Just as Arizona lost linebacker Brian Wagner, the Akron transfer who abruptly quit football, the Wildcats have gained a transfer on the same day.
According to Jason Scheer of WildcatAuthority.com, former starting Louisiana Tech quarterback Nick Isham has decided he will head out west and play for first-year coach Rich Rodriguez.
Former Louisiana tech quarterback Nick Isham has transferred to Arizona. Solid pickup for the wildcats
— Jason Scheer (@JasonScheer) June 15, 2012
Isham made his transfer intentions known in April. Coincidentally, Louisiana Tech’s coach Sonny Dykes was the offensive coordinator at Arizona from 2007-09 under former coach Mike Stoops.
Barring a hardship waiver from the NCAA, Isham will have to sit out the 2012 season to satisfy transfer rules and will presumably be in the mix for the starting quarterback job after projected starter Matt Scott leaves.
Isham played in nine games, starting seven, in his first year with the Bulldogs last season. He passed for 1,457 yards and eight touchdowns. However, Isham, just 17 at the time of being named the starter, was eventually demoted to backup quarterback.