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Wisconsin Announces Update On QB Alex Hornibrook

Ohio State's Nick Bosa sacking Wisconsin's QB Alex Hornibrook during Big Ten game.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 02: Alex Hornibrook #12 of the Wisconsin Badgers is sacked by Nick Bosa #97 of the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Big Ten Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Earlier today, it was reported that Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook was considering a transfer. Now, the Badgers have confirmed Hornibrook has left the program.

Wisconsin released a statement moments ago saying Hornibrook was moving on. He had been the team's starting quarterback the last three seasons.

"Alex informed us of his decision to leave the team earlier today," Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst said via press release. "He contributed to a lot of our recent success and we want to thank him for all he did for our program. We wish him the best of luck."

Hornibrook has one season of eligibility remaining. Assuming he's on track to graduate, he'll be able to play immediately at his new destination.

Hornibrook finishes his Wisconsin career with 5,438 yards passing, 47 touchdowns and 33 interceptions. He was 26-6 as a starter.

Hornibrook's top season came in 2017, when he threw for 2,644 yards and 25 touchdowns. He only played in nine games this past fall due to a head injury.

With Hornibrook gone, it looks like either Jack Coan or heralded freshman Graham Mertz will win the starting job in Madison. Coan played in five games in 2018, throwing for 515 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions.