Arkansas freshman receiver Damian Williams transferred to USC earlier this month, and now it looks like freshman quarterback Mitch Mustain, 8-0 as a starter until being bizarrely benched for Casey Dick (who proceeded to lead the Razorbacks to a 2-3 finish), also wants out:
Arkansas quarterback Mitch Mustain, undefeated as a Razorbacks starter after a stellar high school career, has been given permission to transfer to another university, coach Houston Nutt said Tuesday.
The move came one day after offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn, Mustain’s high school coach, left to become assistant head coach and co-offensive coordinator at Tulsa. Mustain and Malzahn joined the Razorbacks a year ago from Springdale High School. …
Last month, parents of Mustain and two other freshmen met with athletic director Frank Broyles amid concerns that Malzahn didn’t have enough control over the offense. One of the freshmen, receiver Damian Williams, has since transferred to Southern California, and now Mustain has asked for his release.
At least one commenter on a Trojan football message board doubts Mustain will follow Williams to USC:
I doubt he’ll contact USC. His family seems WAY to into this kid’s CFB career to let him get too far away from the nest. Besides, LORD HELP us if he ever became part of our Program. Nutt has apparently been up to his eyeballs dealing with Mitch’s family, all the way up to his GRANDMOTHER. If he had to wait until his Junior year to start it’d be nothing but drama. Besides, he may have gone 8-0 as a starter for the Hogs this season but let’s face it, [Darren McFadden] got him there, not his passing ability. If anything I bet he goes to Tulsa, sits out a year then starts for Malzhan his final three.
Meanwhile, out in Hawaii, the Colt Brennan Watch continues. Today he delayed his announcement again:
Fans eager to learn the future plans of University of Hawai’i junior quarterback Colt Brennan will have to wait — again.
Brennan…was scheduled to announce on Monday whether he would stay in school for his senior year or enter the NFL draft.
He postponed his announcement to Tuesday. Now, he said he will announce his decision on Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Stan Sheriff. …
Brennan filed his papers to enter the NFL draft, but the NFL allows 72 hours to rescind the decision.
3:00 PM Hawaii time is 8:00 PM Eastern.