NCAAF: Transfer portal: QB Athan Kaliakmanis leaving Minnesota

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Minnesota starting quarterback Athan Kaliakmanis intends to enter the transfer portal with two years of eligibility remaining, he stated on Tuesday.

As a sophomore this season, Kaliakmanis completed 156 of 294 passes (53.1 percent) for 1,838 yards, 14 touchdowns and nine interceptions in 12 games for a 115.2 passer rating.

“Minnesota will always be an important place in my life and one that I believe has helped me grow immensely, both as a player and a man for the last three years,” Kaliakmanis wrote on X. “After several days of discussion with my family, I am announcing my intention to enter the transfer portal with 2 years of eligibility left.”

His backup, fifth-year senior Cole Kramer, played in two games and his only pass was intercepted. Kramer has one season of eligibility remaining. Drew Viotto, a freshman who didn’t see action for Minnesota this season, also announced his intention to transfer elsewhere.

The Golden Gophers, who went 5-7, could have another quarterback in contention for playing time next season. Max Brosmer, who led the FCS in passing yards (3,449) and passing yards per game (313.5) and was second in touchdown passes (29) at New Hampshire, entered the transfer portal and announced on X on Monday that Minnesota offered him a scholarship.

–Ten Michigan State players have entered the transfer portal since the Spartans (4-8) ended their season with a loss to Penn State on Friday and announced former Oregon State coach Jonathan Smith as their new head coach on Saturday.

On Tuesday, Noah Kim joined two other scholarship quarterbacks — redshirt freshman Katin Houser and freshman Sam Leavitt — already in the portal.

A redshirt junior, Kim played in five games this season and was 91 of 160 for 1,090 yards, six touchdowns and six interceptions.

Kim, a former starter, will be joined in the transfer portal by wide receivers Christian Fitzpatrick and Tyrell Henry and offensive linemen Geno VanDeMark, Spencer Brown, Kevin Wigenton II and Ethan Boyd.

–North Carolina junior defensive lineman Kedrick Bingley-Jones announced that he is entering the transfer portal.

The 6-foot-4, 305-pounder appeared in four games this year and make two solo tackles, including one for loss. He played in 26 games total for the Tar Heels in three seasons.

–Field Level Media

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