Brandon Wimbush announces he is transferring to UCF from Notre Dame
Brandon Wimbush was replaced as Notre Dame’s starting quarterback by Ian Book early on in the 2018 season, and it is no surprise that he has decided to transfer to another program heading into next year.
On Tuesday, Wimbush announced on Instagram that he is joining UCF as a graduate transfer. He thanked Notre Dame and said he is looking forward to a fresh start with another one of the nation’s top programs.
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The journey continues on… A sincere thank you to Notre Dame for giving me endless opportunities on and off the field. Words truly can not describe what this incredible University and the PEOPLE mean to me and always will mean to me. I’m truly thankful. Cannot say it enough. With that being said, I am excited to announce that UCF has granted me an awesome opportunity to play my last year of collegiate football for their great University. Thank you to Coach Heupel, and Coach Lebby for this incredible opportunity. Looking forward to winning em all! #GoIrish #GoKnights
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly spoke a lot about using two quarterbacks early in the season, but ultimately it was Book who provided the better spark for the Irish offense and led them to a College Football Playoff berth. Wimbush clearly took the benching hard at first, though he seemed to handle it better as the season progressed.
It’s unclear if McKenzie Milton will be cleared for the start of the season after he suffered a gruesome leg injury, so Wimbush could end up competing with sophomore Darriel Mack Jr. for the starting job at UCF.