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Topic: Blue Skies Ahead for the Crimson and Cream?

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Re: Blue Skies Ahead for the Crimson and Cream?
« Reply #84 on: December 07, 2022, 12:48:37 PM »
UGA had a pretty close win once ...

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Re: Blue Skies Ahead for the Crimson and Cream?
« Reply #85 on: December 07, 2022, 12:52:58 PM »
Certainly wasn't in the last game.  

I'm anxious to play them again soon as BK gets the house in order, assuming he does.  

Seems Jalen Carter picking up and holding our QB and Kirby going for 2 up by a bazillion didn't sit well with the locker room.  Kinda don't blame them.  

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« Reply #86 on: December 07, 2022, 01:21:36 PM »
Certainly wasn't in the last game. 

I'm anxious to play them again soon as BK gets the house in order, assuming he does. 

Seems Jalen Carter picking up and holding our QB and Kirby going for 2 up by a bazillion didn't sit well with the locker room.  Kinda don't blame them.
I didn't think Brian Kelly would do well at LSU. Seemed like a bad fit. Boston Yankee in bayou country. His attempt at a Cajun accent was not so good.
He surprised me.
I think he'll probably do even better next year.
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Re: Blue Skies Ahead for the Crimson and Cream?
« Reply #87 on: December 08, 2022, 10:09:55 AM »
Jury is still out on him, I suppose.  There were both encouraging signs and warning signs this year.  

Miles would've seemed like a bad fit as far as where he's from.  I recall you referring to him as Leslie and saying he would tank LSU.  If you can jinx Kelly the same way you jinxed Miles I'd be plenty happy.  

The roster is so bad off it's going to take a while no matter what, I think.  We're stuck in a perpetual loop of depending on transfer portal kids for bodies in the secondary, who have a year of eligibility then they move on, and the next year you need more transfer portal kids.  Gonna take a bit to recruit the high school kids we need, and get them to stick around so they can get experience.  Defensive line, too, and to a lesser extent some other positions.  There were only 71 scholly kids this past season, a handful of which were one-time walk-ons.  Every team we played had the full 88, and it showed, never more so than against Georgia.  I guess it beats the 39 scholly players we brought to the bowl game last year against K-State.  

O really steered the ship right into the sun like few people ever have.  I'm hard pressed to find a guy who was given so much, stumbled ass-backwards into even more, and then still managed to tank the whole thing in record time.  

Back on topic, hopefully this is not the case with Venables.  He's been part of great OU teams and been integral during Clemson's great run...I was surprised this season went like it did.  

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Re: Blue Skies Ahead for the Crimson and Cream?
« Reply #88 on: December 08, 2022, 10:45:35 AM »
Well, Miles' first name was indeed Leslie. His name is Leslie Edwin Miles.

Other than that, yeah, what you said.

But I think we may be in that loop of depending on the transfer portal too.

Portal transfers have in many ways taken the place of Juco transfers. In either case, over-dependence on them leads to bigger/more problems down the road.
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« Reply #89 on: April 22, 2023, 08:57:26 AM »
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Re: Blue Skies Ahead for the Crimson and Cream?
« Reply #90 on: April 22, 2023, 12:08:38 PM »
We don't call it the "Sooner State" for nuthin!
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Re: Blue Skies Ahead for the Crimson and Cream?
« Reply #91 on: June 12, 2023, 08:06:30 PM »
Oklahoma four-star freshman defensive lineman Derrick LeBlanc has entered the NCAA transfer portal, On3 has learned.

LeBlanc, a Florida native, ranked as the 31st-best defensive lineman and 244th-best overall prospect in the 2023 recruiting class according to the On3 Industry Rankings.

LeBlanc had signed with the Sooners in December and enrolled at Oklahoma in January.

Prior to choosing the Sooners, LeBlanc took official visits to Florida and Penn State.
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Re: Blue Skies Ahead for the Crimson and Cream?
« Reply #92 on: June 13, 2023, 07:44:52 AM »
I don't know how bad a loss that is, but it's not good.
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Re: Blue Skies Ahead for the Crimson and Cream?
« Reply #93 on: June 13, 2023, 08:07:16 AM »
just makes ya wonder why?
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Re: Blue Skies Ahead for the Crimson and Cream?
« Reply #94 on: June 13, 2023, 09:05:35 AM »
Really, everything can be going perfectly, and a kid just gets homesick. There's nothing you can do about it. Nowadays, he's got the option to head back if it gets overwhelming.

Not saying that's 100% the case here, but this is about the right time for a freshman to decide he misses home.

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Re: Blue Skies Ahead for the Crimson and Cream?
« Reply #95 on: June 13, 2023, 09:17:28 AM »
yup, it apparently happened to a softball pitcher
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Re: Blue Skies Ahead for the Crimson and Cream?
« Reply #96 on: June 13, 2023, 01:08:37 PM »
Really, everything can be going perfectly, and a kid just gets homesick. There's nothing you can do about it. Nowadays, he's got the option to head back if it gets overwhelming.

Not saying that's 100% the case here, but this is about the right time for a freshman to decide he misses home.
He's from Florida. Norman's a nice college town/city, but it doesn't have beaches.
There's talk that he didn't really fit into what OU was trying to do with him, position-wise. Maybe that played a part too.
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Re: Blue Skies Ahead for the Crimson and Cream?
« Reply #97 on: June 30, 2023, 06:50:26 PM »
The Cornhuskers haven’t been able to find anything close to their Big 12 and Big 8 success in the Big Ten.

Fox Sports radio host Colin Cowherd said the Sooners would suffer the same fate.

His reasonings? Like Nebraska, Oklahoma isn’t a great recruiting state. He believes Nebraska chose the wrong conference for what made them successful in recruiting and felt Oklahoma would suffer the same fate. He also believes Oklahoma hasn’t found the right head coach.

Now, there are several things wrong with the points he made. The biggest one, he didn’t do his research.

Nebraska geographically isn’t near where they had so much success recruiting. Oklahoma is a little more than two hours from Dallas, one of the best recruiting areas in the nation.

Former head coach Bob Stoops echoed that statement in a recent interview with KREF.


https://soonerswire.usatoday.com/2023/06/30/oklahoma-sooners-nebraska-kref-bob-stoops/
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