College football is always better when there's drama, and as we look over the horizon at the 2018 season, we should definitely anticipate some good ol' quarterback controversies. Who's taking over the reins for good? Who will be forced to transfer? Let's identify four signal-callers who will lose their starting jobs for the upcoming season.
4. Shane Buechele - Texas
Shane Buechele is on transfer watch for the 2018 season. He has started the last two season openers for the Longhorns and hasn't played terribly, but he left his sixth game of the 2017 season with injury only to see Sam Ehlinger performed well in his absence. It has not been announced who will be the starter for Texas in the 2018 season, but it doesn't look promising for Buechele.
3. Feleipe Franks - Florida
Poor QB play, particularly that of repeatedly-benched starter Feleipe Franks, doomed the Gators in 2017 and was one of many factors that cost head coach Jim McElwain his job. With four-star quarterback prospect Emory Jones entering as one of the stars of new coach Dan Mullen's first recruiting class, Franks find himself far out of the picture in Gainesville come opening day.
2. Brandon Peters - Michigan
It remains uncertain on whether or not Ole Miss transfer Shea Patterson will be granted eligibility for next season, but if Patterson can play, things don't look too good for Brandon Peters. Patterson is a former five-star recruit with valuable experience against serious competition. If he thinks he deserves to be starting next season, Peters would need to have himself an exemplary preseason.
1. Jalen Hurts - Alabama
Many thought Jalen Hurts might transfer after what happened in the national championship. As of right now, he's returning to Alabama for the 2018 season. It's no secret Hurts is a very talented player, but Tua Tagovailoa has most of the buzz behind him for the Crimson Tide next season after taking over for Hurts with the title on the line and throwing the game winning touchdown pass.