Mississippi State football: Can MSU get Jalen Hurts, Shane Buechele, or Brandon Wimbush?


After striking out on Kelly Bryant, will the Mississippi State football team try to bring Jalen Hurts, Shane Buechele, or Brandon Wimbush to Starkville?

Look, it’s clear that things didn’t work out for the Mississippi State football team in its efforts in trying to land Kelly Bryant, who transferred from Clemson. Does that mean that MSU is done trying to bring a new quarterback to Starkville, though?

Will Joe Moorhead try and land one of the other talented transfer quarterbacks out there?

Jalen Hurts, Shane Buechele, and Brandon Wimbush are all apparently out there on the market. And for two of those three names, there’s currently odds that say that the Mississippi State football team is in the running.

The Bulldogs aren’t the favorites for any of these guys, but Moorhead’s team is pretty high up there for Notre Dame transfer Brandon Wimbush and Texas transfer Shane Buechele.

From Tom Fornelli on Twitter:

From a pure talent perspective, it’s unfortunate that the Bulldogs aren’t really in the running for Jalen Hurts seeing that he’s had the best college career up to this point of those three names. For his career, Hurts has completed 62.9 percent of his passes and has 5626 passing yards, 48 touchdowns, and just 12 interceptions.

In his most recent season with Alabama, Hurts has also improved as a passer. His completion percentage went up to 72.9 percent and he was getting 10.9 yards per attempt, a notable improvement upon his career.

Oh, and Hurts also ran for 1976 yards and 23 touchdowns in his career.

But, Wimbush and Buechele could also be decent options for Moorhead’s offense.

During the 2017 season at Notre Dame, Brandon Wimbush only completed 49.5 percent of his passes but threw for 1870 yards and 16 touchdowns against 6 interceptions. Wimbush ran for 804 yards and 14 scores.

Shane Buechele had his best year as a freshman in 2016. During that season, he threw for 2958 yards, 21 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions while completing 60.4 percent of his passes. He’s not as much of a runner as the other two, he’s only run for 268 yards and 4 touchdowns in his career, but he could probably operate Moorhead’s offense.

All of this could get a little weird.

This situation, should anything come of it, could potentially put both Keytaon Thompson and Jalen Mayden in rather interesting positions as well. If Moorhead decides that he wants either Wimbush or Buechele and one of them ends up playing for the Bulldogs, there’s a very real chance that at least one of MSU’s quarterbacks ends up leaving Starkville.

It’s not likely that Garrett Shrader would leave given that he hasn’t exhausted any of his eligibility. And there’s a chance that Mayden might stay due to the fact that he redshirted this past season and is still rather young.

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It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out. The Bulldogs are aiming to replace Nick Fitzgerald. Would they do that via a transfer quarterback?