Gunner does not have the chest to lead a team at LSU and despite all the bloggers and press comments to the contrary, what Miles said was correct. Gunner will be at Cincinnati where apparently there will be no competition for the starting job and he will have it given to him without any work. That may last for one season, but oh, he will have to sit out a season! By the time, and if, he does become the starting QB for Cincinnati, another QB may already have the job and he will be transferring again. His family needs to help this young man to keep his word and get some testicular fortitude which apparently he is missing.
Gunner Kiel is looking for a new football home and the transferring Notre Dame quarterback says three SEC schools are on his radar. According to ESPN.com’s Joe Schad, Kiel — who visited Cincinnati this past weekend — “said he has been contacted by Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Kansas State and that Tennessee, Ball State, Northern Illinois and Miami (Ohio) are also all options.”
The one-time star quarterback prospect initially committed to Indiana. Then he flipped his commitment to LSU, only to back out there because his Indiana-based family wanted him to stay closer to home. Tiger coach Les Miles, you might remember, uncharacteristically took some shots at the teenager when he signed with Notre Dame over LSU.
Kiel was beaten out for Notre Dame’s starting job last year by Everett Golson, a redshirt freshman who led the Irish to the BCS title game. Rather than sit behind Golson for years, Kiel has decided to transfer. He could redshirt during his transfer year and then compete for the starting spot at a school in 2014 with three years of eligibility remaining…
Assuming he’s developed “the chest and the ability to lead a program,” of course.