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Update (4:00 p.m.) —
Northwestern appears to have found their starting quarterback for the 2023 season. After going 1-11 behind 2,411 yards and 10 touchdowns with 15 interceptions with just a 59% completion percentage from quarterbacks, they have brought in Cincinnati transfer Ben Bryant.
Bryant was the backup to current Atlanta Falcon Desmond Ridder for three years at Cincinnati before transferring to Eastern Michigan in 2021. While there, he threw for 3,121 yards, 14 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
After Ridder was drafted, Bryant transferred back to Cincinnati and won their starting quarterback job. In 11 games he threw for 2,732 yards, 21 touchdowns and seven interceptions while completing 61.2% of his attempts. He suffered a foot injury and missed the last three games of the season, including team’s conference title and bowl games.
With former Cincinnati head coach Luke Fickell leaving for Wisconsin, Cincinnati brought in Scott Satterfield from Louisville to take over. Satterfield brought in Arizona State transfer quarterback Emory Jones who appears to have won the starting job there over Bryant.
Update (12:45 p.m.) —
Wisconsin wide receiver Markus Allen was one of 40 people arrested at the Mifflin Street Block Party this past weekend and police have revealed the reasoning behind it.
A stolen gun was found in Allen’s bag, but police said that they don’t know where the gun came from. The gun was discovered upon a search after he was approached for having an “open intoxicant” during the party.
Allen has not yet been charged with a crime and was bailed out of jail on Saturday. His status with Wisconsin is up in the air as they wait for the investigation to conclude.
Last season, Allen appeared in six games, making seven catches for 91 yards and one touchdown. He’s a redshirt sophomore with three years of eligibility remaining.