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OSU football: Cowboys get another quarterback in Richard Lagow

The 6-foot-6, 220-pounder is transferring from Connecticut. He must sit out the 2013 season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules, but can also redshirt the season, giving him four years of eligibility beginning in 2014.
BY GINA MIZELL, Staff Writer, gmizell@opubco.com Published: August 21, 2013

/articleid/3874347/1/pictures/2188784">Photo - Connecticut quarterbacks Richard Lagow, left, and Kivon Taylor, right, laugh during NCAA college football media day in Storrs, Conn., Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill) ORG XMIT: CTJH105
Connecticut quarterbacks Richard Lagow, left, and Kivon Taylor, right, laugh during NCAA college football media day in Storrs, Conn., Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill) ORG XMIT: CTJH105

So when Murray told Lagow OSU had a walk-on spot available, he took it.

“That was pretty much all I needed to hear,” he said.

Lagow was on campus Wednesday, finalizing details at the football offices and taking in a Cowboy practice. He hoped to be officially admitted to the school by Wednesday night and plans to move into his apartment Thursday. He said he could practice as early as Monday.

During the 2013 season, Lagow will learn his second college system in less than a calendar year. UConn was transitioning from a pro-style offense to more of an up-tempo attack under new coordinator T.J. Weist. OSU, of course, runs the Air Raid spread. Lagow also pinpointed footwork as an area he needs to improve.

Lagow said he wasn't promised a scholarship once one became available, but added he's happy have the opportunity to earn one like any other walk-on.

Before finishing a conversation with a reporter, Lagow reiterated that he thanks UConn for the opportunity to join that program and wishes the team well.

But he thinks OSU will be a good fit.

“I like to throw the ball,” Lagow said, “And they do that a lot here, which is awesome. I think I have a strong arm and am pretty accurate. I like to compete.”


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