It appears the starting quarterback for the Akron Zips will again be a transfer student. It was reported a few weeks ago that Hirschman would be transferring after not earning the starting job at Colorado and was likely to pursue an "Ivy-type school". Well, Akron is certainly not an Ivy-type school, but it appears that Hirschman was impressed with Terry Bowden and the Zips.
Nick Hirschman said he believes Terry Bowden is an excellent coach and he was impressed by Akron's facilities.— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) May 10, 2013
The best news is that Akron will not have to wait for Hirschman as he graduated from Colorado in three years and will be eligible to play this fall while completing his post-graduate studies. The second best news is that Hirschman has not one, but two years of eligibility left. While the starting quarterback position is certainly not set in stone, one has to think that Hirschman was promised the starting job or at least a leg-up on the starting job prior to transferring. Sophomore Kyle Pohl was previously presumed to be the Zips' starting quarterback and has been praised throughout the spring, but Terry Bowden made it known Akron would not flinch at again pursuing a transfer at quarterback.
Nick Hirschman started in two games last year for the 1-11 Buffaloes. He was impressive in his first start of the year against Arizona going 12-of-13 with 123 yards and an interception prior to leaving with a concussion. He made his second start in the Buffaloes' final game in a loss to Utah going 30-of-51 with 306 yards, one TD and four interceptions.