Grad Transfer Gardner Minshew Changes His Mind
From Saban to Leach … he’s going to be in for some fun
It seemed like the right kind of plan. East Carolina QB Gardner Minshew decided to leave the program, but it was a bit bizarre when he chose to go to Alabama. After all, between Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa, the defending national champs already have a logjam up top.
But Minshew, apparently, wants to someday be a coach. So, the idea was that he’d come in as an emergency option, get into the Alabama family and play under Nick Saban, and then work his way up in the coaching world.
But on Tuesday, that all took a twist …
Minshew can still get into the coaching world with, potentially, Mike Leach as a mentor, but he’d like to play, too.
When he was on at ECU, he was fantastic, he threw for 2,140 yards and 16 scores with seven scores, ripping it up for over 400 yards in two of his final four games, and for 351 against Memphis. The 6-2, 215-pounder can wing the ball around, and while he might have an issue with picks, he’s a talented passer who might just be a factor for the Cougars.
Washington State is just about to start spring ball, losing Luke Falk to graduation and the NFL, and with the tragic death of Tyler Hilinski making the offense scramble.
Minshew won’t be a part of spring ball, meaning new recruit Cammon Cooper might just have the inside track if he lights it up.