Toby Rowland: Ideally Kyle Murray wants to play both football and baseball

Why The Heisman Trophy winner is poised to be a two sport pro athlete.....

Chris Goforth
December 29, 2018 - 9:54 am

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The Voice of the Oklahoma Sooners, Toby Rowland, joined College Football Gametime to preview today’s Orange Bowl semifinal game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Oklahoma Sooners. Rowland on Kyler Murray potentially choosing football over baseball, “In his heart of hearts he loves both sports and I think he would ideally like to play both. The ball is in the A’s court right now. When he is done with football he is going to sit down with the A’s, Scott Boras and Lincoln Riley and discuss his options.”

Rowland on how good of a baseball player Murray is, “He is really good, roughly a .300 hitter but he isn’t the best baseball player in the country, he is the best football player in the country. He has Billy Hamilton type speed but I have heard him be compared to Andrew McCuthen.”

Rowland on if the Sooners can win the National Title with their current defense, “Well we will find out. They don’t have to be the ’85 Bears, they just need to get some stops. You are going to be playing Alabama who is the best defense they have played all year so they will probably be punting the ball more in this game then they have all year.”

Rowland on wide receiver Hollywood Brown’s status, “I’m going to take people’s word on this one and say that he is going to play but he is less than 100 percent.”

Rowland on Lincoln Riley’s future potentially being in the NFL, “This is the first time we have done this with Lincoln. He is a great recruiter and likes that aspect of things. Until he actually turns down some offers we are all going to be a little nervous. But for now it certainly seems like he loves college football.”

Rowland then went on to talk about Oklahoma’s running game and how many points he thinks it will take to win tonight’s game (40).