Oregon Ducks QB Tyler Shough enters NCAA transfer portal


Oregon's starting quarterback from the 2020 season will not be a part of the program next season. 

Redshirt sophomore Tyler Shough announced his decision to enter the NCAA Transfer Portal Friday morning after a disappointing ending to his lone season as the lead guy in Eugene.

The former four-star recruit will have three years of eligibility remaining. He's the second Oregon scholarship quarterback to enter the transfer portal joining Cale Millen. 

Anthony Brown announced he will return for another season in Eugene joining former four-star Jay Butterfield and incoming five-star freshman Ty Thompson.

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While Shough started all seven games for the Oregon Ducks in 2020, his playing time decreased as the season went on. Boston College graduate transfer Anthony Brown operated the redzone and short-yardage packages in the Pac-12 Championship for the Ducks. Then the Oregon coaching staff flat-out benched Shough in favor of Brown for the Fiesta Bowl for possessions at a time. 

The former four-star recruit finished his redshirt sophomore season completing 106-167 passes for 13 touchdowns, six interceptions and 66 rushes for 271 yards, and two touchdowns on the ground in seven starts. Oregon went 4-3 in those games. 

Shough began the season looking like the real deal leading Oregon to a 3-0 record before losing back-to-back road games to Oregon State and California. In each loss, the offense failed to finish the game, with the Ducks failing to get a crucial first-down to clinch the game against the Beavers and failing to score a single second-half point against the Golden Bears. 


He has the physical tools to be a starting quarterback in FBS college football but a change of scenery may be for the best.