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Baker Mayfield Offers Up His Advice For Jalen Hurts

Quarterback Baker Mayfield #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners walks off the field after losing to the Georgia Bulldogs 54-48 in the 2018 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game.

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01: Quarterback Baker Mayfield #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners walks off the field after losing to the Georgia Bulldogs 54-48 in the 2018 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

For the past two seasons the Oklahoma Sooners have held claim to the Heisman Trophy winner. Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray won the award during their final seasons in college football.

Next up for the Sooners is Jalen Hurts, who made the decision to transfer from Alabama after three seasons.

Hurts isn't expected to win the Heisman Trophy, but fans in Oklahoma should have high hopes for him. After all, Lincoln Riley's system should do wonders for the dual-threat quarterback.

While playing under Riley is enough to revitalize Hurts' career, the former Alabama quarterback received some advice this week from Mayfield.

"I'd say it's the same thing I told Kyler: Be himself. He doesn't need to try and do anything we did," Mayfield said. "He needs to do his game, and that's good enough. There's a reason he's here and there's a reason he's a national champion."

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Mayfield did make a few solid points, specifically when referring to Hurts as a national champion.

Hurts led Alabama to the College Football Playoff in his first two seasons, but Nick Saban ultimately went with Tua Tagovailoa in 2018.

The Sooners needed a replacement for Murray, and it's safe to say Hurts is a worthy successor to the No. 1 overall pick.

We'll see if Hurts can keep Oklahoma contending in the Big 12 this fall.