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College Sports: Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray misses Orange Bowl availability due to illness

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — For the second year in a row, Oklahoma’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback is under the weather just days before the Sooners take the field for a College Football Playoff game.

Quarterback Kyler Murray missed Wednesday’s media availability due to an illness, per an Oklahoma spokesman.

A year ago, Baker Mayfield missed Rose Bowl availability for a similar reason. He later made a dramatic entrance to OU’s media day, but he wasn’t 100-percent healthy for the Sooners’ 54-48 overtime loss to Georgia.

Murray’s illness doesn’t appear to be as concerning. Running back Trey Sermon said Murray was “fine” and co-offensive coordinator Cale Gundy was even more optimistic. 

“He practiced yesterday,” Gundy said. “I think they just thought it’d be best for him to rest a little bit before practice. He should be fine.”

On Tuesday night, Oklahoma’s official Twitter account sent out this video of Murray at the beach throwing a football to kids:

Murray is scheduled to be available for Oklahoma’s primary media day Thursday morning.

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