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Oklahoma football notebook: Quarterback Drew Allen 'committed to this program'

Under certain circumstances, Allen can transfer to another FBS school without having to sit out a season.
by Jason Kersey Published: December 30, 2012

Oklahoma third-string quarterback Drew Allen, a junior, said he “hasn't decided anything yet” regarding his future.

“I know I'm graduating in May so I'm really excited about that,” Allen said.

Sophomore Blake Bell supplanted Allen as senior Landry Jones' backup during fall camp. Since then, with Bell presumed to be the favorite to start next season — plus the emergence of true freshman Trevor Knight, who has starred on the scout team — there has been speculation that Allen might transfer.

Because he'll graduate and still have a year of eligibility remaining, Allen could, under certain circumstances, transfer to another FBS school without having to sit out a season.

“The option's there,” Allen acknowledged. “My goals and aspirations since I came to college were to play. I've always wanted to play here and have a significant role here and I'd love to do that.

“To be honest, right now, not much of it has come up other than to get ready for A&M, Cotton Bowl and then I have a week to just kind of — right now, I'm a Sooner, obviously, so I'm only worried about that.”

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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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