SportsPulse: They are always talked about but really have nothing to show for it. For Michigan and Notre Dame, winning this weekend will go a long way for them to be taken seriously.
Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts doesn’t like positive headlines any more than his former coach Nick Saban. And it doesn’t matter if the praise comes from reporters or even his own team’s social media.
An Oklahoma football Instagram post Friday mentioned the Sooners ranked No. 1 in total offense and No. 2 in scoring among several accolades. An image of Hurts, who is the leader in the USA TODAY Netork Heisman Watch after three weeks, was featured prominently in the graphic.
That didn’t sit well with the senior signal caller, who slid into the comments section with a two-word response: “Rat Poison”.
The reference goes back to Hurts’ former stop at Alabama, where Saban first referred to positive headlines from the media as “rat poison” in 2017.
While Hurts may have left Tuscaloosa, he is still seems to be following some of Saban’s teachings as he looks to keep himself and Oklahoma humble on their path toward a possible national championship.