QB Rogers, 4 others hit portal after DeBoer exit

  • Tom VanHaaren, ESPN Personnel WriterJan 12, 2024, 08:50 PM ET


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    • Joined ESPN in 2011
    • Finished from Central Michigan

Washington quarterback Will Rogers entered his name in the transfer portal Friday night, marking the second time in the previous two months he has actually been in the portal.Rogers first entered his name in the database Nov. 27, transferring from Mississippi State. His coach, Zach Arnett, was fired Nov. 13, and changed with Oklahoma offending coordinator Jeff Lebby, which triggered Rogers to get in the website the very first time.He revealed he would move to Washington on Dec. 15, and looked as though he would be Kalen DeBoer’s replacement at quarterback for outbound Michael Penix Jr.Editor’s Picks 2 Related Rogers was registered at the school and even was on the

sideline at the

championship game game versus Michigan in a Washington jersey viewing what was supposed to be his new team.DeBoer then took the Alabama head-coaching task Friday, two days after Nick Saban retired, and now Rogers is once again in the portal.He has

the chance to change again, which will technically be considered his 2nd transfer, in part because of a momentary restraining order issued by a federal judge in West Virginia that granted immediate eligibility to college professional athletes who needed to remain one year since of the NCAA’s previous policy for players who transferred more than once. The NCAA then revealed that any player moving multiple times would be qualified instantly in the 2024 season as long as they move before the end of the 2023-24 academic calendar. Rogers falls under that rule and can transfer to a new school without penalty.He was the 5th Washington player to get in the transfer portal Friday, joining All Pac-12 second team cornerback Jabbar Muhammad, security Mishael Powell, linebacker Ethan Barr and tight end Tre Watson.At quarterback, Washington loses Penix and likewise saw Dylan Morris and Will Haskell get in the transfer portal. With Rogers also in the portal, if he chooses to transfer it will leave the quarterback room sparse. The personnel signed four-star Austin Mack in the 2023 class but the

roster won’t have much experience at the position if Rogers departs.

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