It was bound to happen. With so many quarterbacks on campus at Oklahoma, nobody would blame any of them from looking elsewhere.
Kendal Thompson has fired the first shot, tweeting his intention to transfer from OU after he graduates from the university in May.
Enjoyed the 3 years that I spent at OU and appreciate all the support and love that this program has shown me. But I believe that God has— Kendal Thompson (@Thurm405) January 22, 2014
another path in store for me. I will be graduating in May, and transferring to play at another college next season. #WalkByFaithNotBySight— Kendal Thompson (@Thurm405) January 22, 2014
But it became clear after OU's 45-31 win against Alabama in the Allstate Sugar Bowl the quarterback dilemma had been solved. Redshirt freshman quarterback Trevor Knight put it all together against the Crimson Tide, hitting on 32 of 44 passes for 348 yards and four touchdowns.
Knight and Blake Bell took turns starting this season. Bell will be a senior in the 2014 season and looks to be the backup to Knight.
To go with Bell and Knight, OU has Cody Thomas, who will be a redshirt freshman in 2014. And true freshman Justice Hansen, from Edmond (Okla.) Santa Fe, has already enrolled at OU and started classes last week.
The field gets even more clogged as former Texas Tech quarterback Baker Mayfield is scheduled to still walk-on for the Sooners. Mayfield transferred from the Red Raiders following this season but lost his appeal to have immediate eligibility this season.
Mayfield will be able to practice with OU in 2014 but will not be allowed to play.
Thompson was the second-ranked player in the state of Oklahoma for the 2011 class, according to Scout.com. His teammate at OU and Moore (Okla.) Southmoore, Julian Wilson, wished Thompson well moments after Thompson's tweet.
I know my boy KT @Thurm405 is going to ball at whatever school he decides to go to.. That's my family & I'm supporting him wherever he goes.— J. Wilson (@JWilson_2) January 22, 2014