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HCA: New quarterback on the transfer market

Could WSU be interested in Buffalo star Tyree Jackson?

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After the success of Gardner Minshew II, there has been a lot of speculation that the Washington State Cougars may pursue another grad transfer at the quarterback position with one of their remaining scholarships. Mike Leach certainly hasn’t it ruled it out in interviews, even as he talks up returnees such as Trey Tinsley, Anthony Gordon and Cammon Cooper.

On Wednesday, a pretty appealing option hit the market that should make Cougar fans salivate.

Buffalo Bulls quarterback Tyree Jackson is now in the transfer portal. Jackson threw for 28 touchdowns and averaged 7.7 yards per attempt this year for the Bulls. On the downside he did only complete 55% of his passes, but Minshew only completed 57% of his last year with the East Carolina Pirates, and we all know how that turned out. Jackson checks in at a mammoth 6-foot-7 and 245 pounds and is a heck of a runner as well. Alex Kirshner has a nice write up of Jackson here.

The quarterback transfer market will be fertile, with names such Justin Fields, Brandon Wimbush and Jalen Hurts sure to capture fans’ imaginations. But Jackson might the most realistic signal caller to say yes to “Would you like to lead the nation in passing?”


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