The lefty quarterback officially placed his name in the transfer portal, indicating his time as a Badger is over.
QB Alex Hornibrook is transferring from Wisconsin. He was 26-6 as a starter for the Badgers— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) February 27, 2019
Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst put out a statement that thanked Hornibrook for his contributions to the program and wished him well in the future.
Big news at Wisconsin: Alex Hornibrook leaves the Badgers football team. pic.twitter.com/tDtWMBsiDN— Brian Hamilton (@_Brian_Hamilton) February 27, 2019
Hornibrook is an interesting quarterback. On one hand, he went 26-6 at Wisconsin and excelled in big games, including a career-defining game where he threw four touchdowns in an Orange Bowl win against Miami.
On the other hand, he is...woefully inaccurate, by the numbers. With a completion percentage under 60 percent and 33 picks over three seasons in a super basic offense, Hornibrook's arm talent could generously be called underwhelming.
And, of course, there was the nightmare against Michigan.
Alex Hornibrook is 3-of-12 for 25 yards with 0 TDs and 2 INTs.— Sporting News (@sportingnews) October 14, 2018
While backup and presumed 2019 starter Jack Coan isn't exactly Peyton Manning, he looked like a much better passer than Hornibrook was.
For Hornibrook to succeed at the FBS level, he needs to find a school that thrives on getting the ball out quickly and efficiently. While he certainly has a lot of accomplishments from his time in Madison, the former 4-star recruit's tenure in Madison could be called a disappointment overall.
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