The Oklahoma Sooners closed out the annual Spring Game with a 14-13 White victory over Red. With prying eyes, many questions were answered while others surfaced. Here’s three quick things we learned from the Spring Game.
Knowing full well Jordan Parker would miss time in the spring at corner due to injury, a door of opportunity revealed itself. Looking at the roster, a few names quickly rise to the top of the heap. But, when taking the field, it was Parnell Motley impressing all in attendance. On the third play of the game, Motley snagged an interception down the left field line. Behind an impressive performance including athletic pass break-ups, the corner cemented himself in the position battle. Consistency will be key moving forward.
At running back, it’s not secret that Oklahoma continues to stock the stable full of top tier talent. This year is no different with numerous options to call upon. Understandably cautious with Rodney Anderson, the coaching staff refused to play the expected starter much. Labeled as touch player in the Spring Game, the back showcased a bit of what fans can expect in the return game. Needless to say, we are just as curious before the game as to what Anderson brings to the table as we are after.
As far as the quarterback is concerned, you can say, “hello Kyler Murray!”
Kyler Murray with the….home run ball. pic.twitter.com/eyDChXN5ug
— Joe Buettner (@JoeBuettner) April 8, 2017
The Texas A&M transfer has split time between baseball and football through the spring. However, it does not appear to have set him back connecting on a deep ball for the touchdown pass. It doesn’t stop there for the dual-sport athlete who backed up the claim of being the fastest player on the roster.
— Sooner Gridiron (@soonergridiron) April 8, 2017
The quarterback made the trip from Austin to compete in the Spring Game and will once again rejoin the baseball team to face the Texas Longhorns. Stay tuned for more in depth coverage as we break down the Spring Game action!