If the Oklahoma Sooners are going to stun the college football world and defeat the Alabama Crimson Tide, then Kyler Murray will most likely have to put together a Herculean effort.
On the other sideline will be Tua Tagovailoa, who is dynamic in his own right, but might not have the tools that Murray possesses. Although the Alabama quarterback is one of the best in the country, head coach Nick Saban is having trouble finding a player that can mimic the Heisman Trophy winner’s actions during practice.
When discussing the team’s recent practices, Saban said “If we had someone who could duplicate what he does, we’d be playing him.”
After dedicating the first few practices to fundamentals and a camp like feel, Alabama began game prep for Oklahoma today. Nick Saban said players got fed a lot of information today. Mimicking QB Kyler Murray is difficult, though, he added. “If we had… https://t.co/hweIkfnguO
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Clearly Saban is very impressed with the overall skillset of Murray.
The Crimson Tide usually find a way to neutralize the opponent’s top offensive weapon, but this time around might be different. Whether he’s using his arm or his legs, Murray constantly gives opposing defensive coordinators headaches.
The Orange Bowl will take place on Dec. 29 from Hard Rock Stadium.
Kickoff is set for 8:00 p.m. ET, as it will be broadcast on ESPN.