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Former Sooner Drew Allen loses Syracuse starting quarterback job after rough start to season

by Jason Kersey Modified: September 20, 2013 at 10:35 am •  Published: September 19, 2013
Former Oklahoma quarterback Drew Allen lost Syracuse's starting job after a rough two-game start to the season. AP PHOTO
Former Oklahoma quarterback Drew Allen lost Syracuse's starting job after a rough two-game start to the season. AP PHOTO

Former Oklahoma quarterback Drew Allen transferred to Syracuse for a chance to start.

He got that opportunity with the Orange. He started the first two games of the season, but struggled, throwing six interceptions and only one touchdown pass in losses to Penn State and Northwestern.

Sophomore Terrel Hunt started Syracuse’s third game and played well, completing 15 of 18 pass attempts for 265 yards and three touchdowns. The performance essentially closed the door on Syracuse’s quarterback battle.

Allen, who transferred last spring after it became apparent that he wouldn’t have a chance to start as a senior in Norman, spoke to reporters this week about his new situation, which feels an awful lot like his old one.

“(Coach Scott Shafer) just told me to be ready,” Allen said. “It’s kind of what I’ve been hearing for five years, so it’s nothing I’m not used to.”

by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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