Ex-Oklahoma QB to transfer to Syracuse

Former Oklahoma quarterback Drew Allen will transfer to Syracuse and is eligible to compete for the starting position this season, according to ESPN's Joe Schad.

This adds some intrigue to Syracuse's quarterback competition, as the Orange are trying to replace record-setter Ryan Nassib.

In the last scrimmage, Terrel Hunt got the most reps with the first team, while Charley Loeb and John Kinder were with the twos. “We’ve got a good battle going on,” coach Scott Shafer said recently. “All three of them have been getting a lot of reps.”

Now one more will be added to the mix.

Allen, who completed 18 passes in three seasons at Oklahoma, is eligible to participate immediately because he is graduating from Oklahoma and has one year of eligibility remaining.

"Syracuse is a great decision for me because coach Shafer and his staff have given me an opportunity to come in and compete for the starting job," Allen told Schad. "All I want to do is compete and make Syracuse a better football team, however I can do that."