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    Re: Kyler Murray Signs $5M Deal With Oakland A's That Allows Him To Play QB For Oklah

    If I am Kyler Murray's father I would forbid him from playing football again and risk getting hurt. Take the money and head to his minor league team. Much better odds of making it in MLB than in the NFL, plus a much longer shelf life.
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    Re: Kyler Murray Signs $5M Deal With Oakland A's That Allows Him To Play QB For Oklah

    Quote Originally Posted by GrayTide View Post
    If I am Kyler Murray's father I would forbid him from playing football again and risk getting hurt. Take the money and head to his minor league team. Much better odds of making it in MLB than in the NFL, plus a much longer shelf life.
    As the father of a 21 year old young man, my days of "forbidding" are long past. But would you really forbid your son something that mattered so much to him and was within his grasp?

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    Re: Kyler Murray Signs $5M Deal With Oakland A's That Allows Him To Play QB For Oklah

    Quote Originally Posted by uafan4life View Post
    It's not that complicated. NCAA rules allow student athletes to be professional athletes and still compete as long as they aren't on scholarship for any sport for which they are a paid professional.

    So, basically, he can continue to play football for Oklahoma but cannot play baseball for them.
    This used to be a conference rule only. IIRC we lost a highly touted QB back in the 70's because the SEC prohibited a recruit who had signed a MLB contract from playing any sport in the SEC. The ACC and the old SWC allowed this however.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B1GTide View Post
    As the father of a 21 year old young man, my days of "forbidding" are long past. But would you really forbid your son something that mattered so much to him and was within his grasp?
    Forbid was probably too harsh, but yes the risk of playing another season of football compared to possibly a 15-20 year career in the majors is not worth the risk I would be willing my son to take. This is exactly what happened to a friend of mine. Passed up a chance to play for the Braves and had a career ending injury his freshman year at Alabama.
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    Re: Kyler Murray Signs $5M Deal With Oakland A's That Allows Him To Play QB For Oklah

    Quote Originally Posted by B1GTide View Post
    Next step - Saban has a booster buy a minor league team and every Alabama football player gets a baseball contract.
    I believe the SEC has a conference rule against this, it was mentioned a lot in the recruitment of Winston. Something about being under contract or what not, although they can play after their baseball career is over.
    Apologies if I said anything that could be construed as a personal insult.
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    Re: Kyler Murray Signs $5M Deal With Oakland A's That Allows Him To Play QB For Oklah

    Quote Originally Posted by Tug Tide View Post
    I’m a baseball guy, so I’ve been following this one closely. I do wonder how hard is he going to work at football this year with the baseball money coming his way. How does Coach Riley manage a QB room when one of his guys is in this position. It will be interesting to follow.
    "Coach" Riley is a joke and OU will find this out sooner rather than later. He choked his guts out in the CFP against UGA.

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    Re: Kyler Murray Signs $5M Deal With Oakland A's That Allows Him To Play QB For Oklah

    Quote Originally Posted by KrAzY3 View Post
    I believe the SEC has a conference rule against this, it was mentioned a lot in the recruitment of Winston. Something about being under contract or what not, although they can play after their baseball career is over.
    Yes or at least they still had it when Winston was being recruited. It was the main reason he went to FSU so he could do both as he was drafted or they thought he was going to be out of h.s. but I don't think he was.

    Quote Originally Posted by Snuffy Smith View Post
    I am surprised the A’s are OK with him not showing up this summer and playing rookie ball. If I am paying him this much I want his focus on baseball.


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    Small price to pay to get him to sign and just delay him getting to Rookie Ball instead of losing him totally.

    Quote Originally Posted by UAllday View Post
    Could he play baseball, not on scholarship?
    No, he's done at OU baseball wise. It's like football and basketball, once you're drafted and you sign you're not playing that sport anymore.

    Quote Originally Posted by B1GTide View Post
    Baseball is so different than football. It will take Murray years to be ready to start for Oakland. So why risk having him walk away, making that draft pick a total waste, over one season of minor league ball? If you believe that Murray can be great, you let him play.

    They did, however, limit him to only one year of football. Murray has 2 years of eligibility remaining. So Murray has to get it done this year.
    Yep they're betting he doesn't win the job this year.

    Quote Originally Posted by GrayTide View Post
    If I am Kyler Murray's father I would forbid him from playing football again and risk getting hurt. Take the money and head to his minor league team. Much better odds of making it in MLB than in the NFL, plus a much longer shelf life.
    His father was a MLB pitcher so I seriously doubt they need the money. Now that he's signed the A's have him no matter what anyways and it's not like he is going to actually play for the A's themselves in the next couple of years.
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    Re: Kyler Murray Signs $5M Deal With Oakland A's That Allows Him To Play QB For Oklah

    Quote Originally Posted by bamamc1 View Post
    "Coach" Riley is a joke and OU will find this out sooner rather than later. He choked his guts out in the CFP against UGA.
    His Sooners took the second best team in college football to OT in that game. I wouldn't call that "choking".

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    Re: Kyler Murray Signs $5M Deal With Oakland A's That Allows Him To Play QB For Oklah

    I like the idea he signed with Oakland but I do not think he should play football. Just my opinion.

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    Re: Kyler Murray Signs $5M Deal With Oakland A's That Allows Him To Play QB For Oklah

    On draft night they (MLB network) said that he had already told everyone he would sign, then play his last year at OU, and immediately go on to pro baseball. He knows he is not going to play pro football. I personally think it's a pretty good deal, EXCEPT it sort of spits in the eye of the myth that these kids are going to school first and then happen to play a sport. Sort of like the one and done rule in hoops.

    But we all knew that.

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    Re: Kyler Murray Signs $5M Deal With Oakland A's That Allows Him To Play QB For Oklah

    Quote Originally Posted by bamamick View Post
    On draft night they (MLB network) said that he had already told everyone he would sign, then play his last year at OU, and immediately go on to pro baseball. He knows he is not going to play pro football. I personally think it's a pretty good deal, EXCEPT it sort of spits in the eye of the myth that these kids are going to school first and then happen to play a sport. Sort of like the one and done rule in hoops.

    But we all knew that.

    rtr
    To be fair, Murray always knew that he was going to be a MLB player - or, at least, make a serious effort to do so. He could have been drafted right out of HS, though not quite as high.

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    Re: Kyler Murray Signs $5M Deal With Oakland A's That Allows Him To Play QB For Oklah

    Quote Originally Posted by B1GTide View Post
    Next step - Saban has a booster buy a minor league team and every Alabama football player gets a baseball contract.
    Excellence in positing, B1GTide. But instead of a booster, Saban would work through former (and then 23-year-old) Birmingham A's general manager and BOT emeritus Paul W. Bryant Jr. for pulling it off. Still might, if Paul (Not Cubby) Bryant's amenable to the idea...

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    Re: Kyler Murray Signs $5M Deal With Oakland A's That Allows Him To Play QB For Oklah

    Quote Originally Posted by GrayTide View Post
    If I am Kyler Murray's father I would forbid him from playing football again and risk getting hurt. Take the money and head to his minor league team. Much better odds of making it in MLB than in the NFL, plus a much longer shelf life.
    You do realize Elway was signed to the Yankees before going to the Broncos.

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