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WVU names Oklahoma grad transfer Austin Kendall as starting QB

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New WVU starting quarterback Austin Kendall backed up two Heisman Trophy winners at Oklahoma: Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Oklahoma graduate transfer Austin Kendall was named West Virginia’s starting quarterback for the Aug. 31 season opener against FCS James Madison.

West Virginia coach Neal Brown on Tuesday announced the choice of Kendall, who beat out three others.

At Oklahoma, Kendall backed up Baker Mayfield in 2016 and Kyler Murray last season. His decision to leave drew intense scrutiny when Oklahoma initially sought to block the move.

For his career, Kendall has completed 28 of 39 passes for 265 yards and three touchdowns without an interception.

Brown also announced the NCAA has ruled Bowling Green transfer quarterback Jarret Doege will be eligible to play immediately. He’ll have two years of eligibility remaining.

Others quarterbacks on the roster are junior Jack Allison and redshirt freshman Trey Lowe.

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