Shough, 24, will be a seventh-grader who turns 25 next September and played in both games Oregon and Texas Tech since beginning his college career in 2018. In his three seasons at Texas Tech, all cut short by injuries, he started 13 games and went 9-4 as a starter.
With a victory over the Texas Bowl, he was named the MVP of the Texas Bowl Ole Miss after the 2022 season, throwing for 242 yards and three touchdowns.
Shough began his career at Oregon. In a total of 27 career games at both schools, he threw for 4,625 yards and 36 touchdowns. His career completion rate is more than 63%.
Overall, he has a 13-7 record as a collegiate starter, including a 4-3 record while starting for Oregon in 2020.
Shough’s final season at Texas Tech ended in late September with a broken fibula when he left the field in the first quarter with one leg in the air West Virginia. He broke his collarbone early in the 2021 season and missed six games last year after re-injuring his shoulder.
Shough will look to capitalize on the playmaking aggressiveness of Louisville’s Jeff Brohm, who emphasizes driving the ball up the field and running a tackle-based offense. Louisville reached the ACC Championship Game during Brohm’s first year as head coach in 2023 and, among other things, boasted the ACC’s third-best offense (402 total points).
Shough will compete for a replacement Jack Plummer24, who threw for 3,063 yards and 21 touchdowns in his only season at Louisville.
Shough is a former ESPN 300 recruit from the Class of 2018. He is 6-foot-1, 220 pounds and hails from Chandler, Arizona.