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Jonathan Nance to Transfer From Arkansas

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Last year’s leading receiver hasn’t taken off in the new offense.

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Things can change so quickly in college football, especially after a coaching change. Hog fans have felt that hard this season and this morning it took another hit. After being one of the Hogs’ top performers in 2017, Jonathan Nance has announced his intentions to transfer from the program this year.

After 37 receptions for 539 yards last year, Nance has just one catch for negative yardage. For whatever reason or combination of factors, Nance just hasn’t fit into Chad Morris’ offensive plans. Now the former JUCO transfer will redshirt the remainder of this season before having one year of eligibility elsewhere.

This trend will likely be a more common occurrence in college football with the new redshirt rule. Players can now play in four games and redshirt the remainder of the year. Initially it was thought of as a way to give freshman more experience and for coaches to see what depth they have, but this has been another effect of the rule. There has been a rise in announcement of transfers across the college football landscape this year.