2022-23 Transfer Portal Tracker: Quarterback

Who do you like the most out of this group?

What can landing a quarterback get you? Look no further than USC, which landed former prized recruit [autotag]Caleb Williams[/autotag] shortly after Lincoln Riley’s arrival a year ago. All the sophomore has done is lead USC’s charge to a possible College Football Playoff appearance by having a Heisman Trophy-worthy season.

After sitting through nearly an entire season of [autotag]Drew Pyne[/autotag], a few things are clear: He plays his heart out each time he’s on the field. He clearly loves Notre Dame. His teammates love him. And his ceiling simply isn’t high enough to help the Irish win big. Combine that with inexperience and injury issues to Notre Dame’s other quarterbacks, and it’s easy to see why the Irish appear headed to the portal to bring in a quarterback for 2023.

Here is the updated list of quarterbacks who have entered the transfer portal since August. Some have chosen new programs; the vast majority have not.

Keep track of all the movement and names of potential quarterbacks for your favorite teams below.

Note: Players are sorted by the date they entered the portal

Clemson’s Comeback Bid Falls Short Against No. 25 Iowa

Clemson University men’s basketball trailed by as many as 14 with 7:58 left in the second half before engineering a 13-1 run to cut the Iowa lead to just two. Clemson would tie it two times in the final minutes of the game but could not get over the …

Clemson University men’s basketball trailed by as many as 14 with 7:58 left in the second half before engineering a 13-1 run to cut the Iowa lead to just two. Clemson would tie it two times in the final minutes of the game but could not get over the hump in a 74-71 loss to Iowa on Friday night.

The Tigers (4-2) scored 44 second half points behind 14 from Chase Hunter (Atlanta, Ga./Westlake). With the Tigers down 60-53, Hunter scored on consecutive three-point plays to cut the deficit to just two points. Overall, Hunter led the Tigers in scoring with 21 points and added in three rebounds and six assists in the effort.

Hunter Tyson (Monroe, N.C./Piedmont) tallied 13 points along with eight rebounds in the contest, while RJ Godfrey (Suwanee, Ga./North Gwinnett) was a perfect 3-3 from the field and tied his season-high of seven points.

Josh Beadle (Columbia, S.C./Cardinal Newman) totaled a season-high eight points in 21 minutes.

Clemson will face either California or TCU tomorrow at 4 p.m. The game will be aired on FloHoops.

Iowa earns a resounding ‘F’ grade in regular season-ending loss to Nebraska Cornhuskers

Pull up a chair. Class is in session. It’s time to hand out grades following the Iowa Hawkeyes’ crushing season-ending loss to Nebraska.

Spoiler alert, the Iowa Hawkeyes get an “F” in this report card. You win as a team and lose as a team, and it truly was a team effort in this embarrassing loss.

In a must-win game at home to continue their season and make it back to the Big Ten Championship where they could try and make amends for their beatdown there last year, Iowa just didn’t look bothered on Friday. It looked as though the team were still in a food coma, especially early on in the first half half, as Nebraska arrived hungry and ready to fight for the Heroes Trophy.

While they made things interesting at the end of this one, it was more so the Cornhuskers willingly trying to give the Hawkeyes the game. Iowa simply didn’t want to take it from them.

The offense was an embarrassment, the coaching staff deserves blame, and the defense were put in some unfortunate situations tonight. While the team as a whole gets an “F” performance for losing a game that they had no business losing, there were a few bright spots that I do have to point out in a harsh and reactionary report card to the final performance of the 2022 Iowa Hawkeyes regular season.

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Nebraska vs Iowa game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 13 game on Friday, November 25

Nebraska vs Iowa prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 13, Friday, November 25


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Nebraska vs Iowa How To Watch

Date: Friday, November 25
Game Time: 4:00 ET
Venue: Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, IA
How To Watch: BTN
Record: Nebraska (3-8), Iowa (7-4)
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Why Nebraska Will Win

The team keeps on pushing.

It might have had problems holding up against Michigan, but it gave Minnesota a rough game and had Wisconsin in big trouble last week. All were losses – the Huskers have lost five straight – but the want-to is still there thanks to an improving defense.

They allowed fewer than 370 yards in three of the last four games, and now they get an Iowa offense that desperately needs help from the defense to help with field position and potentially come up with a few scores.

