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Wisconsin football: Jack Coan has entered the transfer portal

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The former Badgers starting QB will, presumably, have a lot of suitors.

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On Saturday morning it was being reported by 247Sports’ Evan Flood and the Rivals Transfer Portal Twitter account that former Wisconsin Badgers starting QB Jack Coan would be entering the transfer portal this offseason. It was confirmed by Coan’s father on Twitter as well.

Coan, who missed the entire 2020 season with injury, lost his starting job to redshirt freshman Graham Mertz and, if we’re all keeping it 100 here, probably wasn’t going to get it back next year. For his career he has completed 68.0% of his passes for 3,278 yards, 23 touchdowns (plus four rushing touchdowns) and eight interceptions in 25 games (18 starts).

He entered his senior season ranked No. 13 in passing yards (3,278), No. 3 in completion percentage (68.0%) and No. 3 in pass efficiency rating (144.7) all-time at Wisconsin. Last year he completed school-record 236 passes for 2,727 yards, the No. 3-highest single-season total in UW history, with 18 touchdowns and five interceptions.

Wherever Coan ends up will be happy to have a quarterback with a resume like this. He’ll instantly improve any QB room he goes to and bring a level of leadership and skill that is rarely available on the transfer market. He will be immediately eligible as a grad transfer. We at B5Q wish Coan well and look forward to watching him play next season, wherever that may be.