GARDENS, Fla. — Oklahoma quarter back Kyler Murray said he is trying to not consider the possibility that Saturday’s matchup against Alabama might be the ultimate competitive football match of his career.

The Heisman Trophy winner signed a 4.66 million contract to play with an Oakland A’s this summer, but he’s not nixed that the prospect of playing at the .

“It is never bad to own options,” Murray said Thursday,”but my primary focus would be this game”

At that time of his signing with the A’s — when it had been agreed he’d play with one football season at Oklahoma before reporting into the team — Murray said he felt he had been capable of acting at the .

“Clearly it wasn’t in the air, but I have always felt that I could play at the ,” he explained. “I am a certain guy. There isn’t really a great deal of short quarterbacks in the league, but I think there’s more guys paving the way because of that transition of not caring about how big you’re, how tall you’re. I have played with this game my whole life and I have always felt I could do it”

Having said that , he insisted his idea process has never changed within the span of the summer growing season when it comes to weighing a future at the MLB versus the .

“Nothing has changed,” he explained. “I haven’t put any energy to worrying about it or anything else like that. All I will do is go outside and play with Saturday and let’s drama speak for itself”

In 2013, Murray has chucked for 4,053 yards, 40 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

The 2 will proceed Head to Head on Saturday at the CFP semifinal game at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Gardens.

Murray, that missed a media opportunity on Wednesday by having an illness, said he had been feeling better Thursday. Wondering if he would be fine to play with Saturday, he explained,”Yes”

Oklahoma assistant head coach Shane Beamer compared Murray’s capacity to that of former star quarter back Michael Vick.

“I never thought I’d see Michael Vick again, but Kyler is the nearest thing due to the rate, for you personally, that the accuracy and the arm strength,” Beamer said. “You’ve maybe seen other guys come together who’d just one of those three or even just two of those three. But Kyler is accurate. Kyler has mad arm strength, and he is so fast. Plus they truly are both ferocious competitors in hate and anything to lose”

Said offensive coordinator Cale Gundy:”I had been seeing with one reunite in fall camp, and he was like,’He is 5 9, he can not play at our flat.’ And that I saw the exact same guy at the Big 12 championship match before the match, and he also came up to me and he goes’He will be a first-round draft pick if he hes to turn out'”

Murray described a balancing act of emotions, being committed to playing expert while playing one final season of football.

“You try to tell yourself it will soon be more easy,” he said,”but by the close of the afternoon that I expected this. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t expect you’ll own success on the field and the soccer field”


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