Already this morning, we’ve done posts on two different players who have either landed at or are searching for their third FBS football programs to call home. As it turns out, we’ve officially hit the triple-transfer trifecta.
Louisiana-Monroe announced vi a press release Tuesday that Pete Thomas will join the Warhawk football program this summer. As the quarterback will be a graduate transfer, he will be eligible to play for ULM immediately.
Once on campus, Monroe will merely serve as the latest destination for a football vagabond in search of playing time.
Brandon Mitchell was named the Wolfpack’s starter over Thomas heading into the 2013 season but suffered an injury in the opener, with the broken bone in his foot sidelining him for the first half of the year. Mitchell, himself a graduate transfer from Arkansas last year, completed his collegiate eligibility, which would’ve cleared the way for Thomas to at least compete for the starting job at NCSU.
That, though, would’ve meant another competition with a former SEC quarterback. In January of last year, Jacoby Brissett transferred from Florida to NCSU. Sitting out the 2013 season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules, Brissett entered spring practice as the favorite to win the starting job, prompting Thomas to exit the program in February.
Thomas sat out the 2012 season after transferring to the Wolfpack from Colorado State. He started six games in 2013, including games 2-6 in place of the injured Mitchell.