10 essential facts every fan should know

Looking at 10 essential facts every fan should know associated with college football’s transfer portal, quarterbacks drive most narratives. In recent years, we’ve seen many of the nation’s best players at the position emerge after transferring and turn their respective teams into instant Playoff contenders, some winning the Heisman and even national championships.

While college football’s new recruiting realities surrounding the transfer portal create opportunity for many looking to fill talent voids every offseason, it’s disheartening for some who don’t have the resources for roster retention. Most coaches are split down the middle on the growing free agent market and many have had to shift traditional mindsets with regards to roster building in favor of signing experienced players over prep talent.

For coaches of the first-year variety, the portal shortens the time needed to overhaul a roster. Immediate success no longer takes solving a multi-year formula. Instead, the two-deep can look entirely different a few months after stepping on campus.

College football’s most underrated transfer portal hauls

Here’s a look at 10 facts — courtesy of 247Sports’ terrific research department — concerning the transfer portal every fan should know entering the new season: 

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