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For what it's worth, I don't find your thread as negative as some her have. You're entitled to express your opinions and frustrations here, and you haven't resorted to calling the coaches idiots like some we all know have. You'll get no down votes from me on your comments.
I will add that based on the information we have today, there is reason to be concerned about our seeming inability to sell our program to elite defensive linemen and linebackers. Something may change in the next couple of weeks. We may flip a kid who's committed elsewhere. I hope so. Until Feb. 6, I continue to feel we'll pull a rabbit or two out of the hat.
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Wow that is the first anti-coaching post by "IreallyloveOU"!
At least one person missed the obvious sarcasm.
i like coach Shipp I think he does a great job hope he stays for a long time or as long as he wants . BOOMER SOONER
Sorry Matteon, but I'm going to have to flag you with a logic violation. And IreallyloveOU, please take a deep breath and go back in from the ledge and take the rope off. I get what you're saying but come on, it's just a game and although it's an important luxury to many, it's still a game that people like to watch and be a part of as much as possible from a distance. Unless you can get Bob to give you a pass on the sidelines. It's not life or death. Maybe some people and I'm not calling anyone out just need to relax and let the pro's do their job. It will all work out in the end. Just remember the bad old days of Schelly and Blake to put into prospective.
Not one school out there get's everyone they want. Not even Alabama, although it looks like they do for now. When Saban leaves they will start to decline. It seems that the college game goes in cycles and it just so happens that OU, and every other team/conference is competing with the sec who is on a roll right now. But it will change.
its not about liking him or not.. I do not dislike Shipp.. I think he is dropping the ball with recruiting and getting his players to play at a big time level every game... if he gets raises for performance than by all means he should deal with some criticism... In the real world, he would defin get demoted.... at the very least repremanded.. right?
I do not hate Shipp... I think Oklahoma can do much better... I think the Oklahoma coaches are losing their edge and Bob is not addressing the issues... if its lack of talent.... get the talent!! if your coaches cant get it done go get some coaches young fired up coaches who will... but Bob seems to be content as well with most here... Yes this is better than the blake years and Joe will always keep Oklahoma at a high level... but slowly we are becoming a mediocre team that no one fears anymore
I think the criticism of Coach Shipp is way overblown and out of line. I’d love to have a three deep of All American defensive tackles, but I also know that is ridiculous. Anyone who doesn’t recognize that Jackie Shipp is one of the best defensive line coaches in the country is ignorant of college football. When you find this magic d line coach that you want then please let me know so I can follow him to the end of the rainbow and get my pot of gold.
My concern is that the coaches are working thier tail off to finish this class and your comments
aren't helping matters.
The problem is not Shipp. The problem is Justin Manning needs to come home. That isnt Shipps fault. But if anyone can get Manning here, it is Shipp. And the other DL Shipp was counting on, Toby johnson, got injured. Not Shipps fault. If Shipp gets Russell, Manning , and Johnson, instead of talking trash about him, you'll be licking his balls.
But he's not getting all three. But to act like he his and then type something like that is comical at best. Shipp is getting Russell, who OU hopes will qualify. If's, If's and more if's. But the bottom line is since 2008 OU has not had a difference maker on the DL. 2011 the DL got dominated. And OU did not sign 1 DL. And 2012 was worse. James mentioned OU has not hit rock bottom, but why wait for that moment? Why not fix the problem before OU get's there?
I'm a real adult fan, not like all you other spoiled babies. You don't know anything about me, but I can make wild accusations about you.
with all due respect this is a message board to
discuss concerns amongst other Sooner fans... my comments have nothing to do with their efforts....
is ou a top ten program????
yes or no.
if we are then we should be able to recruit like one . yes or no?
we haven't been at most positions.
do i know which assistants are dropping the ball??
do i give a damn? no.
just get out there and recruit like you're a top ten program or hire some coaches who can
I'm with you. It's your opinion. Just look at it this way half the people that bash u don't have the nuts to or thoughts to start there own thread. They just wait for someone to say something then jump on that person. It is crazy that at this point THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA does not have a DT or a LB that they really wanted (first choice). Something is not right. DT are a must in this class and we r not getting the ones we wanted. I know, I know James or someone will post that the coaches have been in contact with so and so since 9th grade and that they ( the few that have comited ) are great players. But truth be told there not if they were we wouldn't be in the situation we r in now...... And that is with a group of DT's and LB's that are not capable of playing at the level that OU players should play at. I'm ready bash away...........
I've been very concerned about the problems at DT for awhile!
Agree with every word you just said! Could not have said it better myself.... To state the obvious, i am concerned when it comes to the o/d lines. Emphasis in this recruting class is so unequally yoked, focused primarily on skill positions. We are exceptional in that regard, but we will remain "status quo" if we don't concentrate on the trenches. Just saying if there is 1 thing we can take from the SEC play book, it's that NC's are won up front. I fret a continuation of this path we are on! For goodness sake, please prove me paranoid or wrong; the writing is on the wall. The blueprint has been proven 7 yrs. in a row, please do something about it! Boomer Sooner y'all!
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