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Oklahoma's National Title Odds Have Changed Following Jalen Hurts' Transfer

alabama quarterback jalen hurts at the sec championship game

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 01: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on in the second half against the Georgia Bulldogs during the 2018 SEC Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

On Wednesday afternoon, Lincoln Riley and company at Oklahoma received arguably the best news of the transfer cycle so far. Alabama star Jalen Hurts announced his plans to transfer to Oklahoma and play for the Sooners in 2019.

As a graduate of Alabama, Hurts will be immediately eligible to play for the Sooners. With the addition of Hurts to the roster, Oklahoma's odds to win the national title saw an increase.

According to Darren Rovell, Oklahoma went from 20/1 to 14/1 to win the title after landing the star transfer quarterback.

With Kyler Murray off the the NFL or MLB or both, that left the Sooners with a question at the quarterback position. Now, Oklahoma can rely on Hurts to lead the team in 2019 with five-star signee Spencer Rattler as the starter in waiting.

It was an easy decision for Hurts as Lincoln Riley and Oklahoma have produced back-to-back Heisman Trophy-winners in Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray.