Sam Noyer is an Oregon State Beaver. He announced his decision on Twitter Friday and is eligible immediately.
The 6-foot-4, senior quarterback is from Beaverton Oregon. In a Covid shortened season he started every game for Colorado completing 55% of his passes for 1101 yards and six touchdowns. Noyer is a great athlete who actually switched to the defensive side of the ball and played safety before Colorado needed him back at quarterback.
When Sam Noyer announced he was entering the transfer portal there were rumors that he could play for Oregon State, but it didn’t seem likely with Tristian Gebbia and Chance Nolan both pushing for the starting QB position. Now adding Noyer to the mix will add even more intrigue to the competition.
A few weeks ago I wrote about the quarterback competition and actually pushed for the coaching staff to give Sam Vidlak or Ben Gulbranson a serious look to be a starter this fall. Now with Sam Noyer on the team I don’t think there’s any question that he gives the team the best chance to win. I might be in the minority here, but with Gebbia recovering from his hamstring surgery; I think Sam Noyer should be given a bunch of reps with the first team and should be the starter against Purdue on September 4th. The good news is that Noyer is a great athlete and will make an impact on defense or special teams, if he is beaten out by a different quarterback.