Dan and I brought this up during the podcast, but now it's official: Syracuse quarterback Mitch Kimble will seek a transfer from the program at the end of this semester.
Kimble was one of four different Orange players to see time at QB this fall, receiving snaps in two games: both losses, vs. Duke and Pittsburgh, respectively. In those partial appearances, he was six-for-19 throwing, for 37 yards and a pick. He also ran for 45 yards on 12 carries, and scored a touchdown. He was pulled during the Panthers game, after looking largely ineffective and missing on all six passes.
Next year, the would-be redshirt sophomore would have been up against fellow 2014 passers Terrel Hunt, A.J. Long and Austin Wilson (all of whom saw more snaps than he did), plus Alin Edouard, who's set to join the Orange for the spring semester of 2015. Eric Dungey is also coming aboard for the fall of 2015, meaning Kimble could have fallen as far as sixth on the depth chart by the time next season kicked off.
When Kimble first committed to Syracuse back in 2013, he was also pondering an offer from Atlantic division rival NC State, as well as Northern Illinois and Illinois State. If he wants to rekindle his relationship with current Wolfpack offensive coordinator Matt Canada, he could certainly do so, though he would not be able to play right away. Unsure what the Illinois State QB situation is, but since he can jump right in next fall there, perhaps the Jerseyville, Ill. product heads back home for the Redbirds.
Good luck with your next step, Mitch! We all wish you the best!