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Monday, December 9, 2019

SMU among potential landing spots for Texas QB Shane Buechele

Shane Buechele

Texas quarterback Shane Buechele reportedly informed the Longhorns this week that he intends to transfer, and it is possible that he will not end up going very far.

ESPN’s Mark Schlabach reported on Thursday that SMU, which is located in Dallas, is one of the schools Buechele could end up transferring to. Mustangs all-time leading passer Ben Hicks announced earlier this week that he is transferring to Arkansas, so SMU has a scholarship open at the position. Buechele could also remain at Texas through the spring and graduate, which would mean he could play at his new school right away as a graduate transfer.

Buechele was a highly-rated prospect and became known for his trick throws when he started for Texas as a freshman in 2016, but some injuries during his sophomore season gave Sam Ehlinger an opportunity to start. Ehlinger had a great season in 2018 and led Texas to an upset win over Georgia in the Sugar Bowl, so the starting job will remain his heading into next year.

Buechele has one year of eligibility remaining. He has passed for 4,636 yards, 30 touchdowns and 16 interceptions during his college career.



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