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'Messy': QB transfers the new normal in college football

The day after Adrian Martinez was pronounced the winner of Nebraska's quarterback competition, the runner-up left school.

At Clemson, the arrival of celebrated freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence sent three other quarterbacks — one a former five-star recruit who signed just last year — looking for new teams.

At Ohio State, Joe Burrow saw his path to playing time looking bleak after spring practice and decided to transfer as a graduate student, making him immediately eligible to play. Now at LSU, Burrow won a starting job — and sent two more quarterbacks into the transfer market.

College quarterbacks are transferring with dizzying frequency, looking for playing...