Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts decided to transfer to Oklahoma.

He will be available immediately as a graduate transfer.

Hurts was a two-year starter who led Alabama to a pair of national championship games and was Southeastern Conference offensive player of the year as a freshman.

Tua Tagovailoa replaced Hurts at halftime against Georgia in the national title game after the 2017 season, then beat him out for the starting job heading into this past season and finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting.

Hurts left Alabama with 5,626 yards and 48 touchdowns passing and 1,976 yards and 23 touchdowns rushing.

New selection committee members selected

Former Texas A&M coach R.C. Slocum, Arkansas State athletic director Terry Mohajir and retired Gen. Ray Odierno were added to College Football Playoff selection committee. Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens will serve as committee chairman for another season. The new committee members replace three whose terms have ended: former Southern Mississippi coach Jeff Bower, former Central Michigan coach Herb Deromedi and former Vanderbilt coach Bobby Johnson.

Wolverines offer seventh-grader scholarship

The father of a seventh-grader in Michigan said his son has a scholarship offer from Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines. Brian Williams said Harbaugh made the offer after watching film of his son Isaiah, who plays quarterback. He said he tries to keep his son grounded, and believes the offer will motivate Isaiah even more.


Woods to start at Torrey Pines

Tiger Woods is starting another year at Torrey Pines, this time with higher expectations.

Woods announced that he will play in the Farmers Insurance Open next week. He has won the tournament seven times, and Torrey Pines is where he won the U.S. Open in 2008.

Woods tied for 23rd a year ago when no one — himself included — was sure what to expect. He was coming off a fourth back surgery, this one to fuse his lower spine. This will be his first PGA Tour event since he won the Tour Championship last September to cap off a comeback year.

around the horn

Baseball: Reds play-by-play broadcaster Marty Brennaman will retire after the 2019 season, his 46th in Cincinnati. ... Royals pitcher Eric Skoglund was suspended for the season's first 80 games after testing positive for two performance-enhancing substances. ... Rangers righthander Shawn Tolleson retired after a setback in an attempted comeback from Tommy John surgery.

Soccer: Major League Soccer MVP Josef Martinez signed a five-year contract extension with Atlanta United.

Media: Bob Costas, who stepped down as NBC's prime-time Olympics host two years ago, has left the network's sports division altogether. He will continue to do work for the MLB Network and wants to do an interview show as well.