Former Texas Tech quarterback Alan Bowman is transferring to the Michigan Wolverines, he announced on Sunday afternoon. This gives head coach Jim Harbaugh another arm to work with at a critical position group on the roster.
Bowman entered the transfer portal late in January and will have three years of eligibility remaining. He made eight starts for Texas Tech last season, throwing for 1,602 yards and 10 touchdown passes. Bowman threw for over 5,200 yards and 33 touchdowns in three seasons in Lubbock and now joins a group that includes Cade McNamara and five-star freshman J.J. McCarthy.
More insurance at quarterback is never a bad thing, but Bowman’s decision to come to Michigan raises some eyebrows. He was one of the most experienced starting quarterbacks in the portal and questions about what that means for McNamara and McCarthy are warranted.
However, it might be premature to read too much into it at this point. The Wolverines lost a pair of signal-callers to the portal this offseason in Dylan McCaffrey and Joe Milton, so depth there was a need. Should an injury occur to either McNamara or McCarthy, it would have left them with Dan Villari as the next in line for snaps. It is far from a hot take to suggest that Bowman is an upgrade over that scenario.
We will have more on this as it develops, but Harbaugh has brought in another transfer quarterback. It is going to be interesting to see how this one plays out and if Bowman can be a guy that factors into the battle for the job this fall.