Louisville is losing a quarterback to a transfer, as Kyle Bolin is leaving the Cardinals. The veteran has already heard from several schools.
Lamar Jackson is such a good quarterback that he is forcing his fellow signal-callers to leave the Louisville program.
Cardinals quarterback Kyle Bolin is reportedly transferring from the school.
The 6-foot-2, 210-pounder from Lexington, KY, has thrown for 2,104 career yards, but he doesn’t have any chance to start for Louisville outside of an injury to the team’s Heisman Trophy-winning signal-caller.
Bolin is set to graduate in May and will be eligible to play in the fall at another school for a final season.
“This has been the plan the whole spring and that’s why my reps have been limited,” Bolin said. “We had some young guys who needed to get reps and I let coach [Petrino] know what my plans were so he could see that those guys got their reps.
“I can’t thank coach Petrino, the university and the whole city enough. But I sat down with my family and we decided this is the best decision for me because I do want to continue to play.”
Bolin participated in spring drills but was on the third team behind Jackson and redshirt freshman Jawon Pass, who came to the school as a highly rated recruit as well. Coming out of Lexington Catholic High School, Bolin was a four-star prospect, and he took a redshirt during the 2013 season. He appeared in four games in 2014, including against Kentucky in which he led a come-from-behind victory with 381 passing yards and three touchdowns.
But Reggie Bonnafon won the starting gig to begin 2015, although Bolin started five games that season, passing for 1,154 yards and seven scores. As a backup to Jackson in 2016, he played in six games and completed 18 of 27 passes for 234 yards and two TDs.
Bolin said several schools have already contacted him, including Cincinnati, Texas, Northern Illinois and Western Michigan.