Dec 7, 2019; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Jack Coan (17) looks to pass against the Ohio State Buckeyes during the first half in the 2019 Big Ten Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

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Former starting QB Coan departing Wisconsin

Wisconsin quarterback Jack Coan has entered the transfer portal with the intent of playing his final college season at another school.

Coan’s father, Mike, said on Twitter Sunday that his son was leaving the Badgers.

“Jack coan is officially in the transfer portal he is leaving Wisconsin,” Mike Coan tweeted.

Coan was the Badgers’ starting quarterback until he injured his right foot in a preseason practice and subsequently underwent surgery. He returned to the club late in the season but didn’t receive any playing time with redshirt freshman Graham Mertz entrenched as the starter.

Coan guided Wisconsin to the Rose Bowl during a 2019 season in which he passed for 2,727 yards (third most in school history) to go with 18 touchdowns and five interceptions. The Badgers lost 28-27 to Oregon in Pasadena to finish 10-4.

Overall, Coan started 18 of 25 games played for Wisconsin and ranks 13th in school history with 3,278 passing yards. He had a 12-6 record as a starter, including 8-3 in Big Ten games.

Coan’s preseason injury opened the door for Mertz, who has passed for 1,108 yards, eight touchdowns and five interceptions in six games.

Mertz sustained an upper-body injury during Saturday’s 20-17 victory over Minnesota. Sophomore Chase Wolf finished up the contest.

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