New Houston head coach Tom Herman is ready to start doing his thing with the quarterback situation at Houston. He will have one fewer option to work with this spring. John O’Korn is now officially on the move. The school confirmed the decision to transfer on Saturday.
The Houston Chronicle reports O’Korn has been given permission to speak to Texas, TCU, Wisconsin and Florida about a potential transfer. If he transfers to another FBS program, he will have to sit out the 2015 season due to NCAA transfer rules.
Earlier this month O’Korn was given permission to speak to four schools – Texas, TCU, Wisconsin and Florida – about a possible transfer.
THANK YOU to everyone who made my time at the University of Houston a memorable one. I’ll never forget my time as a Cougar!
— John O’Korn (@JohnOKorn) January 18, 2015
It was rumored earlier in January O’Korn was going to pursue a transfer opportunity. The decision to transfer comes off a little odd considering the program is adding a coach that just worked some pure magic at Ohio State with J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones en route to a national championship. O’Korn turned in a very promising freshman campaign in 2013 but struggled out of the gate in 2014, leading him to be benched during the season. Could Herman fill the vacancy left by O’Korn with a previous Heisman Trophy favorite?
Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller, twice named the Big Ten’s best player, could be looking for a transfer as well. At least, that is the general feeling among college football media and fans considering the crowded quarterback situation at Ohio State with Cardale Jones returning next fall and J.T. Barrett still in the fold once he gets back from an ankle injury.
Miller will graduate this spring and will be eligible to play right away at any FBS program in the country if he chooses to leave Ohio State. Houston seems to have plenty to offer Miller, although a shot at a national championship would not be in the mix, in all likelihood.