Freshman quarterback Chandler Morris made one of Oklahoma’s most iconic plays of the 2020 season when he scored the first touchdown of the Big 12 championship game. As it turns out, that will be the most iconic play of his career in the crimson and cream. The Dallas, Texas native announced via social media on Thursday night that he intends to transfer.
There’s no doubt that the young talent at the quarterback position played at least a small part in Morris’ decision. Spencer Rattler just played his redshirt freshman season and Caleb Williams is coming on campus next fall as the heir apparent. That said, the younger Morris may be waiting to see where his dad (Chad) lands next and then play for him. Chad Morris had served as Auburn’s offensive coordinator this season and was let go when the Tigers decided to part ways with head coach Gus Malzahn.
Morris becomes the second Oklahoma quarterback to transfer since the Sooners won the Big 12 championship game. Redshirt sophomore Tanner Mordecai had already announced his transfer to SMU and didn’t participate in Oklahoma Cotton Bowl victory over Florida.
Redshirt senior Tanner Schafer could return again in 2021 due to the NCAA’s covid exemption. Should he chose not to, it would leave just Rattler and Colt Atkinson as the quarterbacks with experience in Lincoln Riley’s system heading into spring ball.
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