Kedon Slovis trades to BYU before the Cougars enter the Big 12.

After a year at Pitt, former USC quarterback Kedon Slovis is heading to BYU…and the Big 12!

In one of the most underrated transfers of the bowling season, former Pitt and USC quarterback Kedon Slovis heads to Provo, where he’ll replace Jaren Hall as BYU’s starting quarterback ahead of the big passage of the Cougars in the Big 12.

As a former BYU quarterback’s NFL career heats up, Hall decided to replenish the pool a bit by declaring himself for the 2023 NFL Draft. Even though Hall won’t be one of the first two quarterbacks taken in the spring next, he could go out of the picture in the first round. As for Slovis, he must reinvent himself after failing at Pitt to regain the level he had at USC.

With the Cougars moving into the Power Five category, they made a smart move in recruiting Slovis to lead the way.

Here is Slovis’ official tweet regarding his departure from Pitt to play for the Cougars next season.

Kedon Slovis is no longer 2 Legit 2 Pitt, he’s traded to the BYU Cougars in the Big 12.

Slovis still has one year of eligibility left to use. He may not be able to regain his first-round pick status in his lone year in Provo, but he can be the perfect transitional quarterback for the Cougars entering their new league. BYU has a rich and historic football program, winning the national championship in 1984, the only team not from a powerhouse conference to achieve this feat.

However, the Cougars are about to take it to the next level playing in one of the most competitive leagues in the country. Although the Big 12 loses Oklahoma and Texas in the coming years, it wins Cincinnati, Houston and UCF from The American, in addition to the BYU independent national team this spring. The ceiling of the new Big 12 may not be very high, but it is certain that the floor has been raised.

Ultimately, BYU doesn’t join the Big 12 just to join the Big 12. The Cougars could have stayed as a national independent for the foreseeable future and been fine due to their national LDS fan base. You’d think the Cougars would want to join the Big 12 and be competitive right now. They have talent all over the pitch, as well as one of the most underrated coaches, Kalani Sitake.

If Slovis can come in and improve the quarterback’s game, who knows how good BYU will be in 2023?

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