SAN MARCOS, Texas — (si.com) A former Auburn quarterback has found a new home.
TJ Finley, who transferred out of Auburn at the beginning of May, has committed to Texas State
After starting six games in his Auburn career, the former LSU Tiger will play for his third college team. After taking over for an injured Bo Nix at the end of the 2021 season, Finley was the starter throughout spring practice despite Auburn adding Zach Calzada and Robby Ashford via the transfer portal.
The competition heated up in fall camp and Finley ultimately won the job despite being pulled often for Ashford.
In 2022, Finley threw for 431 yards, a touchdown, and four interceptions. He added 33 yards on the ground during his four games of action. Because Finley only played in four games, he will be able to redshirt and will remain a junior at his next school.
The Auburn Tigers had ten players depart from the program during the spring transfer portal window, including three backup linebackers:
Quarterback TJ Finley
Wide receiver Tar'Varish Dawson
Wide receiver Landen King
Offensive lineman Colby Smith
Defensive lineman Jeffrey M'ba
Defensive lineman Tobechi Okoli
Defensive end Dylan Brooks
Linebacker Kameron Brown
Linebacker Desmond Tisdol
Linebacker Powell Gordon
Auburn has pulled in an impressive haul thus far during Hugh Freeze's first season on the Plains, currently sitting at No. 3 nationally in 247Sports' transfer portal class rankings.