At his Tuesday afternoon press conference, West Virginia head football coach Neal Brown announced that Austin Kendall would start the season as the starting quarterback for the Mountaineers.
“It was clear after Friday night’s scrimmage in the stadium that he earned it,” Brown said.
Kendall, who transferred to WVU from Oklahoma in January, beat out fellow 2019 transfer Jarret Doege, as well as 2018 backup Jack Allison. Redshirt freshmen Trey Lowe III and Trent Jackson were also involved in the competition.
In limited action over two seasons with the Sooners, Kendall saw playing time in eight games. The redshirt junior completed 28 of his 39 career attempts, throwing for 265 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions.
Kendall’s WVU career will commence on Aug. 31 when the Mountaineers open up the season at Milan Puskar Stadium against James Madison.