Parker McNeil: Former Texas Tech QB transfers to Louisiana Tech

After spending a few weeks in the transfer portal, former Texas Tech Red Raiders and Troy Trojans quarterback Parker McNeil will move on to play for the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. He made the announcement on his Twitter page on Sunday afternoon.

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Louisiana Tech will be McNeil’s fourth team as he follows Texas Tech offensive coordinator/interim head coach Sonny Cumbie, who was hired to replace Skip Holtz to lead the program.

McNeil spent the 2021 season on the Texas Tech roster but never saw the field, buried deep in the quarterback depth chart and has very limited playing experience at the FBS level. In one season with Troy in 2020, he took the field in one game and attempted just 2 passes that fell incomplete with 3 rushing yards in a blowout loss to the Appalachian State Mountaineers.

He started at the junior college level with Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas where he led the NCJAA in passing yards in both seasons with the Bulldogs and was named Offensive Player of the Year in his second season.

Having familiarity with the head coach is an obvious benefit for McNeil, but Louisiana Tech already has four scholarship quarterbacks on the roster, so this is another crowded depth chart. The Bulldogs brought in former TCU Horned Frogs and Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Matthew Downing through the portal with Luke Anthony and Caleb Holstein also on the roster.

Additionally, 3-star QB Landry Lyddy is already signed to Louisiana Tech’s 2022 recruiting class. Quarterbacks JD Head (North Texas) and Aaron Allen (Alcorn State) transferred away from the Louisiana Tech program.

Two years after completing its first ever 10-win season at the FBS level, Louisiana Tech is coming off its worst record since 2006 at 3-9. Holtz was fired after spending nine seasons in the program, and 2022 will be Cumbie’s first year as a college football head coach.

Parker McNeil attended McNeil High School in Austin, Texas.

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