UPDATE: Collins has made the announcement on Twitter.
I have decided to enter my name into the transfer portal. I will be a graduate transfer with one year of eligibility remaining. Thank you to everyone at TCU for a great 3 years! pic.twitter.com/1VSe3ypGct— Michael Collins (@mike_collins10) November 25, 2019
TCU is apparently losing another quarterback from it’s roster, as Jeremy Clark of 247 Sports is reporting on Monday that backup quarterback Mike Collins has entered the transfer portal.
Sources tell me #TCU backup QB Mike Collins has entered his name into the transfer portal— Jeremy Clark (@JClarkHFB) November 25, 2019
He’s set to graduate in December, so he’ll be able to go somewhere as a graduate transfer. Collins follows Justin Rogers out the door this season, and hot on the heels of 2018 transfer Shawn Robinson.
Collins originally transferred into TCU from Penn after the 2016 season, sitting out in 2017 due to transfer rules. In 2018 he appeared in nine games, most notably coming in for Shawn Robinson in the second quarter against Oklahoma, and immediately sparking TCU’s offense by throwing two touchdowns.
This season Collins appeared in two games - late against Kansas as he led TCU to their final touchdown, running it in himself from ten yards out, and late against Oklahoma State when Max Duggan was forced to the sideline with an injury to his throwing hand.
Collins suffered an injury in the Oklahoma State game as well, which has kept him out the last month or so.
Honestly, the transfer is an understandable move, as Collins probably wants to play his last year and his path is blocked by multiple people on TCU’s roster, most notably Duggan.
Meanwhile, TCU’s QB room now consists of Duggan, Matthew Baldwin, Matthew Downing, and Grant Beucler. The Frogs have one quarterback committed for the 2020 class, Eli Williams, who suffered a significant injury during his senior season this fall. They also have a quarterback commit for 2021, Alex Honig - a prospect from Germany.