Shane Buechele has made his transfer from Texas official and has a new home.
The quarterback announced on social media Thursday that he will graduate from Texas this spring and then begin his academic and athletic career at SMU after that. In his note, Buechele thanked Texas and the coaches he’s played for.
Thank you Longhorn Nation. On to the next chapter. pic.twitter.com/3Wk65mSByf
— Shane Buechele (@BGShaneBuechele) February 7, 2019
As a graduate transfer, Buechele will be eligible to play this fall. He only has one year left of eligibility after spending three seasons at Texas.
During his Longhorns career, Buechele completed 62.2 percent of his passes for 4,636 yards and 30 touchdowns.
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.
Sam Ehlinger has established himself as the quarterback of the present and future for the Texas Longhorns. Other quarterbacks on the team’s depth chart are acting accordingly.
According to OrangeBloods’ Anwar Richardson, Shane Buechele told Texas coaches he intends to transfer.
Texas is about to lose some depth at the QB position. Junior quarterback Shane Buechele informed Texas on Wednesday he wants to enter the transfer portal. In addition, freshman quarterback Cameron Rising informed UT he was not returning to Austin. Rising recently visited Utah pic.twitter.com/uTC0N7PewQ
— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) January 17, 2019
Richardson says Buechele was told he could remain on scholarship through the spring semester so he could graduate and then transfer.
Coaches have the the right to take away a scholarship, or reduce aid, for players in the transfer portal. Spoke to a person close to Shane Buechele and was told the quarterback received assurances he could remain on scholarship, graduate in the spring, and then transfer.
— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) January 17, 2019
Buechele was highly-recruited when he entered Texas, known for his trick throws, and started as a freshman in 2016. He dealt with injuries as a sophomore, which gave Ehlinger a chance to start. Ehlinger eventually took over the starting job and had a great season in 2018, helping the Longhorns to a 10-4 record.
Buechele has passed for 4,636 yards, 30 touchdowns and 16 interceptions during his college career. He has one year left of eligibility.
In addition to Buechele, freshman quarterback Cameron Rising is transferring and so fellow freshman QB Casey Thompson is already in the transfer portal.
The Texas Longhorns had to swap quarterbacks on Saturday after starter Sam Ehlinger was bloodied during the game against Baylor.
Ehlinger appeared to bloody his throwing hand during the first quarter against the Bears, though there was added speculation that trainers were also looking at something else. TV cameras also caught him bleeding from the nose before his exit, and others observed that he seemed to be having trouble with his shoulder.
— Stacy Slayden (@StacyS_KVUE) October 13, 2018
I'm not sure they are just looking at blood on Ehlinger's hand. The trainer wasn't holding it like it was a blood issue.
— Geoff Ketchum (@gkketch) October 13, 2018
Ehlinger on the sidelines with the headset on and a bandage on his hand…
Not thinking it’s the hand that’s keeping him out. Walking stiff and no shoulder swing. Odd.
— Charlie (@CharlieS_TFB) October 13, 2018
Ehlinger emerged with his hand bandaged and put on a headset, leaving his helmet off. Backup Shane Buechele played out the entire first quarter, with no sign of Ehlinger’s imminent return.
End of 1Q: Texas will open the 2Q with about a 35-yard FG attempt. Ehlinger and his stitched up hand is back on the sideline, but Buechele has the wheel. Baylor 7, Texas 3.
— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) October 13, 2018
The injury was to Ehlinger’s throwing hand, so it may be that he simply cannot throw the football with it bandaged or stitched up like it is. As of the end of the first quarter, the Longhorns had made no official announcement regarding his status. It’s unfortunate timing, just one week removed from his biggest win at Texas starter.
Texas Longhorns quarterback Shane Buechele is set to undergo hip surgery on Thursday, the program announced Wednesday.
Buechele was in and out of the Longhorns’ lineup throughout the season last year as he battled multiple injuries. The sophomore played in nine games, but he got hurt in the team’s bowl game win over Missouri on Dec. 27.
His surgery will be to repair a torn adductor muscle.
Another injury for Texas QB Shane Buechele pic.twitter.com/MxdOCDEw6U
— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) January 18, 2018
Texas says they expect Buechele to be ready for spring practice, which begins on March 5.
Buechele will be competing with Sam Ehlinger for the starting job.
Texas Longhorns sophomore quarterback Shane Buechele practiced on Tuesday despite his ankle injury.
Buechele suffered a sprained ankle in Texas’ 17-7 win over Iowa State last week. He has been in a walking boot to help him heal, though he shed that to practice Tuesday.
He apparently took all his reps as he practiced with his ankle taped:
— Jeff Howe (@JeffHowe247) October 4, 2017
Buechele has been banged up all season. He missed the San Jose State and USC games with a shoulder injury and was replaced by Sam Ehlinger in both contests.
Buechele went 19 of 26 for 171 yards, a touchdown, an interception and 42 rushing yards against the Cyclones. Texas said that they expected him to be ready to play against Kansas State despite the ankle injury. Tom Herman even said he thinks Buechele will be “serviceable.”
Tom Herman says QB Shane Buechele had a boot on at practice yesterday, and will get a shot in the ankle to "be serviceable" this week.
— Craig Way (@craigway1) October 2, 2017
Texas quarterback Shane Buechele is expected to be available against USC after missing last week with a shoulder injury, according to a report.
The sophomore QB missed Texas’ game against San Jose State last weekend with a shoulder injury. He was able to throw and took limited reps in practice on Tuesday. On Wednesday, Horns Digest’s Chip Brown said Buechele was expected to be available against USC on Saturday.
Shane Buechele (shoulder) continues to progress. UT expects 3 QBs – Buechele, Sam Ehlinger, Jerrod Heard – to be available Saturday at #USC.
— Chip Brown (@ChipBrownHD) September 14, 2017
Freshman Sam Ehlinger played against San Jose State and was 15 of 27 for 222 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed for 48 yards. Junior Jerrod Heard took a few snaps at QB and rushed for 39 yards and two touchdowns.
The 1-1 Longhorns face the 2-0 Trojans on Saturday at the Coliseum in Los Angeles.