BREAKING: Oklahoma will grant grad transfer QB Austin Kendall the waiver to be immediately eligible at West Virginia, @usatodaysports
The school worked through its concerns over a transfer within the Big 12 to arrive at the decision.
As it pursues Alabama grad transfer quarterback Jalen Hurts, OU is blocking Austin Kendall from becoming immediately eligible at West Virginia as a grad transfer, multiple sources told ESPN. https://t.co/gIeJBhdqSC
Gets Transfer QB Baker Mayfield from Texas Tech
Gets Transfer QB Kylar Murray from Texas A&M
Blocks QB Austin Kendall from Transferring to WVU and not letting him pursue his opportunity to play elsewhere and achieve his goals.
Class acts in Norman.
Report that Oklahoma is blocking transfer QB Austin Kendall from becoming eligible in 2019 as grad transfer at WVU, while Oklahoma pursues Jalen Hurts as a grad QB for 2019. Hey OU: Shame.Shame. Shame.
Filed to ESPN. QB Austin Kendall now eligible to play for West Virginia in 2019. Source says Kendall expected to be in Morgantown by end of week. @GeorgeSchroeder first reported OU was no longer blocking Kendall from becoming immediately eligible at WVU.
Time for Austin Kendall to lawyer up. This is just stupid. You're taking a grad transfer (Jalen Hurts) and you're blocking another grad transfer from going to the school of his choice. Very bad. The SEC saw the light on this rule and changed it. Big 12 needs to grow up. https://t.co/6ACpwt5cHg
QB Austin Kendall has been informed by Oklahoma, the school will allow his transfer to West Virginia & Kendall is expected to transfer to the Mountaineers, source told @WatchStadium. 1st reported by @GeorgeSchroeder
I still support transfer restrictions (I’m anti-Free Agency in CFB)… But, when a guy fulfills his obligation to the school by graduating, he should be able to transfer freely. ESPECIALLY when you’re actively recruiting another grad transfer QB!
Source: Kansas State will NOT be blocking QB Alex Delton’s transfer to TCU, despite media speculation today. Delton, a grad transfer, WILL be eligible for ’19 season. Like OU w/ QB Austin Kendall/West Virginia, K-State had option to block Delton from playing for TCU this season
The rich get richer.. #OU picks up Jalen Hurts and blocks Austin Kendall from transferring to #WVU and becoming immediately eligible. Gotta love the BIG 12.. the ONLY conference that allows teams to do things like this.
Update: Sources tell @YahooSports that Austin Kendall’s family has been informed by OU coach Lincoln Riley he’s free to transfer without sitting out. He’s expected on campus at WVU tomorrow. https://t.co/VLtVbwDtk5
Column with @PeteThamel: These days most college athletic programs have been shamed out of trying to control transferring players. But when it comes to Austin Kendall and West Virginia, Oklahoma is shameless https://t.co/cFsD1Yk9TV
Really good reporting from @Jake_Trotter on how #Oklahoma is blocking QB Austin Kendall from immediate eligibility at #WVU as a graduate transfer, while pursuing #Alabama's Jalen Hurts at the same time.
After telling Spencer Rattler he wouldn't be pursuing Justin Fields, #Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley was upfront with him regarding Jalen Hurts. With Austin Kendall deciding to transfer, the #Sooners now had a need for an older player in the QB room: https://t.co/ySjAzcWwCu
All told, QB Austin Kendall appeared in eight games at Oklahoma, completing 28-of-39 for 265 and 3 TDs against zero picks. At 6'2", 219 he's added about 20 pounds of muscle since coming out of high school in Waxhaw, North Carolina.
I see OU fans have gone all in on supporting Lincoln Riley’s transfer block of Austin Kendall under the one idea that it’s about hiding their playbook. What a pathetic excuse to believe to support killing a kid’s future.
Hate to see @CHSCavaliers Football Grad Austin Kendall having his college career put on hold by Oklahoma. Kid graduated in 3 years, did his job as asked, learned he was being recruited over and made a legal decision to transfer. OU needs to let him go, they created this issue
With the addition of Austin Kendall to the QB stable, WVU will now have much more room to breathe in the off season and much better competition amongst all 3 QB’s. Coach Brown & staff now have 6 spots to fill for the 2019 class.