Well here’s an interesting wrinkle. According to the Rhode Island football notes from yesterday’s CAA Media Day, Rhody quarterback Mack Lowrie has transferred from the program. Will Geoghegan of the South County Independent was the first to spot the news.
A surprise in URI FB's Media Day notes — QB Mack Lowrie has transferred. Left earlier this month, headed for a juco. pic.twitter.com/Vwsvi8lzkQ
— William Geoghegan (@RhodyWill) July 28, 2015
The move leaves URI with… well, still a boatload of quarterbacks. And being that the Rams stocked up on QBs back on National Signing Day, perhaps the writing was on the wall for Lowrie. The BC transfer was last year’s regular starter until an injury forced him to the sidelines, leaving James Caparell as the primary fill-in.
But with the mass influx of signal callers in the offseason, Rhody displayed their faith (or lack thereof) in Lowrie, which likely led to his exit from Kingston. It’s worth noting that Mack was the starter in URI’s annual Blue-White Game, so the decision to leave was obviously made between then and now.
So where does that leave the Rams? Caparell will now be in the mix to start, along with newcomers Jordan Vazzano, Paul Mroz, Isaiah DeSilva, Brian Dolan, and Wesley McKoy. It’s damn near impossible to handicap this battle at this point, but it’ll be fun to see how things play out over the next month and a half.