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SportKyler Murray fires back at writer who says Lincoln Riley made him good thrower

19:55  17 january  2019
19:55  17 january  2019 Source:   yardbarker.com

Kyler Murray likely to declare for NFL draft today

Kyler Murray likely to declare for NFL draft today But if he does, it does not mean he has decided to eschew baseball. At least not yet.

Lincoln Riley undoubtedly made him a better player, but Murray doesn’t want to give the Sooners head coach all the credit. On Wednesday, Bleacher Report college football writer Matt Hayes decided to praise Riley by asserting that Murray “didn’t remotely resemble a thrower ” when he first

Lincoln Riley undoubtedly made him a better player, but Murray doesn’t want to give the Sooners head coach all the credit. Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley has agreed to a contract extension , putting rumors that he might Since Lincoln Riley came to Norman in 2015 as the Sooners' offensive

Kyler Murray fires back at writer who says Lincoln Riley made him good thrower© Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Before he became a Heisman Trophy winner at Oklahoma, Kyler Murray was one of the greatest high school quarterbacks the state of Texas — or any state, for that matter — had ever seen. Lincoln Riley undoubtedly made him a better player, but Murray doesn’t want to give the Sooners head coach all the credit.

On Wednesday, Bleacher Report college football writer Matt Hayes decided to praise Riley by asserting that Murray “didn’t remotely resemble a thrower” when he first arrived at Oklahoma.

Hayes was immediately ripped by followers and fans who reminded him that Murray led Allen High School to three Texas state championships and was 43-0 as a starting quarterback. Murray himself, who hadn’t tweeted since announcing on Monday that he has declared for the NFL Draft, also felt the need to fire back.

The comment Hayes made seemed like more of a compliment for Riley than a knock on Murray, but you can see why Murray would feel like it discredits everything he accomplished before he got to Oklahoma. After all, the former five-star recruit and No. 1 dual-threat quarterback in the country did throw for more than 8,000 yards and score a total of 144 — that’s right, 144 — touchdowns between his junior and senior seasons.

Deion Sanders says he'd advise Kyler Murray to choose baseball over football

Deion Sanders says he'd advise Kyler Murray to choose baseball over football "If I'm in his shoes, I'm picking up that baseball bat and I'm not looking back," Sanders said.

Here's what Riley tells scouts who ask about whether Murray 's size will affect his playmaking abilities at the next level. "Oh, I think it's just talking about how we And that gets to the point: Just because a quarterback checks all the boxes on physical attributes doesn't magically make him a good player, let

Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said that Kyler Murray 's ability to run the football is similar to Barry Sanders. Lincoln Riley , who coached the Heisman Trophy winner at Oklahoma, had nothing but confidence that Murray will succeed as a mobile quarterback in the NFL.

Murray obviously isn’t viewed as a pure passer, and that is one of the reasons NFL scouts aren’t as high on him as people expect. Still, saying he “didn’t remotely resemble a thrower” before he played for Riley is a bit of an exaggeration.

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Oklahoma gives Lincoln Riley raise to $6M per year with extension through 2024.
Riley, who made $4.8 million last year, also received a contract extension through January 2024. "My family and I are very appreciative of the support the University of Oklahoma has shown,” Riley said. “This has been a great home for us. We've had a great start and we're excited for many more great years in the future." Home.#OUDNApic.twitter.com/SsLxx7jQAi— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) January 30, 2019 Riley, who made $4.8 million last year, will also receive an annual $700,000 stay bonus for each year he remains with the Sooners on top of $150,000 in annual bumps through the 2023 season, ESPN notes.

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