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SportKyler Murray didn’t appreciate one writer’s take that all of Murray’s success was due to Lincoln Riley

04:31  18 january  2019
04:31  18 january  2019 Source:   awfulannouncing.com

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While Murray is probably thankful for Riley ’ s tutelage, he definitely seemed to take issue with Hayes’ take . His response right below Hayes’ message was a simple and succinct one Totally dissing Murray ’ s role in becoming not just an elite quarterback, but a Heisman winner, is probably a little harsh.

Kyler Murray fires back at writer who says Lincoln Riley made him good thrower. Before he became a Heisman Trophy winner at Oklahoma, Kyler Murray Kyler Murray didn ’ t appreciate one writer ’ s take that all of Murray ’ s success was due to Lincoln Riley . One of the interesting things about

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One of the interesting things about being in the age of social media is that the walls between athletes and the media who cover them on a daily basis simply don’t exist anymore. So when someone tweets out a controversial take about an athlete, it’s not a surprise to see an athlete hit back anymore.

That happened on Twitter this week when college football writer Matt Hayes threw out his opinion that Lincoln Riley deserved all the credit for turning Kyler Murray into a Heisman winner and potential first round NFL Draft pick.

While Murray is probably thankful for Riley’s tutelage, he definitely seemed to take issue with Hayes’ take. His response right below Hayes’ message was a simple and succinct one: “You’re sick.”

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Kyler Cole Murray (born August 7, 1997) is an American football quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL).

Can Kyler Murray Make It in the NFL? Lincoln Riley ’ s Short Answer: Absolutely. So a lot of Murray ’ s situation is going to come down to which teams are comfortable with his size and are willing to build around a I think Earl Thomas is unlikely unless Thomas is willing to take less to come home.

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Judging by Hayes’ other tweets, he may just seem to be a really big fan of Lincoln Riley. For his part, Murray has only tweeted four times this year so this tweet must have really got his attention.

Totally dissing Murray’s role in becoming not just an elite quarterback, but a Heisman winner, is probably a little harsh. It’s not like Murray was a slouch and a nobody before he came to Oklahoma, either. He was a five-star recruit coming into college and the top rated dual-threat quarterback in his class. Although his numbers during his freshman season at Texas A&M didn’t exactly light the world on fire, it’s not like the downfall of Kevin Sumlin’s program was somehow his fault.

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Sooners QB, A's prospect Kyler Murray declares for NFL draft Kyler Murray, the first-round Major League Baseball draft pick and Heisman Trophy-winning Oklahoma quarterback, says he is declaring himself eligible for the NFL draft.Murray announced his decision Monday in a tweet .The Oakland Athletics made the speedy outfielder the ninth overall selection last June, signed him and gave him a $4.66 million signing bonus. The A's agreed to let him continue playing football, and he made the most of it by winning the Heisman in his only season as a starter for the Sooners. He passed for 4,361 yards and 42 touchdowns and ran for 1,001 yards and another 12 scores this past season. He posted the second-best passer efficiency rating in FBS history.

Kyler Murray ' s Unfathomable Rise to the Top of the NFL Draft. April 2018: The really real OU QB competition NFL Draft Status: Pretty good baseball prospect With Mayfield off to the NFL, Lincoln Riley swears Murray is definitely in a competition with Austin Kendall for the starting job heading into the

Oklahoma Sooners football coach Lincoln Riley joins Colin Cowherd on the show today. Hear Lincoln elaborate why Kyler Murray should go No. 1 overall in the upcoming 2019 NFL Draft, what he thinks about Baker Mayfield' s early success and what his secret is to developing QBs.

Yes, Riley has a great resumé when it comes to developing quarterbacks, especially those who transferred in like Murray and Baker Mayfield. But we’re talking about one of the most unique and gifted athletes in a generation with someone who could be a first round draft pick in the NFL and in Major League Baseball. He’s probably pretty secure in his attributes as an athlete and quarterback. And a little extra motivation probably won’t hurt his future prospects.

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