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Tramel: The Spencer Rattler era for OU football arrives on Owen Field with plenty of hype

NORMAN — Spencer Rattler’s starting debut Saturday night on Owen Field arrives with much hype.

Think Beatles 1964.

Think Heatles 2010.

Think Pete-les 1968. OK, a Maravich pun goes too far. But that’s the thing about hype. It goes too far.

If you believe the hype, Rattler is tougher than Jalen Hurts, faster than Kyler Murray, savvier than Baker Mayfield, more durable than Landry Jones and more accurate than Sam Bradford.

Of course, if you believe the hype, Rattler is a one-year place-holder as the Sooner quarterback, since the next big thing, Caleb Williams, is Oklahoma-bound.