Most coaches prefer to navigate the college football transfer market privately, but Wyoming coach Craig Bohl does not.
On Friday, less than 72 hours after ending his season with a win over Kent State in the famed Idaho Potato Bowl and then losing his starting quarterback to the transfer portal, Bohl made the unusual decision to make a statement selling his team as a landing point. for a transfer quarterback.
In a message posted on Twitter, Bohl cited the one-time transfer rule and the ability for players to take advantage of their name, image and likeness. He said his staff “anticipated this move and had a clear vision to navigate these uncharted waters.”
“Cowboy Football will meet the need to sign a quarterback through the transfer portal or college,” Bohl said. “We think this is a great opportunity for a transfer quarterback to have an impact on our schedule. We’ve seen that before when we brought Josh Allen into our schedule, and we’re excited for the next chapter of Cowboy Football. “
Allen started at Reedley College – a junior college – before transferring to Wyoming ahead of the 2015 season.
Three years later, he was the Buffalo Bills’ 7th pick in the NFL Draft.
On Wednesday, after winning the MVP title in the famed Idaho Potato Bowl with five total touchdowns (one assist, four rushing), Levi Williams announced he was entering the portal with three years of eligibility remaining.
In nine appearances this season, the 6-foot-5 Williams has 990 yards, nine touchdowns and five interceptions. He also ran for 482 yards and five scores.
He’s one of many notable quarterbacks to enter the portal this offseason.
Missouri quarterback Connor Bazelak, a 2019 SEC co-freshman, announced Thursday that he is seeking a transfer.
Bo Nix, who won the SEC Freshman of the Year title in 2018 and held three seasons at Auburn, announced on Sunday that he was transferring to Oregon.
Florida starter Emory Jones and Texas A&M starter Zach Calzada are currently in the portal.