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There’s been a trend this year in college football: second-string quarterbacks transferring schools to get a chance to start. That trend is continuing.

According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, former Gophers quarterback Max Shortell has decided to transfer to Jacksonville State. According to the paper, Shortell tweeted his intentions on Thursday.

Max Shortell

Max Shortell

Minnesota announced in December that Shortell would be departing the program. Shortell’s father told the paper the reason behind transferring was that his son felt he would not get a chance to play after losing his starting job last season.

In 13 games with the Gophers, Shortell threw for 1,172 yards with eight touchdowns.

It’s very possible Shortell could be the team’s starting QB this fall. Returning quarterback Coty Blanchard didn’t go through spring practice while focusing on baseball, and could be a high MLB Draft pick in June. Kyle West and Eli Jenkins saw most of the snaps in the JSU spring game.

Video of a TD pass from Shortell against Western Minnesota is posted above.


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Belmont8-014-4
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