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when the players introduce themselves and say their college some guys say a high school, elementary, or some other randomness. If you dont say the university is that a slight to your school?
Chris Chester said Tustin High School. I know tons of guys do this but I was just curious about yalls thoughts.
This post was edited by James Hale 16 months ago
"The way I figure it, everyone takes a beating..."
What a crackup. A few years back the board went ape _ _ _ _ when Trent Williams said his high school. I mean they went ballistic. Tonight Trent says OU and Chester says his high school.
The two best professional rookies in 2010 and both from Oklahoma City,Oklahoma.
just asking a question broski. not going ape
I don't think it's a slight. I would probably have to say my HS at least once so all 16 people who still live there would have something to talk about for the next month.
I apologize for not answering your question I was just referring to what transpired. It had nothing to do with the OP. In this case I don't think it is a slight but Trent's first time might have been because he didn't leave here too fond of KW or Schmidt.
I doubt it was a slight by Chris. I don't know him personally, but have some connection to a couple of folks who do. From what I know, Chris is very fond of his time here at OU. He met his wife here, and remember, the coaching staff at OU made Chris into an NFL player. Remember he was a 3rd string tight end with one catch for his career (admittedly an awesome one-anyone remember the fake FG touchdown pass he caught from Matt McCoy?), who was converted to guard because of his excellent footwork. As a result, he's just finishing his 6th year in the NFL, and he and Trent Williams are generally considered the best lineman for the 'Skins.
Again, I could be wrong, but I imagine it was more of a tribute to his high school than a sign of disrespect to OU.
This post was edited by stubbysooner1 16 months ago
That's who I am... a Sooner.
Don't know Chris, but did meet his dad once at Winstar ( Sr Day Breakfast), and he had very high praise for all things OU. Said his son felt the same way, and both were very happy that Chris had played at OU. Based on that, I doubt seriously that Chris was intentionally dissing OU, but I would have preferred that he state OU rather his HS. We need all the favorable pub for OU that we can get. I'm sure many hs recruits take notice of where the pro players are from.
they're just trying to be different, funny, call it what you will. I don't think any of them are saying it out of embarrassment of being from OU, that's for sure.
I did not see it myself but I was told that an NFL player said he was from Haiti on a game yesterday. I think it’s great that players acknowledge their varied backgrounds.
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