Head coach Lincoln Riley confirmed transfer offensive lineman Chris Murray won his appeal and will be eligible for the rest of the Sooners' season on Monday. Prior to Oklahoma's 53-45 win over Texas on Saturday, it was reported Murray had been granted a 2020 eligibility waiver by the NCAA per The Athletic's Jason Kersey.
UCLA transfer O-lineman Chris Murray has been granted a waiver to play for Oklahoma this season, per a source close to the program. I wouldn't expect to see him much today though. #Sooners— Jason Kersey (@jasonkersey) October 10, 2020
Lincoln Riley confirms UCLA OL transfer Chris Murray has been declared eligible and will be available against TCU in two weeks.— SoonerScoop.com (@SoonerScoop) October 13, 2020
Murray traveled with the Sooners to the Red River Showdown, where he was spotted during warmups.
"It comes at a good time," Riley said in a media Zoom conference. "(We) get a bye week and a chance to get him up to speed. He's certainly a guy that, based on what we've seen, I believe will have a chance to contribute for us this year."
A native of Palmdale, California, Murray transferred to Oklahoma from UCLA in April. He started 24-straight games for the Bruins from 2018-19. At 6-foot-3, Murray was listed as a four-star recruit by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals.
Following a bye week, the Sooners face TCU (1-2 Big 12) on Oct. 24 in Fort Worth, Texas.