Two MAC linebackers seeking grad transfers

Austin Valdez, a redshirt junior who had an All-Conference season for Bowling Green in 2015, is looking to play college football at a different school next year. Bowling Green's fortunes dipped after a coaching change before 2016, and Valdez was hurt for much of the season. But many schools are likely to be eager for the services of a player who logged an incredible 144 tackles two seasons ago.

Robert Spillane, who has spent his career at Western Michigan, is also keen to take a graduate transfer next season. His status is a bit more unclear - it's not certain right now if the true junior has the credits to graduate this spring. There's also major questions if he's trying to follow his former coach to Minnesota. The intrigue is high with this one.