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Tyler Gabbert chooses Louisville

Posted on: June 30, 2011 10:39 am
Edited on: June 30, 2011 11:11 am
Posted by Chip Patterson

Since joining Louisville, Cardinals coach Charlie Strong has been aggressive on the recruiting trail when it comes to quarterbacks. First the second-year coach snagged highly-touted recruit Teddy Bridgewater from Miami before signing day, and on Thursday, he unofficially welcomed Missouri transfer Tyler Gabbert to the program.

Gabbert, the younger brother of the Jacksonville Jaguars' first-round pick Blaine Gabbert, spent his freshman year with his brother at Missouri, but after losing the quarterback battle to James Franklin in spring practice, Gabbert opted to transfer in May.

Both Tyler and his older brother Blaine originally committed to Nebraska before changing their decision to Missouri. Former Cornhuskers offensive coordinator Shawn Watson (who recruited both brothers heavily while at Nebraska) is now the quarterbacks coach on Strong's staff. Gabbert's arrival gives Louisville a full stable of quarterbacks for 2012. While junior Will Stein will be the starting quarterback entering fall camp, Bridgewater has made it clear he will be ready whenever his name is called. Once Gabbert joins the duo next fall, Strong will have three different quarterbacks competing for snaps in 2012.

While some might argue that the position is too crowded, I can guarantee you a surplus of talent is not something that Louisville fans will be complaining about.

Since: Dec 8, 2008
Posted on: June 30, 2011 7:15 pm

Tyler Gabbert chooses Louisville

This is a classic case of a guy who doesn't want to compete. He went from the heights of Nebraska, and has settled somewhere at the bottom of the Big East. Good luck kid. You're in for a rude awakening when you hit the corporate world, and aren't made CEO the minute you walk through the door.

Since: Jan 12, 2010
Posted on: June 30, 2011 1:44 pm

Tyler Gabbert chooses Louisville

NOT a surprise that the supreme decommitt leaves yet another school hanging......

when he gets beat out by the stud freshman then what? a non BCS school or JC???

Once again if you have 2-3 qb's you have NONE

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