Oklahoma announced late Wednesday evening that early enrollee Chris Robison, a highly-touted quarterback, has been dismissed from the program. What led to his dismissal is unclear as the university simply gave the copy and paste reasoning of “for violating team rules”.
Robison was in the news for the wrong reasons back in April when he became the second Sooner QB arrested for public intoxication this offseason. At the time, OU said they would handle the matter internally.
The promising young quarterback was a big get for OU. Robison was a consensus 4-star prospect by the recruiting services, and a Top 100 recruit overall. Evaluators were split on whether Robison was a pro-style quarterback or a dual-threat one. Either way, he was thought to be a Top 10 player at the position by just about everybody.
The loss of Robison won’t have much of an impact on the Sooners this season, although he was expected to add some depth. By coming in early, he was competing for the backup role behind Baker Mayfield. Instead, after practicing with the team in the Spring, his career is over at Oklahoma.
The backup quarterback role will likely fall to Kyler Murray, a transfer from Texas A&M, with sophomore Austin Kendall getting some mop up duty behind those two.