Oklahoma names Kyler Murray starting quarterback


August 23, 2018

Kyler Murray has been picked to fill Heisman winner Baker Mayfield's shoes as Oklahoma's starting quarterback.

The seventh-ranked Sooners said Wednesday that Murray — who is putting a baseball career on hold for now — will start the season opener on Sept. 1 against Florida Atlantic.

"This is a moment, since I started playing, I've been working for this," Murray said. "For me to be named the starting quarterback is obviously a huge honor. I know the standard of the position at this university, so it's my job to hold it."

The Oakland Athletics took Murray with the ninth pick in the MLB dr...

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