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SportSooners' Murray still fighting illness, will play Saturday

22:51  27 december  2018
22:51  27 december  2018 Source:   ap.org

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Sooners' Murray still fighting illness, will play Saturday© The Associated Press Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray speaks during an NCAA college football media day on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Alabama plays Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl on Dec. 29. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Kyler Murray knows his future plans. Lots of rest, lots of fluids and a football game on Saturday.

From there, it's still a mystery.

Oklahoma's quarterback and the reigning Heisman Trophy winner was still dealing with a cough and some sniffles Thursday, two days before the fourth-ranked Sooners will face top-ranked Alabama in the College Football Playoff semifinals at the Orange Bowl. He insists that's his lone focus right now, despite the ongoing fascination about whether he'll play football, baseball or both professionally.

Kyler Murray dealing with illness, misses media session

Kyler Murray dealing with illness, misses media session Kyler Murray carried a flawed team into the College Football Playoff, so Oklahoma should take every precaution to ensure he’s healthy for the Orange Bowl. 

Kyler Murray , who was projected to succeed Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield as Oklahoma's quarterback, will have a difficult decision to make after being drafted No. 9 overall in the MLB draft by the Oakland Athletics on Monday. Murray has wanted to play quarterback for the Sooners this fall.

No Kyler Murray at today’s Orange Bowl news conference. He told OU’s media relations staff last night that he is under the weather. Kyler Murray here at Oklahoma practice despite missing media this morning due to illness . Hopefully Murray can be full-go by the time kickoff rolls around on Saturday .

"It's never bad to have options," Murray said.

Murray was drafted in the first round earlier this year by the Oakland A's, who paid the outfielder a signing bonus of about $4.7 million. That was six months before he became a Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, one who has guided the Sooners to a 12-1 record and into the four-team CFP field.

Now he's being mentioned as an NFL Draft candidate.

And yes, he did expect such a scenario to play itself out.

"I always felt like it might be, honestly," Murray said. "It's like nobody expected any of this but me, the people that are closest to me, people that I've always known, who have always watched me play whether it was football, baseball. Nobody expected this. So now it's kind of like, 'What do you do?' But for me, I'm just taking it one day at a time and doing what I've always done."

Kyler Murray leaves door open for the 2019 NFL Draft

Kyler Murray leaves door open for the 2019 NFL Draft Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray will have a lot of options when his college football season ends. But right now, his focus is on Saturday’s game with Alabama. Murray has signed a contract with the Oakland Athletics of MLB. Since then, he’s won the Heisman Trophy and, if he enters, would potentially be a top prospect in the NFL Draft. He insists that no decisions have been made on those lines and that right now, his focus is on the Crimson Tide. “Nothing has changed,” he said, per Alex Scarborough of ESPN. “I haven’t put any energy into worrying about it or anything like that.

The college football playoff gets underway Saturday . The first game of the college football playoff pits the Tigers and Fighting Irish against each other. Plus, everybody knows Kyler Murray call ball out with the best of them. He’s a dangerous man with the football in his hands.

Oklahoma Sooners quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray did not appear at his Wednesday press conference before the Orange Bowl game against Alabama with what the team called an illness . The Oklahoma Sooners arrive at Fort Lauderdale in airport.

Murray has thrown for 4,053 yards and 40 touchdowns this season, plus run for another 892 yards and 11 more scores. He missed a media session on Wednesday because he was feeling ill, and clearly wasn't 100 percent Thursday — but insisted that he will play in the Orange Bowl.

Sooners coach Lincoln Riley, as one might expect, raves about Murray's development.

"I felt like just with the way he had played in high school and what I had seen that he would have a pretty good football mind, but you could tell he understood the game," Riley said. "He was raw when he got to us in a lot of ways, but the natural talent, both physically and mentally, was certainly there."

In a year filled with Murray highlights, the Sooners' quarterback couldn't pick his favorite.

He's hoping it's yet to come.

"There's a lot of highlights. It's been a fun year," Murray said. "But for me, I'm not a satisfied guy, so for me, the highlight would be winning a national championship."

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