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Former LSU QB could be heading to Vanderbilt

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A former quarterback at LSU could be staying in the SEC. Stephen Rivers, who was reported to be pursuing a transfer in February, is said to be likely to transfer to Vanderbilt.

According to Matt Mascona of 104.5 ESPN in Baton Rouge, who reported the transfer news via Twitter, a transfer to Vanderbilt should be all but a formality with the admissions process. As previously reported, Rivers appeared to be the odd man out of the quarterback mix with LSU, one of the reasons, perhaps, former Penn State quarterback Rob Bolden moved to wide receiver this spring. Because Rivers is scheduled to graduate this May from LSU, he will be eligible to play immediately this fall at another FBS program.

Unlike some schools, LSU granted Rivers a chance to transfer to any school with no restrictions. Some schools, such as Texas Tech or Oklahoma State, have limited the transfer options for players leaving their programs. So kudos to LSU for doing the right thing in allowing Rivers a chance to transfer to the program of his choice, even if it is within the conference.

LSU and Vanderbilt are not scheduled to face each other in 2014. The only way the two schools could face each other is if each reached the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta (or perhaps in the College Football Playoff if you want to let your imagination run a little wild).

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4 Responses to “Former LSU QB could be heading to Vanderbilt”
  1. shaunodame says: Mar 29, 2014 5:51 PM

    Gotta applaud the decision to forgo and restriction by LSU. A rare show of class by the prior institution in these cases.

  2. monsterright says: Mar 29, 2014 7:40 PM

    Way to go LSU!

  3. irishdodger says: Mar 30, 2014 12:31 AM

    Obviously he’s no threat to LSU or they would’ve restricted what school he transferred to.

  4. wolfman55h says: Mar 30, 2014 9:42 AM

    Watched him two seasons at LSU. Good kid can’t play.

    GEAUX Tigers

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