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BREAKING: Oklahoma Sooners star quarterback Dillon Gabriel entering the transfer portal

It appears Dillon Gabriel has played his final game in the Crimson and Cream. The star quarterback entered his name into the transfer portal, per several reports.

Gabriel had a career year this season in Norman. He threw for 3,660 yards, 30 touchdowns and six interceptions on a 69.3% completion percentage. He added 373 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns.

It was long thought this would be Gabriel’s final season at Oklahoma, but many believed he’d be off to the NFL. He still could do that. We’ve seen in the past people enter the portal, so they can have options if they decide not to turn pro.

This means the Jackson Arnold era has begun for the Sooners. Presumably, Arnold will make his first start in the Alamo Bowl against the Arizona Wildcats.

 

If he does decide to transfer instead of entering the draft, keep an eye on the Oregon Ducks and the Mississippi State Bulldogs. The Ducks will lose starting quarterback Bo Nix and there is the obvious connection to Jeff Lebby at Mississippi State.

All in all, Gabriel’s time in Norman should be remembered fondly. He came in and helped resurrect a program after a shocking departure. We will also always have his historic drive in the Cotton Bowl that will live in Red River Rivalry lore forever.

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