Shane Buechele has found a new home. The former Texas quarterback announced on Twitter on Thursday that he will be transferring to SMU.
Buechele will graduate from Texas this spring then join the Mustangs. As a grad transfer he will be eligible immediately for the 2019 season.
Thank you Longhorn Nation. On to the next chapter. pic.twitter.com/3Wk65mSByf
— Shane Buechele (@BGShaneBuechele) February 7, 2019
Current Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger responded on Twitter with the following.
Words cannot describe how thankful I am for everything you taught me on and off the field. Thank you for everything. Can’t wait to watch you tear it up next year. Love you bro❤️🐎 http://t.co/DUJ1gfynZW
— Sam Ehlinger (@sehlinger3) February 7, 2019
Buechele started as a true freshman for the Longhorns in 2016 under former head coach Charlie Strong and finished with 2,958 passing yards and 21 touchdowns to 11 interceptions. But in 2017, but he lost the job to Sam Ehlinger, who at the time was a true freshman. For Buechele’s career in Austin, he threw 30 touchdowns, 16 interceptions and over 4,500 passing yards.
Buechele fills a key need at SMU after quarterback Ben Hicks transferred to Arkansas.
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