Niko Tamurian's full interview with new Syracuse quarterback Drew Allen
Wed, 08 May 2013 22:13:32 GMT —
His arrival on the SU campus has Orange fans excited for the upcoming football season.
Drew Allen will graduate from Oklahoma this month, and then enroll as a graduate student at Syracuse.
Of course, with the intention being that he'll win the starting job on his arrival into the Salt City.
While limited, he did earn some experience playing for the Sooners recording 18 pass completions for 160 yards and even a rushing touchdown.
Some pessimists point to him never winning the starting job at Oklahoma as cause for concern but bear in mind that he was backing up two NFL signal callers in Sam Bradford and Landry Jones.
Allen says that once his time in Oklahoma was winding down, he decided to look at teams that needed to replace an outgoing starting quarterback.
That's exactly what he found in SU with Ryan Nassib being drafted by the Giants last month.
Then you factor in his comfort in the similarity between OU's offense and the scheme that will be employed by George McDonald at Syracuse and the decision to wear Orange was a no-brainer for Allen.
He tells me he's in the process of enrolling for graduate school, will soon pick which school to enter and most likely arrive on campus this summer.
Click the video player to hear my full interview with Allen.