Oklahoma QB Austin Kendall to explore transfer options

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OU junior-to-be Austin Kendall entered the NCAA's transfer portal Friday, a sign that he sees his chances of starting as greater elsewhere. But the move also gives him the option of transferring away from Norman. In 2018, Kendall played behind Kyler Murray, who took home the Heisman this year. Kendall graduated last month, meaning he can transfer and play immediately with two seasons of eligibility. He joins a pool that consists of Alabama's Jalen Hurts and Ohio State's Tate Martell, and previously included former five-star Georgia quarterback Justin Fields.

Tulsa World reporter Eric Bailey tweeted that Kendall is "exploring options to leave the Sooners". If Kyler Murray does not return to school, as is likely, the Sooners' scholarship quarterbacks would be a redshirt freshman and a true freshman in Tanner Mordecai and Spencer Rattler.


With Murray reportedly leaning towards entering the 2019 NFL Draft, Kendall would be the obvious choice to start for the team next season.

A Murray return may be more than most OU fans could possibly hope for with the multi-sport athlete drawing first-round possibilities in the National Football League draft, but this does make for an intriguing weekend with the deadline to declare looming on Monday.

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