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Former West Seneca West QB Matt Myers to enter transfer portal after three seasons at UB

Former West Seneca West QB Matt Myers to enter transfer portal after three seasons at UB

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University at Buffalo coach Lance Leipold congratulates Matt Myers on his touchdown against Akron during the second half at UB Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020.

Two more players from the University at Buffalo football program have entered the transfer portal, including former West Seneca West and Bishop Timon-St. Jude quarterback Matt Myers.

Jacob Gall, an offensive lineman for the Bulls, has also entered the transfer portal, according to 247Sports.

Multiple sources told The News that UB could announce a new coach within the next two to four days. The new coach would replace Lance Leipold, who resigned on April 30, after six seasons as head coach of the Bulls to take the same job at Kansas.

UB has not commented on potential personnel changes and has not confirmed which players have entered the transfer portal.

Six players from UB's 2020 roster have entered the transfer portal in the last week, after Leipold’s departure and the impending departure of several of Leipold’s assistants. Along with Myers and Gall, defensive tackles Eddie Wilson and Tyrece Woods, center Mike Novitsky and linebacker Tim Terry have entered the transfer portal. Of those six, only Wilson and Terry confirmed in social media posts that they have entered the portal.

Lamonte McDougle, a defensive lineman from Washington State who committed to UB as a transfer on April 19, also entered the transfer portal.

Myers was The News’ 2017 Player of the Year in football, after he led West Seneca West to its first New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class A championship. He played for three seasons at UB, and was named the Bulls’ starting quarterback as a redshirt freshman in August of 2019.

In five games in 2019, Myers threw for 602 yards and six touchdowns on 49 of 105 passing, and was intercepted four times. He also ran for 94 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries that season, but sustained a season-ending upper-body injury Sept. 28 in a 34-20 loss at Miami (Ohio).

Myers was the backup to Kyle Vantrease this season, and completed two passes in three games for 11 yards.

Gall, a 6-foot-2-inch, 305-pound offensive lineman from Cincinnati, started seven games at left guard in 2020 and was part of an offense that was second in the nation in rushing yards (287.4 per game) and allowed only one sack.

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College/high school sports enterprise reporter

I'm a college/high school sports enterprise reporter at The Buffalo News. I've worked in sports journalism since 1997 and I have covered everything from college football to the Stanley Cup playoffs, high school sports and the NCAA Tournament.

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