Houston lands former Texas A&M QB Kyle Allen
HOUSTON (AP) Kyle Allen didn't go far after leaving Texas A&M.
The highly touted quarterback is enrolling at Houston, where the 14th-ranked Cougars just wrapped up a 13-1 season under first-year coach Tom Herman.
Allen spent two seasons with the Aggies, who have also seen quarterback Kyler Murray transfer and offensive coordinator Jake Spavital depart in recent weeks. Allen will sit out next year under NCAA transfer rules but will have two seasons of eligibility remaining beginning in 2017.
Allen started the first seven games this past season before struggling with interceptions and was benched after a loss at Mississippi. Murray started the next three games and led the Aggies to two wins, but Allen got his job back for Texas A&M's final two games.
With Allen leaving and Murray set to enroll at Oklahoma, Jake Hubenak started at quarterback as the Aggies lost the Music City Bowl 27-21 to Louisville last month.
Allen threw for 2,210 yards with 17 touchdowns and seven interceptions last season. The native of Scottsdale, Arizona, became just the eighth quarterback in Texas A&M history to pass for 2,000 yards and 15 touchdowns in a season.