Tommy Stevens was a quarterback at Penn State. He was supposed to be the next man in charge of the Nittany Lions after Trace McSorley went to the NFL.

However, that ended up not being the case. Stevens transferred to Mississippi State to reunite with coach Joe Moorhead, who was previously an assistant at Penn State. The thought, of course, was that Stevens would get to start for a coach he liked against quality competition in the SEC.

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Stevens did end up starting the 2019 season for the Bulldogs. However, his play wasn’t up to where everybody else wanted it to be at. The former Nittany Lion actually got benched this past weekend in favor of Garrett Shrader.

On Monday, Moorhead announced who his starter would be for this week’s game:

“Garrett is going to start and Tommy is going to back up based on what we’ve seen the past few weeks and both guys dealing with injuries, Garrett leading us to the win over Kentucky and providing a spark against Tennessee,” said Moorhead. “Tommy is still not completely over some of his things (injuries) right now. We just feel that way with the way Garrett has been playing and moving the ball well and he gives us a good shot.”

Stevens hasn’t played exceptionally well through the first half of the season for the Bulldogs. He’s completed 63.8 percent of his passes for 448 yards and five touchdowns with two interceptions. He does have two rushing touchdowns.

SEC Network reported that Moorhead opted to give Shrader the football in the second half after an ineffective two quarters from Stevens this past week. He completed just 6-of-11 passes for 67 yards and two interceptions. He struggled to make plays through 30 minutes.

Shrader, by the way, is a freshman. If Mississippi State is looking to get its quarterback for the future developed now, maybe this is the right call. The Bulldogs are 3-3 and have lost their last two games.