New head coach Mike Leach's Air Raid offense fits the signal-caller perfectly, and he's spent the past few months learning the playbook and working to find rhythm with his receivers.
"Learning the new offense wasn't such a tough one, but really getting on the same page with my receivers is what needs to be done more, and continued to be worked on," he said.
It was expected that Tuel would compete with Connor Halliday during spring ball for the starting spot, but after Holliday suffered an injury, the battle was put on hold.
"I haven't heard much about it [competing this fall], but I'm all for competition," he said.
Ultimately, as he heads into fall camp, Tuel is just thankful for the opportunity to be back on the field.
"It feels great. It's inexplainable, just to be able to get out there and compete, throw it around with my guys," he said.