Texas Tech coach Matt Wells explains how Oregon switch QB Tyler Shough is becoming in with Crimson Raiders

Texas Tech quarterback Tyler Shough is one of the country’s top quarterback transfers after spending the previous two seasons with the Oregon Ducks. A former 247Sports Composite four-star recruit, Shough was the No. 7 ranked pro-style quarterback in the recruiting class of 2018. In two seasons and 11 games at Oregon, Shough completed 64.8% of his passes for 1,703 yards with 16 touchdowns and six interceptions. The bulk of those statistics came in seven games last season for the Ducks when Shough was the full-time starter.

During Texas Tech’s media day on Thursday, head coach Matt Wells talked about how well Shough has fit in at Tech since transferring from Oregon.

“Tyler got to Tech, practiced three in spring ball,” Wells said. “And I think the things he brings, things that are hard to measure. He’s in early, stays late. He’s a football junkie. He’s been a really good leader, and fit(s) in with our players almost immediately.”

Back in March, Shough talked about his decision to transfer to Texas Tech in detail. Shough is making a massive change, going from Oregon to Lubbock, but the Red Raiders desperately needed a quarterback after Alan Bowman departed from the program.


“Once I entered my name in the transfer portal there were probably 20-30 schools that contacted me immediately and Texas Tech was one of them,” Shough said March 22. “Texas Tech was probably one of the first ones. Coach (Matt) Wells called me once my name was in it and we had a great conversation. Then ultimately what it came down to was after narrowing down the schools and places I felt like would be the best fit for me and the program it just came down to the opportunity to come in and compete, the relationship with the coaches and obviously the guys on the team and the culture of the team.

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“Texas Tech, even from the outside, and obviously talking with some of the guys on the team it sounded like the place to be. They work hard. They want to win. They want to win badly. They’re not just in it to be on the team and have fun. I know a lot of other schools are just kind of just happy to be there, but Texas Tech definitely has a winning culture. I feel like all the coaches and players are in it to win it and they’re going to work their butts off to do that. I wanted to be a part of it, so I just wanted to come in and get out to West Texas and start throwing the ball around, start slinging it around a bit more.”

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