5 Brandon Wimbush Transfer Destinations That Make Sense

first_imgBrandon Wimbush celebrating after scoring a touchdown for Notre Dame.SOUTH BEND, IN – OCTOBER 21: Brandon Wimbush #7 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish runs into the end zone for a seven-yard touchdown in the third quarter of a game against the USC Trojans at Notre Dame Stadium on October 21, 2017 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame won 49-14. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)The latest veteran quarterback to reportedly decide to finish his college career elsewhere is Notre Dame’s Brandon Wimbush.Brett McMurphy of Stadium broke the news that Wimbush, who started last season and the start of this year for the Fighting Irish, would head elsewhere.Wimbush wound up ceding his job to Ian Book, who has led Notre Dame to a berth in the College Football Playoff. He will stay with the club through the CFP, which kicks off on Saturday.Wimbush may not draw the same interest as Clemson’s Kelly Bryant, Georgia’s Justin Fields, or Alabama’s Jalen Hurts, whose transfer after this season has been widely assumed.Still, he is a veteran who has won some big college football games, and for teams looking for a one-year stop gap, he could be a very attractive option.Here are five potential Brandon Wimbush transfer options.It is unclear what schools he will look at as of now. These Power Five programs would all be logical fits though.Starting with a team that would be something of a homecoming for him…Rutgers Scarlet Knights A closeup of Rutgers head coach Chris Ash.(Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)There may be no one more obviously coaching for his job in 2019 than Rutgers’ Chris Ash.In three years, he is just 7-29 as Scarlet Knights’ head coach. His team entered the 2018 season with modest expectations of improvement from a four-win 2017 year, and instead the offense totally bottomed out en route to a 1-11 campaign.This season, true freshman Artur Sitkowski held down the starting job through significant struggles. He finished with 1,158 yards through the air, four touchdowns, and a jarring 18 interceptions, and completed fewer than 50-percent of his throws.Ash can’t afford to let Sitkowski develop for another year, so bringing in New Jersey native Wimbush could be a very effective spark plug, even if it isn’t an ideal situation for a program that would like to develop its own recruits.Miami Hurricanes Mark Richt doing an interview during a game.(Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)The ‘Canes have dealt with significant turmoil at the quarterback position this year, both on and off the field.Head coach Mark Richt has bounced back and forth between veteran Malik Rosier and freshman N’Kosi Perry throughout the year. Neither has been able to lock down the job.Perry has been closer, but he is also dealing with a scandal stemming from a social media post earlier in the year, and has a history of controversial posts online. Freshman Jarren Williams flirted with a transfer this year and was suspended earlier this season, as was fellow freshman Cade Weldon.Penn State Nittany Lions James Franklin congratulates Carl Nassib after play.(Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)Penn State loses Trace McSorley, who will finish his career as one of Penn State’s greatest quarterbacks ever, after the Citrus Bowl.Junior Tommy Stevens, who contributes in a do-it-all role for the Nittany Lions now, and freshman Sean Clifford are expected to battle it out for the job. Wimbush could introduce a more experienced option though, especially if James Franklin is not sold on either of the two guys on his roster.This may be a less obvious step-in-and-play situation for Wimbush, but if he and the team are interested, it has a very high ceiling.Mississippi State Bulldogs A closeup of Mississippi State fans ringing cow bells.(Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)If not Penn State, the team’s old offensive coordinator could also present an interesting option for Wimbush.Mississippi State was after Kelly Bryant, an indication that it is interested in looking outside the roster for the quarterback to replace Nick Fitzgerald.Head coach Joe Moorhead fixed Penn State’s offensive problems, and then designed a run-heavy offense around MSU starter Fitzgerald in his first year in Starkville. He is very good at adapting schemes to fit his quarterback talent.Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Georgia Tech's cheerleaders waving flags.ATLANTA – NOVEMBER 28: Cheerleaders for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets waves flags in the air during the game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Bobby Dodd Stadium on November 28, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)With a move away from Paul Johnson’s famous option attack to what will likely be a more traditional college offense under Temple head coach Geoff Collins, Georgia Tech is prepared to undergo a giant shift in scheme and culture.That may not make this the most attractive option for Wimbush if he’s looking to win a bunch of games, but he could help transition the offense into its next era and showcase himself in the ACC.Wimbush is from New Jersey, but his mother moved to the Atlanta area recently, and at least according to an article in Georgia site DawgNation, he calls the Peach State home.last_img

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