Posts tagged: Tyler Bruggman
Tyler Bruggman will be transferring to Kentucky's Louisville University to play for coach Bobby Petrino, as first reported by Mike Hughes of InsideTheVille.com (reading this article requires a 24/7 Network subscription). Bruggman redshirted last year after signing with Washington State in 2012 as coach Mike Leach's most highly-anticipated recruit to date.
Bruggman ran the scout team during his redshirt season and drew praise from coaches and was widely considered to be the next logical choice at quarterback after senior starter Connor Halliday graduates, but struggled to hold of walk-on quarterback Luke Falk during spring football. He surprised teammates and coaches with his recent decision to leave the program.
Leach addressed Bruggman's transfer at media day on Wednesday, acknowledging that the Cougars do not have much depth at the position (backup quarterback Austin Apodaca also transferred this offseason) but said that the extra practice reps will be good for Falk.
If Bruggman transferred in search of playing time than his choice of destinations is curious. Louisville already has eight quarterbacks on the roster fighting to replace Teddy Bridgewater. Bruggman will almost certainly have to sit out this season, and will compete in 2015 as a redshirt sophomore with three years to play.
Washington State QB Tyler Bruggman is transferring out of the program, a source tells @WazzuWatch.— Britton Ransford (@bkransford) July 13, 2014
Tyler Bruggman has become the second quarterback to transfer from the Washington State football program this offseason, according to a report on Twitter from WazzuWatch.com's Britton Ransford. I have not yet confirmed the report. Bruggman was the first major quarterback signed by coach Mike Leach at WSU, and it was widely assumed that he would take over as the starter when Connor Halliday graduates.
Even the transfer of backup quarterback Austin Apodaca was supposed to break up the logjam at quarterback and pave the way for Bruggman to back up Halliday next season. But Bruggman did not look ready this spring and former walk-on Luke Falk played well enough to at least create a controversy if not take the No. 2 spot outright. Both Bruggman and Falk redshirted as freshmen last season.
If Bruggman is indeed leaving the program it leaves he Cougars membrane-thin behind Halliday, a fifth-year senior, with just Falk and incoming freshman Peyton Bender as scholarship quarterbacks.
From Pullman — The Cougars held their 15th and final spring football practice of the year on Tuesday. That means no more football until fall camp in August. So that's not going to be fun. Our last practice report for far too long is after the jump.
From Pullman — The Cougars were up early Saturday morning for their second practice of spring football. Here is our practice report and a story on the offensive line. More notes and quotes from practice after the jump.
From Pullman —The Washington State football team practices on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in the spring. So on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays we'll hold a live chat at noon to talk about the practice. We'll also have a followup post, which you're reading right now, with some notes and quotes from the practice that didn't make the story in the paper or our online practice report. We'll also have a 5 Questions video in which we ask a player about the lighter side of college football. Below is our 5 Questions with backup quarterback Tyler Bruggman, who is finishing up his first year at WSU
Follow the jump for notes and quotes.
From Pullman — The Washington State Cougars recently wrapped up their first practice of the spring. The defense shined early but the offense won the day. Follow the jump for today’s practice report
Yesterday was a busy one in terms of WSU news, so we put together a post this morning to fill you in on all the happenings.
Had a chance to speak this afternoon with Brophy Prep coach Scooter Molander about the commitment of quarterback Tyler Bruggman to Washington State. Read on for a partial transcript.
Several outlets are reporting this afternoon that Brophy Prep (Phoenix) quarterback Tyler Bruggman has given a verbal commitment to play his college ball at Washington State. Read on for more.