As if things couldn’t get worse for Dana Holgorsen in his first season with the Houston Cougars, his star quarterback and Heisman-hopeful D’Eriq King announced that he is going to enter the Transfer Portal…again.
Back in September, after playing four games for the Houston Cougars this past season, King announced that he would enter the Transfer Portal. He quickly changed his mind and decided to simply redshirt and said he would return to Houston next season.
However, King, who is one of the most talented dual-threat quarterbacks in the nation, announced on Twitter during the National Championship Game, that he has decided to enter the Transfer Portal.
I’ve entered the portal I think it’s best for me and my family!
— King (@DeriqKing_) January 14, 2020
Moments after his star quarterback announced that he would enter the Transfer Portal, Houston Head Coach Dana Holgorsen posted a cryptic, unusual Tweet, saying, “LFG!!!” “LFG” is short for “Let’s f***ing go!”
— Dana Holgorsen (@Holgorsendana) January 14, 2020
Either Holgorsen has lost it completely or he’s somehow excited that he lost his star quarterback and Houston’s best player. It’s unclear where King will transfer to, but Oklahoma is likely a top destination after losing Jalen Hurts. Oklahoma Head Coach Lincoln Riley recently said of King, “Like a lot of guys that are a little bit shorter, not much different than some of the guys we had here, occasionally it causes people to back off. But there’s a lot of people now that would love to have him. He is a fantastic player.”
Another possible destination for King is the LSU Tigers. The Tigers’ starting quarterback Joe Burrow, a Senior, played in his final college game last night and will now be on his way to the NFL. D’Eriq King would make a perfect replacement for Burrow for the National Champions in Baton Rouge.
Houston, in Holgorsen’s first season as the Head Coach, finished 5-7 overall and 2-6 in conference play. Clayton Tune and Holgorsen’s son Logan Holgorsen will now compete for the starting quarterback position next season.