As soon as Jeff Brohm was announced as the new Head Coach of the Louisville Cardinals the conversation turned to: ‘Who’s Going To Be The Quarterback?”

Brohm’s history with Quarterbacks is distinguished: Stefan LeFors, Brian Brohm, Hunter Cantwell, Brandon Doughty, Mike White, David Blough, Aidan O’Connell. As a Head Coach Brohm routinely has one of the best offenses in the country and a big reason has been his ability to identify and develop signal-callers.

Jack Plummer has already been tabbed as the Cardinals’ starter for 2023. Plummer came to Louisville after a 3095 yard passing season with 21 TDs and 9 INTs. Plummer was previously the starter at Purdue with Jeff Brohm for the 2020 & 2021 season before being edged out by Aidan O’Connell. Plummer is a COVID-19 Super Senior with an extra year of eligibility, giving UofL A LOT of college football experience and one that is familiar with the Jeff Brohm system.

As a thrower Jack throws a tall football with a lot of touch. At Cal, he was very good at throwing the ball on the perimeter of his receivers away from defenders with a pass rush consistently in his lap. I’m interested to see Jack play with a competent offensive line. Cal was 4-8 last year, but with 4 losses to Top 25 teams by a TD or less.

My Projected Depth Chart

  • Jack Plummer (6’5, 215, Sr.)
  • Brock Domman (6’2, 225, Sr.)
  • Harrison Bailey (6’5, 230, Jr.)
  • Pierce Clarkson (6’1, 190, Fr.)
  • Brady Allen (6’6, 220, R-Fr.)

Beyond Plummer as a starter I think you could throw a dart for the back-up. The good news is that Jeff Brohm & Brian Brohm (UofL’s QB Coach) have a lot of really solid options.

Brock Domann is who I would guess is the #2 to start the season. Domann was #2 behind Malik Cunningham last year who won 3 games as a starter last year for the Cards (at Virginia, vs. NC State, vs. Cincinnati). Domann is the most logical #2 because he’s played a lot of college football, he’s a veteran, and he’s proven to be able to win a critical game (Virginia).

But I wouldn’t be surprised if true freshman Pierce Clarkson steps up and wins the #2 job. Pierce was limited in the Spring which set him back somewhat heading into Fall Camp. But Pierce comes to Louisville as a 4-star Quarterback from football powerhouse St. John Bosco who won the California State Championship and ranked #1 in the nation. Like most freshman, Pierce’s biggest challenge early in the 2023 season is going to be adjusting to college football with the speed of the game, the more complex concepts and just letting the game slow down in general. I’d look for Clarkson to make serious gains during the year and into next Spring when he’ll compete for the starting job.

And….. further muddying the waters for the #2 spot is Brady Allen who also comes to Louisville from Purdue and redshrited the 2022 season. Allen was another 4-star QB rated #223 overall. Brady has a ‘leg up’ on the competition because he played for Jeff & Brian Brohm in West Lafayette. That’s a heck of a head start. Seeing Brady in practice it’s clear that he has a live arm, but needs to reign in his accuracy.

The total wild card is Harrison Bailey. Bailey is ALSO a former 4-star Quarterback ranked #101 overall. Harrison started his career at Tennessee in 2019 and saw game action 6 times in 2020. In practice Bailey looks the part and it wouldn’t shock me to see him at some point in 2023.

Point is, I’m not sure there is a depth chart right now for UofL Football at Quarterback. The only thing I know for sure is that Jack Plummer is the starter. If someone says they know who the #2 is right now I won’t believe them unless it’s Jeff Brohm. It’s all up in the air.



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