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BREAKING: McLane Carter transfers to Rutgers

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The former Tech quarterback is immediately eligible as a graduate transfer and is expected to win the starting job for the Scarlet Knights.

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Former Texas Tech starting quarterback McLane Carter has announced his decision on where he’ll be playing football next year, and I don’t think a single person on the planet could’ve predicted it.

Rutgers.

The Kansas Jayhawks of the Big 10. Not a bad landing spot, all things considered, and I think Carter can take the Scarlet Knights from a one-win team to a a three or four-win team if he has any inkling of help around him. The arm talent is there. Remember, he won the starting job last fall and he could’ve had a season not dissimilar to the one Alan Bowman put together in his freshman campaign had he not messed up his ankle.

Carter is all but guaranteed the QB1 position in New Jersey for a number of reasons, 1. the talent there is virtually non-existent and 2. he wouldn’t use the remainder of his eligibility at a school that won’t allow him to see the field.

At any rate, we definitely want to wish the best of luck to Carter. He was in the right place at the wrong time, and no one in Lubbock can blame the kid for transferring. Tech fans will be monitoring the health and overall development of the quarterback who grabbed Carter’s job, Alan Bowman, but we’ll all be keeping an eye on Carter, too, pulling for him to elevate Rutgers out of the Big 10’s basement.