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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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TJ is a good guy from a nice family. Wish him the best
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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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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.
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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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I was pulling for him. Wish him the best.
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You think it's crowded now? Wait til Howard arrives. That boy can play
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Everyone knew it was coming.
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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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How was he loyal?
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Smart kid. Good decision. I love his dedication to academics. Best of luck
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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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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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He was a freshman, for goodness sake!
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Good luck to the big guy. Hes got the tools.
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Good luck outside of the SEC.
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Good luck TJ...you will succeed.
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Would be a trip if Ohio St.
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To be expected.
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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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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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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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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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Good luck to him wherever he goes.
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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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Hes gonna be good somewhere. that arm!
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