Former Eastern Washington quarterback Gage Gubrud was apparently denied a sixth season of eligibility on Monday according to an article by the Spokesman Review. It was announced last week that he had chosen to play next season for the Cougars over Utah as a graduate transfer if he could get approval on an extra year from the NCAA.
After going down with an injury in the fifth game of last season, Gubrud sat out for the Eagles final 10 games. In a season they played in 15 games it would mean that he did play in one-third or less of his teams games - the requirement for a Medical Redshirt.
He has had quite an interesting time since joining the Eagles in 2014 as he took a redshirt year behind Vernon Adams to start off. In 2015 he played in three of their games and had just 12 attempts. He was then named the starter the following year and would start in 29 games until going down against Montana State on September 29th in his redshirt senior year. He finished his career in Cheney with 9,984 yards completing 753 of his 1,165 attempts. He threw for 87 touchdowns and 32 interceptions.
According to NCAA rules, a player must show that he had missed most, if not all, of at least two seasons to gain a sixth year of eligibility. He never sustained another injury besides the one last year.
Gubrud is set to appeal the decision and still hopes to play next season in Pullman. If the appeal gets denied it would mean that the Cougars would have Trey Tinsley, Anthony Gordon, John Bledsoe, Connor Neville, Cammon Cooper, and Gunner Cruz who all have no Division-1 starts and have combined to go 10 of 14 for 80 yards.
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