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    Re: Just coach speak or is there a real chance Hurts may not be the starter at OU?

    Quote Originally Posted by WMack4Bama View Post
    Politicking. That freshman QB coming in was under the impression that he would walk right into the job (this was before Jalen decided to transfer). Coach Riley just has to walk a tight rope here.
    True. I don't think Rattler is a Tua, although he probably thinks he is...
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    Re: Just coach speak or is there a real chance Hurts may not be the starter at OU?

    We all know the knock on Hurts is his field vision and throwing. Honestly, Tua probably “beat” him out in 2017 but Saban was loyal. Hurts hasn’t earned that loyalty at OU so, if a younger QB beats him out then I wouldn’t be surprised at all if he doesn’t start.

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    Re: Just coach speak or is there a real chance Hurts may not be the starter at OU?

    Well, I’m going to be shocked if he doesn’t start. He showed tremendous improvement last year and he will be even better under Riley. Be that as t may, every player has to win their spot.

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    Re: Just coach speak or is there a real chance Hurts may not be the starter at OU?

    Apparently Rattler was one of the best QBs in the class of 2019. Unless Hurts is clearly head and shoulders above Rattler, then Riley has to decide on a one year player or OU's future. I would think he would go with the future QB. One of the down sides of transferring.
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    Re: Just coach speak or is there a real chance Hurts may not be the starter at OU?

    He said same thing about Murrary last year.
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    Re: Just coach speak or is there a real chance Hurts may not be the starter at OU?

    I went and read some of the recaps from their spring practice and spring game. Observers had little doubt that Jalen had wrapped the job up, at least heading into the fall.

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    Re: Just coach speak or is there a real chance Hurts may not be the starter at OU?

    Quote Originally Posted by WMack4Bama View Post
    Politicking. That freshman QB coming in was under the impression that he would walk right into the job (this was before Jalen decided to transfer). Coach Riley just has to walk a tight rope here.
    He’s alive!!

    You think Riley is walking the tightrope to have a good quarterback this year and give Rattler the chance to grow on the bench? It’s a dangerous play given how locker rooms can get divided, but it could give him a solid year at quarterback instead of facing growing pains as the season progresses.


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    Re: Just coach speak or is there a real chance Hurts may not be the starter at OU?

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    He’s alive!!

    You think Riley is walking the tightrope to have a good quarterback this year and give Rattler the chance to grow on the bench? It’s a dangerous play given how locker rooms can get divided, but it could give him a solid year at quarterback instead of facing growing pains as the season progresses.


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    I was about to give you a canned response and say that Jalen in OU's offense will be like Tua last season and playing only 2.5 qtrs a game and Rattler would be playing plenty. But then I went to look at their schedule. Whew.....I don't know.....Coach Riley will definitely want a seasoned QB who has played in many big games and hostile environments in there. Their schedule, at least on paper, looks very exciting to me. They should be favored in every game they play, but I see a handful of landmines
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    Re: Just coach speak or is there a real chance Hurts may not be the starter at OU?

    Quote Originally Posted by WMack4Bama View Post
    I was about to give you a canned response and say that Jalen in OU's offense will be like Tua last season and playing only 2.5 qtrs a game and Rattler would be playing plenty. But then I went to look at their schedule. Whew.....I don't know.....Coach Riley will definitely want a seasoned QB who has played in many big games and hostile environments in there. Their schedule, at least on paper, looks very exciting to me. They should be favored in every game they play, but I see a handful of landmines
    At UCLA in week three could be very intriguing.

    Mentioned in another thread that OU is replacing four of their OL from last year. That is pretty big for a true freshman QB, so Jalen would/should be able to handle it much better than Rattler.
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    Re: Just coach speak or is there a real chance Hurts may not be the starter at OU?

    Maybe Jalen can be a successful backup again this year and parlay that into a long and fruitful career as a backup QB in the NFL. Being a backup QB in the NFL is a sweet gig. And not everyone is cut out to be a starting QB. Just ask AJ...

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    Re: Just coach speak or is there a real chance Hurts may not be the starter at OU?

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    At UCLA in week three could be very intriguing.

    Mentioned in another thread that OU is replacing four of their OL from last year. That is pretty big for a true freshman QB, so Jalen would/should be able to handle it much better than Rattler.
    Agreed. I think Jalen will be the starter all year, make all-conference (1st or 2nd) and have OU competing for the conference title and the play-off. Jalen's combined running/throwing skills will overwhelm Big 12 defenses.

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    Re: Just coach speak or is there a real chance Hurts may not be the starter at OU?

    I think Jalen has a big year in the Big 12. I think he progressed noticeably last year.


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    Re: Just coach speak or is there a real chance Hurts may not be the starter at OU?

    Quote Originally Posted by WMack4Bama View Post
    Politicking. That freshman QB coming in was under the impression that he would walk right into the job (this was before Jalen decided to transfer). Coach Riley just has to walk a tight rope here.
    So long as Riley didn't throw it out there that Daunte Culpepper might have one more season of eligibility...

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