Lincoln Riley Says Jalen Hurts Won Tight Battle for QB Spot

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Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley said Tuesday afternoon Jalen Hurts won a tightly contested battle for the starting quarterback spot.

Riley says it was the closest race for a starting quarterback spot he's dealt with since coming to OU in 2015.

Hurts is a graduate transfer from Alabama who beat out Tanner Mordecai for the job.

Incoming freshman Spencer Rattler is third string behind Hurts and Mordecai.

OU opens the season September 1 at home against Houston.


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