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Oklahoma Sooners Football Hot Links: Joel Klatt likes Kyler Murray at No. 1, Bob Stoops returns to Twitter, and more!

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Also, Spencer Rattler will were 7 at Oklahoma.

NCAA Basketball: Texas at Oklahoma Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Hump Day, friends and fans!

FS1’s Colin Cowherd, a man who possesses an unlimited supply of hot takes pertaining to the state of Oklahoma and its athletes, caught up with Joel Klatt to discuss Kyler Murray and why a team should or should not draft him.

Of course, Cowherd, like many others have over the past couple months, knocked Murray for his height, but Klatt clapped back with several examples of players that have been successful without being 6’5”. It’s a point that’s been made plenty of times in the past, but it never hurts to reiterate in this case.

Klatt also answered the question of what Kliff Kingsbury and the Arizona Cardinals should do with the top overall pick. If finding the right guy to match one’s offensive philosophy is the key, that might mean Josh Rosen isn’t the guy and Murray is. Kliff recruited KM to Texas A&M before he took the job at Texas Tech, so he’s known for a long time how he’d build a team around his talents.

The Michael Vick comparison also comes in, because since he went No. 1 overall nearly 20 years ago, there really hasn’t been another QB that the NFL has seen that is even close to comparable. Perhaps this latest Oklahoma Sooners signal caller is the one to finally make it a debate. *Bart Scott voice* CAN’T WAIT!

Now for today’s Hot Links! Bob Stoops chimes in on the Kevin Murray (non)issue, Jalen Hurts’ Heisman odds are updated, Tom Brady’s rookie card sells for the most ever of its kind and more!

OU Links

  • This is the least confident vote of confidence in the history of votes of confidence. Make way for Kyler Murray in the desert?
  • Pro Football Focus has put together its Pre-Combine Draft Board, and Kyler Murray tops the overall chart.
  • The people at Sports Illustrated broke down how rare of a feat Murray going in the first round would be while also looking at how some of the statistics have shaken out compared to others in this draft class.
  • Bob Stoops returned to Twitter and provided his two cents on the supposed Kyler Murray-Kevin Murray concern brought up by Tom Pelissero on Tuesday. Again, Bob Stoops has returned to Twitter!
  • Updated Heisman odds via Westgate Las Vegas Superbook currently have Jalen Hurts tied as the third most likely player to take home the prestigious piece of hardware.
  • There has been a scheduling update for Oklahoma Baseball this weekend, as the series with Columbia will now feature back-to-back double headers on Friday and Saturday with no game scheduled for Sunday.

Around the Sports World

  • On this day, 20 years ago, the sports world in St. Louis was changed forever, as The Arena came crashing down in a heap of rubble. Today in its place remains but the memory of what once stood as the home of the Blues and several other sports teams, though it is preserved in an archive of pictures captured throughout its history.
  • Russell Westbrook became Papa Russ when a kid reached out and touched him during the Thunder-Nuggets game. In a postgame interview, Westbrook said he told the father that he should control his son because he’s responsible for him. Good teachable moment.
  • A signed Tom Brady rookie card was sold for $400,100, breaking the record for the highest price ever for a football card at auction. The previous record was held by LeBron James’ card, which sold for $312,000 in 2016.
  • SB Nation’s Morgan Moriarty highlighted the game of the week for each week in the 2019 college football season, starting from Week 0 and ending with the Army-Navy game.
  • What would you do with a million dollars? It’s an age-old question that can tell a lot about the person being asked. The good folks at Every Day Should Be Saturday posed this in the context of going towards a college football program. How would you spend it under those circumstances? If I had a million dollars? I tell you what I’d do, man. I’d sit on my couch and eat two chips at the same time, man. Gotta love Lawrence.

Stick to Sports!

  • Psychologists at Lancaster University ran a study and found that listening to music stunted project creativity in subjects as opposed to the commonly heard background noises in a library setting. I’m listening to music as I type this. Maybe that’s why I have nothing witty to add.

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