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Where will Tyler Gabbert transfer?

Posted on: May 10, 2011 5:39 pm
Edited on: May 10, 2011 5:40 pm
Posted by Chip Patterson

College free agency seems to be all the rage for quarterbacks these days, with Tyler Gabbert being the latest after announcing his departure from Missouri. Gabbert, the younger brother of Blaine - recently picked 10th overall in the NFL Draft by Jacksonville, was involved in a heated quarterback battle this spring with sophomore James Franklin. At spring's end, Franklin ended up as the team's starter and Gabbert decided it was time to take his talents elsewhere.

So where will Gabbert, once a highly sought-after recruit, end up?

The initial guess for many sends Gabbert back to Lincoln, where he originally committed before switching to the Tigers. But when Chuck Gabbert, Tyler's father, spoke to Sporting News about potential destinations: Nebraska was not on the list.
Chuck Gabbert, the player’s father, said Tyler already is in contact with the following programs: Arizona, Arizona State, Clemson, Iowa, Louisville, Northwestern, Pittsburgh, Wake Forest and Arkansas State.
When Gabbert committed to Missouri in 2009 to join Blaine, Nebraska, Iowa, Oregon, and Wake Forest were all on his final list. The dark horse in my opinion is Louisville. Quarterbacks coach Shawn Watson was the one recruiting Gabbert to Nebraska, and reportedly developed strong ties with the redshirt freshman. Now with the Cardinals, Watson can try to lure Gabbert to Louisville. With both Teddy Bridgewater and Dominique Brown waiting on the depth chart behind Will Stein, the move would take Gabbert from one quarterback competition right into another, more heated one. But with Bridgewater and Brown both showing plenty of room for improvement this spring, there could be a chance for Watson's former recruit to earn some snaps.

Clemson also appears like an interesting choice for Gabbert. The Tigers have Tajh Boyd and freshman Cole Stoudt, but neither one has wowed the staff or fans in their limited exposure. Head coach Dabo Swinney has brought in a couple of top-ranked recruiting classes, and Clemson may be a quarterback away from being ACC title contenders once again.

The only certainties at this point, according to Tyler's father, are that he is looking to stay in a BCS conference and it will not be the Big 12.  Where do you think Gabbert will land?  Log in to and let us know in the comment section below

Keep it here at the Eye on College Football for more on this story as it develops.

Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: May 11, 2011 11:50 am

Where will Tyler Gabbert transfer?

Arizona and Northwestern would give him the best ratio of talent surrounding him to playing time available....and they would give him the most valuable educatio.......LMAO........sorry I couldn't even type that with a straight face.

Since: May 5, 2010
Posted on: May 11, 2011 11:00 am

Where will Tyler Gabbert transfer?

Come on down to SMU! We'll kick the tires!

Since: Dec 10, 2008
Posted on: May 11, 2011 10:59 am

Where will Tyler Gabbert transfer?

hes higly overrated and doesnt have 1/4 of his big bros talent take notice how mizzou fans arent crying for him or mad that hes leaving.......................that should tell you something

Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: May 11, 2011 10:13 am

Where will Tyler Gabbert transfer?

Does this have anything to do with his brother. All I kept hearing at the draft was that his brother was in that Missoui spread offense and even know he went #10 to Jax he was the least ready QB taken in 1st Round. Makes no sense unless he knew he was gonna be back up this year.

Since: Oct 23, 2009
Posted on: May 11, 2011 12:45 am

Where will Tyler Gabbert transfer?

Surely not BCS where he'll have to sit out another year and still compete for a job.  How about FCS where he can play right away?  Maybe Missouri State.  They just graduated a QB (Cody Kirby) who recently signed as a free agent with the Edmonton Eskimos.

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: May 10, 2011 11:58 pm

Where will Tyler Gabbert transfer?

Dodd = ozark?

Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: May 10, 2011 10:21 pm

Where will Tyler Gabbert transfer?

Of course he wouldn't want to go to Iowa; why would anyone want to end up in the hospital after being nearly worked to death by their coaches?

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: May 10, 2011 8:37 pm

Where will Tyler Gabbert transfer?

It wouldn't be Iowa really either, Iowa has JVB headed into start this year with Weinke, Derby and a talented QB in Jake Rudock coming in this year. 

Northwestern does lose Persa after this year, but not sure if younger brother has the grades to go there, tough academics...if he is BCS bound rule out Ark State too.


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