Oklahoma offensive tackle Christian Daimler announced Thursday afternoon he is going to leave the program with hopes of being a graduate transfer somewhere else.
Daimler said he was granted his release by the university and will seek another destination to play his final year of college football. He will be immediately eligible no matter what school he selects.
Daimler’s career simply never took off in Norman despite his legit 6-foot-7, 310-pound frame. He redshirted in 2013 and didn’t make his OU debut until last season as a redshirt junior.
Daimler played in three games and did well to work his way back from an injury last year. With the talent the Sooners have at offensive line, Daimler looking for playing time would be a valid reason for the transfer.
The departure of Daimler means the end of the James Patton/Bruce Kittle era as all offensive linemen on campus now have been recruited by Bill Bedenbaugh.
Daimler leaving also gives OU that necessary scholarship to allow former Kentucky wide receiver Jeff Badet to be a graduate transfer for the Sooners. The grad transfer adding one and losing one puts OU back at 85 scholarships.