BOCA RATON, FL – SEPTEMBER 1: Head coach Lane Kiffin of the Florida Atlantic Owls throws the ball prior to the game against the Navy Midshipmen on September 1, 2017 at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)Even after he left Alabama and went to FAU, Lane Kiffin has been a vocal supporter of Jalen Hurts. He still has Hurts’ back now that the senior signal caller is at Oklahoma.Hurts left ‘Bama this offseason to enroll at OU as a grad transfer. He’ll have a chance to end his college career on a high note while competing for a Big 12 title and College Football Playoff berth.Kiffin responded to a tweet about Hurts this afternoon. In it, a writer detailed how Hurts seems to be fitting in just fine at his new stop.“Glad to see u being u again @JalenHurts smiling and enjoying life!! Good luck this year @OU_Football 3 in a row??? @uscfootball did 3 in 4 years @HeismanTrophy,” Kiffin tweeted.Glad to see u being u again @JalenHurts smiling and enjoying life!! Good luck this year @OU_Football 3 in a row??? @uscfootball did 3 in 4 years @HeismanTrophy https://t.co/zNjpB1ZoA7— Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) April 15, 2019Kiffin is referring to USC’s stretch from 2002-05, when Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush all took home the Heisman Trophy.Oklahoma is working on back-to-back Heisman winners with Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray.If Hurts can follow in their footsteps, he’ll not only have a huge final season, he’ll likely see his NFL draft stock raised.
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