Lincoln Riley: Oklahoma offense won’t dip even without Kyler Murray
The Oklahoma Sooners have had back-to-back Heisman Trophy winners at quarterback, so it would only be logical to expect the offense to dip a bit. Lincoln Riley does not believe that will be the case, though.
Riley said he doesn’t anticipate any regression from the Oklahoma offense in 2019, adding that he expects the defense to improve as well.
Lincoln Riley doesn’t agree that OU’s offense won’t be as good w/out Kyler Murray: “We don’t plan on the offense dipping & we definitely expect the defense to be better”
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) July 15, 2019
We shouldn’t expect Riley to say anything negative about his offense publicly. Plus, he has an experienced quarterback in Jalen Hurts waiting to follow up Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray, though Hurts will have to win the job in a competition.
The Sooners led the nation in scoring last year with 48.4 points per game. That will be a tough act to follow no matter who’s under center, but Riley isn’t backing down from the challenge.