OU football: Kyler Murray and Will Grier's parallel paths have led to one big Friday night showdown

On Friday night, the West Virginia offensive coordinator will be on the sideline watching Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray compete against the Mountaineers’ Will Grier in a Big 12 showdown.
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Jake Spavital has had the unique opportunity to coach two of this year’s Heisman Trophy candidates.

“To do it with two quarterbacks that I’m really familiar with, it’s going to be fun to watch them battle because they both are phenomenal players and kids.”

“It will be fun,” Spavital, a Union High School graduate, said about the matchup of marquee quarterbacks. “There are a lot of talented kids who will be on that field on Friday night. We tell our kids that’s the reason we play the game and the reason we work so hard — so you can get to moments like this where you can play in this prestigious of a game of such high importance.
Spavital worked with Murray at Texas A&M during the 2015 season and has tutored Grier for two seasons at West Virginia.

Murray and Spavital built a relationship during his recruitment to Texas A&M. Murray built friendships with plenty of coaches during the process and mentioned strong friendships with Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury and Kansas coach David Beaty in recent weeks.
“Spav. He got me to commit,” Murray said. “He was really the main reason I went to A&M. The relationship is still there. I don’t talk to him as much, obviously. He’s always been good to me and my family.”

After 2015, Murray transferred to Oklahoma. Spavital left A&M and spent one season as Cal’s offensive coordinator before moving to West Virginia in 2017.Spavital said he has had some contact with Murray through text messages. He has admired Murray’s growth from afar.Spavital remembers monitoring Murray’s outstanding career at Allen (Texas) High School. It was the quarterback’s ability to extend plays with his legs that drew attention, but what made Murray special, Spavital said, was his ability to make all the throws.
“He’s matured,” Spavital said. “He’s gotten to the point where he’s gotten better every single day and believes in himself. He’s a very quiet kid, but he’s very confident. That’s something that makes him powerful.”
Grier transferred from an SEC school (Florida) after being suspended for the second half of the 2015 season for taking a banned substance. Murray, of course, chose to leave A&M after one year.
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“I’m sure Will handled it very well; it wouldn’t surprise me. I know Kyler handled it well here. It’s fun to see guys like that who were maybe at the top and then not totally forgotten about but off the radar and then continue to work and approach things.”
Spavital pointed out that both quarterbacks are sons of coaches, which has made it easier for the coach.
“Very similar paths. Both were extremely highly regarded. Will threw for a million yards at Davidson Day High School where his dad was a coach and he was extremely highly recruited. Obviously Kyler was, as well,” OU coach Lincoln Riley said. “They both go in and have some early opportunities at big-name schools. And then adversity hits — I know it was two different situations — but then they end up at different places. They both had to handle that.
Added Riley: “It’s fun to see them competing at a high level. It’s a neat story with a lot of parallels. People on Friday are going to be watching two of the best ones, for sure.”

“The thing that makes Kyler and Will pretty similar is they have that coach’s kid mentality. Will’s a coach’s kid. Kyler’s dad obviously played the position and tutors quarterbacks,” Spavital said. “You can tell that both of these kids that I’ve coached that their dad has been coaching them from a very young age on how to throw the football. When I get these kids, there’s not much you change with their throwing mechanics because it’s too late. The thing that you can change is their footwork and timing of routes and pocket awareness. It’s hard to teach mechanics.
“These two kids, you can tell they are very polished in what they do. And that’s why they are considered two of the best in their game right now.”

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