Notre Dame football: If Drew Pyne transfers, what are 5 possible landing spots?
Penn State learned a lesson against Iowa, you need to manage your quarterbacks so that you always have a quality backup on your roster. The Nittany Lions lost Will Levis to Kentucky, and when Sean Clifford went down with an injury against Iowa, which led to their loss.
Clifford wouldn’t be healthy for the Illinois game either, and Penn State could barely move the ball.
Clifford is now a 23-year-old senior, and Penn State clearly has nothing behind him at quarterback. They’re going to be looking for someone in the transfer portal, most likely, and if Pyne goes into the portal he’ll be someone that gets a lot of attention. After all, he’s played at Notre Dame and proven he can come into bad situations on big stages and make the most of them.
Penn State’s head coach, James Franklin, has also had rumors swirling around him regarding both the USC and the LSU jobs. If he goes, there is going to be the question of who coaches Penn State next, and if Pyne would be a good fit for that system. Assuming he would be a good fit, it would only make the system better for him.
Going to Penn State would also allow Pyne to keep playing major college football, without a step down in prestige from Notre Dame.