Florida might have solved its long-running quarterback problem with the addition of Notre Dame transfer Malik Zaire.
That move became official last week, and as a graduate transfer, Zaire will be immediately eligible. Zaire is no lock to be the Gators starter when they open against Michigan in Arlington, Texas, at the home of the Dallas Cowboys. Of course, if coach Jim McElwain and the Gators really felt good about redshirt freshman Feleipe Franks, then Zaire probably would not be going to school in Gainesville.
Florida is one of several schools likely turning to a transfer quarterback this season to lead their teams. Six that will be drawing lots of attention in 2017.
Kyle Allen, Houston
Max Browne, Pitt
Brandon Harris, North Carolina
Will Grier, West Virginia
Tanner Lee, Nebraska
Jarrett Stidham, Auburn