“If I wanted to leave Houston and go somewhere else, I could’ve,” he added. “It’s what I want to do. I think it’s the best opportunity for me. I don’t think anybody will reach out to me. Even if they do, they should know I’m staying.”
No matter how straight-faced King was at the podium during the Redshirt Press Conference on Sept. 24, 2019, there was never any guarantee he would ever put on a UofH jersey again. Hence, why you don’t open up the possibility of losing your best player by asking him to redshirt as a Senior.
One thing is for certain: it’s time for the Cougars to put this bizarre chapter behind them and move on. Will or record improve? Maybe, but not dramatically and we are certainly not playing for the conference title or NYE6 Bowl without King. Let’s all try to support CDH and this flawed plan to sacrifice a season to surround King with added depth because it is officially now a dumpster fire! The grand Redshirt Plan of 2019 has blown up in our face. Was it worth it? Absolutely Not. Four (4) months later is UofH any better off? Absolutely Not. Will UofH be looked at as innovative for trying this? Sure, I guess, but no other program will attempt to go down this road knowing the results.
King announcing he was entering the transfer portal during the National Championship game was well thought out and calculated to brilliantly market himself to every blue blood program in the country. He gone. He might have announced yesterday, but it’s obvious he had this planned out for awhile. The timing is very suspicious. I assume that wherever school King goes he will he asked to play football, not watch from the stands if his team gets off to a rocky 1-4 start.