Oh boy, this could start getting ugly.
With two years of eligibility left, quarterback Kyle Allen could be transferring from Houston to Texas to continue to play under coach Tom Herman. Allen has already transferred from Texas A&M to Houston in his career, a decision that forced him to sit out for an entire year due to NCAA transfer rules.
The speculation that Allen will follow Herman to Texas comes as no surprise given the struggles that Texas has had at quarterback. They currently have a commit from Westlake quarterback Sam Ehlinger who will be on campus as an early in January.
Given the dearth of quarterback talent for the Longhorns, Allen could compete and win the starting job.
Allen had the following to say about Herman as a coach:
I just have a lot of trust in Coach [Tom] Herman. He had recruited me in high school [when Herman was at Ohio State]. I had gotten to know him extremely well. I know he can really help me grow as a man and get to the NFL.
Allen was the former number 10 overall prospect in 2014 when he decided to attend Texas A&M. Through two seasons, he played in 14 games and amassed 2,240 yards and 17 touchdowns with 7 interceptions.
While there is technically nothing that forbids a player from transferring to another school to play under another coach, it sets a dangerous precedent. If this becomes a trend, the coaching carousel could also become the transfer carousel.
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