Texas Tech quarterback Alan Bowman announced on Twitter that he would be entering the transfer portal and be looking to play elsewhere the final 3 years of college as a graduate transfer.
Chapter 2… pic.twitter.com/p12PPcOcWe
— Alan Bowman (@alanbowman_) January 22, 2021
I, first, want to thank coach Kingsbury for seeing something in me that no other Big 12 school saw in giving me an opportunity to attend this amazing university. I also want to thank coach Wells for the opportunity to represent this program the past two years. Most importantly, I want to thank each and every single one of my teammates I have had the honor of playing with here at Texas Tech. I have made countless lifelong friends and memories during my time in Lubbock. The hard work that goes into playing at this level was always easier because of the bonds we were able to create.
Bowman entered the year as the starter, was benched about mid-way through the season, and then started again as the season ended. Bowman completed 65% of his passes for 6.9 yards per attempt, 1,602 yards passing, 10 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions in 2020.
I think the writing had been on the wall if you’ve been paying attention, so this doesn’t come as a complete surprise. Bowman has had an injury riddled time while at Texas Tech, at least for the 2019 season where he had a collapsed lung and then a broken collar bone.
I think that Bowman was all-in while he was here, he was a vocal fan of the Final Four team, I do remember that, and I think that a fresh start was probably for the best for everyone. I wish Bowman and really anyone that transfers the absolute best. You only get one ride, so make it the best one you can.
If you were also paying attention, Cumbie and Texas Tech offered walk-on opportunities to Lovejoy quarterback Ralph Rucker and Argyle quarterback CJ Rogers. Most likely for depth, but both seniors put crazy numbers last year. Maverick McIvor, Donovan Smith, Henry Colombi, and Behren Morton are the scholarship options that I know of (although to be perfectly honest, I do not know if Colombi is on scholarship).
As far as what happens next for Texas Tech, I hope that it is an open competition in the spring and may the best quarterback win.