Two PAC-12 players moving on

Arizona linebacker Brandon Rutt is taking a graduate transfer. He's the second Wildcat this week to look an opportunity to play his final season elsewhere. Rutt started four games this season before losing his starting job to a true freshman, and he appeared in every game of his Arizona career. Rutt will graduate in the spring.

Meanwhile, Casey Hughes, who had 11 starts as a defensive back for Utah last season, will also play college football elsewhere next season. Hughes earned his starting role after appearing primarily on special teams his first two seasons on campus. It's unclear yet when Hughes will graduate, but he's a three time All-Conference academic performer, so he'll probably be fine. Stay tuned on this one - Hughes seems likely to be in high demand.

Wood leaving Arizona

Trevor Wood, a tight end who saw some time on the defensive line this year, is planning to take a graduate transfer and play college football elsewhere next year. Wood, whose career has been plagued by injuries and an unfavorable offense, told the Arizona Daily Star that his transfer had nothing to do with Rich Rodriguez leaving. Wood had 63 yards on 9 catches in his career. He also stood out on defense for the Wildcats down the stretch this year after being forced into action on the defensive line due to injury.

Trevor Wood hopes to transfer to his new school for the spring semester.

Potential Starting QB Leaving Kentucky

Drew Barker, who was expected to compete for the starting QB job at Kentucky in the spring, will instead test the grad transfer market. Barker had a record setting high school career in Kentucky before joining the Wildcats, but an injury and the stellar play of Stephen Johnson kept Barker on the sidelines for most of the last two seasons. He has made the decision to move on and try his luck at a new school, having finished his undergraduate degree last month.

A few new names on the Potential Transfer List

Aside from the FCS and CFP National Championship games in the next couple of days, the college football is season is over, and that means we're starting to hear more about players considering their futures.

Two players from Notre Dame, C.J Sanders and Pete Mokwuah, are taking grad transfers.

Sanders is only a junior, but it's being reported that he will have enough credits to graduate over the summer. Because he played as a true freshman, he only has one year of eligibility remaining. He made his mark returning kicks for the Irish for the last three years, while only seeing significant reps at wide receiver in 2016.

Mokwuah, a Long Island native, played sparingly during his four years at Notre Dame as a defensive lineman. He red-shirted his freshman year, and has another year of eligibility left.

Arizona defensive lineman Marcus Griffin also announced his intention to transfer for his final year of eligibility. Griffin made appeared in 11 games over three years with the Wildcats and was included in Arizona's recognition of graduating senior in November.

Kentucky linebacker Laster moving on

De'Niro Laster, a rotation player at linebacker, will be leaving as a graduate transfer after he graduates in May. Laster transferred in from Minnesota and played in five games last season before going down with a knee injury. Kentucky has growing depth at linebacker and also appears to be over the 85 player scholarship limit, so it appears Laster may have been surplus to requirements. Hopefully, he catches on somewhere else to pursue his grad degree.