Boise State Quarterback Hank Bachmeier plans to enter the transfer portal, According to a report on Monday by Jordan Kay of Idaho Press. Bachmeier was in the middle of his fourth season with the Broncos, showing ups and downs in four games. This report follows the coordinator of the school shooting. Tim Plow after being defeated by UTEP.
In four games this season, Bachmeier completed 54.3% of passes for 497 yards and six touchdowns against three interceptions. In four seasons (29 games) with Boise State, Bachmeier had 6,605 yards, 41 touchdowns, 19 interceptions and a 61.5% completion rate.
As a member of the 2019 recruiting class, Bachmeier was a four-star prospect from Murrieta Valley, California. He was the 52nd overall in California and the 7th pro quarterback in his class.
Bachmeier committed and signed with Boise State, in addition to Minnesota and UCLA, among others. Boston College, California, Colorado, Fresno State, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Ole Miss, Oregon, Tennessee, UNLV, Utah, Vanderbilt, and Washington State also offered him.
He performed poorly against UTEP, and amid the offensive struggles of Boise State, Plow was relieved of his duties.
“It was a difficult decision, but I believe it is in the best interests of our program.” Boise State head coach Andy Avalos says in the statement. “The goals of our team are still in front of us, and we are focused on working towards their achievement. Tim is a good football coach and I have no doubt that he will continue to be a positive influence on the young people he works with in the future.”
The NCAA introduced the Transfer Portal on October 15, 2018, providing athletes with the opportunity to explore their options. Players do not need to ask permission from their coaching staff to transfer. They just need to request a match, enter their name. It usually takes 24-48 hours for a player to show up at their request. Schools can contact the player without restrictions as soon as his name appears on the portal.
While a player entering their name on the transfer portal means they intend to explore their options, it does not necessarily mean they will leave. The player may withdraw his name at any time. However, schools are not required to keep a player on a scholarship once they have logged into the portal.
Sources said that 2,646 FBS players entered the transfer portal during the 2020-21 transfer cycle. This is up from 1692 in 2019-20 and 1717 in 2018-19.
This increase may be at least partly due to a new NCAA policy that allows student-athletes to transition once in their career without having to serve out a residency year. This means that all players entering the Transfer Portal for the first time will be immediately eligible for their new school if they meet the deadline set by the NCAA.