As news broke of Max Wittek’s impending transfer from USC, as always the drama played out on Twitter with commentary and speculation filling Trojan timelines.
Jacob Freeman of Neon Tommy explained the motivation behind the move:
Max Wittek has tools to be a good QB, but looked subpar in outings this year. Opportunity to compete to start is elsewhere.
— Jacob Freedman (@Jacob_Freedman) January 30, 2014
Mike Piellucci of FightOn247 echoed the sentiments about Wittek’s tooks:
Max Wittek will get a ton of attention from other schools with news that he’ll be immediately eligible. First round-caliber tools.
— Mike Piellucci (@mikelikessports) January 30, 2014
Josh Webb USCfootball.com weighed in on Wittek’s motives and options going forward:
Wittek had originally planned to stick it out and battle during Sark’s open competition. Must not have felt he would win or get a good look — Josh Webb (Twist) (@FightOnTwist) January 30, 2014
The possibilities for Wittek are endless. Someone is going to come out and offer that kid the house. They’ll get two years from him — Josh Webb (Twist) (@FightOnTwist) January 30, 2014
Brian Murphy of Idaho Statesman joined the many wondering where Wittek might ultimately land:
Wittek to Boise State?
— Brian Murphy (@murphsturph) January 30, 2014
Would think Wittek is looking for place where he could be 2-year starter at QB. Tough for Boise State to promise that with senior QB in line — Brian Murphy (@murphsturph) January 30, 2014
Adam Kramer of Bleacher Report offered one of the more likely and intriguing options as the Trojans’ opener next season features a Fresno State team in need of a new quarterback:
Wittek is a California kid. Fresno State wouldn’t be the worst spot to land.
— Adam Kramer (@KegsnEggs) January 30, 2014
Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports threw out his own bit of guesswork:
— Bruce Feldman (@BFeldmanCBS) January 30, 2014
Shotgun Spratling of Conquest Chronicles presented some geographical options:
As I wrote on @CChroniclesSBN, I wouldn’t be surprised for Wittek to head to Big 10, northern ACC or AAC school. He grew up in Connecticut.
— Shotgun Spratling (@ShotgunSpr) January 30, 2014
Dan Greenspan of NFL.com presented a what-could-have-been scenario:
If Mannion had declared for draft, Oregon State would have been an obvious landing spot for Wittek.
— Dan Greenspan (@DanGreenspan) January 30, 2014
And of course we couldn’t go without a Kiffin reference:
FWIW, Bama’s already taken one QB transfer this offseason and is in heavy oversigning danger, which would wipe out a Kiffin-Wittek reunion.
— Reign of Troy (@ReignofTroy) January 30, 2014