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SMU QB Tanner Mordecai says he's transferring to Wisconsin – The Washington Publish


MADISON, Wis. — Quarterback Tanner Mordecai introduced on social media Friday that he’s transferring from SMU to Wisconsin.

Mordecai tweeted the information two weeks after taking part in in SMU’s 24-23 New Mexico Bowl loss to BYU. Mordecai threw his school-record 72nd profession landing move for SMU in that recreation.

“I couldn’t be extra fired as much as play at a faculty with wealthy historical past and a successful tradition,” Mordecai mentioned. “Let’s trip!”

Mordecai additionally thanked SMU’s school, workers and program. He mentioned: “I’ve made relationships that I’ll cherish and carry for the remainder of my life.”

After spending 2018-20 as a reserve quarterback for Oklahoma, Mordecai transferred to SMU and was the Mustangs’ starter the final two seasons.

He threw for 3,628 yards with a school-record 39 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in 2021. Mordecai adopted that by passing for 3,524 yards with 33 touchdowns and 10 interceptions this season. He additionally had two landing runs every of the final two seasons.

New Wisconsin coach Luke Fickell is bringing in Phil Longo from North Carolina as offensive coordinator, although that rent hasn’t formally been introduced. Longo helped former North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell and present Tar Heels quarterback Drake Maye put up big numbers the previous couple of seasons.

Mordecai is the second quarterback to announce plans to switch to Wisconsin since Fickell’s arrival. Former Oklahoma quarterback Nick Evers tweeted two weeks ago that he had committed to Wisconsin.

Graham Mertz, Wisconsin’s beginning quarterback the final three seasons, entered the switch portal in early December and plans to play for Florida next season.

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