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  1. Are you calling me out on the difference between 740K vs 800k? 🤪 Lon Kruger makes about 2m so if it's everybody > 1m, he's included. Regardless, it's smart messaging by the Sooners athletic department. Both those guys have incentive bonuses greater than the 10% loss so don't think they're that worried.
  2. This is good leadership messaging. The 10% salary cut will affect only three coaches I think (Riley, Grinch, and Kruger). It will save ~ 800k which is only 6% of the shortfall. However, it shows the community that the big dogs are sacrificing (only 3.6m, how will he make it!), and it shows the football and basketball staff that there bosses are looking out for them. It may legitimately spare some staff for these sports.
  3. If only the state of Oklahoma was as well-run as the OU football program. The Sooners were among the last teams to bring players back, and Riley has been on record from the start about his concern for player safety. The list of things to criticize about OU and Oklahoma about is long, but this isn' t on it.
  4. He's a clown for this but more for other stuff. This is just clownish behavior trying to distract us from his incompetence.
  5. You may be right, but I discount the possibility of him returning as a difference-maker in 2020.As we all know, WR requires explosiveness/change of direction that will take time to rehab and trust. A best case would be for them to wait until the last couple of games of the season to play. If he feels good, use him in conference championship and playoff. If not, redshirt is intact. What OU really needs to do is break the cycle of boom-bust WR classes. They alternate really good with very bad classes: 2016: 3 portals, 0 contributors 2017: 4 contributors 2018: 2 portals, 0 contributors 2019: 2 promising Fr years plus Bridges 2020: Weak recruiting class on paper 2021: First 2 recruits look good on paper and in on some other promising ones.
  6. WR attrition from OU 2018 class 2 enrolled -2 (portal x2) 2017 4 enrolled -3 (Brown-NFL, Lamb-NFL, Calcaterra-injury) 2016 3 enrolled -3 (portal x3) Looking at the scholarship chart on 247, they have 8 WR list for 2020. That includes a walk-on, Stoops' son, a guy with torn ACL (Haselwood), and a guy suspended for weed for 6 games (Bridges). Only 1 of the 3 new Fr is included on the chart. Of the 2 unlisted player, there are rumblings one may be moved to RB (Darby). Sprinkle in 2 grad transfers (1 of the transfers is walked-on at Miss St and recorded 0 receptions), subtract one torn Achilles tendon (Howard). So... 8 - 4 (nepotism/walk-on/injured/suspended) = 4 4 + 3 (minus 1 RB) = 5 5 + 2 (minus 1 Achilles) = 7 That's why I said "about 10." OU may really rely on nepotism/walk-ons in 2020. OU may run a lot of 21, 22 bc they've got talent and experience there. Bridges will be back for latter part of whatever of 2020 season occurs. Haselwood/Howard are of course on the books but out until 2021, but there is uncertainty in WR returning from those injures. The Obiolo will be off the books for 2021. That's why numbers for 2021 may be a bigger than anticipated.
  7. Is this what you guys extract from this? OU 2021 WR: 3 - 4 (4 if Egbuka) IN: Mario Williams, Cody Jackson Plus one more: Jalil Farooq, Coleman, or circle back to one of the other guys they've had on their radar (Sturdivant, Malcolm Johnson, etc) OU only has about 10 WR in the program this year so taking four doesn't seem excessive.
  8. Norman is close than Baton Rouge (5 hrs vs 10), but I hope OU stays far away from him.
  9. Recruiting to Morgantown is hard enough. Reinforcing the stereotype of WVU makes the walk down the "Country Roads" longer.
  10. You got it all wrong. Translation: People are going to go to college. Some will announce now, some later. Some at OU, some other places.
