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LSU losing four-star QB to transfer; is BC in his future?

Hayden Rettig

Earlier this offseason it was reported that Stephen Rivers would be transferring from LSU, with San Diego State or Vanderbilt the most likely landing spots for the brother of Philip.  A handful of months later, yet another Tigers quarterback has pulled the trigger on a transfer — and could end up at a place very familiar to the player’s brother.

Hayden Rettig confirmed to the New Orleans Times-Picayune this weekend that he has decided to transfer out of the LSU football program.  It’s at this point in the program where we usually mention that the Bayou Bengals have yet to publicly address Rettig’s status with the team moving forward.

While no reason was given for the decision to move out and move on, the fact that Rettig exited spring practice No. 3 on the depth chart behind sophomore Anthony Jennings and freshman Brandon Harris would likely be a good place to start.  There’s also no word on whether Rettig lacked the chesticular fortitude to continue on as part of Les Miles‘ football program.

The Times-Picayune also speculates on a potential transfer destination for Rettig: Boston College. Beginning in 2010 and ending in 2013, Chase Rettig, Hayden’s older brother, started 46 games for the Eagles, including a streak of 45 straight starts to end his career at the school.

The younger Rettig was a four-star member of LSU’s 2013 recruiting class coming out of high school in Los Angeles, Calif., , rated as the No. 3 pro-style quarterback in the country… and the No. 73 player at any position in that class… and the No. 9 player at any position in the state of California.  He took a redshirt as a true freshman, and would likely be forced to sit out the 2014 season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules.  Beginning in 2015, he’d then have three years of eligibility remaining.

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13 Responses to “LSU losing four-star QB to transfer; is BC in his future?”
  1. cometkazie says: Jun 1, 2014 10:07 AM

    And so it goes . . . .

  2. patbocam says: Jun 1, 2014 10:19 AM

    LSwho? This program is moving backwards. Alabama owns recruiting in the northern part of the state, all around I-20. The #2 pick in this years draft was Greg Robinson from thibidauox Louisiana and he signed with Auburn. Not saying they won’t be any good but with Alabama, Auburn, Texas A&m, & Florida on the schedule every year, they won’t have it easy.

  3. psly2124 says: Jun 1, 2014 11:03 AM

    Les has infatuation with dual threat qb’s who really only one threat with there legs. His love for Jefferson cost a national championship. Jennings is awful. Comett clueless when he has to throw the ball. If rivers played I the bowl game last year, lsu would have won by 30. And he would have been the starting qb this year.

  4. marooncat79 says: Jun 1, 2014 11:09 AM

    Chesticles just arent what they used to be!

  5. dhardy8207 says: Jun 1, 2014 11:45 AM

    Not to worry… they have Leonard Fournette, top rated RB in the country…Any goober should be able to hand the pig skin off to him and let him make it happen….

  6. bullpuppy552 says: Jun 1, 2014 12:30 PM

    They just can’t handle having a mad hatter who eats field grass as their coach.

  7. mtgman2004 says: Jun 1, 2014 2:55 PM

    Rivers must not be very good for Jennings to get the start over him in the bowl game last year. Jennings looked dreadful. To say Les only wants a mobile QB is non sense, how would you explain Mettenbergersteinsono’mally.

  8. shaunodame says: Jun 1, 2014 4:23 PM

    mtgman2004 — Mettenberger is the exception to the rule. Just like Matt Flynn a few years before. But the overwhelming majority of QB’s for LSU under Miles have been Mobile first type players– For reasons unbeknownst to the great majority of fans. They always seem to play better with a pocket throw-first QB under center, then as soon as he’s gone the revert back to struggling with Run-first guys.

  9. boobsmcgoo says: Jun 1, 2014 11:37 PM

    “Dual threat”? “Mobile”? “Run first”? Could this be some type of code?

  10. lawson1974 says: Jun 2, 2014 2:47 AM

    Yeah, code for guys that have trouble throwing accurately down the field.

  11. patfic5 says: Jun 2, 2014 9:05 AM

    Miles has a horrible track record with QBs. His undying obsession with running QBs is ridiculous. Only a matter of time before he runs Can out of BR with his need to have a mobile QB. And yeah, Jennings looked like garbage. Very Jeffersonesque.

  12. marcinhouston says: Jun 2, 2014 8:07 PM

    Say Miles does prefer mobile QBs. It seems like Tebow, Newton, Young, etc have proven that is a completely viable strategy for winning championships in college football. Saying that you can’t win in college football with a mobile QB is like saying NHL teams from warm climates can’t win, it makes sense until you think for 5 seconds about numerous results over the last decade or two.

  13. billf7095 says: Jun 2, 2014 9:57 PM

    Hayden Rettig is a great young man, a fantastic athlete, and he has a wonderful career in front of him. He is a pro-style passer, and simply put it is very hard to win the SEC Championship (you can read that as beat Alabama) with a pro-style passer. I think Rettig still has a chance to make it to the NFL if he can find a program where his skills fit what the team wants to do offensively. He is an accurate passer and can throw the ball a country mile.

    Good luck Hayden Rettig.

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