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There is nothing more dangerous in this world than a man with nothing to lose.
The one thing that's been missing during our 5 yardline woes is the TE. Still, it doesn't add up to a local guy leaving in route to a NC. I've heard that the TE coach is a loveable players coach and mentor. Hard to imagine Kittle is responsible.
Josh Heupel is learning on the job and that's natural. We shouldn't expect a young, first year OC to already have all the answers. It will take time for him to be great.
Yes he will sit out a year unless he goes to a lower division school.I'm not sure how that will help him build a resume but he will have time to think about it.
Boomer Sooner!! Phi Alpha!!!
I find it hard to fault the young man for leaving I just wish it was going to happen after the year was done. So far this year th has had six passes tossed his way which in actuallity isn't that bad when you consider that only 23 passes have been tossed to tightends at all! Yep 23 passes for 252 yards. To say that is showing a lack of usage toward the tight ends is an under statement.
This player hasn't got a good reason to quit the team.
Something not right. It'll come out soon.
That's who I am... a Sooner.
Matteon,you hit the nail on the head.There has to be more to this than not getting enough passes thrown to him.
Do I hear Oliver Stone????
Ive been following OU football for a long time, and I cannot remember a year when we had three players on one side of the ball, with potential to see playing time, quit during the season. If recruits have not noticed it yet, rest assured opposing coaches will mention it on the recruiting trail.
I will say though, this one does seem different, even the wording Stoops used, he specifically used "quit" in Heywood's case, where I am fairly sure he did not use that same verbage with Miller and Calhoun.
It makes no sense. Haywood had two more years in front of him and he would have been the lead dog. Now he quits, has to sit out a season and nothing for sure in his future with another team. Just doesnt add up. I thought he had been under utilized as I do for the position of TE in general this year. Not sure why. But better bring in the JC recruit from Ft. Collins and get him on board for the spring if he qualifies. Real Bummer losing a quality TE.
OH, and all you "Josh has under-utilized the TE this year" folks.. just an FYI. Only two schools in the Big 12 have TE's with more catches than OU's 24 TE receptions, Kansas and Missouri. Missouri TE's (and remember they use Egnew like a reciever) have 4 more catches (and Egnew has all but one of them), and Kansas TE's have 12 more catches, but their Wideouts suck, in fact Biere (TE) leads the team in receptions.
The top teams in the Big 12 offensively other than OU all have under 20 receptions by TE's and OSU, Tech and KSU all have under TEN receptions by TE's.
Out of the Big 12??
LSU and Wisconsin, less receptions by TE's than OU, Bama has 5 more receptions by their TE's.
NOW, since we can see that OU clearly utilizes its TE's more than most, one must also note that NO OTHER team has 3 Wideouts with 135 receptions and 1800+ receiving... OSU comes closest 128 receptions with roughly 1400 yards, and their TE's have 6 receptions for 107 yards and no TD's.
So all this crap about Josh not involving the TE's in the offense just is not backed by reality. I will keep an open mind to there being problems in the program, chemistry issues, personality issues, but it clearly is not a "reasonable" gameplanning issue.
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