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9 hours ago, ChampionshipLevelPiss said:

Decommitted from OU on 1/1

 

At least his reason for decommitting checked out. 

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Some smoke around OU offering Joey McGuire a co-defensive coordinator or associate head coach position and golden parachuting Ruffin off the staff. Still leaves the RB coach position open. 

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9 hours ago, ChampionshipLevelPiss said:

Decommitted from OU on 1/1

 

Ben Fong Torres is not going to like this development one fucking bit. 

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6 minutes ago, closetojumping said:

Ben Fong Torres is not going to like this development one fucking bit. 

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13 hours ago, Constant said:

Some smoke around OU offering Joey McGuire a co-defensive coordinator or associate head coach position and golden parachuting Ruffin off the staff. Still leaves the RB coach position open. 

Well this is interesting

https://soonersports.com/sports/football/coaches

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Edited by Ricky's one-hitter

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Various OU sites reporting that starting SS Chase Sylvie is considering entering the portal as a grad transfer. It appears in a last ditch effort to keep him the Sooners will let him move to CB. FS Justin Broiles is also moving to CB, while NB Jeremiah Criddell is moving to FS. I assume that means that one of the FR will be on the 2-deep at NB (Eaton, Dennis, Washington, Harrington).

 

Grinch "we need to run all these scrubass motherfuckers off" 

Also Grinch "where the fuck is everyone?" 

 

I didn't realize that the Sooners had moved Woodi Washington to SS. I'm really surprised that Jamal Morris didn't get any playing time and is behind Washington. Morris was an EE and physically seemed ready to play. He also seems to be the kind of player that they are lacking right now in terms of size and physicality.   

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6 hours ago, texifornia said:

Yeah that's going to get dropped in a few kids' DMs

 

“We’re sho Ned, he’s been on faculty for 10 years and never have we seen any behavior like this.”

no shit? Well he hasn’t been knocking on the door of death and irrelevancy for 20 years. From what I can tell it seems to be making a lot of old people bitter AF. What a dumb fuck. 
 

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7 hours ago, texifornia said:

Yeah that's going to get dropped in a few kids' DMs

 

I didn't realize David Boren got an OU college named after him.

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9 hours ago, texifornia said:

Yeah that's going to get dropped in a few kids' DMs

 

What did they expect when they hired Lemony Snicket?

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1 hour ago, Viper said:

What did they expect when they hired Lemony Snicket?

This is exactly what I thought looking at him. Seems like "ok boomer" is the best he can hope for from this. What an idiot. 

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Racist things like this accidentally pop up from time to time up in Norman.  Par for the course.

  • '20 professor drops N-bomb in class
  • '15 SAE racist chant incident
  • '05 baseball coach Cochell drops N-bomb describing one of his players

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22 hours ago, golfclap said:

Various OU sites reporting that starting SS Chase Sylvie is considering entering the portal as a grad transfer. It appears in a last ditch effort to keep him the Sooners will let him move to CB. FS Justin Broiles is also moving to CB, while NB Jeremiah Criddell is moving to FS. I assume that means that one of the FR will be on the 2-deep at NB (Eaton, Dennis, Washington, Harrington).

 

Grinch "we need to run all these scrubass motherfuckers off" 

Also Grinch "where the fuck is everyone?" 

 

I didn't realize that the Sooners had moved Woodi Washington to SS. I'm really surprised that Jamal Morris didn't get any playing time and is behind Washington. Morris was an EE and physically seemed ready to play. He also seems to be the kind of player that they are lacking right now in terms of size and physicality.   

  

21 hours ago, golfclap said:

Various OU sites reporting that starting SS Chase Sylvie is considering entering the portal as a grad transfer. It appears in a last ditch effort to keep him the Sooners will let him move to CB. FS Justin Broiles is also moving to CB, while NB Jeremiah Criddell is moving to FS. I assume that means that one of the FR will be on the 2-deep at NB (Eaton, Dennis, Washington, Harrington).

 

Grinch "we need to run all these scrubass motherfuckers off" 

Also Grinch "where the fuck is everyone?" 

 

I didn't realize that the Sooners had moved Woodi Washington to SS. I'm really surprised that Jamal Morris didn't get any playing time and is behind Washington. Morris was an EE and physically seemed ready to play. He also seems to be the kind of player that they are lacking right now in terms of size and physicality.   

I think a lot of this intel is flawed. 

Chase Sylvie never started at OU that I recall. I don't think he even played last year. Justin Broiles proved in the playoff that he can't cover 1on1 at all. Moving him to CB might as well be moving him to Alaska. Like many of the OU defenders already in the portal, if these guys leave, I don't know how much of a loss it is.

The Sooners will have Tre Brown at one corner. Jaden Davis, Tre Norwood, and the freshmen will be in the mix.

