Getting a handle on the transfer portal complexities awaiting Freeman, ND

Getting a handle on the transfer portal complexities awaiting Freeman, ND

What the quarterback position becomes under Marcus Freeman at Notre Dame will set the trajectory for his legacy as the school's head football coach, with a fan base comprising exceptionally unforgiving graders. What is happening in the transfer portal with that position group early in the second full cycle of no-sitting-out player movement and NIL money coexisting and increasingly mingling will add to the steepness of Freeman’s challenge. Junior Drew Pyne’s surprise exodus Friday won’t necessarily do that — for the long term anyway.