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Texas A&M quarterback Kyle Allen transferring, ESPN reports Cal the favorite, Oklahoma interest

And here we go.

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In a very shocking move, Texas A&M quarterback Kyle Allen has announced that he will transfer from the Aggies.

In a very much more shocking move, Cal is being listed as the favorite for the potential destination.

Allen had been the starting quarterback this season for the Aggies, leading A&M to a 5-0 start. But after an injury caused him to struggle the second half of the season, freshman Kyler Murray eventually won the job. There has been a lot of chaos this season about Texas A&M's quarterback situation, with neither Murray nor Allen standing out and the Aggies struggling as a result.

Allen hails from Scottsdale, Arizona and was considered the best pro-style quarterback recruit of the 2014 class. He completed 56.5% of his passes for 2210 yards and 7.8 yards per pass attempt in his sophomore season, to go with 17 touchdowns and 7 interceptions.

If transfer rules still hold, Allen would sit out the 2016 season and have two years of eligibility remaining at Cal as a junior in 2017 and 2018. So unless Jared Goff returns for his senior season, Cal will still have a very pressing quarterback competition going into next season, with Chase Forrest, Ross Bowers, maybe Luke Rubenzer, and incoming freshman Max Gilliam all likely to compete for the job.

But wow. That's one way to celebrate a contract extension Sonny Dykes.

UPDATE: Oklahoma wants in, to kill your buzz.