Report: Notre Dame QB Brandon Wimbush expected to transfer
Notre Dame quarterback Brandon Wimbush is expected to transfer from the program, according to a report from Stadium.
Monday night, Brett McMurphy of Stadium reported that Wimbush, the former starter under center for the Fighting Irish, will part ways with the program. He’s made 15 starts at Notre Dame over the last two seasons.
The news comes just a few days before Notre Dame takes the field against Clemson in the Cotton Bowl on Dec. 29 as part of the College Football Playoff. Wimbush started in the first three games of the 2018 season before being replaced by Ian Book.
Notre Dame QB Brandon Wimbush, who started 12 games last year & 1st 3 games of this season, is transferring, source told @WatchStadium
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) December 25, 2018
Wimbush struggled with consistency this season, completing under 53 percent of his passes and throwing six interceptions with just four touchdowns. In the first three weeks of the season, he had only one touchdown pass to four interceptions.
After the first three weeks, Wimbush played sparingly for the Irish. He did step back under center and see significant field time against Florida State, throwing three touchdown passes as Notre Dame defeated the Seminoles 42-13.
Notre Dame struggled to victories over Ball State and Vanderbilt with Wimbush under center. When Book stepped into the starting role, the offense was much more effective. In the following three games, the Irish posted blowout victories over Wake Forest, Stanford and Virginia Tech.
Book threw for 2,468 yards and 19 touchdowns this season with only six interceptions. He also completed passes at a 70.4 percent clip. Book added 250 yards and four touchdowns on the ground.
There was no mention of a potential landing spot for Wimbush.