Friday, January 25, 2013
Sooners QB Drew Allen seeking a transfer
By Jake Trotter
Drew Allen hasn't gotten a chance to start for the Sooners but could transfer this year.
Oklahoma quarterback Drew Allen is seeking a transfer, as he looks for a place where he could play.
Because Allen is set to get his degree in May, under NCAA rules he could transfer to another FBS program and be eligible immediately. Allen could have stayed in Norman another year, but his prospects of playing were dim. Allen lost the No. 2 job last fall to Blake Bell, who is the favorite to succeed Landry Jones next season.
Bob Stoops said earlier this month that he would be supportive of whatever decision Allen made.
“Drew’s a great kid,” Stoops said. “He’s done everything right. He’s been supportive, even of Blake [Bell], through the year. You can see, they’ll pal around together. Our quarterbacks have always been like that; even though they’re competitive, they feel, I guess, like they’ve been treated fairly, so it isn’t his fault.
“So whatever he decides to do, we’re for him, for those reasons. But I’m not sitting here saying that I’m looking for him to do that. But if he were to do it, he’s gonna get everybody’s support here because of the teammate [he is] and the hard work he’s put in.”
One possible destination for Allen is Indiana. Hoosiers coach Kevin Wilson was OU's offensive coordinator before taking the head job at Indiana in 2010. The Hoosiers also run a similar offense to the one OU has, which could make any transition more seamless for Allen.
The Hoosiers played three different QBs last season, eventually settling on sophomore Cameron Coffman.