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Oklahoma Sooners Football Hot Links: Kyler Murray and “The Heightening”

An unnamed scout still doesn’t buy Kyler Murray’s height as it was recorded at the NFL Combine. Grab your tinfoil hats!

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Hey everybody! How’s it going?

So last week Kyler Murray was officially measured at the NFL Combine, and he came in at just over 5’10”. Put it to bed, it’s over and done with, moving on, right? Apparently not, because an unnamed scout (big surprise there) thinks the former Oklahoma Sooners QB could have possibly inflated his height by some sort of means. Folks, we now have a “heightening” on our hands.

This seems like yet another smokescreen, but is anyone actually dumb enough to be fooled by this one? Ehh... probably.

By now, I’m honestly pretty amused by these anonymous takes that pop up out of nowhere, especially when they’re this ridiculous. I mean, I guess trying to grow taller overnight isn’t unprecedented. Bobby Brady tried to hang from a bar to let gravity do it’s work. I think he grew about half an inch that episode. On second thought, no he didn’t, and even if his did, it’s a damn sitcom.

I hope Murray doesn’t re-measure at OU’s Pro Day, and not because he could possibly check in a lot shorter, but because I like to see these ridiculous tin foil hat people who always need a conspiracy to believe in have something to hold onto. Besides, they won’t be holding onto anything of worth in their line of work, so might as well throw them a bone.

Now for today’s Hot Links! Kyler Murray’s agent goes off, Lincoln Riley has a lot to gain if he has two No. 1 overall picks on his resume, LeBron passes MJ and more!

OU Links

  • When ESPN NFL Draft analyst Todd McShay watches Kyler Murray’s tape, he sees a player with off the charts instincts and a deep understanding of the game. None of that aligns with Charley Casserly’s report, so it only adds more questions to the source of his report.
  • After the negative comments NFL Network analyst Charley Casserly reported against Kyler Murray made their rounds on the web, Murray’s agent Erik Burkhardt went completely off to defend his client. He held nothing back, and I’m here for it.
  • The Tulsa World’s Guerin Emig wrote about Lincoln Riley and his response to the comments reported by Casserly. It’s a subject that’s close to home for Riley for two main reasons. One, because it’s his former player who he spent years with, and two, because this upcoming draft has the potential to take Oklahoma recruiting to the highest level.
  • Last year’s spring game was a resounding success as far as recruiting impact goes, and Lincoln Riley wants this year’s event to be even more of a difference maker. The man never stops crootin’.
  • In case you missed it, you can read more on the spring game plans and wishes, the QB battle, the players sidelined for the period and everything else Lincoln Riley discussed in his pre-spring press conference right here.
  • Class of 2020 four-star offensive guard Akinola Ogunbiyi has decommitted from Texas A&M, and word on the recruiting trail says Oklahoma is his likely landing spot.
  • Quade Cummins, a redshirt junior on the Oklahoma men’s golf team, earned a spot on the U.S. Team in the upcoming Arnold Palmer Cup. Congratulations, Quade! Boomer!

Around the Sports World

  • On Wednesday, LeBron James moved past Michael Jordan for fourth on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. Here’s that epic, historic moment. Also, ignore the hilariously lopsided scoreboard.
  • Los Angeles Lakers point guard Rajon Rondo has sat far away from his teammates before, but Mark Jackson points out why it’s a bad look. I have to agree with him, too. C’mon, man! There are even people who aren’t with the team sitting in between them.

Stick to Sports!

  • Today, March 7, is National Cereal Day. In your opinion, which cereal is the G.O.A.T., and which cereal is a hard pass? Here’s a top 10 of the all-time best, with some real classics like Fruity Pebbles and Rice Krispies making the list. For the longest time, Reese’s Puffs were my favorite, but I think if I could only go with one for the rest of my life, it’d be Frosted Flakes. Hey Tony! Also, Lucky Charms, you can kindly get out of my sight.

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