Irish QB to transfer: Notre Dame QB Gunner Kiel will reportedly transfer from the Irish to another, yet-to-be-named school.
Gunner Kiel, the quarterback for Notre Dame, is looking to transfer to another school that has not yet been named.
IrishSportsDaily.com reported that Kiel, 19, would transfer following several months of speculation. During the 2012 campaign, Kiel served as the Irish’s scout team quarterback, but showed exceptional arm strength and accuracy.
The report said Kiel, a native of Colombus, Ind., was likely going to challenge starting quarterback Everett Golson for the starting job next season. But it seemed unlikely that he would take the job away from Golson, who helped lead his team to a 12-0 record last season.
Right before the Irish played the BCS tile game with Alabama a few months ago, Kiel appeared to shoot down suggestions of transferring.
When asked if transferring crossed his mind, he replied that “it honestly hasn’t,” according to ESPN.
“I’ve been more focused on the season and been more focused on school and other things that are more important to me,” he said.
But later, he said that “anything could happen” in regards to the Irish’s quarterback situation.
“[Golson] could go to the NFL—you never know. He could also get hurt, other people could get hurt—there’s so many doors that could be opened that I just have to be patient, just wait my turn, wait to get better,” Kiel continued.
IrishSportsDaily said that Kiel’s motives to transfer are not readily clear.
“One source claims Notre Dame would leave the door open for Kiel possibly changing his mind and sticking it out in South Bend. The Irish would love to have him back, but they understand things don’t always work out,” the publication said.
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