  11. From your mouth to the Lord's ears.
  12. The way to raise test scores is to give equal access to resources. When I worked in HISD, River Oaks Elementary spent more than 8k per student per year. It had two computers per class and nature area. Most rooms had an aide. I also went to a 5th Ward school that spent 1.5k/student. This school didn't have enough books for each student so there was no homework. This was in the mid 1990s after Robin Hood. Equalize opportunity, equalize mentorship, and you'll see test scores rise. This is all pretty much general knowledge now, but here's a link if your interested. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/03/rich-students-get-better-sat-scores-heres-why.html
  13. Ricky's one-hitter and Bevo14 are providing good information on this topic. Please see their replies on this topic. Using data at 16 years old to predict learning capacity/performance of adults is hard (impossible?: brain development continues into your mid-20's). SAT was designed to predict college performance. Even it's proponents only claimed correlation of 0.6. More so, it predicts access to better schools and test prep. It reinforces bias against disadvantaged groups regardless of race. The data on SAT's poor performance leaves us with GPA, which is a test of organization and effort. It may be sufficient. There is mounting evidence that "grit" or resiliency is a better predictor of adult success than other measures of talent. Lots of people are trying to figure out how to measure and predict grit.
  14. Brown, Johnson, Rawlins-Kibonge all fit the model of "guys with athletic ability but little experience." In the 2020 class, Eaton, Arinze, Graham could also be in that bucket. If OU's staff can teach, it's a winning proposition.
  15. C'mon dude, you're better than that. Look at the context of the statement. It was referring to the possibility of Grinch leaving. For him to leave, OU needs to be successful on defense. I was stating I hope he is successful and am okay with him leaving. FWIW, all of 2019, FEI was lower on the Sooner defense than other advance metric aggregates. SP+ and FPI both have OU in the 40s. Is there a reason that you prefer drive-based stats?
  16. Also agree. In addition, the OU defense got away with its pressure philosophy during a year when the Big12 was down on offense. I believe it's plausible that OU comes out with something different this year. Grinch and Co have had a year to learn their players better, and there were significant personnel losses. They may need a different approach just to tread water. No intel, just conjecture. RE: duration of Grinch's tenure at OU. He was listening to offers after this past season. FWIW, if Grinch fashions a top 10 defense next year and then jets, I'm cool. That would equal a lot of W's, significant improvement in skill, and allow Riley to recruit an outstanding replacement. Plus, the OU defensive staff is in much better shape. At LB coach, Brian Odom is an Oklahoma guy who also may be ready to ascend if/when Grinch leaves.
  17. Also agree. But OU's starting at such a low baseline. From 2016 - 2018, the defense was bad at everything. I can't bear to rewatch most of those games, during seasons won conference championships, because the defense is SO BAD. In 2019, they were bad at some things and okay at others. They dedicated themselves to bringing pressure, and were successful to a point. It appears they're doubling down on that tactic. Some of these guys coached at Missouri. The Tigers brought in recruits like this, guys with good tools who weren't refined. I would have loved to trade OU's defenses for the Tigers defenses during this time.
  18. I basically just look for the names of the recruits. I'm not interested in his opinion of signing them or his reflections on their ability. His assault on the English language shows a disturbing lack of self awareness.
  19. He seems like an outstanding athlete, but I don't know where he'll play in this defense. But these coaches are more likely to maximize his skills and match them to his responsibilities.
  20. Local govt committee in Norman = asshat neked dancing
  21. Would've been a good get, but I felt he was redundant with Mario Williams. I'm not worried about WR recruiting at OU. I'd rather they take 15 defensive players this cycle.
  22. Neither this episode nor the responses of Ok St fans are surprising. The information bubble Gundy was raised in and has lived in throughout his life is quite uniform. Within this bubble, he's had authority for 20 years so his outdated views haven't been challenged. The administration is in a tough spot because Gundy's performance relative to expectations is fantastic. However, basic leadership theory holds that Gundy must go as he can't lead men who've lost faith in him or recruit their replacements. Hubbard's done Ok St a favor, but he'll be pilloried. And the fans are right, he should've declared for the draft rather than risk injury playing for those colors.
  23. They should use any excuse to ditch dude. As a Sooner fan, if the school wants to ditch the nickname too, fine. Make it the Oklahoma Crimson and lets move on.
  24. When considering UT's response so far, you have to consider the counterfactual responses. Do nothing in response to the players requests or oppose them and there would be swift backlash from ESPN, former players, and society at large. Herman's done well so far. The demands the players have listed are free (taking down monuments to traitors) or relative cheap (funding minority programs at higher levels; probably a good idea for the school anyway). They gave UT an out on the school song, players don't need to sing it.
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