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Louisville quarterback Jordan Travis is transferring


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In keeping with the 2018 season’s theme of hopelessness and despair, Louisville has announced that freshman quarterback Jordan Travis will transfer out of the program.

“Jordan Travis approached me Tuesday about transferring and we had a productive conversation about his future,” U of L head coach Bobby Petrino said in a release. “He talked about the possibility of getting closer to home and his family, and we agreed that it might be a better situation for him personally. Jordan is a terrific young man and I wish him nothing but the best in his collegiate career.”

Travis appeared in three games this season, tossing for 71 yards and a touchdown while also rushing for 40 yards. He was inserted late in the Boston College game in a move that Petrino said afterward he hoped would “provide a spark” to the Cardinal offense. Travis did not receive any snaps in the next game against Wake Forest.

I’ve said it on here before, but since the spring, the buzz around Floyd Street was that Travis was “far and away” the best thrower of Louisville’s three current scholarship quarterbacks, and the one most likely to return the Cardinals to prominence in the future. So to hear that he won’t even be here to compete for the starting job in the offseason is more than a little disheartening.

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