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Belldozer’d: OU QB Allen looking to transfer

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Even as Landry Jones is off to the NFL, there’s no room at the Oklahoma starting quarterback inn as the heir apparent at the position is Blake Bell.

Given that situation, one quarterback has reportedly decided to ply his football wares elsewhere.

First reported by SoonerScoop.com and subsequently confirmed by the Daily Oklahoman, Drew Allen has been given permission by the football program to pursue transfer opportunities.  Allen had previously hinted at the possibility late last year.

There’s no word yet on what schools the San Antonio, Tex., native may be exploring.

As Allen will graduate in May, he would be permitted to play immediately at an FBS school if that school offers a grad program not offered at OU.  He would have one year of eligibility remaining.

A three-star member of OU’s 2009 recruiting class, Allen was rated by Rivals.com as the No. 15 pro-style quarterback in the country.  He has attempted just 30 passes in his time in Norman, with none of those coming during the 2012 season as Bell assumed an even bigger role in the offense than he did late during his freshman season.

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13 Responses to “Belldozer’d: OU QB Allen looking to transfer”
  1. hisandherpes says: Jan 25, 2013 9:48 PM

    Dude?

  2. 27xwschamps says: Jan 26, 2013 12:15 AM

    And OU still SUCKS !!!!

  3. cranespy says: Jan 26, 2013 6:08 AM

    Big 12 opponent West Virginia badly needs a QB…………

  4. scalpemseminoles says: Jan 26, 2013 8:48 AM

    cranespy says:Jan 26, 2013 6:08 AMBig 12 opponent West Virginia badly needs a QB…………

    I think when the school allows him to transfer they have rules, one of which is you can’t go to another school in the conference right away. That’s pretty much standard for all schools

  5. thegamecocker says: Jan 26, 2013 9:51 AM

    @scalpemseminoles says:

    I think when the school allows him to transfer they have rules, one of which is you can’t go to another school in the conference right away. That’s pretty much standard for all schools
    —————————————————————
    I believe in that rule and wish the SEC would institute it. If they had, the entire Cam Newton matter would have been non-existent. And that means going from a conference school to a Jr. College and back to a school in the same conference. The Big East has this rule and it eliminates animosity between member schools.

  6. raysfan1 says: Jan 26, 2013 10:36 AM

    @scalpem–
    OU will not be able to impose any restrictions in this case as Allen will have graduated prior to moving to another university to work on a Master’s Degree. He will be a college football free agent, so to speak. The only catch is he has to pick some field of study that OU does not offer.

  7. cranespy says: Jan 26, 2013 11:25 AM

    Thats what I understood…..once a grad with eligibility remaining all other restrictions including playing for another conference team are no longer valid. The question then becomes finding a football program at a school with a grad program that OU does NOT have! Ala…Russell Wilson to Wisconsin….

  8. cranespy says: Jan 26, 2013 11:28 AM

    Hmmm….there’s obviously NO course @ WVU called “Basics of Defensive Football!”

  9. amosalanzostagg says: Jan 26, 2013 1:56 PM

    I guess Stoops oversigned recruits.

  10. gorilladunk says: Jan 26, 2013 3:05 PM

    @amosalonzo…has nothing to do with oversigning, has everything to do with getting playing time.

  11. goodfieldnohit says: Jan 26, 2013 6:04 PM

    Blake Bell is gonna be the starter? I guess Stoops doesn’t want to complete a forward pass ever again.

  12. sallust99 says: Jan 27, 2013 2:42 PM

    Bulldozer has a better arm than Landry. I suggest you watch the Spring game, which I have done every year.

  13. sallust99 says: Jan 27, 2013 2:43 PM

    Belldozer – auto correct

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