June 11, 2007

Tim Prister's The Point After

Zach Frazer hasn't said it publicly, and technically hasn't officially asked for the right to transfer from Notre Dame.

But his father, David, has admitted to a few media outlets that the 6-foot-5, 225-pound signalcaller from Mechanicsburg, Pa., is investigating other schools where he can take his ample football skills.

The inquiries became necessary on May 30 when Charlie Weis announced that junior Evan Sharpley, sophomore Demetrius Jones and freshman Jimmy Clausen would be the top three contenders to replace first-round draft choice Brady Quinn when the Irish open camp the first week of August.

It's always unfortunate and a bit unsettling when a player leaves the program. No one likes to see unrest among the troops. But it is a natural part of the process, particularly at quarterback where there is only one position (as opposed to two tackles, two guards, two cornerbacks, two safeties, etc.) to be had.

Transfers are even more common at quarterback where the prospects were stars at their respective high schools. Quarterbacks seem to have the highest degree of impatience when it comes to waiting/working for the right to ascend to the top spot.

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