When Notre Dame landed top quarterback prospect Gunner Kiel, the Irish thought they were getting a guy that could lead them to a national championship. This may still be the case, but it turns out they have already found that in Everett Golson.
It may be time for Kiel to consider a transfer.
The truth is that head coach Brian Kelly has been blessed with many reliable options at quarterback. It just so happened that things worked out with Golson before Kiel even had a chance. Most guys would be happy for their teammate, but Kiel did not come to South Bend to ride the bench for much of his career. This is somebody who was a 5-star recruit and had offers from every top school imaginable.
Maybe Kiel decides to stick it out for another year and sees if an opportunity opens up. If this were the case, he would be a better man than I am.
If he does thank his coaches and decides he needs to skip town, here are five schools that should be on his radar.