MORGANTOWN — West Virginia has landed an experienced quarterback with quarterback genes from quarterback country.
Jarret Doege announced he is leaving Bowling Green of the Mid-America Conference and transferring to the Mountaineers.
He announced his transfer via Twitter on Thursday:
Country roads!! Take me home!! Excited for this opportunity, and I can’t wait to be apart of Mountaineer Nation! #HailWV
A junior, Doege is from Lubbock, Texas, home of the pass-happy Red Raiders of Texas Tech. He’s the brother of Seth Doege, who quarterbacked for Kliff Kingsbury at Texas Tech and threw for 8,209 yards and 67 touchdowns in two years as a starter.
In his one appearance against WVU during the 2012 season the elder Doege feasted on the Mountaineers completing 32-of-42 passes for 499 yards and six touchdowns.
The offensive coordinator for Kingsbury that day? WVU coach Neal Brown.
Seth Doege was an assistant coach at Bowling Green last year but lost that job when head coach Mike Jinks was fired.
After starting for half of his freshman year and all of his sophomore year at Bowling Green, Doege went through spring practice before deciding to transfer.
Doege comes carrying strong credentials at Bowling Green.
A pure pocket passer, he completed 62.2 percent of his passs as a sophomore for 2,660 yards and 27 touchdowns.
Doege now gives WVU a full quarterback room as he joins Oklahoma transfer Austin Kendall and last year’s backup Jack Allison, also a transfer from Miami, along with redshirt Trey Lowe.
Doege will have to sit out one season due to the NCAA transfer rule, but if he signs his grant-in-aid right away, he could count as the final scholarship this year that Brown has to give out.
If he waits to sign the papers he would count against the 2020 scholarships, when he would be eligible.
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