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Tulane officially adds Oklahoma State transfer LB Kevin Henry

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One of the nearly dozen Oklahoma State football players who entered the transfer portal this cycle has found a new collegiate home.

Thursday, Tulane announced that Kevin Henry has officially been added to the program’s roster.  As the linebacker left the Oklahoma State football team as a graduate transfer, he’ll be eligible to play for the AAC team immediately in 2020.

The upcoming season will serve as Henry’s final year of eligibility.  Henry had previously been awarded a sixth season from the NCAA after taking a redshirt as a true freshman and then missing all but one game of 2017 because of a torn ACL.

A three-star member of the Oklahoma State football Class of 2015, Henry was rated as the No. 25 safety in the country.  He was also the No. 20 player regardless of position in the state of Louisiana.  Only one signee on the defensive side of the ball in OSU’s class that year, defensive tackle Darrion Daniels, was rated higher than Henry.

Daniels, incidentally, ultimately finished up his collegiate playing career at Nebraska after transferring to the Cornhuskers in December of 2018.

During his time in Stillwater, Henry played in a total of 36 games, including a dozen appearances this past season.  He started one of those three-dozen games, Oklahoma State football’s Liberty Bowl win over Missouri following the 2018 regular season.

In those appearances, Daniels was credited with 51 tackles, two tackles for loss, one interception, one forced fumble, one quarterback hit and one pass defensed.

After Tulane flirtation, Texas Tech QB Jett Duffey moving on to Central Michigan

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For Jett Duffey, the past few weeks have been interesting. To say the least.

In mid-December, the Texas Tech quarterback entered the NCAA transfer database. Nearly four weeks later, Duffey announced on a Twitter account that has since been deleted that he would continue his collegiate playing career at Tulane.

Three days later, however, Jett Duffey announced on that same since-deleted account that he was withdrawing his commitment to the Green Wave and reopening his recruitment. In a text message to ESPN.com‘s Adam Rittenberg, though, the graduate transfer revealed that he will now transfer to Central Michigan.

From ESPN’s report:

According to a report from Nola.com, Duffey was originally planning to transfer to Tulane but was denied academic admission. A source told ESPN that Duffey would meet the requirements for admission at Central Michigan.

At this point, Jim McElwain‘s CMU football program hasn’t confirmed the transfer’s addition to the roster.

Jett Duffey, a three-star 2016 signee, started 11 games during his time with the Red Raiders. Eight of those starts came over the last eight games of the 2019 regular season.

In 10 games total this past season, Duffey passed for 2,840 yards, 18 touchdowns and five interceptions in completing just over 65 percent of his 367 pass attempts. He threw for 300-plus yards in five straight games and seven times overall in 2019, including a season-high 424 in the early October win over Oklahoma State; his career-high is 444 against Texas in November of 2018.

In 2018, Duffey became the first Red Raider quarterback to lead the team in rushing (339 yards) since Joe Barnes in 1973. This past season, he ran for 212 yards.

Texas Tech QB Jett Duffey no longer transferring to Tulane

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While most of the college football world is descending upon New Orleans for the national championship game on Monday, there will be at least one person who won’t be heading toward the Big Easy despite previous plans to do so.

In a tweet on Saturday, Texas Tech quarterback Jett Duffey announced he was no longer going to transfer to Tulane as he previously said but will instead re-open his recruitment by remaining in the NCAA Transfer Portal.

A former three-star recruit who wound up starting 11 games for the Red Raiders, Duffey had tweeted that he was joining the Green Wave just a few days priorNola.com reported, citing a source, that the signal-caller was denied academic admission at Tulane as the reasoning behind the sudden change of heart.

It’s not yet known what schools Duffey will start to look of now but chances seem high they fit a similar profile of being a Group of Five school with an opening under center not too far from the state of Texas. The redshirt junior is considered a graduate transfer so he should be immediately eligible in 2020 at whatever program he winds up at.

Duffey started the last eight games of the 2019 season at Tech and appeared in 10 total contests, throwing for 2,840 yards, 18 touchdowns and five interceptions. With him out of the picture, Willie Fritz could wind up finding another QB on the market or just stick with what’s on the upcoming roster in the form of a few inexperienced freshman or Southern Miss transfer Keon Howard, who was the primary backup to starter Justin McMillan.

Jett Duffey makes the transfer move from Texas Tech to Tulane

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Jett Duffey has unofficially landed at a new college football home.

In mid-December, the Texas Tech quarterback entered the NCAA transfer database.  Nearly four weeks later, Duffey announced on Twitter that he will continue his collegiate playing career at Tulane.

As the redshirt junior quarterback is leaving Lubbock as a graduate transfer, he is eligible to play for the Green Wave in 2020.  The upcoming season will serve as his final year of eligibility.

Jett Duffey, a three-star 2016 signee, started 11 games during his time with the Red Raiders.  Eight of those starts came over the last eight games of the 2019 regular season.

In 10 games total this past season, Duffey passed for 2,840 yards, 18 touchdowns and five interceptions in completing just over 65 percent of his 367 pass attempts.  He threw for 300-plus yards in five straight games and seven times overall in 2019, including a season-high 424 in the early October win over Oklahoma State; his career-high is 444 against Texas in November of 2018.

In 2018, Duffey became the first Red Raider quarterback to lead the team in rushing (339 yards) since Joe Barnes in 1973.  This past season, he ran for 212 yards.

College Football Bowl Preview: Your Jan. 4 Viewer’s Guide

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Your trusty and semi-daily college football bowl preview that today takes a quick-hit look at the Jan. 4 bowl menu, one that features just a single AAC-Conference USA matchup.

WHO: Southern Miss (7-5) vs. Tulane (6-6)
WHAT: The 17th Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
WHERE: Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas
WHEN: 11:30 a.m. ET on ESPN
THE SKINNY: In this college football bowl preview, we’ll start off by noting that four of the last nine Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowls have been decided by three points or less, and five of them have been decided by seven or fewer.  Of course, Army helped trigger the firing of Major Applewhite last year by woodshedding Houston 70-14. … A win for Tulane would give Willie Fritz 14 the past two seasons.  That would be the program’s best two-year stretch since winning 15 in 1998-99.  The Green Wave could also claim bowl wins in back-to-back seasons for the first time ever. … Southern Miss’ last bowl win came in the 2016 New Orleans Bowl. … Neither team enters this game in Fort Worth on a roll.  The Green Wave has lost three in a row, while the Eagles have lost two in a row.  Southern Miss and Tulane are former Conference USA foes, having met 13 times in league play from 1996-2010.  All told, they have met 30 times, including every year from 1979-2006.  Southern Miss holds a decisive 23-7 edge all-time, including six wins in a row and nine of the last 10. … As we previously noted, the two schools’ rivalry trophy, replete with a fresh coat of paint, will be at stake in this game. … With the exception of one (47-42 win over Troy), every game Southern Miss won and every game they lost this season came by 14 or more points. … Storyline of the Day: Tulane’s rush offense vs. Southern Miss’ run defense.  The Eagles give up 111.8 yards per game, best in Conference USA and 14th nationally.  The Green Wave averages 249.8 yards per game on the ground, tops in the AAC and 11th in the country.  They have six players who have rushed for more than 200 yards this season, and a seventh is at 192. … Southern Miss’ offense is triggered by quarterback Jack Abraham, whose 3,329 yards passing are second in the conference.
THE LINE: Southern Miss, +7
THE PREDICTION: Tulane 30, Southern Miss 20