The debate all summer at Oklahoma has been about who will replace quarterback Baker Mayfield, the Heisman Trophy winner who got the Sooners so painfully close to the CFP national championship game.

The choices were Texas A&M transfer Kyler Murray, one of the best athletes playing the position today, and sophomore Austin Kendall, a strong-armed four-star recruit from North Carolina.

Murray announced earlier this year that he will play professional baseball after this football season is over. The Oakland A’s have given him $5 million and their blessing to play this final football season before he goes to work for them.

One could surmise that Murray wasn’t postponing his baseball career to ride the bench in Norman this season. And on Wednesday he was named the starting quarterback of the Sooners.

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