Five days before a draft that would be crucial to the Arizona Cardinals’ short- and long-term future, first-year GM Monte Osenfurt and first-year head coach Jonathan Gannon took a break. Specifically, they took a trip to Norman, Oklahoma to unveil a statue of Kyler Murray on the spot where he played college football.
Via ESPN.com’s Josh Weinfuss, Ossenfort, Gannon, offensive coordinator Drew Petzing, quarterbacks coach Israel Wolffork, and offensive quality control coach Conor Singer attended the eventwhich saw the unveiling of Murray’s statue along with the existing memorials to Oklahoma’s six other Heisman Trophy winners: Baker Mayfield, Sam Bradford, Jason White, Billy Sims, Steve Owens, and Billy Vessels.
The unveiling of the statue at the OU spring game came two days after the Cardinals’ new uniform was unveiled. Murray was there in football gear for the first time since tore his anterior cruciate ligament last season. He was smiling, happy, free-spirited.
It’s as if he’s forgotten the fact that his 2023 schedule is undecided, and that the team has fallen deep into the league after starting the 2021 season with a 10-2 record.
“I look good,” he said Thursday night, laughing when asked about the new red outfit he was wearing. “It will be hard to spoil these things. I will win many matches in these for sure.”
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