College Football Players’ Transfers, Searches and Busts

Updated: January 11, 2020
It appears the USC coaching staff will undergo another shuffle that is a bit unexpected and certainly not discussed. Everyone knows USC needs a defensive coordinator and special teams coach. But I’m hearing Graham Harrell wants to hire a buddy to be quarterbacks coach next season. Say what? Harrell currently holds the titles of offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at USC. He might be considered a genius by the media and message board crew, but he has a lot of influence with his new 3-year contract and apparently wants a friend to help him out. Read More... on Thursday landed a pair of high-profile football transfers, former USC wide receiver Velus Jones and former Georgia offensive lineman Cade Mays. Jones, a Saraland High School product, will enroll as a graduate transfer and will be eligible to play for the Volunteers in 2020. In three seasons at USC, the former 3-star recruit caught 28 passes for 347 yards and averaged 24 yards on kickoff returns, including a 100-yard touchdown against Fresno State in 2019. Jones made his announcement via Twitter: Thank you God🙏🏾 — Velus Jones Jr. Read More... State athletic director Pat Chun said Thursday he will take his time to hire the right person to be the next head football coach at the school. In four previous coaching searches since arriving in Pullman in January 2018, Chun has hired a defensive-minded wizard in men’s basketball coach Kyle Smith, and a mid-major gem on the rise in baseball coach Brian Green, along with women’s basketball coach and former University of Texas standout Kamie Ethridge, and swimming coach Matt Leach. But now comes Chun’s biggest test of all. When he was athletic director at Florida Atlantic, Chun landed a big fish in Lane Kiffin. All Kiffin — who previously flamed out as head coach with the Oakland Raiders, Tennessee and USC — did was register two 10-win seasons, restoring his name to respectability, and it led to him being named head coach at Mississippi on Dec. 6. Read More... as great as the 2018-19 college football season, that offseason will forever be remembered for one thing: the NCAA Transfer Portal . Players transferring programs has been happening for a long time, but last year seemed to take it to the extreme . From several teams welcoming the idea of loading up on Transfer Portal talent to big-time programs losing a bunch of players to the now-famous Transfer Portal, there are definitely some winners and losers to this new reality. However, while some transfers have loads of success, such as winning the Heisman Trophy and being drafted No. 1 overall, some don’t live up to the hype of their arrival in a new place. The NCAA Transfer Portal RELATED: Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh Rips the SEC: ‘Hard to Beat the Cheaters’ When a player decides to transfer, it is usually because things haven’t worked out or they aren’t getting the playing time they want and think they deserve. Read More... the UW Huskies find their way without Quade Green?  → Washington Huskies guard Elijah Hardy (10) goes up for a shot during the second half. The Washington Huskies played Mount St. Mary’s in a NCAA basketball game at Her Edmundson Pavilion in Seattle, Wash., on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Read More...

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