Houston QB D'Eriq King to Sit Out Rest of 2019 Season to Preserve Eligibility and Transfer

Dana Holgorsen's nightmare in Houston has reached yet another horrifying chapter.

Quarterback D'Eriq King, who has struggled in Holgorsen's Air Raid after coming into the season with Heisman buzz, has decided to sit out the rest of the 2019 season. King, according to his father, will leave the school and play elsewhere next year.

In four games, King has completed under 53% of his passes for six touchdowns and two picks while running for 312 yards and six touchdowns. Those numbers are a far cry from 2018, in which he scored 50 total touchdowns (36 through the air, 14 on the ground) in just 11 games.

Considering the frenzy that transpired when Kelly Bryant became essentially a free agent before he ended up at Missouri, teams in the Power 5 conferences are probably sending a member of their staff down to Houston right now to try and get in King's ear.

While it's unknown if King is leaving for personal reasons or because he and Holgorsen just didn't see eye to eye, this is probably the death blow for the Cougars and their bowl eligibility this year.