First, Awesome username!! Recognizing the amazing, Top Tier history of Oklahoma, one of only 2 or 3 elite teams in the history of college football.Hurts is the odds on favorite to start in our home opener vs UH. Riley is just doing and saying what any HC would say under such circumstances. It should be noted that OU's QB room is not bereft of talent. Tanner Mordecai was the 1st team 6-A all-state QB at Waco Midway. Schaeffer was the starting QB for the 2-A Texas state champion, Canadian. He is a walk-on but not without talent. Finally, there's Spencer Rattler, the MVP of his Elite 11 class. The #1 rated pro-style QB in the country coming out of Pennacle H.S. in Arizona. At 6'2" and 198 lbs he is as fast as Hurts but with an accurate cannon for an arm and he plays with a swagger much like Mayfield. He committed in June of 2017 and has had out playbook since then. The smart money is he gets in 4 games but RS's but if Hurts under performs or gets hurt, it would surprise no one if Rattler took over. We've had this happen before where young untested QB's were forced into action and excelled...Jimmy Harris, Jamaille Holliway, Steve Davis, Landry Jones all took over after the starter was injured or in Davis' case after the starter was declared ineligible. It looks like we won't take a QB in this class and we already have q commitment for 2021, the #1 rated QB from Georgia who's name escapes me. I think all Sooner fans want and expect Hurts to start.
This board is totally all in for Tua, most already proclaiming him Bama's best of all Time! LMAO
But Saban played Jalen for good reason: He's a hell of a QB. I won't get a second from anyone on this board, but I am as sure as a fan can be:Hurts would compete for Bama's starting job if he were still here - and assuming one N. Saban got a vote.
He'll compete at OU, and I will be pulling for him to be one of your all-time greats - I am convinced he's done enough to be a Bama All Timer.
RTR and Boomer Sooner