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FIU will have a graduate transfer quarterback next year. Will he start in 2018?

The FIU Panthers lost 28-3 to the Temple Owls in the Gasparilla Bowl

FIU Panthers head coach Butch Davis speaks to the media after the FIU Panthers lose to Temple Owls 28-3 at the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida on Thursday, December 21, 2017.
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FIU Panthers head coach Butch Davis speaks to the media after the FIU Panthers lose to Temple Owls 28-3 at the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida on Thursday, December 21, 2017.

The FIU Panthers and coach Butch Davis have another quarterback to add to the mix.

James Morgan, a graduate transfer from Bowling Green, announced Thursday on Twitter that he will transfer to FIU for his final two years of eligibility. As a graduate transfer, Morgan will not have to sit out a year.

“Extremely thankful for Coach Davis believing in me and providing an opportunity to come down and compete alongside some ELITE coaches and players,” Morgan wrote. “Can’t wait to get to Miami and get to work!”

Morgan, who just completed his redshirt sophomore season at Bowling Green, played in 19 games with 13 starts over the past two seasons for the Falcons. In those games, Morgan completed 51.9 percent of his passes (279 for 538) for 3,342 yards, 25 touchdowns and 22 interceptions. He was benched in the final five games of the 2017 season.

Morgan, a 6-5, 226-pound quarterback, was a former three-star recruit, according to the 247Sports composite rankings, and will likely be part of a four-way quarterback battle for FIU this season to replace four-year starter Alex McGough. Also expected to be involved are redshirt freshman Kaylan Wiggins and juniors Maurice Alexander and Christian Alexander (no relation). FIU also has freshman Caleb Lynum as part of its 2018 signing class.

FIU Panthers head coach Butch Davis speaks to the media after the FIU Panthers lose to Temple Owls 28-3 at the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida on Thursday, December 21, 2017.

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