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LSU sophomore quarterback TJ Finley is entering his name into the NCAA transfer portal, according to multiple sources.

Finley, a former four-star prospect from Ponchatoula, Louisiana, was a signee in LSU's 2020 class.

Finley started in five games as a true freshman last season after starting quarterback Myles Brennan suffered a season-ending injury in Week 3. Finley went 2-3 in those games with wins against South Carolina and Arkansas and losses to Auburn, No. 5 Texas A&M, and No. 1 Alabama.

Fellow freshman quarterback Max Johnson replaced Finley as the starter for LSU's final two games of the season which were wins vs. No. 6 Florida and Ole Miss. Johnson took first-team snaps during spring practice and started as QB1 in the spring game back in April.

Johnson, along with Brennan will battle it out in fall camp to be the starter Week 1 vs. UCLA.

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kjadams00138 months
Finley may be better at receiver, edge rusher or tight end. Not so much for quarterback.
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EyeOfToday38 months
Jackson State with Sanders. He'll get his degree and upset 1 or 2 top 50 teams before he is done.
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JColtF39 months
Don't blame him at all since it looks like the battle will be between MB and MJ, some team is going to be lucky to get him
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tigerpimpbot39 months
Smart kid. Good decision. I love his dedication to academics. Best of luck
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1939 months
Good luck TJ...you will succeed.
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1939 months
Would be a trip if Ohio St.
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Shiftyplus139 months
Good luck to him wherever he goes.
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tigerpawl39 months
I knew this was coming. Hate to see it. Great kid who found himself in a situation where opportunities just weren't there - despite incredible talent. This is worth following. Some lucky team is picking up a gold mine.
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RightWingTiger39 months
He seems like a great kid & he may make a great college QB in the right program with a good QB coach BUT I don’t get how you can say “Opportunities were there”? Finley was given 5 games as the starter & did some good things BUT it’s clear that Johnson & Brennan are much better QBs. If Max had started 5 games last season I think LSU wld have won the Auburn & A&M games. He’s got the tools to be a really good P5 QB but he’s raw & unfortunately his mobility just isn’t there. Most Colleges & a lot more NFL Teams now too, require mobility in the pocket to successfully run their offensive packages & like I said he’s very limited in that regard.
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tigerpawl39 months
He was a freshman, for goodness sake!
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jeffsdad39 months
Good luck! Great arm, quick release, great practice player. If he can transfer to the real game what he does he practice, he will be a great get for someone.
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jeff7012139 months
To be expected.
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Jabontik39 months
Hes gonna be good somewhere. that arm!
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joe267939 months
Good luck buddy
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soccerfüt39 months
I wish him well.
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RightWingTiger39 months
How the fuk could ANY1 down vote this post?
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Spankum39 months
He has the size and talent to make some team an excellent quarterback. He is third on the depth chart and is not likely to get meaningful playing time at LSU, so transferring is probably a good decision. Best of luck in the future and thanks for being a Tiger!
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rob6239 months
Yeah I am sure he will be fine at Southern, Jackson State, Southeastern, ULL, or such but TJ is not a championship SEC QB and never will be. Good luck to him but LSU needs to move on and so does TJ.
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Celery39 months
He will find his way and be good somewhere. He has what it takes, just got thrown into the fire a bit too soon I think. He has plenty of time to get it all figured out.
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Flashback39 months
Good luck to the big guy. Hes got the tools.
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Robber DeNiro39 months
You know who gone after Max get the start lol!!!!
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X Carter Is Fast39 months
Who
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1939 months
your brain?
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RightWingTiger39 months
If ur insinuating Brennan leaving ur delusional man! Hes out in too much time & work at LSU to walk away from the backup position. He’s smart enough to know that even if Max wins the comp all it’ll take is a cpl bad games/decisions by Max & the “Play the backup Coach O” grumblings will get mighty loud & likely force a change. That’s just my opinion & I hope no matter which guy wins the QB1 battle that they’re not looking over their shoulder every time they make a mistake! All that’ll do is ensure mediocre play from whichever QB is the starter!
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Mike da Tigah39 months
Im not surprised, but I do wish TJ the very best wherever he decides to go. I think he has a lot of talent and he was always very loyal to LSU, and I can appreciate that, but at the end of all this, he has to look after his own future.
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Robber DeNiro39 months
How was he loyal?
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Tiger in Texas39 months
He probably already knew he was low man on the totem poll...no surprise here...
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RaleighTGR39 months
Southeastern lock
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LSUrme39 months
He's definitely going to get multiple Big 5 looks.
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RaleighTGR39 months
It was a joke…. Geez
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KCSunshine39 months
Plus TJ heavy verbal to LSU his sophomore year in HS and never really had other teams recruit him....
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rob6239 months
Well here is their opportunity to get him.
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