BY STEVEN VAUGHAN, 750 THE GAME
Former Oregon State starting quarterback Chance Nolan has officially transferred to national runner up, TCU.
Nolan started 20 games for Oregon State in three seasons, including five starts in 2022. The QB engineered a perfect 3-0 start to the season, where he threw for seven touchdowns and two interceptions in that non-conference stretch. However, over his next two Pac-12 starts (losses vs. USC and at Utah) Nolan threw six interceptions and zero touchdowns.
He suffered a season-ending injury at Utah on Oct. 1.
Beavers fans may remember Nolan’s debut in the 2021 season opener at Purdue, when he replaced Sam Noyer at halftime. Nolan nearly put the Beavers in position to win that game and he finished the 2021 season with 19 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
After his injury in a loss to Utah last season, Nolan never suited up again for Oregon State and wasn’t with the team at the end of the season.
John Canzano thinks that Oregon State was disappointed in how it ended with Nolan.
“Nobody at Oregon State will say this,” Canzano said on 750 The Game. “I think they were disappointed in Chance Nolan and how he responded after the injury. I kept asking ‘Where’s Chance Nolan?’ And I wasn’t getting a lot of answers.”
Canzano is surprised that Nolan found a bounce back spot at TCU.
“I thought maybe he just was going to walk away. I’m actually glad he’s doing this because I think he’s career needs to have had a different ending.”
Coach Sonny Dykes and the Horned Frogs return QB Chandler Morris, who started the first game of the season a year ago before suffering a knee strain. He ultimately losing his job to Max Duggan. Duggan ended up being a Heisman finalist and led the Horned Frogs to a run to the national championship game. As for Nolan, he brings depth to a quarterback room that needs a veteran backup.
TCU opens up its season at home against Colorado.
Listen to the segment talking about Chance Nolan at the 1:49:00 mark in the podcast below. Catch the Bald Faced Truth with John Canzano weekdays 3-6 p.m. in Portland exclusively on 750 The Game