When Cal transfer Jack Plummer announced his commitment to Louisville there was little to no hype around the move. With QBs like Shedeur Sanders (Colorado), Sam Hartman (Notre Dame), and DJ Uiagalelei (Oregon State) entering the portal this offseason, it was easy for the media and fans to overlook the move from Plummer.
In his three years at Purdue, Plummer started only his freshman year under current coach Jeff Brohm and was replaced by current Raiders QB Aidan O’Connell for the next two seasons. Following this Plummer decided to commit to Cal, where he had success statistically throwing for over 3,000 yards with 21 touchdowns and just nine picks, however the Golden Bears went 4-8.
Following the announcement of former Purdue coach Jeff Brohm’s decision to be the next Head Coach at Louisville on December 7th, Plummer entered the portal two weeks later. On the 28th he was committed, and Cardinals fans should be thrilled with the performance they have gotten out of their fifth year QB. With all the hype around Sanders and Hartman, nobody has mentioned how Plummer has quietly led Louisville to a 5-0 start and a No.25 AP ranking heading into a huge showdown with Notre Dame this weekend.
Plummer enters the weekend fourth in the country in passing yards with 1,406 to go along with 11 touchdowns. The Cardinals have had a favorable schedule to start the year, and Plummer has been able to take advantage. With the Fighting Irish coming to town, Plummer and the Cards face their toughest test yet.
Despite losing at the last second to Ohio State in South Bend, the Irish held a normally prolific passing offense to just 240 yards and no touchdowns. The Buckeyes had great success on the ground which provides the formula for success for the Cards. A balanced offense will be the key for Louisville, and the occasional designed QB run could open the game up for the Cardinals and give them a real shot to pull the upset this Saturday.