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January 15, 2014

Timeline: Brewer's time at TTU

Michael Brewer, once seen as the inevitable heir apparent to former Texas Tech starting quarterback Seth Doege, announced his intention to transfer on Wednesday. We look back on his three-year career as a Red Raider.

Nov. 30, 2009
-- Michael Brewer confirms he picked up his very first scholarship offer from Texas Tech in October. Tulsa quickly followed the Red Raiders' lead. Baylor, Arizona and Kansas were getting interested and would ultimately offer.

Dec. 21, 2009 -- Brewer guides Lake Travis to its third-straight 4A state championship after replacing Garrett Gilbert, who had moved on to Texas.

Feb., 13, 2010 -- Brewer attends one of Texas Tech's junior days.

March 5, 2010 -- Brewer commits to the Red Raiders. He cited his relationship with offensive coordinator Neal Brown as his primary reason.

June 9 - 11, 2010 -- Brewer attends Tech's three-day camp. It was his only camp event leading into his senior year.

July 12, 2010 -- Brewer and Lake Travis win the Texas 7-on-7 State Championship.

Nov. 6, 2010 -- Brewer attends Texas Tech's upset win over No. 12 Missouri.

Dec. 20, 2010 -- Brewer and Lake Travis win their fourth consecutive 4A state championship.

Jan. 10, 2011 -- Brewer moves to Lubbock for the start of the 2011 spring semester.

February - March, 2011 -- Brewer goes through spring practice and is ranked behind starter Seth Doege and backup Jacob Karam on the Red Raiders' depth chart, alongside with Scotty Young.

August - November, 2011 Brewer redshirts while the Red Raiders finish the season 5-7 and miss a bowl for the first time in 12 years.

Nov. 30, 2011 -- Karam transfers to Memphis and Young transfers to Louisiana Tech which automatically makes Brewer No. 2 on the depth chart behind Doege.

February - March, 2012 -- Brewer battles Doege for the starting position and finishes the spring as the primary backup.

May 25, 2012 -- Davis Webb commits to Tech.

August - November, 2012 -- Brewer plays in eight regular season games as Doege's backup. He completed 33-of-47 passes for 362 yards and no interceptions.

Dec. 7, 2012 -- Head coach Tommy Tuberville resigns and offensive coordinator Neal Brown left for the same job at Kentucky shortly after. Brown had been very optimistic about what Brewer would bring to the table as a starter.

Dec. 11, 2012 -- Without total assurance of a job, inside receivers coach Sonny Cumbie visits a slightly wavering Webb and convinces him to stay committed to Tech. The visit came two days after TCU's Gary Patterson arranged an in-home visit with Webb.

Dec. 12, 2012 -- Kliff Kingsbury is hired as head coach and names himself offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach as well. He will take over the team after its bowl game and spent his first days hiring a coaching staff and recruiting future players.

Shortly after, Kingsbury calls Webb and tells him he wants him to join the team.

Dec. 28, 2012 -- With Doege out for a play due to the helmet rule, Brewer gets his first play ever with the entire starting offense against Minnesota in the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas game. He throws a 13-yard touchdown pass to Derreck Edwards in one play of action.

Doege exhausts eligibility. Brewer is presumed to have the inside track to start at quarterback in 2013.

Jan. 13, 2013 -- Webb arrives in Lubbock.

March - April, 2013 -- Kingsbury reveals Webb is, in his opinion, pushing Brewer for the starting job. The two battle through spring ball and split reps evenly at a public scrimmage in Midland, Friday Night Lights and the spring game.

Clayton Nicholas, a 2012 signee, is clearly No. 3 on the depth chart and barely get any reps at all.

June, 2013 -- Baker Mayfield arrives on campus as a walk-on from Lake Travis.

August, 2013 -- Brewer and Webb resume their quarterback battle. Brewer aggravates a back injury and is shut down. Mayfield gets an opportunity to battle Webb for the starting job.

Aug. 30, 2013 -- Mayfield starts against SMU and exceeds expectations, completing 43-of-60 passes for 413 yards and four touchdowns.

Sept. 1 - Oct. 5, 2013 -- Mayfield continues starting. He played against Stephen F. Austin, TCU, Texas State and Kansas. Webb finished off the TCU game, and led the offense to its final 10 points, in the fourth quarter after Mayfield went down with a thigh bruise.
Kingsbury begins implying Brewer is working back into the mix.

Mayfield was then sidelined long-term with a knee injury against Kansas. In the same game, Webb came in as the starter and Brewer got his first reps of the season late in the fourth quarter -- all running plays.

Oct. 7 - Nov. 9, 2013 -- Webb is the unquestioned starter and leads Tech to wins against Iowa State and at West Virginia for a 7-0 start. He also starter an impressive game against Oklahoma. Webb began slipping in a blowout loss to Oklahoma State and then was yanked in the second quarter of the Kansas State loss for Mayfield.

Nov. 11, 2013 -- Kingsbury says the three quarterbacks will all compete through the week to start against Baylor.

Nov. 16, 2013 -- Mayfield turns in a mixed performance against Baylor. Brewer throws his first passes of the season midway through the fourth quarter with the game well in hand for the Bears.

Nov. 25, 2013 -- Kingsbury says the quarterback situation has been in flux since the Baylor game through a bye week.

Nov. 28, 2013 -- Mayfield starts against Texas but is ineffective. Brewer plays the fourth quarter and guides the Red Raiders to their lone offensive touchdown.

Dec. 11 - Dec. 12 2013 -- Word begins to spread that Mayfield will seek a transfer. He left the following day after meeting with Kingsbury. By this point, Nicholas has already left the program.

Dec. 13, 2013-Dec. 25, 2013 -- Kingsbury says Webb and Brewer will compete for the starting position for the Holiday Bowl.

Dec. 26 - Dec. 29 -- Kingsbury indicates the starting quarterback knows who he is. He also hints both players could be rotated.

Dec. 30, 2013 -- Webb starts the Holiday Bowl, but Brewer is mixed in on the opening drive that culminated with a Webb touchdown pass. Brewer finshes the game with two rushing attempts for 11 yards. Webb, meanwhile, passes for 403 yards and four touchdowns and is named Offensive MVP.

Jan. 15, 2014 -- Brewer announces he will transfer.



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