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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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Well, bye Felicia.
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He doesn't appear to be a malcontent. Just didn't fit with team. Nothing wrong with moving on.
17 months
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Did you up vote your post?
17 months
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Everyone knew it was coming.
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Sometimes the writing is on the wall. Hope that his showing last year helps him land somewhere favorable and best of luck to the young man.
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His showing last year was terrible. Some of you are amazing. The guy couldn’t move the damn team. He was inaccurate and very dlow to read a defense. The interception at A&M was one of the worst throws I saw all year from any QB. That was when Orgeron finally blew up at Finley and it was justified. Even the announcers said they didn’t blame Orgeron for getting on Finley. Finley is not an SEC QB.
17 months
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Good luck outside of the SEC.
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He will do well. He would light it up at La Tech!
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I was thinking USL, ULM or Tech would be good fits. I wouldn’t normally put ULM in the mix, but they just hired Rich Rod as the O-coordinator so who knows. Also, I live in WM so ULM and Tech is probably wishful thinking. More ULM than Tech.
17 months
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This is foolish talk. Him leaving isn't about ability. Why would he go to a smaller school?
17 months
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You think it's crowded now? Wait til Howard arrives. That boy can play
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I was pulling for him. Wish him the best.
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Aaaannnnnd, I called this months ago. Said he would transfer or move to TE. Looks like he will become a sun belt stud.
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You must be some sort of wizard
17 months
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Idk what'd dumber: you bragging about saying he would transfer (which every LSU fan on the planet predicted), or you saying he would move to TE. Either way, enjoy your downvote. Well earned.
17 months
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Wow. You really want out on a limb.
17 months
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I am gonna say it...when is the race card gonna be brought up in this? He simply wasn't good enough to beat the other 3 out, but we all know there are gonna be those that will throw out the race like always do.
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Looks like you did, idiot. Sometimes you have to look in the mirror to find the real racist.
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Like who? Let me guess you also thought the election was stolen? Call them out sense you know who "those" are its obvious Finely is n0t the better of the QBs no need to post a dumb arse comment about race. Wish the young man the best.
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Seems like nobody but you bought it up
17 months
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TJ is a good guy from a nice family. Wish him the best
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Oh no not all go big nuts Tj Finley omg what is LSU going to do now this guy has the strongest arm in the whole damn world where y’all at y’all bunch of know it alls don’t hear y’all now
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Do you feel better now?
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YES I do thanks I needed that
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I haven't seen a single post where someone has gone nuts about him leaving. You literally just created a narrative in your head and then responded to it so we could all see your neurosis. This place never disappoints.
17 months
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Well, good luck to him wherever he goes...for sure he gave it his best shot here...Good Luck TJ.
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Good luck young man, hope you light them up for the next few years wherever you land, and I truly hope to see you on Sundays in the NFL down the road!! :cheers:
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He will prob go somewhere and beat LSU down the line.
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Some of you know so little about football yet you advertise for everyone to see. I have nothing against TJ Finley but if you can’t see that he has zero touch on the ball and his accuracy is horrendous then you are either blind or have some agenda other than football. TJ can’t hit a Bull in the arse with a Bass Fiddle.
17 months
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I don’t think LSU plays Alcorn State
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I don’t know about probably, but he has the potential to be very good. He’s still young and you never know. I will be rooting for him as long as he’s not playing the Tigers.
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I kinda think this will be the new trend. 4 stars and 5 stars will sign with the top schools, feel their way out over their freshman and sophomore seasons and then move on via the transfer portal to smaller schools to find their individual success to close out their college eligibility. No harm in that. Good luck to them.
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I bet Tulane would take TJ in a heartbeat. That's a competitive conference they play in.
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Normally I'd agree, but tulane actually has two talented qbs for once. Need some wrs bad though.
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Hate the “transfer portal” except if players had already graduated at another school and want get Masters degree elsewhere BUT at least new NCAA rule only allows in ONE TIME. My guess is TJ had very very limited reps and future is Nussmeier and Howard in 2022
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And Arch! Don't forget about Arch! However, I am afraid once Arch gets here, someone else will be in the portal... and it won't be Brennan
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Plus TJ heavy verbal to LSU his sophomore year in HS and never really had other teams recruit him....
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Well here is their opportunity to get him.
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Southeastern lock
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He's definitely going to get multiple Big 5 looks.
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It was a joke…. Geez
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He probably already knew he was low man on the totem poll...no surprise here...
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