Aug 31, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Syracuse Orange quarterback Drew Allen (8) drops back to pass during the third quarter against the Penn State Nittany Lions at MetLife Stadium. Penn State defeated Syracuse 23-17. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Former Sooners QB Drew Allen Loses Starting Job at Syracuse


For two years, Drew Allen was an Oklahoma Sooners backup quarterback. He served loyally under Landry Jones, but when the 2012 college football season came to an end, he saw Blake Bell and hot freshman Trevor Knight vying for the Sooners’ starting quarterback role. Allen made the decision to transfer and try to start somewhere else in 2013.

He knew that was the only way he could make a showing for a possible NFL career.

That dream might have ended. Drew Allen transferred to Syracuse to become their starting quarterback, but lost his job after two games. He started both of those games and threw one touchdown to go along with six interceptions, losing to both Penn State and Northwestern.

In an almost mirror situation to OU, Terrel Hunt came in and started in the third game, throwing for 265 yards and three touchdowns and is the new starting quarterback. While Trevor Knight played bad, he was at least winning. Allen was losing in Syracuse and has probably started his last college football game.

It was disappointing for Allen, who was playing backup his entire career at Oklahoma. When he was told of his demotion to backup, he said he was used to it because it was what he has been doing for the last five years.

it is kind of a sad end for someone who was one injury away from being the Oklahoma Sooners starter just two seasons ago.

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