Top 5: These College Football Programs Have The Most Players In The Transfer Portal

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Holy hell, college football is completely chaotic right now.

Max Olson, who is a senior writer covering college football for The Athletic, tweeted out some interesting numbers Dec. 26 regarding what programs have the most scholarship players in the transfer portal, with Texas A&M leading the way with 24 players.

Olson tweeted out the top five, with Florida coming in the second spot with 22 players in the portal, and then Arkansas behind them in the No. 3 spot with 21. Arizona is in fourth place with 20 student-athletes, and Miami rounds out the top five with 18 in the portal.

The average for all college football programs is 10.4 players entered into the transfer portal.

Florida is an obvious one, being absolutely atrocious this year with a 6-7 record, getting blown out 30-3 to Oregon State in the SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl, and having their quarterback getting kicked off the team for child porn. I already hated the Gators before any of this, but if I’m a player there, it’s an easy choice to leave. Arkansas and Arizona are no surprise either, being the lackluster programs that they are.

The biggest shockers to me here are Texas A&M and Miami, wow.

With Texas A&M, I’m actually stunned how far south things have gotten for head coach Jimbo Fisher. You have to remember, this is a head coach who won a national championship (nearly winning two making the College Football Playoff the following season) at Florida State in 2013. Now at College Station, he just finished up a 5-7 season, didn’t make a bowl, and now leads all of college football in having the most players in the transfer portal. How the mighty have fallen. (RELATED: ‘Incredible Patriot’: Trump Reacts To Death Of Legendary Football Coach Mike Leach)

On Miami’s side, that’s even more stunning to me. I thought name, image and likeness (NIL) was going to help the Hurricanes pull in players, not having them all want to bounce. I thought Miami’s big spending and them being located in the beautiful 305 would bring in the talent, but it’s doing anything but that. I get that the football program is in a state of chaos, believe me, I get it being a Hurricanes fan, but man, I thought The U would have a little bit of leverage here. But nope, they just ended a 5-7 season and are getting even more atrocious as we speak, wow.

Just absolutely unreal what’s going on right now in college football.