For the safety spots, OU has a higher floor. Turner-Yell played better in the latter half the year. I don't know if he has the athleticism to hang with elite pass catchers, but he's a good tackler and not the worst cover safety OU's rolled out. Patrick Turner set a floor for the other safety spot. He is in position and assignment sound. He definitely isn't a plus athlete, but he won't get OU beat against most teams either.

The nickel is a trash fire. Bookie Radley-Hiles did a few things well like attacking bubble screens and playing reasonable zone coverage. His lack of discipline, size, and speed mean he can't perform some basic functions such as getting off blocks at all or covering bigger or faster receivers 1on1. 

OU has several intriguing athletes for these three spots (safety and nickel) in the pipeline. They defensive coaches stated that they want to rotate players at all positions, and hopefully some of the guys listed below will contribute in 2020. 

Unlike Broiles, against LSU, Woodi Washington was in position and tackled effectively. The Tigers just made plays, and he did get beat then. From what I saw, he needs more run at NB, S, or somewhere. Criddell and Morris look the part and really need opportunities. Morris is apparently a bright guy too, so I don't know what's holding him back.

Some of the incoming players may hold promise for next too. Justin Harrington looks like a plus athlete, but he's a JUCO...who was supposed to be at OU this semester...and is delayed until the Summer (eye roll). As EEs, Bryson Washington and DJ Graham are apparently impressive, but what will that mean in the Fall?

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7 minutes ago, quigley said:

Like many of the OU defenders already in the portal, if these guys leave, I don't know how much of a loss it is.

thanks for the info. Appreciate it. 

I know that it might not be a hit in terms of losing quality players (ie. guys that simply were never going to contribute). The real issue is that at some point (and it looks like 2021 will be the start of it) the Sooners defensive depth chart is going to be very thin. The margin for error then goes to zero as you can't miss on any recruits. The 25/85 caps make it a real challenge to fill up a depleted roster spot. Longhorn fans know this all too well (see OL from the FUPM era to 2018). When you become that depleted you can't take an intriguing athlete and stash him for 3 years. You can't teach guys. They go directly on to the 2-deep and if you take a guy and he's a lazy piece of shit -- it hurts. a lot. You are already seeing it a bit with a guy like Marcus Stripling who really should've used 2019 as a RS year and instead was forced onto the 2-deep. He's lost not only lost a year of physical development but played an entire year to make 6 tackles and a sack. A guy like Josh Ellison going from not even recruited by OU,Texas, LSU, TCU, etc ... to going right on the 2-deep for the Sooners. That kind of thing is a direct result of the mass exodus of defensive players. 

You can't have this kind of attrition from the past 2 classes with no negative impact - even if the guys that are leaving aren't contributors. 

 

22 minutes ago, quigley said:

Morris is apparently a bright guy too, so I don't know what's holding him back.

Yeah, I don't understand the hold up with Morris at all. Big, fast, physical. 

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Golfclap said:

You can't have this kind of attrition from the past 2 classes with no negative impact - even if the guys that are leaving aren't contributors. 

I agree, and the 2020 and 2021 will feel it. By my count, OU's going to have only 38 defensive player total next year, including guys who haven't been contributors the whole time they've been on campus.

Now, the question is, what's the cost of running all those guys off? Thinking of this from a non-football, general organizational perspective, keeping negative performers is a bad idea for two big reasons: 

1. It sends the message that substandard performance is acceptable.

2. It uses resources that could be allocated elsewhere.

In line with #1, there is the hypothesis that the culture on defense was so bad, you need to process a bunch of the negative players out just to eliminate that bad vibe. Going along with #2, cleaning house gives more attention and practice reps to those who remain. It also gives you space to recruit more players and take in guys from the portal that may benefit the team.  

Your example of Marcus Stripling is a good one, but he also gets to the complexity of the situation. He certainly would've benefited from a year focused on physical development. From the wisdom found on messageboards, Stripling's lack of motivation was what was holding him back. Throwing him out there may have been necessary to keep him engaged.

As I'm seeing it, OU's only going to lose 5 - 6 defenders to graduation at the end of 2020. A couple of more will probably leave. That means OU *should* take a big defensive class in 2021, up to 13 - 14. In 2021, the roster should be restocked, though young.

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Kobie Mckinzie - Sooners 2022 LB commit attempting to reclassify to 2021 per his twitter and his father ... 

 

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5 minutes ago, Constant said:

Pretty soon college football players are gonna be dropped off at practice by their mothers. 

To be fair, if they can play like Kobie Mckinzie I'd be perfectly fine with that. 

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CrimsonKing seems both more coherent, but also baseline dumber than Daddy98. Like daddy probably started smarter and then picked up a bleach drinking habit.

Anyway, "connected" posters say the Brocks are leaning Bama

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Didn't they think OU and Alabama were in it for Collins?  They don't know anything then and they don't know anything now. 

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