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HCA: New quarterback on the transfer market

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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?”

Links

Coug QB Gardner Minshew's 'stache is literally priceless - Cougfan.com
What's the going rate to shave off Minshew's stache? You would need to be the leader of the free world to make that bargain happen.

Former WSU, Iowa State coach Jim Walden won’t root for either team in the Alamo Bowl | The Seattle Times
Walden, 80, will watch the game from his Spokane home but isn't playing favorites between two of his former employers: "I’m a fan of both places. I have friends in both places."

Defensive line to stay-at-home dad: Former Washington State’s Keith Millard embraces family life | The Spokesman-Review
The former Washington State star with the bad-boy reputation spent decades playing and coaching but now finds “the responsibilities are endless” on the homefront – and he is content.