It has been a crazy week or so in college football with the amount of high profile names entering the NCAA’s transfer portal. Today, a pretty head scratching “move” happened.
Oklahoma announced that it would block quarterback Austin Kendall from transferring to West Virginia, per Jake Trotter of ESPN.
Why is it head scratching? Well, Oklahoma is actually in hot pursuit for Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts because they believe he is a better option than Kendall in 2019.
So, why block Kendall? To me, it seems like a pretty weak move. Kendall already has his degree, he fulfilled his requirement, so he should be able to choose where he wants to go and not be controlled.
This morning, I talked to Corey Peters of Big XII Country and he stated the two have a rough relationship. “Lincoln (Riley) and (Austin) Kendall don’t get along very well. I’m not surprised by it one bit.”
Still seems a little unclassy to hold a grudge on a player who has his degree.
However, if Kendall does choose West Virginia, he will be required to sit out the 2019 season and will only have one year of eligibility remaining. Had Oklahoma not blocked Kendall, he would have two years of eligibility and would be able to play this upcoming season.