For all the issues with the Huskers, the haven’t turned the ball over in either of the last two games and just once in the last three, but …

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Why Iowa Will Win

Nebraska’s offense has stalled.

It was great this year against mediocre defenses, but Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin – all of them stuffed the Huskers allowing fewer than 270 yards in each of the four.

The running game that struggled all year has completely stalled, the passing attack can’t get to 200 yards, and Iowa’s defense isn’t the one to get healthy against.

The Hawkeyes have won four straight, they’ve taken the ball away 13 times in the last six games, and …

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What’s Going To Happen

Win and get in.

Iowa has had a rough year, the offense has been mocked and ridiculed, and it got ugly with a 3-4 start. However, beat Nebraska for the seventh straight time sine 2014 and go play in the Big Ten Championship for the second straight year.

Nebraska will be plucky early, and the defense will keep the Hawkeyes from going on any big marches, but the O will run into a brick wall.

The Iowa defense will be suffocating against the run, a few field goals will be enough to set the early tone, and then it’ll be on to the prep work for the Michigan-Ohio State winner.

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Nebraska vs Iowa Prediction, Line

Iowa 26, Nebraska 13
Line: Iowa -10.5, o/u: 38.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3
Nebraska vs Iowa Must See Rating (out of 5): 3.5
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Minnesota vs Iowa game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 12 game on Saturday, November 19

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Minnesota vs Iowa How To Watch

Date: Saturday, November 19
Game Time: 4:00 ET
Venue: Huntington Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
How To Watch: FOX
Record: Iowa (6-4), Minnesota (7-3)
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Why Iowa Will Win

And THAT’S the Iowa we all know and love.

So what that it only came up with 146 yards of total offense against Wisconsin? The D came up with three takeaways, the special teams cranked up a few big plays, and the front line was a wall against the run in the 24-10 win.

No, the O isn’t the Greatest Show on Turf like it was against Northwestern and Purdue – it came up with over 300 yards – but as long as it does everything else right all should be fine.

Stop the Minnesota running game, don’t get hit with a lot of flags, win the turnover battle. Iowa can do that against a team that has no problem grinding things down.

Keep the Gophers to under 170 rushing yards and it’ll be a win – they’re 1-3 when they don’t get to the mark and 6-0 when they do.

Michigan and Illinois are the only two teams that got past 130 against the Hawkeye D, but …

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Why Minnesota Will Win

Back to doing just about everything right – at least outside of having a high end passing game – welcome to Minnesota.

The Gophers have come up with one touchdown pass in the last six games, but they’ve turned it over just twice in the last four games, penalties aren’t an issue, and the team continues to own third downs.

It’s No. 1 in the nation in third down O, No. 2 in third down D, and that’s why the team is second in the country behind Air Force in time of possession.

Basically, Minnesota should be able to out-Iowa, Iowa. As long as there aren’t a slew of turnovers, and as long as the field isn’t tilted the wrong way, the home team should be able to handle it.

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What’s Going To Happen

So just how much does the battle for the Floyd of Rosedale Trophy mean in the Big Ten chase?

Considering Illinois has to play Michigan this week – and hoping for an Illini loss – Iowa will take the Big Ten West if it wins this and closes with a victory over Nebraska.

Minnesota has to win this week, beat Wisconsin next week, and it needs Illinois and Purdue to both lose. That might be tough depending on whether or not QB Tanner Morgan is healthy and ready to go, but …

For now, just getting the bronzed pig back after losing the rivalry seven straight times will be enough.

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Minnesota vs Iowa Prediction, Line

Minnesota 19, Iowa 16
Line: Minnesota -2.5, o/u: 32.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
Minnesota vs Iowa Must See Rating (out of 5): 4

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Wisconsin vs Iowa Prediction Game Preview

Wisconsin vs Iowa game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 11 game on Saturday, November 12

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Wisconsin vs Iowa How To Watch

Date: Saturday, November 12
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Venue: Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, IA
How To Watch: FS1
Record: Wisconsin (5-4), Iowa (5-4)
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Why Wisconsin Will Win

Did the Badgers get their groove back?

It’s been a rough season, but they won three of their last four games with the lone loss an overtime fight against Michigan State on the road. What’s going right?

The running game isn’t quite like it was back when the program really was great, but it’s starting to crank out more yards in chunks and it’s starting to take over games again.

The run defense isn’t allowing much of anything – no one has hit 3.5 yards per carry outside of Ohio State’s attack – and now it all gets to go against the Iowa offense.

