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.”
BRADFORD, MANZIEL SPOKE RECENTLY
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, who became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy earlier this month, said he talked to former Oklahoma star Sam Bradford, who won the 2008 Heisman, on the phone recently.
“He just said I had his vote,” Manziel said. “He said, ‘Just keep doing what you're doing; good luck with everything.'”
Manziel, who led Texas A&M to a 10-2 record in its first season in the Southeastern Conference, threw for 3,419 yards and 24 touchdowns, and rushed for 1,181 yards and 19 scores this season.
Landry Jones, on his OU career beginning and ending in Cowboys Stadium:
“It has been a ride. It's been fun and I have been extremely blessed to come this far in my career to have a chance to end it where I started it. I am thankful that God has allowed me to do great things at the University of Oklahoma.”