Murray Expects to Return for Senior Season

Justin HulseyCorrespondent INovember 18, 2009

Oklahoma Sooner running back, DeMarco Murray, expects to return for his season season after the remainder of the 2009 campaign. Murray says, “I’m pretty sure I’ll be back next season, but I won’t decide until the end of the season. I like it here. I don’t want to end my career at OU with an 8-4 record or whatever,” Murray said. “I’m just trying to get better and I just enjoy being here. I love the coaching staff. I love the camaraderie with my teammates.”

Senior Chris Brown, the other deminsion in the dynamic running attack Oklahoma possesses, gets the majority of the carries but will be leaving for the 2010 draft. Brown is projected to be a second round pick,  where Murray should go in the first round of the 2011 draft.

Last week against Texas A&M, Murray set the school receiving yards for a running back record when he logged in nearly 150 yards with only five receptions. His career rushing totals stand at 2358 yards and 32 touchdowns on 437 attempts in three seasons. For 2009, he is on pace to record over 1300 all-purpose yards and 11 touchdowns.

Oklahoma is current 6-4 (4-2) and stands 3rd in the Big 12 South. DeMarco Murray, along with the entire Sooners team, should be much better in 2010. With a year of experience as a freshman, Landry Jones is already being hyped as the “next Sam Bradford”. If Murray returns for his senior year, you will see Oklahoma’s offense dominate once again.