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Kyler Murray NFL view; Thunder sets up for strong end of season; Sooner basketball situation…..Fred’s Sports Friday

Kyler Murray (Tulsa World)


Today I am starting a “Fred’s Sports Friday” to give my take of sports of the day.


Kyler Murray can be a quality quarterback in the NFL and if I was a betting man, he will be a higher draft choice than the projected 13th.  No, Murray will not go number one in all probability, but a pick somewhere in the five to eight range is close to where he will go.  A franchise quarterback, he is now pushing Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins as the first signal called chosen.  Murray can be outstanding in the pro game. As for his size, that should not be an issue. As for getting injured playing with the best, anyone can suffer an unforeseen happening.  But you have to get hit first and Kyler knows how to avoid the big hit and his baseball skills including performing a perfect “slide” will be a major skill that he will put into use. Murray will make some city very happy come draft day and expect a big year in 2019 for him.  I believe Jacksonville is where he will go.


Markieff Morris (Spin)


With the addition of Markieff Morris after the All-Star break, the Oklahoma City Thunder will add another post player that will take minutes away from current big Patrick Patterson. The Thunder, with their third place standing in the West, and a full crew to meet the challenge of the final twenty-five games, are in a good place.  Look for OKC to finish strong and a first round home court in the playoffs.

Sherri Coale – (Pinterst)



The fate of longtime Oklahoma University’s women’s basketball coach Sherri Coale is not in question but should be. Making a mint (over a million a year), a six or seven win season and a bottom feeder in conference is not acceptable.  Add to the women’s problems, men’s coach Lonnie Kruger is also not on any hot seat but a poor year added on to a terrible ending last year, the program has to right itself in 2019-2020.  Kruger will not be fired, but look for a retirement in a year if the program continues to flounder.


That is my take sports fans.



About Fred Pahlke

Fred Pahlke, an Oklahoma native has viewed over 10,000 sporting events in his 65 years. A season ticket holder of the Oklahoma City Thunder, former season tickect holder for the Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma City University Chiefs/Stars, he is an expert in both professional and college basketball and football. A high school athlete at Classen High School in basketball and tennis, he played amateur tennis after high school in the Missouri Valley Tennis Association. A graduate of Oklahoma City University, he taught in the public schools for 6 years before becoming a building administrator in the Oklahoma City Public Schools for 31 years, 28 as the Principal of various schools in the district. He has guided various high school and college athletes in his time as an educator and coach. Fredsportsextra has recorded 101, 410 article views in its first ten months, from August 2015 through May 2016.

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