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For the previous a number of weeks, Texas Tech’s long run at quarterback and Tyler Shough’s long run with Oregon seemed unsure. 

Possibly they may be able to assist every different out.

Shough, who began all seven video games Oregon performed closing season however used to be lifted in every of the closing two, dedicated Monday to Texas Tech as a graduate switch. He made the announcement 10 days after he had his identify positioned into the NCAA switch portal.

Tech has been in search of quarterback assist ever since Jan. 22 when Alan Bowman introduced plans to switch out, leaving the Purple Raiders with four-game starter Henry Colombi and a forged of proficient however unproven kids to compete for the task.

Including one of the vital country’s most sensible quarterback recruits from 3 years in the past is one technique to give a boost to the outlook. Shough (pronounced “Shuck”) sat at the back of first-round draft pick out Justin Herbert for 2 seasons earlier than profitable the Geese’ task in 2020.

Shough used to be a sophomore closing season, and with the NCAA now not charging any participant a 12 months’s eligibility for the pandemic-disrupted 2020 season, stays so in 2021. Oregon indexed him at 6-foot-Five and 221 kilos. 

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Tyler Shough warms up previous to the Fiesta Bowl at State Farm Stadium. (Photograph: Rob Schumacher/Arizona Republic)

Shough finished 63.Five p.c of his passes for 1,559 yards with 13 touchdowns and 6 interceptions, in addition to operating for 271 yards and two TDs. The Percent-12 did not get started the season till November, and Shough began all the way through the shortened season, serving to the Geese cross Four-Three.

However Oregon coaches subbed in Anthony Brown, a graduate switch from Boston Faculty, in each the Geese’ 31-24 conquest of USC within the Percent-12 championship sport and their 34-17 loss to Iowa State within the Fiesta Bowl. 

Shough’s long run in Eugene used to be laborious to learn with Brown coming again subsequent season and Oregon having simply signed quarterback Ty Thompson, ranked the No. nine recruit within the nation through Opponents and No. 39 through 247Sports activities.

Thompson and Shough each had been blue-chip recruits out of the Phoenix suburbs.

Popping out of Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton Prime Faculty in 2018, Shough used to be ranked No. 94 through 247Sports activities and No. 119 through Opponents amongst all recruits irrespective of place. He used to be introduced scholarships through 13 Energy 5 convention methods, Alabama amongst them.

He dedicated in June 2017 to North Carolina, however switched to Oregon 4 months later. 

As a freshman in 2018, Shough took 8 snaps in 3 video games, staying inside the four-game redshirt window. As a redshirt freshman in 2019, he took 53 snaps in 5 video games and threw for 144 yards, 3 touchdowns and no interceptions.

Via 5 video games in 2020, he used to be averaging 278 yards passing in step with sport. However sharing time with Brown within the Percent-12 name sport and the Fiesta Bowl, he threw for 91 yards and two touchdowns towards USC and for 79 yards and an interception towards Iowa State. 


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