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I'm very disappointed! ATM will have 5 DTs, and we are back to begging?
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He will go to A$M. He has a chance to stay in state and play for the SEC. Trust me, A$M will be a bigger player in recruiting now for several reasons. They play in the SEC, Kevin Sumlin is their coach, they've had immediate and unexpected success and they will likely have this year's Heisman winner. All of that added up is a big bonus for the Aggies. OU will have to battle with them more than ever now. It's just a fact. The guys OU has need to step up their play. Peterson seems to always be injured and Anderson was in the dog house. Anyone know their current status?
It's not about Manning guys. It never was. Is he a difference maker? Maybe, who knows. He could easily turn out to be another RJ Washington. IMO this was about closing a guy that is perceived to be a really good defensive player and should have been a lock for us anyway. We can get any offensive player (except for linemen) that we want as is evidenced by the 5 QBs we'll have on schollys after LJ leaves!! But guess what? High powered offenses are falling to the SEC in bowl games every year. Why you ask, DEFENSE!!!!!! I see a ton of posts on here about the lackluster offenses of the SEC, but those same terrible offenses (minus the Scam Newton saga) have won the last 6 NCs and may win another. Hell the other team in the big dance this year has what most consider in this league to be a sub par offense.
Manning is just the latest in an unfortunate series of events. We have lost the ability to get the big timers (Defense) and close on the ones we should have had all along. Not having a defense in the top 50 for the last 3 years is the single reason why we are not close to getting the crown back. I truly hope Mike can change this and get the difference makers back.
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