Transfers Thread

If we are being transparent, we already know that is what they want. They have the biggest fan base, which will generate the biggest revenue. The NCAA has become a business and they are making business decisions sadly.
You're probably right. In which case someone should teach them the fundamentals of economics. There will be a lot more engaged fans added by getting Illinois competitive than by having another routine good year by a longtime good team. Illini Nation will be gigantic if we can put a competitive product on the field year after year.
 
Springfield, Il
Alex Hornibrook has entered the transfer portal. Coan played well at the end of the season, but supposedly the 5-star recruit Mertz is the real deal.
 
Alex Hornibrook has entered the transfer portal. Coan played well at the end of the season, but supposedly the 5-star recruit Mertz is the real deal.
Interesting. Hornibrook was Top 5 all time for Wisconsin QBs in a lot of categories, even with only 3 years of play. Coan spelled Hornibrook for the last 4 games of last year due to concussion suffered by Hornibrook. Would seem to be a stretch that a 5-star Freshman is going to be better in year 1 than your Top 5 all time QB (unlike our situation where a 5-star QB wouldn't be filling big shoes) .
 
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Charlotte, NC
Especially with the Wisconsin situation. Never thought he was that good. Another in the long line of 'sconi QBs who are just ok but sit behind that big oline, throw 5yr out routes to some no name WRs, and then hand the ball off the other 20 plays of a drive. I can't imagine him getting the starting roll at any other P5 school.

We'll see if this pops up on freezing cold takes at then end of next year though.
 
Especially with the Wisconsin situation. Never thought he was that good. Another in the long line of 'sconi QBs who are just ok but sit behind that big oline, throw 5yr out routes to some no name WRs, and then hand the ball off the other 20 plays of a drive. I can't imagine him getting the starting roll at any other P5 school.

We'll see if this pops up on freezing cold takes at then end of next year though.
Just going to throw this tidbit out there.
https://collegefootballtalk.nbcspor...manning-passing-academy-throwing-competition/

He has skill. It's one thing to be a great QB, it is another to go into an offense where you hand off the majority of the day and then be expected to make throws at the end of the game.
 
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Especially with the Wisconsin situation. Never thought he was that good. Another in the long line of 'sconi QBs who are just ok but sit behind that big oline, throw 5yr out routes to some no name WRs, and then hand the ball off the other 20 plays of a drive. I can't imagine him getting the starting roll at any other P5 school.

We'll see if this pops up on freezing cold takes at then end of next year though.
I think theres plenty of teams that will offer him a starting spot, whether or not he keeps it is a much better question. Heck, if he committed to Illinois today, he would have a pretty decent shot of starting a few games (not saying I want this or think its remotely possible).

P5 teams always need QBs. Hornibrook has played at borderline all B1G levels before, his inconsistency is what kills his value. He will find PT at a P5 school.
 
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