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Report: Gunner Kiel will transfer to Cincinnati

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When former Notre Dame quarterback Gunner Kiel visited Cincinnati late last month, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported that the Bearcats felt like they had a good chance of landing the ex-blue-chip recruit. Turns out, that feeling was justified.

Per ESPN’s Joe Schad, Kiel will transfer to Cincy and compete to start in 2014. The Bearcats have two senior QBs this year — Munchie Legeaux and Brendon Kay — who started games last year. According to Schad, “Kiel has developed a good relationship with Cincinnati offensive coordinator Eddie Gran and quarterbacks coach Darrin Hinshaw, who he had known.”

Cincinnati has not commented on the report as of yet, but Kiel did say the following to Schad:

“Cincinnati was the best fit for me because the relationship I have with coach (Darin) Hinshaw is like nothing else. He is a great overall person and is someone I know I can get coached by the group of guys I’m going to be around is second to none. I love where (Cincinnati) is heading and the future is bright.”

The Bearcats will begin 2013 with new coach Tommy Tuberville.

Kiel left Notre Dame after one year when he failed to get on the field.

Among the other schools reportedly interested in Kiel were Tennessee, Ole Miss and Mississippi State, and MAC schools Ball State, Miami (Ohio) and Northern Illinois.

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6 Responses to “Report: Gunner Kiel will transfer to Cincinnati”
  1. pettytom says: Apr 10, 2013 2:44 PM

    In related news Gunner Kiel has decided to leave Cincinnati after joining the team for only 5 minutes and has decided that he will instead pursue basket weaving.

  2. indywvu says: Apr 10, 2013 2:52 PM

    He does realize he can’t play this year, right? Wouldn’t want him to transfer due to lack of playing time.

  3. alligatorsnapper says: Apr 10, 2013 4:39 PM

    I am surprised Cincinnati took him, but what do they lose?

    About the time the Bearcats get to Houston, Gunner will be jumping ship again…so the saga continues….

  4. seanb20124 says: Apr 10, 2013 6:53 PM

    Good Luck

  5. thefiesty1 says: Apr 10, 2013 7:57 PM

    Well, Tubby’s got his QB for 2014 if he survives his first season.

  6. suprmous says: Apr 10, 2013 10:36 PM

    gatorsnapper, I still hear the call of distant “bells in the air”. And you know what I’m talkin bout.

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