Kyler Murray’s first year at Texas A&M University didn’t go as planned, so on Thursday he announced that he will step on the University of Oklahoma’s campus starting immediately… Yes, the former 5-star recruit will be enrolling at OU for the Spring 2016 semester.
“We’re very happy to welcome Kyler to our program and we look forward to working with him,” Sooners head coach Bob Stoops said, per assistant A.D. Mike Houck.
Murray decided to transfer after a disappointing freshman season at TAMU; throwing for only 686 yards, 5 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions… along with 335 yards and one score on the ground. These are not bad numbers (minus the INTs) but considering that this kid is a 5-star recruit, he was expected to do far more than that and was never able to overtake Kyle Allen for the starting QB spot.
This is kind of a surprise for A&M fans because it appeared like Murray would be the starter going into the 2016-2017 season when Allen announced he was transferring, but Murray apparently had something up his sleeve himself.
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The relationship with offensive coordinator Jake Spavital started to turn when there was a verbal altercation between the two after a loss to Alabama. In the end, Murray didn’t play the last two games of the season which sort of revealed Texas A&M’s intentions regarding Murray.
This is a big move for Oklahoma looking towards the future.
Yes, Baker Mayfield will be the starting quarterback next season unless some crazy situation happens, but next year will be his last. Kyler Murray will have to sit out the entire 2016-2017 season (Baker’s senior season) but will more than likely use his redshirt and will enter the 2017-2018 season as a sophomore with three years of eligibility left.
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