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Former LSU Quarterback TJ Finley Hopes to Transfer Within SEC

With a decision to move on from coach Ed Orgeron and the LSU Tigers, quarterback TJ Finley has entered the transfer portal hoping for a fresh start in a familiar conference.  

In a report from LSU Country, Finley is hoping to return to the SEC with a new team even if it means competing for a new starting role.

Teams are already showing strong interest in the former Tiger, whose lukewarm performances against the likes of South Carolina may raise eyebrows as to why this transfer prospect is being heavily pursued.

Schools linked to Finley include Auburn, Texas, and Penn State. Mentions of Alabama have also appeared on the radar.

At 6’6”, 250 lbs., and boasting 9.75 inch hands, Finley’s build provides a valuable template for a new program to swoop in and help build his mechanics; creating the precise, calculated, and confident quarterback that coach Orgeron did not.

After a 2-3 record in his five starts at LSU, Finley completed 57.1% of his passes, compiled 941 total yards, and threw for five total TDs alongside five INTs.

Finley’s final performance against Alabama, a 55-17 grilling for the Tigers, may tell the same story of a misguided quarterback looking for the right program to flourish, but the prospect’s natural, physical ability prove too intriguing to pass up.

The mystery remains as to where this quarterback will Geaux.

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Written by Alejandro Avila

Alejandro Avila lives in Southern California and previously covered news for the LA Football Network. Guided by Kevin Harlan on one shoulder, Eli Manning on the other, Alejandro joins the OutKick community with an authentic passion for sports, pop culture, America, and episodes of Jeopardy!

 

Twitter: @AlejandroAveela

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  1. I’m no super fan of Orgeron, but he had less to do with this kid leaving than the fact that he was surrounded by a loaded locker room and didn’t like the competition. Wasn’t Ed who prevented this kids bench study from excelling and taking over the starting role. You LA beat writers sure like stirring up shit that ain’t there. Put some effort into your work, show some pride.

  2. Yeah…what Subtle just said. Checking the stats for the 2-3 record…that works out to less than 200 yds/game…57% completion rate will get any QB benched…5 TDs/ 5 INTs…very bad ratio…and 5 TDs in 5 games???
    Sure, the young man is a specimen.
    Remember Ryan Leaf…6’5″ – 235…huge arm…#1 pick of the Chargers…
    Remember JaMarcus Russell…6’6″ – 260…huge arm…#1 overall pick by the Raiders…

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