With this week’s news that Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray will make nearly $5 million in guaranteed money from the Oakland Athletics and still play football this fall, Texas Longhorns defensive end Breckyn Hager apparently had Murray on his mind on Friday:
There’s no particular rivalry between the two players other than that between the two teams, which will meet on October 6 for the annual grudge match at the Cotton Bowl.
Murray is prospective starting quarterback for the Sooners, replacing Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield, while Hager is a starter at defensive end after registering nine tackles for loss, four sacks, and three quarterback hurries in 2017.
Expect Hager to play a more consistent role in the defense after he saw little playing time throughout the start of his junior season, so he should be in peak form against the Sooners.
At that point, it will be time for Hager to back up the potential bulletin-board material with his play on the field.