This isn’t your early season’s Iowa attack, but there’s a reason for the improvement – the defenses on the slate weren’t nearly as strong as they were over the first seven games.

But …

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Why Iowa Will Win

This isn’t the Wisconsin defense of the last few years.

It’s not the normal rock against the run, there isn’t enough of a pass rush, and the third down stops aren’t a given.

No, Iowa isn’t exactly Tennessee offensively over the last two week, but it’s functional. The offense was balanced in the easy wins over Northwestern and Purdue over the last two weeks with the ground game finally working well to go along with a real, live passing game.

And no turnovers – there haven’t been any over the last two weeks since the disaster against Ohio State.

Iowa doesn’t have to put up a ton of yards and points on the Badgers. Just do a little bit, rely on the defense, and …

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What’s Going To Happen

There will be turnovers against this Iowa defense. Wisconsin is 0-3 when turning it over multiple times, and the Hawkeye D continues to be amazing at forcing teams to screw up.

Iowa gave up 54 points to Ohio State, but the six turnovers had almost everything to do with that – the Buckeyes came up with just 360 yards.

There won’t be anything steady or explosive about the Iowa offense, but it’ll get good field position, there will be plenty of field goals, and the defense will take care of the rest.

All of a sudden, Iowa will be deep in the mix for the Big Ten West title.

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Wisconsin vs Iowa Prediction, Line

Iowa 19, Wisconsin 17
Line: Wisconsin -1.5, o/u: 35.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 1.5
Wisconsin vs Iowa Must See Rating (out of 5): 3.5
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Iowa vs Purdue Prediction Game Preview

Iowa vs Purdue game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 10 game on Saturday, November 5

Iowa vs Purdue prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 10, Saturday, November 5


Iowa vs Purdue How To Watch

Date: Saturday, November 5
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Venue: Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, IN
How To Watch: FS1
Record: Iowa (4-4), Purdue (5-3)
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Why Iowa Will Win

Well look at Air Iowa and it’s fun ‘n’ gun attack rolling up close to 400 yards and 33 points on Northwestern.

As was pointed out before last week’s game, yes, the Iowa offense is awful, but in the first seven games it went up against five of the best defenses in college football, one of the top three defenses in the FCS, and played Nevada in crazy rainstorm.

Northwestern’s defense is the cure for all offenses, and Purdue’s defense isn’t awful, but the Iowa O won’t be stopped cold and the D should be able to be the Iowa D – don’t expect much from the Purdue ground game.

This should be Iowa’s speed all the way around, but …

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Why Purdue Will Win

Get that passing game going early and see what happens.

Yes, Iowa is fifth in the nation in total defense, and yes, you have to budget in a few turnovers, but it’s possible to throw on this bunch.

Ohio State didn’t have too many problems, and Rutgers was able to come up with enough through the air to make the game somewhat interesting. It’s mostly about completion percentage – just keep everything moving.

QB Aidan O’Connell had a rough run pianist Wisconsin two weeks ago, but he’s going to throw it at least 40 times, and he’s going to crank up close to 300 yards – that’s what the Purdue offense does.

As long as he gets time to keep hitting the midrange passes, the offense can work against this brick wall of a D.

And yes, the Iowa offense might be okay, but it’s still not great. Get up fast and that might be it.

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What’s Going To Happen

The Purdue defense isn’t as good as most of the versions Iowa has seen so far, but it’s great at generating third down stops, the offense is terrific at controlling the clock, and that might be enough to pull this off at home.

Having two weeks off to rest up and get ready won’t hurt, either.

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Iowa vs Purdue Prediction, Line

Purdue 23, Iowa 20
Line: Purdue -4.5, o/u: 40.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2.5
Iowa vs Purdue Must See Rating (out of 5): 3.5
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Iowa Hawkeyes stomp Nebraska-Kearney in exhibition hoops opener

As expected, Iowa rolled away from Nebraska-Kearney in its exhibition opener, winning 108-29.

If you had any doubts about Iowa women’s basketball heading into the season, then this game probably didn’t mean much to you. Nevertheless, Iowa delivered a good ol’ fashioned thumping in their first exhibition game, trouncing the Nebraska-Kearney Lopers 108-29.

Now, who exactly are Nebraska-Kearney? I’m glad you asked dear viewer! (Opens Google in another tab,) the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) is a campus of the public University of Nebraska system and located in Kearney, Neb.

