January 16th, 2019 at 7:38 PM ^

Over the last 20 years Oklahoma has had a player in the heisman conversation more often than not and only 3 of those guys were better than Hurts (AP, Mayfield, Murray). Oklahoma will put up a ton of points and Hurts can use his legs to offset some of his passing. But make no mistake, Hurts is still a great passer in the college game. Not elite, but he’s definitely dangerous and he’s got a high football IQ. Lincoln will design a passing game that fits Hurts perfectly. There will be a drop off and Hurts most likely won’t win the heisman, but I bet he ends up in the top 5.


January 16th, 2019 at 1:32 PM ^

Hurts is considered more limited as a passer. He can do it, of course, but there was a narrower frame of circumstances where he could succeed. 

If there's an offense where he can learn to pass effectively and show some promise for the next level, Oklahoma is it; and Oklahoma can still use his running ability. 

Higher pressure here, since he'll have both Tua and the previous officeholders to deal with, but it'll be interesting to watch. 


January 18th, 2019 at 2:55 PM ^

Remember the name? He's already one of the top receivers in college football and has almost 2,000 receiving yds in 2 seasons. He's definitely a freakish stud though and probably has the best hands on the team.

With the guys they've just brought in (3 of top 10 WR recruits in country, plus top TE), along with a couple of returning 900+ yd rushers in Sermon and Brooks, they're going to take a lot of pressure of Hurts.


January 16th, 2019 at 2:45 PM ^

The thing is, by my reading of the rule, it doesn't have to be a "racist culture." I think the rule can be interpreted as allowing immediate eligibility in the face of egregarious behavior, even if it's a one time event. That is to say, the fact that the slur directed at Fields appears to be isolated may not prevent him from being eligible. 


All that said, fuck OSU and I hope they never have a good QB again. 


January 17th, 2019 at 11:16 AM ^

Right. But that's my point. The literal language of the rule is pretty lose, so it's not like a player would need to run away in fear and never come back. There was a lot of discussion on the rule on this board within the last week. You should look the rule up because you'll see its not as strict as we (OSU-haters) wish it were. 


January 16th, 2019 at 1:37 PM ^

This is getting kind of stupid.  I am pretty dug in as a college football fan so I will continue to watch it for the immediate future but this basically free-agency.


January 16th, 2019 at 1:41 PM ^

He graduated. The grad transfer rule, to me, is a great feature, a reward for academic success and a boon to people like Hurts who are good but supplanted by someone who is better, and other such situations. 

The Fields transfer, if he is immediately eligible, is free agency. Hurts put in the work and has earned his chance somewhere else. 


January 16th, 2019 at 1:41 PM ^

And Riley is blocking their backup from Grad Transferring to WVU.

I understand the logic, but they argued for Baker to be elligible immediately for intraconference transferring as an undergrad.