Morgantown, West Virginia – Now that former West Virginia Mountaineers redshirt senior quarterback Jarret Doege is on his way to the transfer portal and will start his search for his next home.
Doege, who passed for 6,453 yards, 40 touchdowns and 19 interceptions in his 27 games with the Mountaineers, has incredible college football experience, but it’s unclear how coveted he’ll be by programs. Doege’s lack of pocket presence, mobility and downfield throwing ability makes him a liability, despite his experience.
With that said, one potential landing spot makes an awful lot of sense for Jarret Doege. Doege, who was born and raised in Lubbock, Texas, home of the Texas Tech Red Raiders, could view Texas Tech as an ideal destination to finish his college career.
Texas Tech, who finished 7-6, had major issues at the quarterback position this season.
Senior quarterback Henry Colombi, who started five games at Texas Tech this season, recently decided to leave the program. Freshman Donovan Smith was pushed into major playing time but is far from a prototypical quarterback and at times didn’t look ready to lead the team. Junior Tyler Shough was the starter at the beginning of this season, but suffered a broken collarbone against the Texas Longhorns in the 4th week and missed the remainder of the season.
With so much uncertainty surrounding the quarterback position at Texas Tech, Jarret Doege could be a valuable piece to add to the team. In addition, bringing a local player back home for his 6th and final season would be a major story line for the Red Raiders. Despite his obvious flaws as a player, his experience is certainly valuable and a return home to Lubbock would be a fitting end to his career.
In addition, West Virginia travels to Lubbock next season on October 22nd to play the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Imagine the Mountaineers playing their former starting quarterback in his hometown in an important Big 12 Conference game.
Jarret Doege has a tough decision to make in the near future, but this scenario almost seems too good, too fitting for him.