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Kirk Herbstreit Thinks Jalen Hurts Will "Hit The Ground Running" At Oklahoma

A general photo of Kirk Herbstreit.

SAN JOSE, CA - JANUARY 05: Kirk Herbstreit of ESPN attends the Party At The Playoff at The GlassHouse on January 5, 2019 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for ESPN)

The last two Heisman Trophy winners have been quarterbacks for the Oklahoma Sooners. Saturday morning, the ESPN College GameDay team debated whether Jalen Hurts could help the program win its third in a row.

Kirk Herbstreit had the most straightforward prediction from the group. He thinks that Hurts will "hit the ground running" with the Sooners.

"I just want to see - he sat out, and then all of a sudden he gets into the SEC Championship and we all are like 'my gosh, he's really developed, he's waiting in the pocket and letting the play develop.'

Now he goes from that offense to Lincoln Riley. Lincoln Riley runs a quarterback-friendly offense. They're going to run the ball to set up the quarterback to make plays. I think he hits the ground running. I think he'll have a great game and a great start against Houston tomorrow."

Lee Corso also openly wondered if Hurts could win the Heisman Trophy for the Sooners.

Hurts, a two-year starter at Alabama, lost just two games with the Crimson Tide. He lost his starting job in the national title game two years ago when Tua Tagovailoa entered the contest at halftime and led the Crimson Tide to the championship.

Oklahoma opens up with Houston on Sunday. All eyes will be on Hurts during his first performance.