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Former Syracuse QB Austin Wilson transfers to Coastal Carolina

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He’ll grad-transfer to a soft landing spot and play right away next fall.

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This was announced over the weekend, but still worth bringing up today. Former Syracuse Orange quarterback Austin Wilson has transferred to Coastal Carolina.

Wilson was a redshirt junior this year, but after he was honored on Senior Day late in November, it was apparent he’d be using that final year of eligibility elsewhere. As a graduate transfer, he wasn’t just limited to non-FBS programs if he wanted to play right away, hence why he ended up with the Sun Belt-bound Chanticleers.

Suiting up for Syracuse over the course of three seasons, Wilson passed for 418 yards, one touchdown and seven interceptions. He was 17-for-27 for 116 yards this year, while the rest of his playing time came during an injury-plagued 2014 season for Orange QBs. Wilson was at the helm for the terrifyingly-close Villanova win to start that year. He appeared in nine total games under center at SU.

Best of luck to Wilson at Coastal next season. The Chanticleers were 10-2 this past season, a transitional one before their FBS debut in 2017.