Former Notre Dame quarterback Drew Pyne has found a new home.
Pyne, who has started 10 games with the Fighting Irish this season, announced on Monday that he has signed to Arizona State.
Pyne visited ASU over the weekend and decided to commit to new Sun Devils head coach Kenny Dillingham.
Pyne spent the last three seasons at Notre Dame and became the team’s starter this season following an injury to Ireland’s Week 1 starter Tyler Buchner. In 11 total games, Pyne threw for 2,201 yards, 22 touchdowns and six interceptions while completing 64.6% of his attempts.
In his 10 starts, Pyne averaged 24.8 attempts per game, with the Irish relying heavily on step play. His best outing of the year came in the regular season finale against USC when he went 23 of 26 for 318 yards and three touchdowns. But there have also been five starts where he completed less than 15 assists.
After the regular season, Pyne decided to enter the transfer portal with Buchner returning from injury and with Notre Dame likely pursuing a transfer of their own. Pyne finally landed at ASU, which is rebuilding after going 3-9 in 2022.
ASU has been very active in the transfer market. Pyne is the 14th transfer to commit to ASU since Dillingham landed the head coaching role. Dilliingham was Oregon’s 2022 offensive coordinator and had great success with Auburn’s Bo Nix trade.
Perhaps Pyne could follow that plan for similar success in the Pac-12. But Pyne isn’t the only quarterback addition for ASU in recent weeks. The program also added BYU’s Jacob Conover to a group that also includes Trenton Bourguet. Bourguet became ASU’s starter late in the season and threw for 1,490 yards, 11 touchdowns and six interceptions.
In addition to Pyne, another recent quarterback move in the transfer market includes Nebraska landing Jeff Sims (Georgia Tech), with Georgia Tech adding Haynes King of Texas A&M, Wisconsin getting 2022 four-star rookie Nick Evers from ‘Oklahoma, NC backs Jacolby Criswell picking Arkansas and Christian Veilleux going Penn State to Pitt.
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