Last week, Kinne announced that he was leaving Texas. Around the same time, word came out that Kinne's dad, Gary Joe Kinne, had accepted the Head Coaching job at Clovis West High School in Fresno, CA.
BleedTechBlue.com wanted to know what schools had contacted G.J. about transferring. "Right now, I am directing everyone to talk to my dad," the 6'2" signal-caller stated. "I am open to every school right now. Several schools have called, but I am not sure exactly who he has talked to."
Two obvious schools that could be destinations are Louisiana Tech and Fresno State. Kinne did not follow his dad to Baylor, and it's uncertain if he would consider following him out West. He said he did know that Louisiana Tech was one of the schools that had been in contact with his dad.
"All I know about Louisiana Tech is that my best friend, Houston Tuminello, is going there this fall," explained Kinne. He is also familiar with another east Texas gunslinger, Luke McCown, who played quarterback at Louisiana Tech a few years ago. "My coach at Gilmer, Jeff Traylor, coached both Luke and Josh McCown at Jacksonville," Kinne mentioned.
G.J. did have a couple of things that he would look for in a new school. "Basically, I'm looking for a school where I can have a chance to play. I want to compete for the starting job at a school where I could play for three years. I want to throw the ball down the field."
Although Kinne did not list a favorite as of right now, Louisiana Tech does seem to be a good fit. His best friend from high school will be a wide receiver for the Bulldogs and his high school coach was also the coach for Luke McCown. There is also a possibility, if Taylor Bennet does indeed start for Tech next year, that Kinne's competition for the starting job at Tech would not have much more experience than he does.
So what's next? When asked if he would be at Tech's spring game on Saturday, he said it was 50/50.
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