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Former Oklahoma QB Austin Kendall Wins Starting Job At West Virginia

Oklahoma quarterback Austin Kendall.

NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 29: Quarterback Austin Kendall #10 of the Oklahoma Sooners warms up before the game against the Baylor Bears at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Baylor 66-33. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

In mid-January, former Oklahoma quarterback Austin Kendall announced his plans to transfer within the Big 12.

The former top recruit was line to become the starting quarterback for the Sooners, but the addition of Jalen Hurts complicated matters.

He chose the West Virginia Mountaineers as his final collegiate landing spot. After just a few months with the program, he's already made an impression on new head coach Neal Brown.

In an announcement on Tuesday afternoon, Brown named Kendall the team's starting quarterback for the upcoming season.

"Austin Kendall won our starting quarterback job. We tracked everything from spring practice through fall camp. Decision making, completion percentage, number of turnovers and scoring drives were tracked from spring practice all the way through fall camp. It was clear after Friday's night scrimmage in the stadium that he earned it," Brown said.

Lincoln Riley and the Sooners initially attempted to block Kendall's immediate eligibility for the Mountaineers.

However, the team eventually gave up on that pursuit and allowed their former quarterback to play this season.

After Will Grier left via the NFL draft, the Mountaineers had a major hole to fill. It will be a whole new experience for West Virginia fans as they take the field with a new head coach and new quarterback.

Stay tuned.