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08:35 AM ET 10.12 | Houston Cougars quarterback Case Keenum has decided to petition the NCAA for a sixth year of eligibility. UH is putting together the necessary paperwork to file an appeal on Keenum's behalf to obtain a medical waiver to play in 2011. Keenum, a fifth-year senior from Abilene, is fifth on the NCAA career passing yardage list (13,587). He suffered a season-ending torn anterior cruciate in his right knee during a 31-13 defeat against UCLA in the third game.

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October 12, 2010  08:59 AM ET

Keenum must think there'll be no 2011 NFL.

October 12, 2010  09:24 AM ET

Good luck with that. Never can tell about the NCAA.

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October 12, 2010  10:02 AM ET

His current salary is probably more than he can get in the NFL.

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October 12, 2010  11:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I know a LUS player got a 6th yr last year..Charles Alexander..he was constantly hurt... But didnt they turn down a QB who was tryiny to get a 6th year.. Could have sworn it was a Cincy QB

You're talking about Ben Mauck. Problem with the Mauck case was that his initial redshirt year was not documented as a medical/injury-related redshirt, so the NCAA didn't see fit to give him a waiver.

October 12, 2010  11:13 AM ET

That Houston offense is definitely not the same without him though.

October 12, 2010  11:33 AM ET

He knows if he can get more stats the pay difference between the #22 pick and the #44 pick is about 5 million dollars.

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October 12, 2010  04:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

That Houston offense is definitely not the same without him though.

So, Dawg, what the over/under on dive plays this weekend? How bout jet sweeps? Passes to the flat?

I'm putting "Shots Downfield" at 5.

Luckily it's a night game, so I won't have to be putting shots down at 5. ;)

October 12, 2010  08:14 PM ET
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I'm interested to see how Keenum's medical redshirt petition plays out, as a similar situation has happened to Tyler Moeller of the Buckeyes. My understanding is that getting a sixth year of eligibility is a very rare thing.

I believe Tyler will get his 6th year. Maybe I am just a homer, hoping, but he missed all of last year and only played in a few games this year. I really think he was hoping to stay healthy this year and go pro, is the only reason he had not already explored getting last year extended to next year.

 
October 12, 2010  11:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I'm interested to see how Keenum's medical redshirt petition plays out, as a similar situation has happened to Tyler Moeller of the Buckeyes. My understanding is that getting a sixth year of eligibility is a very rare thing.

You are right Harley; Getting that sixth-year of eligibility is a rare case. Believe Case Keenum has the talent and skills for the next level as does Tyler Moeller; But also believe both need that extra year of playing healthy in college first, prior to playing on Sundays.
I am pulling for both to be granted their sixth year of eligibility.

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