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41 years old and still calling people names ... nice
I'm just like most of you when comes to the quality of our play on the def line, but do you guys really think we are going to go 13-0 every year and win the NC.
I think most of us that were at Owen Field during the lost years can understand that 10-2 and a share of the Big 12 was a very good year.
I think the subject of this thread is legit... It's not about Manning. We were on top of the world 3-4 years ago. Playing in the NC Game, Sam wins Heisman and Blake wins player of the year and the girls go to back to back Final Fours.
Like it or not, we have lost some Mojo. I'm not down on the program, but we need some new Buzz. Kind of like Chevrolet when they introduced the Sting Ray or Ford introduced the Mustang.
I would like to give this more thought and you former players probably have a much better idea about what is going to attract recruits.
Until 3 years ago, we were dead even with Bama in terms of Selling Points, but they clearly moved in front of us. As have a few other programs.
1. How much does Headington Hall help?
2. How do we recreate the atmosphere of the OSU game most weeks?
3. Is it time to get Boren off of the OU ads during the football games. I love Boren, but he is the opposite of Cool. Use Toby or Blake.
4. How do we take advantage of Toby Keith and Blake Griffin's popularity.
5. Other than new Uniforms and $100 hand shakes, what can we do to make our Brand more attractive?
6. We need better Branding.
Like it or not, the recent rant by Les Miles adds charisma to the program.. "throw your arms around them and kiss them on the mouth"
Bottom line, we are selling our school to 16 and 17 year olds.. Step one needs to be to Get on Their Level... Gangnum Style.
There's an idea, have our coaches do a video Gangnum Style and every recruit in the country would want to play for us. Maybe Carrie Underwood would join in.
There is nothing wrong with the engine and chasis, but we need a shiny new coat of paint.
IF YOU PAINT IT, THEY WILL COME!
Sprig or Love- Do you sit in section 23? We have some real "doozies" in that section and I am wondering if you are one of them?
I think Bob Stoops needs a new Consigliere as well, we recruit well at the skilled positions but even I (a pumper) have seen a disturbing trend in the recruiting of high quality linemen. I know we have lost some due to injuries and suspension but so does everyone else, do not think we need new coaches but a shake up at the head of the recruiting table may be in order. Maybe we finish with a bang and the coaches know something we don't but It does seem these classes are coming more and more down to the wire.
This post was edited by oufisherman 19 months ago
Sorry section two. Love??
Good points Andrew. However, this recruiting class effects the future success. It's apparrent some changes in our efforts or approach might need to be made. But, the sky is no where close to falling! We have Stoops and tex has mack.
I think the concern is lack of improvement and a concern of getting worse. We want to maintain what we have and not dip down to the Gibbs years or worse again.
I never implied you would be intimidated I just simply stated that I would love to see it. You appear to have a lot of guts behind the keyboard, I just wondered if that would translate in a public setting like the recruiting luncheon.
We are a great program that I am proud to be an active fan and I attend most games, recruiting meetings, etc. but for some reason we are not the flavor of the month. When you win at Lubbock, Waco, Dallas and have a chance to beat A&M in the Jerry Dome and we suck in recruiting in Texas, in my opinion there is just one answer!!!! We have to start recruiting in Texas full time plus like we use to do when we were so successful. The nationwide recruiting that our coaches are so excited about is not working and never will.
That's my three cents.
There is a time and place for things and that isn't it.
There is a time and a place to say congrats on your 1000th post, young man.
That's who I am... a Sooner.
He actually tries to get people to give him tickets. So he sits in different spots.
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