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Holy Cow!!! I opened this post and read the responses and I truly did not know how big the pussification of the Sooner Nation had become. Gees people if you thought you were going to win every game and get every recruit maybe you should stick to EA Sports!
This leads to filling the class with bodies, which lead to the Antonn Reids of the world, which leads to running kids off, which leads to depleted depth on the OL. Which is where we are now. Vicious cycle.
In the business world, underperformers get written up and then fired, especially in marketing and sales. Coaches spend most of their time coaching and the rest is marketing and sales. It's time that someone executed as a CEO of a corporation would.
Playing golf, getting ready to play golf, or just finished playing or practicing on the range.
It's pretty lame to include "open" recruits in a list intended to highlight misses.
Nice admission that you're wrong.
The only real problem with OU's run game was that OU did not run the ball enough.
It'd help matters if people let go of this standard that you are either Alabama or you suck, with no other alternatives in between.
Rover go sit in your corner and just stay there. Tired of you making excuses for this staff.
In the "business world" comparison OU would be in the top 10 percent of companies in their given field based on the final results from last year.
Not sure what CEO of a business would go cleaning house after those results, and if he did then I'm not sure why any of the top talent would choose to work there if they have other options, but whatever.
Did I bring up bama? No sure didn't. Not going to argue with you, it's pointless. Your right.
This is the exact issue with the OU run game. Heck even Landry Jones stated in August that the offense should be only throwing the ball 30 - 35 times a game with the running backs they have.
This is not an offensive line issue this is an Offensive coordinator and Co-Cordinator issue. in 2010 they brought out a diamond formation against Baylor, OSU and in the Big XII champ game. When Landry had his usual quarter long plus lapse in a game (Mainly because they had him throwing the ball way too much) they handed the ball off. Pulling guards, roaming tackles, heck they even had a student body type play. It was a little short of great because they only did it to free up the passing game a little.
If they took their running game serious with this current O Line they could have a fantastic offense that kept defenses honest. You don't have to roll up 400 rushing yards a game to be a great rushing team. But you do have to be able to punch it in inside the redzone and pick up 2nd and 3rd and shorts. That comes down to both practice and game repetitions. I've heard Bob say that he wants to run the ball more. I'm of the mind set now of don't sing it - bring it!
So it's your opinion that OU would have gotten more of a push against Norte dame and atm's defensive linemen had they simply practiced running the ball more? Because, it looked like they were just overmatched.
coach Stoops, I repeat. Recruiting is for the young,reckless,and emergetic. I am 90 years. When I was twenty I was a B-17 pilot in England with the 8th air force and flew 35 missions over Germany. I could not duplicated this when I was forty. PLEASE,Please,please replace some coaches with younger ones with their hair on fire.
No disrespect, but what the heck does being a pilot have to do with the ability to recruit? There are excellent recruiters out there that aren't youngsters. I don't suppose Bob or most of the coaches could go run the 100 meter as fast as they could when they were 20 either.
Why do people make complex issues out to be so shallow?
They would have made that happen had they changed their frame of mind on running the football! You have to practice it! You have to play it! It has to be a way of thinking and game planning. You can't go out and one game throw 50 times and run it 15 times then expect the running game to work when you need it.
You can run out of the spread, You can run the football out of the No Huddle. Hell, you can throw the football out of the wishbone. All these myths about football are just that "Myths"
When you make your mind up to run the football you start it in spring, you put in the game plan and you make it happen. You don't decide that because in the 1st or 2nd drive of the game something did not work you throw it out with the bath water. You keep it going and it will work. Running the football is not part of the offensive mind set at Oklahoma. Coach Stoops says he wants it to be. He has said this many times over the years. As I said in my earlier post its time to stop talking about wanting to run the football and just do it!
Lane Johnson -OT. 1st or 2nd round NFL draft pick
You have got to be the most up and down poster I've read on here. Just because some posters correctly see our recruiting with certain positions as inadequate doesn't mean they don't care about Sooner Football. More to the contrary, it's because they see and understand the accurate situation - and don't sugar coat it - they are indeed true educated fans that don't just paint with one brush.
If you were bipolar, your posts on this level would make sense. Have you been tested?
Matron - you're wrong.
If anyone on this board thinks for one minute that we could rush for 150 yards on Bamas defense or that our Sooner defense could shut down the Oregon offense, you should immediately proceed to the emergency room and get tested for cerebral poisoning.
Anyone with a modicum of smarts when it comes to football knows the 2012 Sooners couldn't compete on that level. So lets get to where we can. Recruit better.
I may be bi-polar, but that's another subject.....
The point is, instead of crying over every one we don't get, we really need to be looking at who we DO get and what they bring to the team and specific needs. We have all these dramatic proclamations posted every time someone commits somewhere else...who cares. Saying someone is no longer available is fine, but I was poking fun at those who think there are only certain players who can make us whole and then make a big deal about how the sky is falling that someone is going somewhere other than OU. Well, 3000 will sign at other FBS schools this spring. We can winge over all going elsewhere or we can emphasize those that want to be at the school we love so much. On this issue I believe I am consistent. I just don't get bent out of shape every time someone commits elsewhere. If others do, more power to them...I just happen to think it's funny for grownups to get so bent out of shape about where a particular kid decides to go to college.
I really don't care about how many we offer, only how many quality ones we get that contribute to our continued tradition of winning 10 games or more a year, a high percentage of our conference's championships, and an occasional national championship.
This post was edited by OURover 15 months ago
It is your opinion that they see and understand the accurate situation - I believe others including Rover don't see it as such. I also think he gets tired of post after post complaining about the same issues. Even if one agreed with those premises, what does it help to make post after post about it? You can't change it and again we are talking about beliefs - we don't even know if those fears are real or imagined.
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