They are a member of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) conference in NCAA Division II. Judging by their school motto, “Be Blue. Be Gold. BE BOLD,” I’m going to guess their school colors are blue and gold.

Now, what the heck is a Loper? I haven’t been this intrigued by a school name since referencing the Southern Illinois Salukis in their 31-24 win over Northwestern. It is short for antelope, and apparently is based off of a North American antelope, which there literally are none! Their mascot is actually a pronghorn! I guess Middle-Americans wrongly refer to the pronghorn as the American antelope, so there you have it.

Some of their notable alumni include, former Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain and former UFC Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman! Fox News contributor and former NWA World Television Champion (and WWE Slammy award winner for best dancer) Tyrus played football there as well. Get this, prior to transferring to Nebraska-Kearney, Tyrus went to a school in California called Antelope Valley College, so we now know why he went to play for the Lopers.

Anyway, I probably gave more attention to the Lopers than Iowa did on Friday night. This exhibition looked like if the No. 6 team in the nation played a Division II school, because it was!

Star guard Caitlin Clark scored 18 points in only 17 minutes, dishing out eight assists. Monika Czinano also scored 16 points, not missing a single one of her seven shots. I guess the big story would be freshman Hannah Stuelke who scored 18 points in her Hawkeye debut. She’s one to certainly keep an eye on for the future.

I’m not going to try and make some kind of profound statement on this game, or give you some hard-hitting takeaways. That would be absolutely silly for an exhibition that had a 79-point differential. It is good to see the Hawkeyes back in action in what is a massive season. Led by Caitlin Clark, the Hawkeyes have a deep squad that can make a serious run at the national championship.

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Northwestern vs Iowa Prediction, Game Preview

Northwestern vs Iowa game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 9 game on Saturday, October 29

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Northwestern vs Iowa How To Watch

Date: Saturday, October 29
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Venue: Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, IA
How To Watch: ESPN2
Record: Northwestern (3-4), Northwestern (1-6)
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Why Iowa Will Win

The Hawkeye defense continues to be fantastic, and in this, that should be enough.

The offensive side was mostly to blame for the 54-10 loss to Ohio State with six turnovers putting the D in horrible situations. Even so, holding the Buckeye running game to just 66 yards and keeping the monster attack to 360 yards is a real positive.

Even after going to Columbus the defense is sixth in the nation overall, eighth in scoring defense, and now it gets a Northwestern offense that can’t turn the ball over fast enough and isn’t going to get the running game going against the brick wall of a defensive front.

Of course …

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Why Northwestern Will Win

Iowa’s offense continues to be stunningly miserable.

Playing Michigan, Illinois, and Ohio State would be a problem for anyone, but Iowa really couldn’t do much of anything to get moving. The offense has only pushed past the 300-yard mark once – 337 yards in the rain-soaked win over Nevada – and the Northwestern defense could use the break.

For all of the problems, the Wildcat offensive front has been solid in pass protection, the pass defense is fine, and as long as there aren’t a slew of mistakes this will be close because it’s Iowa.

This O really doesn’t work. However …

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What’s Going To Happen

Northwestern can’t win this without a slew of takeaways, and that’s almost certainly not going to happen.

The Wildcats forced five takeaways against Penn State, but that was played in a monsoon – no one could hold on to the ball. Outside of that, the defense hasn’t come up with any takeaways since mid-September.

It’s Iowa. It’s going to be ugly, but the running game will be okay, the defense will be great, and it’ll get out with a win to end the rough run.

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Northwestern vs Iowa Prediction, Line

Iowa 27, Northwestern 10
Line: Iowa -11, o/u: 37.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3
Northwestern vs Iowa Must See Rating (out of 5): 2
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College football’s definitive 10 best helmets

There are no other answers. These are the 10 best helmets in college football.

What is the best helmet in all of college football?

If you ask that question to a dozen college football fans and of course they’ll answer with their favorite team and then proceed to name the likes of Notre Dame, Michigan, and Alabama probably before too long.

Great debates were being had on my Twitter feed Thursday morning so I decided to go back into the vault and reexamine my top 10 helmet list that I originally put together during the pandemic.

But sometimes tastes change and things grow stale or old.  With that in mind here are the definitive 10 best helmets in college football.

But first, let’s start with a couple that often gets love but should never be considered among the best for reasons we’ll quickly examine.