Another FBS program that is looking for a starting quarterback in the program entering the offseason is the Washington State Cougars and head coach Jake Dickert. Wazzu is looking for a starting quarterback in the portal this offseason after its breakout stud Cameron Ward decided to transfer during the December window.
Ward was great for Dickert and Wazzu during the regular season, throwing for over 3,700 yards and 25 touchdowns with only seven interceptions. He is now one of the most proven quarterbacks in the portal with Power Five experience.
Ward's big breakout season this fall proves that this Wazzu offense can be explosive through the air in offensive coordinator Ben Arbukcle's air raid scheme. Wazzu had one of the best pass offenses in the nation this fall, ranking third in the FBS in passing yards per game (337).
Murphy could find it appealing to have a shot to earn a starting job right away in an offense that was so effective through the air this season. Playing at Wazzu would also get Murphy closer to his home state of California on the West Coast.