With former Alabama and Arizona State quarterback Blake Barnett officially headed to USF, Barnett will become the latest in a growing line of grad transfers trying to win starting jobs elsewhere.
If Barnett is like the grad transfer quarterbacks I interviewed in 2015, he'll find that the process isn't easy. Everything from the playbook to housing to team chemistry can be a challenge.
"When you transfer, it sounds like a good idea, almost like you're going through the recruiting process again," said Ben Mauk, who starred at Cincinnati in 2007 after four years at Wake Forest. "Then when you get there, it's just like you're a freshman again."