Former UNC football quarterback finds a new home

After one season with the UNC football program, Tad Hudson has found a new place to call home.
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After recently entering the transfer portal, former UNC football quarterback Tad Hudson has found a new home.

On social media, Hudson announced that he has committed to continue his college football career at Coastal Carolina. He departs Chapel Hill after spending one season with the UNC football program.

Hudson was recruited as a four-star recruit within his graduating class. He arrived in Chapel Hill and didn't see any game action, as he was a backup to a rather notable star quarterback in Drake Maye.

Heading into the 2024 season, the writing was on the wall that either Max Johnson or Conner Harrell would be the team's starter, leaving Hudson once again in a reserve role. Looking for an opportunity to see the field, Hudson entered the transfer portal and found a place where he can compete for the starting job.

Hudson's departure left a bit of a void for the UNC football program, as they hit the transfer portal to find another quarterback to fill the depth chart. Fortunately, a familiar face in Jacolby Criswell was available, as the Tar Heels were able to bring in another player to compete for the starting gig.


Of course, the Tar Heels would've liked for Hudson to stick around. However, that's the way the transfer portal works nowadays, as student-athletes rightfully have the opportunity to see if there is a better situation available for them.

The grass isn't always necessarily greener, but the hope is that the decision pays off for Tad Hudson as he continues his college football career elsewhere.