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Sooners blocking Austin Kendall’s transfer to West Virginia

Kendall decided to explore transferring after the Sooners pursued Hurts, the Alabama transfer.

Because of the lateness of that decision, Kendall’s process has been a hurried one.

Classes at many schools — including Oklahoma — began this week. In Norman, students have until the end of the week to register.

Oklahoma has benefitted from in-conference transfers before,  notably with quarterback Baker Mayfield, though Texas Tech initially blocked the move.

Eventually the Big 12 changed its rules, which would have cost Mayfield a year of eligibility in addition to sitting out a year, allowing walk-ons to transfer in conference.

Kendall backed up Mayfield in 2016 as a true freshman, forced into duty because the Sooners had no other scholarship quarterbacks besides Mayfield.

The next year, Kendall redshirted and led the scout team while Kyler Murray served as Mayfield’s backup.

Kendall played in four games this season as Murray’s backup, starting the Baylor game after Murray was suspended for the beginning of that contest.

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