MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Jack Allison didn’t waste any time putting off the inevitable.
With Jarret Doege moving up the depth chart for West Virginia’s final four games, Allison placed his name in the NCAA transfer portal Tuesday. He graduates from WVU in December. Coach Neal Brown said Allison will spend the next month focusing on an internship before his graduation.
Allison filled in for an injured Austin Kendall for most of the Iowa State game. He finished the season 19 of 26 for 144 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. His lone career start was in last year’s Camping World Bowl against Syracuse. For his career, he’s 42-for-71 for 496 yards with two touchdowns and four interceptions.
Allison, a Florida native, originally transferred from Miami when Al Golden was fired from that program.
Thank you for everything Morgantown! I’ll always support The Mountaineers! I’ve now officially entered the NCAA transfer portal. pic.twitter.com/kOs2nGB5P9
— Jack Allison (@jacka11ison_) November 7, 2019
“I love Jack,” Brown said. “He’s a great teammate. He wants to go play.”
That opportunity was not going to happen at West Virginia with Doege emerging up the depth chart. Brown said that Doege and Trey Lowe will both have opportunities to get on the field against Texas Tech behind starter Austin Kendall.
“Quarterback is like all our positions,” Brown said. “We’ve got to get better. We’ll have some plans, but I’m not going to go into detail because that only benefits Texas Tech.”
Wide receiver Ricky Johns has also entered the transfer portal. Johns, a sophomore from Lansdale, Penn., has recorded no stats at West Virginia.
Editor’s Note: An original version of this story misidentified Randy Fields as the wide receiver entering the transfer portal.