NORMAN, Okla. Kyler Murray is a starting quarterback again.The fourth-year junior from Allen, Texas, has won the job this preseason for Sporting News .OU on Wednesday that Murray, who transferred from Texas AM, will replace 2017 Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield as the Sooners starter.Third-year sophomore Austin Kendall will be the backup.MORE: "Kyler did a really nice job in camp," Riley said in a statement. "It was really a great competition between Austin and him, one that we carried on longer than maybe even we expected because of how well both guys played. There weren't a lot of differentiating factors in the end because both did play so well and so efficiently Andy Janovich Jersey , but just felt like from an overall perspective that Kyler was just a little bit ahead."Murrays unique skill set adds an entirely new dimension to Rileys innovative offense. Riley has coached prolific pa sers who could run Mayfield last year became the first player in FBS history with 14,000 career pa sing yards and 1,000 career rushing yards as the Sooners led the nation in total offense but has never had a quarterback as fleet of foot as Murray.After redshirting the 2016 season as a transfer, the 5-10, 195-pound Murray ran the ball 14 times for 142 yards in 2017, averaging more than 10 yards NFL Houston Texans Jersey per carry. But hes also an adequate thrower, completing 18 of 21 pa ses ( 85.7 percent) for 359 yards with a long of 87. He had three pa sing touchdowns and no interceptions.I think the things we can do, you cant put a limit on it. So Im ready to go, Murray said in July. I feel I can do anything on the field.In the in thespring their only public head-to-head competition Murray completed 11 of 21 pa ses for 85 yards with 35 yards rushing on nine carries, while Kendall went 11 of 18 for 134 yards with one touchdown and one interception and 32 yards rushing on five carries. The Sooners staged their final preseason scrimmage on Saturday.MORE: As a true freshman at Texas AM in 2015, Murray played in eight games and made three starts. He was second among all Aggie ball-carriers Houston Texans Jackets with 335 rushing yards (6.3 per carry), and completed 59.5 percent of his throws (72 of 121) with five touchdowns and seven interceptions.In his first career start in College Station, Murray hit 20 of 28 pa ses for 223 yards and rushed 20 times for 156 yards against South Carolina.Murray said hehas changed a lot since his days at Texas AM and has grown as a quarterback under Riley.Nobody really understands how much coaching matters, Murray said. AM, it just wasn't the right fit. You cant really play up to your capabilities if youre not being coached or youre (not) in the right system, really. Me and Coach Riley, since Ive been here, Ive gained, really, a lot of respect for Coach Riley. I think Ive progre sed well and right now I think Im playing the best football of my life.As a prep star, Murray was a consensus five-star recruit who led Allen High School to 43 consecutive victories and three straight Texas state championships behind 14,500 yards total offense and 186 career touchdowns. He was tabbed national high school player of the year by Parade Magazine, Gatorade, MaxPreps and USA Today. He chose Texas AM over offers from OU, Oklahoma State, Texas, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Oregon.Murray also was the first player ever selected to play in the Under Armour All-American Game in both football and baseball.MORE: Murray, son Deshaun Watson T Shirts of record-setting former Texas AM quarterback Kevin Murray, likely will be the Sooners starting quarterback for just one season, as he recently that will pay him $4.66 million. The As picked Murray No. 9 overall in this years Major League Baseball Draft, but he maintains hes all football at the moment.I mean, I wouldnt be here right now if I wasnt hungry to play this game, Murray said. I think this is the most anticipated football season that Ive ever been ready for in my life. So Im ready to go.In 51 games with the Sooners last season, Murray batted .296 (56-of-189) with 46 runs, 13 doubles, three triples, 10 home runs, 47 RBIs, a .398 on-base percentage and a .556 slugging percentage. Both Murray and the As have said hell play only one more football season with the Sooners, though Jimmy Morrissey Jersey Riley hasnt closed the door on a 2019 return.Right now my focus is playing football and working towards a national championship, Murray said. Ive been doing both my whole life, so shuffling back and forth is obviously something Ive been doing. But yeah, my focus right now is winning a national championship.