tulsa coach Todd Graham said that Kinne, who was last year’s starter, would remain the No. 1 quarterback.
Bower played in seven games last season and completed 15 of 36 passes for 289 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for 45 yards and a score. In 2008, Bower played in all 14 games as a backup behind starter David Johnson.
Bower transferred from Bakersfield College in the spring of 2008.
Bower said he’s on pace to graduate at the end of the semester and will look to finish his playing career at another school. Under NCAA rules, Bower can receive a waiver to play at an FBS intuition if he’s enrolled in graduate school.
Kinne and Beaver are the only scholarship quarterbacks on the roster this spring.