Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts brings a winning pedigree to his new program, but he’s still going to have to earn the respect of his Sooners teammates. It looks like he’s doing a pretty solid job of that so far.
According to a number of reporters who cover the Sooners, Hurts has been the last player on the field at every practice thus far.
Hurts, who played at Alabama for three seasons before transferring this past offseason, appears to be trying to get on the same page as his new receivers as the season gets closer and closer.
Check it out:
Jalen Hurts was the last #Sooners player off the practice field today on the first day of practice
— Ryan Aber (@ryaber) August 3, 2019
Two #Sooners post-practice notes:
• Tre Norwood was seen on crutches. Not a good sign. Lincoln Riley wasn't available to comment. He'll speak to reporters Friday.
• Jalen Hurts was last to leave practice field again. Has been the case each practice media's been at this camp
— Tyler Palmateer (@Tpalmateer83) August 7, 2019
— Comeback SZN (@ComebackSZNshow) August 7, 2019
Jalen Hurts the last one on the field tonight. pic.twitter.com/ovb83uihB4
— George Stoia III (@GeorgeStoia) August 7, 2019
Hurts started for Alabama for his first two seasons, but got benched at halftime of the national championship game against Georgia during his sophomore campaign. Tua Tagovailoa assumed the starting role for the 2018 season.
It’s assumed that Hurts will be Oklahoma’s starter when the season begins, but head coach Lincoln Riley has yet to make it official.
Regardless, it appears that Hurts is all-in on earning the role. The Sooners open with Houston on September 1.