To me, it’s what King wants. Is he NFL ready? As a QB no. As a WR, probably not. He needs some polish. Would we have been appreciably better with King as QB? Maybe. Tune had to run for his life behind his swiss cheese offensive line. King might have been able to escape. But if you’re building your season’s hopes on a QB’s escapability to outrun his lines’ inability to make, much less hold blocks, you’re in for a long season (and we were.)
The question is, if King transfers, where? Let’s look at the landscape. To another G5 school? Why? That leaves P5 schools. Now, he won’t be the only QB considering transferring and do you want to transfer to a bottom feeder P5 school? Most of the top P5 schools already are set at the QB position.
I like what I see in Tune. Did he make mistakes? Absolutely. But, he was a true sophomore, should have been a rs freshman, and his mistakes are those that are correctable. You can’t teach foot speed, height, and to a lesser extent his arm strength. He has those. He made throws last night King has never been able to make You can correct the mental mistakes.
My hope is that King does return and Tune gets to redshirt and gather some seasoning. Since it doesn’t matter which 4 games you get to play, I’m hoping we have some blowouts during the season where Tune can get in some game action, maybe Rice, UNT, Tulane and Tulsa.