Analyst Names Program That “Won” The College Football Offseason

first_imgA general view of an Oklahoma Sooners football game.NORMAN, OK – NOVEMBER 25: The Oklahoma Sooners and West Virginia Mountaineers in between plays at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated West Virginia 59-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)The college football offseason is set to enter a new period soon, as spring football is approaching for several programs around the country.The true offseason – the time for serious player and coaching movement – is mostly over, or at the very least, coming close to wrapping up.Which college football program “won” the offseason?According to one analyst, it’s not Alabama or Clemson…247Sports Director of Scouting Barton Simmons believes Oklahoma might be the program that “won” the offseason. The Sooners added former Crimson Tide quarterback Jalen Hurts via a transfer.“I think Lincoln Riley is going to cater that offense to be perfect for him, and he’s going to kill it,” Simmons said on the Cover 3 College Football Podcast. “I legitimately believe we could see three-straight Heisman Trophy winners. I think there’s that opportunity there for sure.”Hurts is expected to start under center for Oklahoma in 2019. The Sooners will likely be a preseason top five team.“Jalen Hurts is the perfect addition to that team, not only from a skillset standpoint but he adds leadership at the quarterback position,” Simmons said. “I don’t know what Tanner Mordecai was bringing to the table from a leadership standpoint, Spencer Rattler the true freshman quarterback could have battled for a starting job probably if he had enrolled in the midterm. But you can’t ask for a freshman to lead that group and feel confident in what’s going to happen. I think Jalen Hurts comes in there and immediately wins the team, and they’re just good. They’re set on offense.”Oklahoma opens its season on Aug. 31 against Houston.last_img

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