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ESPN Names Potential Landing Spot For Texas QB Shane Buechele

The back of Texas Longhorns QB Shane Buechele's helmet.

AUSTIN, TX - SEPTEMBER 02: A detailed view of a Texas Longhorns helmet worn by Shane Buechele #7 with a sticker remembering the areas of Texas hit by Hurricane Harvey before the game against the Maryland Terrapins at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

It would appear that Texas quarterback Shane Buechele is joining the list of former starters at big schools seeking a transfer. The Longhorns have already confirmed that the junior quarterback has entered the transfer portal, but now we might have an idea of where he plans to go.

According to ESPN senior writer Mark Schlabach, sources have said that Buechele is eyeing Southern Methodist University (SMU) as "a potential landing spot."

Per the report, SMU is in the market for a quarterback now that Ben Hicks is leaving for Arkansas.

Buechele is not the only passer leaving the Longhorns though. Redshirt freshman Cameron Rising is also expected to leave, with Utah as his likely destination.

As a true freshman in 2016, Buechele was the starter for Texas, but only went 5-7 under then-head coach Charlie Strong. He threw for 2,958 yards and 21 touchdowns while completing 60.4-percent of his passes.

In 2017, Buechele ultimately lost the starting job to Sam Ehlinger, who has not relinquished the job since.

A couple of other major programs have been listed as potential landing spots, too.

Buechele saw some improvement in his accuracy in 2017, completing 64.5-percent of his passes for 1,405 yards and seven touchdowns, but could not supplant Ehlinger in 2018.

Ehlinger went on to lead the Longhorns to their best record since 2009, culminating in an upset win over Georgia in the Sugar Bowl.