After losing Devon Modster, Jaden Casey and Spencer Brasch, the Bears have begun to fill their quarterback void with graduate transfer Ryan Glover. Cal’s limited remaining depth is evident: With only two remaining quarterbacks having played in a Football Bowl Subdivision game (Chase Garbers and Robby Rowell), the move makes sense for Cal.
Glover was the starting quarterback in 2018 for the Quakers and in 10 games managed to put up nearly 1,500 yards and seven touchdowns to six interceptions. He also totaled 300 yards rushing with two additional scores. Although Glover became Penn’s backup quarterback after that season, he still managed to get touches in game due to his dynamic rushing ability. Most recently, Glover started at Western Carolina, where he threw for more than 800 yards and three scores.
Glover will add much-needed depth to a Bears team that could use it, and a veteran presence is almost always welcome. Glover will likely compete with Rowell and incoming four-star freshman Kai Millner for the third or fourth quarterback spot on the roster, as Garbers and Zach Johnson have been named QB1 and QB2 respectively. Look for Glover to potentially carve out a niche role as an all-purpose athlete for Cal as well.