Top potential transfers in college football
It’s nothing more than wild speculation at this point, but is there a chance two former Heisman candidate quarterbacks entering their final seasons play elsewhere in 2015?
Anything is possible.
Notre Dame’s Everett Golson is set to graduate in May and would be eligible to play anywhere in the FBS ranks this fall with one year of eligibility remaining. Braxton Miller, Ohio State’s standout dual-threat who didn’t play this season due to injury, graduated in December and could transfer without penalty if he doesn’t want to participate in a three-player battle during spring practice.
Social media is the culprit of potential destinations, both quarterbacks appearing on the wishlists of several programs including ones in the SEC and just outside:
Maybe we get one of those 3 OSU Qb’s to play in Ann Arbor?! #hail
— Jalen Rose (@JalenRose) January 2, 2015
Miller has been tied to Oregon and Florida State, elite teams in need of a quarterback following the expected departures of Heisman winners Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston. Another possibility is LSU, a team that appears to be a quarterback away from competing for a division crown in 2015.
Rumors continue …. Duke, Florida State, Oregon and now LSU. RT @WAFB: Sources say Ohio State QB Braxton Miller could be headed to LSU.
— The Buckeye Nut (@TheBuckeyeNut) January 6, 2015
Golson has denied interest in a move to Baton Rouge despite several reports linking him to LSU, though he seems to have worn out his welcome with the Irish. Golson was benched for Malik Zaire heading into the Music City Bowl, but came off the bench and played well while splitting snaps.
Don’t believe everything you hear..
— Everett Golson (@Everett_Golson5) January 5, 2015
Golson was suspended for the 2013 season for violating Notre Dame’s honor code, later detailed as cheating on a test. The Myrtle Beach, S.C., native led the Irish to a berth in the BCS National Championship Game as a freshman against Alabama, 42-14 loss.
One player in the SEC who landed in the proverbial doghouse and never recovered is Kenny Hill, a sophomore quarterback who helped the Aggies win their first five games of the season before a tailspin — and off-the-field issues — led to his benching.
Hill has considerable arm strength with multiple years of eligibility remain. With five-star quarterback Kyler Murray on the way in (if he sticks) and the keys to the offense in Kyle Allen’s hands, Hill’s situation is sticky. If he decides to leave, finding an offense with an Air Raid philosophy that fits his strengths would be ideal.
Several non-Power 5 programs could be potential landing spots including SMU and Houston — teams who recently hired new offensive-minded coaches.