Tom Savage, we hardly knew ya.
Savage spent a semester as a quarterback at Arizona, the fall of 2011, following his transfer from Rutgers, where he was a Freshman All-American in 2009.
He announced he was leaving UA in December 2011, citing family reasons rather than new coach Rich Rodriguez. The coach’s zone-read offense isn’t a natural fit for Savage’s pocket-passer profile, although RichRod has shown the ability to adjust his attack according to his quarterback’s skill.
Rodriguez had no trouble using the arm of Matt Scott last season.
If Savage had stayed at Arizona, perhaps he would be the starting quarterback right now as the 3-0 Wildcats head into conference play Saturday at Washington. As it is, life is pretty good for him at Pitt. The senior passed for 424 yards and six touchdowns at Duke on Saturday, earning him the Walter Camp Football Foundation’s National Offensive Player of the Week award.
He is ninth nationally in passing efficiency at 185.9 yards per game.
Savage’s success got me wondering what has happened to other scholarship transfers out of the Arizona program. Here are eight more who are on college football rosters (let me know if I missed anybody):