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"And Trevor manage we've been joined by the first two Heisman finalists. We had Dwayne Haskins quarterback for Ohio State joins us live for a few moments. And then the last segment we had Cuyler Murray quarterback for Oklahoma to buy lower gonna join us in just a few moments. What stood out to you about what you heard there Brad or Trevor from from Kyla Murray there in that in that last segment seem to be a pretty confident kid and for good reason more than confident confident, I think brash in a good way. In other words, he knows who he is. He knows his skills are unparalleled he knows he is at the top of his game is a college quarterback. He recognizes that he's had one of the great seasons in the history of college football quarterbacking, and he is putting up. With. I think all the stuff that he's got to put up with because he knows he is one of the greatest of all time whether or not he wake the Heisman think about just the journey, and he elaborated he went up for about two minutes. Just his his journey. You think about these kids Brad who are rated so highly coming out of high school. He was the number one quarterback in that class. And it has taken that was twenty fifteen. Yeah. It's twenty eighteen and now he gets to start the whole year. And here he is in New York City, and it didn't shake his confidence one bit. Because we just heard him say that even though he had not started a game since two thousand fifteen season in college station, he came into the season expecting to be here tonight as a Heisman finalist in. I mean, obviously, the fact that the Baker Mayfield one at last year is a good indication of what you're capable of doing as an Oklahoma quarterback. But he said, you know, it's not just that you know, that he had confidence in himself. He had confidence in his teammates and knew what they all could do and. You know, we we had a hard time believing that any team losing a quarterback is greatest. Baker Mayfield wasn't gonna miss a beat offensively. And if anything they're a little bit better on offense, and they were a year ago if they had last year's defense with this year's offense. How good with this Oklahoma be because look Trevor I mean, this defense isn't very good last year's Oklahoma defense wasn't very good either. But it was a lesser degree of bad. Well, it's just a question of how often they can hold serve. If you have column. Raise your quarterback. All you need to do is take a risk and get a turnover. Take a risk and get a sack and put him into third law once in a while because you can expect Murray to get down into scoring position pretty much every drive in one of the thing about Murray having looked at his numbers in depth, and he's been incredibly efficient. In fact, he he's got a chance to break some efficiency records in college football. But when you look at his officiency across the number of plays that he was out there. And that defense is the reason why he had to play a lot more plays than say did because their games were in doubt much much longer. But considering how many plays he did it for. I think you can make a great case for him as one of the most valuable players in the history of college football. I mean one because he's playing quarterback in two because his team required him to play at that level because that defense was not leaving them any margin. For me. There are so many of those games if they had scored forty nine instead of fifty-six, they would have lost it. So he had that pressure almost weekend and week out. He had to be that good. You know, what though it's it's a curse, but it's also a blessing for him, Brad? Where would you put to a toggle by Lois season as a quarterback compared to all other Alabama quarterbacks in their history of playing football? Where would this season be from an efficiency standpoint? It's the best. Okay. So Alabama the greatest quarterback performance from an efficiency standpoint in their history and kinda Murray needed to have a bad defense to keep him on the field to have more games. He needed to pull out."