As far as Baldwin goes...if it's true that he's not transferring due to his spot on the depth chart...there's nothing wrong with transferring if you want to be closer to home...maybe there's a situation back home or maybe you're just homesick or something...that's fine. It certainly happens. He won't be the first or last.
What's going to annoy me is all the QBs who are going to transfer out because they're not going to start. Kids being entitled and shit...the first time something doesn't go their way, boom, they're out...I'm not cool with that.
I'm all for letting kids transfer and even waiving the year they have to sit out if it's for a legitimate reason. If it's "waaa they won't let me start!!!"...sorry, your ass should sit a year.
I don't even know how you handle it going forward. How can we know the "less heralded" kids won't do the same damn thing? I think you can only hope that the musical chairs work out. Maybe get a mix of 4-5 stars and 3 stars. Maybe one of the studs won't mind being the backup, especially if it's for only a year or two.