At least this gives the Hoos two scholarship quarterbacks on the roster, following the departure of Greyson Lambert this past weekend. Cutler, formerly No. 3 on the depth chart, automatically becomes the backup quarterback. If history is any indication, he could see playing time at some point during the season.
So why the change of heart?
Cutler and his father, Carson, met with coach Mike London and offensive coordinator Steve Fairchild on Tuesday to iron things out. Carson Cutler told Jacquie Franciulli of HooNation.com that they knew Lambert was leaving when the decision was made to transfer. New starting quarterback Matt Johns was the biggest reason why Corwin decided to come back.
Carson Cutler said, "We couldn't be happier that [Corwin] is returning to UVa. The leadership Matt Johns showed was great. He made all the difference. We are big fans of his."
London doesn't have a great track record with quarterbacks. As Jared Shanker wrote earlier this week, London's future hinges on how Johns handles his role as the new starting quarterback. But where there once was excitement about having Lambert and Johns on the roster to bring stability to the quarterback spot, there is the familiar uncertainty once again. Even with Cutler back on the team.