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Oklahoma Under Fire For Blocking Some Of Austin Kendall’s Transfer Options

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)

Oklahoma is under fire for how its handling the potential transfer of quarterback Austin Kendall. Earlier this week, Kendall's name popped up in the transfer portal, suggesting he was seeking a transfer from the Sooners football program.

Kendall graduated from Oklahoma, and thus should be eligible to transfer to another program and play immediately. However, according to a report from ESPN, Oklahoma plans to block Kendall from immediate eligibility if he transfers to one school: West Virginia.

Here's more on why the Sooners can block Kendall, despite his being a graduate.

Oklahoma, however, still reserves the right under NCAA rules to keep Kendall from becoming immediately eligible at West Virginia, another Big 12 school, for the 2019 season, even though Kendall has earned his undergraduate degree at Oklahoma.

Kendall can transfer to West Virginia, where he took a visit earlier this week, but would have to sit out the 2019 season. The former four-star quarterback also took a visit to Auburn this week as well.

Stay tuned.

UPDATE: Kendall is reportedly being blocked from multiple programs, including any team on Oklahoma's schedule of the next two years.

It's not a great look for Oklahoma - who is reportedly attempting to land Alabama transfer Jalen Hurts.