It was a tough day for the Colorado Buffaloes and it may have gotten tougher. Junior QB Tyler Lytle announced after the loss that he would be stepping away from CU and transferring elsewhere.
Lytle has thrown just 8 passes in his three seasons at Colorado, but coaches were always impressed with his accuracy and poise. The Redondo Beach, Calif. native certainly looks the part as a 6’5, 220-lbs. pocket passer.
Lytle should be more than able to find a place to play, perhaps even start. He has two years left of eligibility and will be play able to play immediately, due to this season’s pandemic rules. He’s also likely to find an offense better suited to his play style than CU’s offense that prioritizes dual threat QBs.
As for the Buffs, they lose someone who was neck-and-neck with Sam Noyer in the pre-season QB battle. Noyer will have a sixth year of eligibility should he choose to return to CU, while true freshman Brendon Lewis looks like the de facto backup today and the team’s QB of the future.