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19:25  16 february  2019
19:25  16 february  2019 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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This is like Barry Sanders running with the football as a quarterback,” Riley said on The Herd with Colin Cowherd. “I’m not saying he’s as good of a runner as Barry Murray threw for 4,361 yards and 42 touchdowns last season for the Sooners, leading them to a College Football Playoff berth.

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Riley: Murray 'like Barry Sanders running with football'© Provided by Oath Inc. Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said that Kyler Murray’s ability to run the football is similar to Barry Sanders. (Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Kyler Murray has more than proved himself as a running quarterback.

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.

He also, though, had a pretty bold comparison when discussing the quarterback’s ground game on Friday.

“Athletically, there’s no comparison to this guy. This is like Barry Sanders running with the football as a quarterback,” Riley said on The Herd with Colin Cowherd on Friday. “I’m not saying he’s as good of a runner as Barry Sanders, but the guy that has elite speed, elite quickness and has a feel for not taking big hits when he runs. Even though he ran more than Baker (Mayfield) did, he took way, way less hits because he is so athletically gifted, he just avoids them. He doesn’t take big shots, and he avoids them as well.”

A’s still unsure if Kyler Murray will report to training camp

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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 Kyler Murray will succeed as a mobile quarterback in the NFL.

Riley: Murray 'like Barry Sanders running with football'© Provided by Oath Inc.

Murray threw for 4,361 yards and 42 touchdowns last season for the Sooners, leading them to a College Football Playoff berth. He was a dominant runner, too, racking up 1,001 yards on 140 carries for 12 touchdowns. Only four quarterbacks in the FBS ran for more yards.

Sanders, who played at Oklahoma State from 1986-1988, ran for 2, 628 yards and 37 touchdowns during his Heisman Trophy campaign in 1988.

The Hall-of-Famer racked up more than 15,200 rushing yards during his 10-year NFL career with the Detroit Lions, and ran for at least 1,300 yards nine times. He reached the Pro Bowl in all 10 seasons he was in the league, too, and led the Lions to five playoff berths. Sanders is, naturally, widely considered to be one of the best running backs to ever play the game.

A’s not giving up on Kyler Murray, which could complicate his NFL prospects

A’s not giving up on Kyler Murray, which could complicate his NFL prospects When it comes to Kyler Murray’s commitment to football, actions will speak much more loudly than words. The problem for the NFL team that picks Murray could be that his ultimate action — a return to baseball — comes only after a draft choice has been squandered on him. Yes, Murray says he’s fully committed to football. But with the A’s still committed to pursuing Murray, Murray’s commitment can flip back to baseball just as quickly as his commitment flipped away from it. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Oakland A’s remain determined to sign Murray to a baseball contract.

Lincoln Riley , who coached the Heisman Trophy winner at Oklahoma, had nothing but confidence that Kyler Murray will succeed as a mobile quarterback in the NFL.

Oklahoma Sooners football quarterback Kyler Murray drew comparisons Detroit Lions and NFL Legend Barry Sanders from Lincoln Riley . Riley said Murray and

Even though Murray will likely never be as good of a runner as Sanders was — that’s a high bar to reach, especially for a quarterback — the comparison is definitely an interesting one.

And, perhaps most importantly, it can help fend critics off who cite Murray’s size as a reason to stay away from the quarterback in the NFL draft.

Murray, at 5-foot-10, 195 pounds, is significantly smaller than most quarterbacks in today’s NFL. Yet with his running ability — which Riley is clearly putting up with the best of them — and how he’s faired so far as a “short” quarterback, Riley doesn’t think that’s an issue.

Murray’s been short all of his life, he said, and look where that’s gotten him.

“He’s learned to deal with it. It’s not a factor for him,” Riley said on SiriusXM NFL Radio this week. “We had an NFL-sized offensive line. Played against a lot of really, really good defensive lines. I mean, the guy I think had four or five batted-down passes, I think, the whole season. It’s just not much of a factor, as much as people would think it is. We got to live that for really the last four years playing with what guys would consider short, prototypical quarterbacks, and it was never an issue for us.

Jalen Hurts can squat roughly the weight of a black bear

Jalen Hurts can squat roughly the weight of a black bear This is not a new thing for Oklahoma’s QB, but it is amazing. Jalen Hurts, the Alabama-turned-Oklahoma QB, is built more like a running back than a typical college passer. Exhibit A could be any number of power runs he executed over his three years in Tuscaloosa, and Exhibit B could just be this video of him squatting: In LOVE with the [email protected]#RareBreed#OUDNApic.twitter.com/Tv4aGGTVDT— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) February 14, 2019 I’m counting six 45-pound barbells on each side of what’s probably a 45-pound bar.

Riley compared Murray 's ability to avoid big hits to Barry Sanders . Kyler Murray represents the most intriguing quarterback prospect in years as the Oklahoma product boasts a unique combination of speed, throwing ability "Now, would you be crazy to draft a guy like this and not use his athleticism?"

Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said that Kyler Murray ’s ability to run the football is similar to Barry Sanders . Robert Anthony Stoops (born September 9, 1960) is an American football coach who currently serves as head coach and general manager of the planned Dallas-based XFL team.

“I think it’s something that will get made a lot of at draft time, and I think once Kyler starts playing, just like Baker, I don’t think it will be a factor at all.”

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