Tyler Shough, Oregon's Starting Quarterback in 2020, Enters the Transfer Portal

By Dan Hope on February 12, 2021 at 2:39 pm
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Oregon will have a new starting quarterback in 2021.

Tyler Shough, who started all seven of Oregon's games in 2020, announced Friday that he is entering the transfer portal, taking three years of eligibility elsewhere as a graduate transfer.

In his lone season as Oregon's starter, Shough completed 63.5 percent of his passes for 1,559 yards and 13 touchdowns with six interceptions and ranked in the top 15 nationally in both passing yards per attempt (9.3) and passer rating (160.4).

Despite that, Shough was benched during the Ducks' Fiesta Bowl loss to Iowa State in favor of Anthony Brown, who transferred to Oregon from Boston College last offseason but lost the starting quarterback competition to Shough.

Brown, who completed 15 of 23 passing attempts for 164 yards and two touchdowns in limited action last season, now becomes the frontrunner to start for the Ducks in 2021, when they're set to play at Ohio State in the second week of the season. True freshman quarterback Ty Thompson could also make a push to start immediately, as he was ranked as the No. 39 overall prospect in the recruiting class of 2021.

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