After a whirlwind year filled with tragedy and offensive upheaval, former Mississippi State football quarterback Will Rogers was likely hoping for something that resembled stability when he decided to transfer to the University of Washington following the end of last season.
However, it seems as if fate may have had other plans when Washington head coach Kalen DeBoer abruptly departed the Huskies for the Alabama job.
After he had just made the move out west from Starkville to Seattle, Rogers was once again faced with an unexpected coaching change and an uncertain future. For the third time in a little over 12 months, Rogers would be faced with a coaching change. So, back into the transfer portal he went.
But, in an interesting twist, Rogers has made the choice to remain at Washington under new head coach Jedd Fisch, a man Rogers has beaten twice in the past two seasons. Now, with Rogers as his quarterback, Fisch is tasked with picking up the pieces after DeBoer's shocking departure.
Let's start looking at how college football fans are reacting to the news:
College football fans react to former Mississippi State football quarterback Will Rogers' decision to stick with Washington Huskies
The whole situation was pretty memeable, to be completely honest. And with the internet at everyone's fingertips, of course memes were made about Rogers' odd transfer portal travels. But thankfully that's not the case anymore.
Okay, I was wrong, the memes live on.
It sure looks like Washington fans are pretty happy with this sort of news.
We've even got dormant volcanoes out here rooting for Rogers.
And yeah, this is an interesting opportunity for Fisch to get an experienced quarterback and for an experienced quarterback to get a shot at proving he can play outside of the Air Raid.
While this past season's transition away from Mike Leach's Air Raid experienced issues, Rogers remains one of college football's most productive passers when he's got a shot and can be properly utilized. I should ensure that it's known that that's not a shot at Kevin Barbay, for what it's worth, I'm not fully convinced MSU fans actually got to see what Barbay wanted his offense to look like with Rogers operating it. I think the issues existed in other aspects of the way the offense was installed last year.
But hey, Rogers has a new shot now. As he starts a new chapter out west, it'll be fascinating to see how this all plays out.