San Diego State Looking To Add Grad Transfer QB To Compete For Starting Job
QB Ryan Agnew will have some competition this spring and fall.
Who will be the grad transfer for SDSU?
Ryan Agnew played in 12 of San Diego State’s 13 games this past year and started seven times when starter Christian Chapman was out with a knee injury. However, even with that experience under his belt, head coach Rocky Long is looking to bring in a graduate transfer to challenge Agnew.
“Ryan’s the starter,” Long said via the San Diego Union-Tribune. “We’re looking for a graduate transfer that could compete with Ryan to be the starter.”
That is some creative wordplay there by Long to say that Agnew is the guy but not really the guy to lead this Aztecs team. The good news for the senior-to-be is that whoever the new grad transfer is won’t be participating in spring practices and allow him to take all of the reps.
“It’s more likely we’re going to have a guy that goes through spring practice someplace and finds out he’s not the starting quarterback and wants a chance to be the starter,” Long added. “That’s a lot better chance of that happening.”
This past year Agnew completed 115 of 223 passes for 1,651 yards and 10 touchdowns with six interceptions. He also has the ability to run a bit and picked up 141 yards.
For Agnew, he must play well this spring if he is going to finally hold down the starting job all to himself in 2019. His audition in 2018 apparently was not enough to get the job heading into next year with Chapman graduating.
Agnew has all of the advantages of being in the system for years, playing in meaningul live snaps and knowing the coaching staff. If he is to keep the job he needs to use every edge he has to be the starter against Weber State on Aug. 31, 2019.