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Jordan Love could be the next best Red Raider

The rumor mill is churning that a talented Utah State quarterback might follow his former coach to Tech.

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Rumors are in the air about Utah State star Jordan Love. While many expect Love to declare for the draft, a slump this season has led some to wonder if there is reason for Love to seek an opportunity as a grad transfer. On top of his list for that option is reportedly Texas Tech, which makes sense considering who used to coach there.

David Yost groomed Love personally, leading to an epic 2018 for the 6’4 gunslinger. He finished with over 3,000 passing yards, 30+ touchdowns, and only 8 interceptions. That year’s rendition of the Yost offense was explosive, and largely why Matt Wells is at Texas Tech now.

I am on the Jett Duffey band wagon right now. My belief is that he is the best quarterback on the roster. But Love is someone that has demonstrated a mastery of Yost’s system. As well as Duffey played, it was apparent Yost did not trust him till late in the season and even then the play calling tended to be conservative in critical moments. With Love, Yost is likely to hand the reigns over and let the young man work.

Love has regressed this past season, but largely this is due to just more of the offense falling on his shoulder. Utah State graduated key offensive weapons, leaving Love with a feeling that he has to make every play causing him to press. This has led to mistakes and lowered production, but despite that he has led Utah State to seven wins and 3,000+ passing yards on the year so far. At Tech he would be surrounded by receiver talent, a retooled offensive line, and a running back stable capable of shouldering the load when called upon.

The odds of him foregoing the draft are not exactly high, but there is a chance that Love will head to Lubbock. If he does, he is essentially guaranteed the start and I believe he would thrive.