Despite Strong Finish at WVU, Austin Kendall Remains in Portal

Oct 12, 2019; Morgantown, WV, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers quarterback Austin Kendall (12) watches a play from the sidelines during the fourth quarter against the Iowa State Cyclones at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

Austin Kendall’s WVU career didn’t exactly pan out how he may have envisioned. After going 3-6 in 9 starts in 2019, Neal Brown decided to go with Jarret Doege and never looked back – that was until the 2020 Autozone Liberty Bowl.

In a 24-21 win over the Army Black Knights, Kendall saw his only extended playing time of the 2020 season. After Doege struggled in the first half, en route to trailing 14-10 at the intermission, Kendall was inserted into the lineup, giving the team the spark that it needed. He would finish the game going 8 for 17 for 121 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner to T.J. Simmons.

After the strong finish, Kendall announced his intentions to transfer from the WVU program, with hopes to use his extra “COVID year” to have one more shot at another university. However, we are now in June and haven’t heard the first bit of news about where Kendall may finish his career.

The Oklahoma turned WVU quarterback remains in the transfer portal, despite telling MetroNews that he has heard from multiple schools back in January.

Only time will tell if Kendall lands anywhere else in College Football, but as soon as that news breaks, we will bring it to your here on VOM.