Lincoln Riley confirmed Wednesday that Oklahoma has not released quarterback Chandler Morris, who has transferred to TCU, saying he and OU are opposed to transfers within the conference becoming eligible immediately.
TCU coach Gary Patterson told local reporters Monday that Morris was competing with returning starter Max Duggan, but that "he still hasn't been released by Oklahoma."
Said Riley during a Zoom meeting with reporters: "This particular situation, for us, is about something that we believe in -- myself, the leadership here at OU -- we think it's unhealthy for college football to encourage intraconference transfers. That's something that we've been adamantly opposed to for a long time. I get the landscape is changing. We're certainly watching that and we're will adapt as the world changes, but this has nothing to do with that or with the person. Chandler Morris did a tremendous job here; he's a terrific young man."
Riley mentioned that another player transferred to a Pac-12 school (Brendan Radley-Hiles to Washington) and he was released.