Kinne to Tulsa

With G.J. Kinne announcing that he will transfer to Tulsa and not Louisiana Tech, the Bulldog's quarterback future remains unclear.

Georgia Tech transfer Taylor Bennett buys Head Coach Derek Dooley a year to resolve the quarterback issue. When Bret Jefcoat signed with Southern Mississippi, Louisiana Tech was left without a front runner for the title of quarterback of the future.

Jefcoat commited early to the Bulldogs, only to switch to USm at the last minute. The new staff in Hattiesburg secured the commitment of a top wide reciever and a top offensive tackle, making it too hard for the in-state Jefcoat to turn them down.

Bennett will likely start in 2008, but there is no clear cut favorite to take over beyond this season. Colby Cameron signed late in the spring, but he had no other offers from Division 1 FBS teams. Ross Jenkins was verbaled to then 1-AA Texas State before accepting a late offer from Tech, his only offer from a 1-A team.

Jenkins battled Steven Ensminger for depth chart position this spring. Ensminger signed with Auburn out of West Monroe High School, only to transfer to Louisiana Tech last year.

With none of the quarterbacks on the roster having any meaningful experience, the priority for this year's recruiting class has to be on quarterback.

G.J. Kinne might not be the only highly touted quarterback to transfer this offseason. The odds of a transfer coming in to save the day are remote, as is the chance of a high school player coming in and taking over from day one.

Offensive Coordinator Frank Scelfo must develop the next starting quarterback for Louisiana Tech. It would help Scelfo tremendously, if a top ranked quarterback would sign on the dotted line next February.

Wes Luquette from Newman HS in New Orleans and Will Gilchrist from Hardin County, TN currently hold offers from the Bulldog coaching staff. Are they the answer? Who knows? Louisiana Tech fans would rest a little easier if one of them would commit early. Then all they have to do is wait nervously until signing day and hope another Bret Jefcoat type catasrophe doesn't strike again.


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