ou-twitter-avatar1 Open Post – Weekend, March 7th, 8th & 9th (UPDATED Sun. 3:20 pm)

Well it’s rather late in the day so I figured we’d do an Open Post that covered any news we gather from today and tomorrow.

– Oklahoma has offered FB, Chandler Cox out of Apopka, Florida which is a school many of you may remember because that is the same school current OU player, Ty Darlington attended. It sounds like Chandler is very interested in Oklahoma. He’s already told me that he is planning on visiting OU this spring or summer.

– Last week we posted a piece called “The Big Texas 3” which was about three big CBs in Texas that we are fans of. PJ Mbanasor is one of those CBs and he currently has an OU offer and Oklahoma is in REALLY good shape with him right now. But another one of those DBs, Roney Elam, received his Oklahoma offer yesterday! Everything I’ve heard about Roney is that he is an LSU lean but we’ll see.

– Oklahoma has made a new offensive line offer today. Oklahoma has offered Tevita Halalilo out of California.

– One of our favorite CB/WRs in the country, Ykili Ross, out of California has been getting a lot of attention lately. One of our readers, Ed Cotter, suggested him to us a while back and we’ve been in regular contact with Ykili and his family. Ykili’s father called me today to let me know that Oklahoma has spoken to Ykili’s head coach and either an offer was made or will be made. We are waiting on confirmation as Ykili is meeting with his HC now.

– Dahu Green is an Oklahoma WR who has been receiving a lot of attention from schools around the country. I’ve got a friend who knows some of the coaches at Alabama and he told me that Alabama REALLY likes Dahu. A decision has not been made on whether to make an offer yet but it is being discussed today.

– Also, Lawton DB Darreyl Patterson pulled in a Kansas State offer this past week. I’m hearing that none other than the head man himself, Coach Bob Stoops, is a huge fan of Patterson. I was told by a source that Patterson, assuming the coaches like what they see in the spring, may very well get an OU offer.

– Around 11:30 am on Friday, Jordan Esco was listening to KREF and apparently some less than flattering statements were made about our website. We want to again make it very clear everyone that we do NOT steal any information from pay websites. We have our own sources for all of our information. If any of our readers heard the comments please email us at admin@thefootballbrainiaics.com and let us know what you heard.

UPDATE (7:04 pm): I can confirm that Ykili Ross has indeed received an Oklahoma offer! They’ve said he can play either WR or DB. In my opinion he can be great at both but his greatest upside is at DB. He moves like he’s 5’9″ but stands 6’1″.

UPDATE (7:06 pm): OU QB offer Jarrett Stidham has committed to Texas Tech.

UPDATE (7:13 pm): Oklahoma has indeed offered CB Dechaun Holiday out of California. He’s listed at 6’2″ 207 lbs. That is a big corner if that is indeed his true position!

- UPDATE (Sat. 10:05 am): Ronald Jones II, an OU offer and one of the top 2015 RBs in the country, put out a Top 6 on Friday that did include the Sooners. What was interesting about his list is that it didn’t include Texas, who had offered him the night before. The general assumption prior had been that whenever the Longhorns finally got around to offering, they would quickly jump to the top of the list. Evidently, that was not the case and one would have to believe that, at least for now, was good news for OU. Jones is continuing to pick up offers, sometimes multiple, daily so this Top 6 is certainly written in pencil, not pen.

But based on how things currently stand and OU’s known 2015 RB offers, all signs point to Jones being Cale Gundy’s top target at the position. And when you watch his film (below) it’s pretty obvious why.

UPDATE (Sat. 1:27 pm): I have some friends who are coaches that are at the Rivals event in Dallas today. I’ll try to get some updates from them, but one of them called me and told me that Casady WR Denver Johnson is looking really good!

UPDATE (Sat. 1:32 pm): Got word that Edmond DB, Ashton Preston is 2 for 3 in his 1-on-1 reps.

UPDATE (Sat. 1:37 pm): Friend called and said Dahu is doing alright, but had a few bad balls thrown his way and is still getting used to handling the press coverage. Reiterated again that Denver Johnson is tearing people up. Sorry can’t get a ton of updates for y’all, but a lot of my friends are out there to watch specific people that aren’t necessarily as relevant to our readers. Lesson learned though. We should have sent someone down there.

UPDATE (Sat. 1:40 pm): Rob Cassidy from Rivals.com just tweeted out that Will Sunderland is “having a huge day here in Dallas.” I’m going to try to get some thoughts from one of my coaching friends that might have seen him but it sounds like he’s doing well!

UPDATE (Sat. 1:43 pm): Stud DE Jake Pickard picked up his 3rd offer today. This time from in-state Big 10 school, Rutgers!

UPDATE (Sat. 4:00 pm): Alright, talked to my friend who was at the Rivals camp, who is also a coach down in Texas, and these were his thoughts. First, he said OU commit Josh Wariboko tore the camp up. He said he won the MVP award and it was well deserved. He did not agree with Will Sunderland (OU offer) winning the MVP award. He said he would have graded Sunderland as a “B.” He said he felt the best DB there was a kid out of Arlington (working on getting the name). He said that DB wouldn’t let anyone off the line. I believe he was the kid who jammed Dahu Green.

Speaking of Dahu, it sounds like he did really well later in the day. Ended up catching 9-of-12 balls and couldn’t be guarded by any of the DBs. My friend said “Dahu is just too damn big for them DBs.”

He reiterated that Denver Johnson also did well. He caught two or three 9 routes in a row and ran them beautifully. He said Johnson has another gear that he didn’t expect to be there. He also said that JaMychal Hasty is just too explosive. No one could cover him. He loved Hasty. He also loved Skyline LB  and OU offer Anthony Wheeler. Said he moved well in space and was able to cover just about everyone other than Hasty, who apparently no one could cover. He said that Wheeler looks like a kid who could start as a true freshman. He also mentioned that the QBs were having a tough day with the wind. But he said that the sophomore QB out of Edmond Santa Fe, Keaton Torre, looked pretty good. He also said Edmond Santa Fe DB, Ashton Preston, did a nice job. He said he’s very strong and was able to jam receivers back 2 or 3 yards.

Also, sounds like Jamile Johnson was out there, but apparently he stepped on some uneven ground and injured himself and couldn’t compete. That’s all I’ve got for now. If I hear more I’ll post it.

UPDATE (Sat. 6:40 pm): In response to a question below in the comments section, Darreyl Patterson has indeed taken the ACT and based on his core GPA and the score he received he would be eligible if he had to sign today.

UPDATE (Sat. 6:57 pm): CB Kris Boyd just tweeted: “I would love to say Coach.Strong, Coach Sumlin, Coach.Kingsbury and Coach.Stoops thank y’all and one of y’all will be in for something good!” Haven’t confirmed with him yet but that sure sounds like a top 4.

UPDATE (Sun. 3:20 pm): Have a few notes from the Houston Rivals camp. I talked to Jaylon Lane’s father for a while on the phone during the camp and he felt like Jaylon was doing really well. Jaylon is the DB we mentioned in the Big Texas 3 post and he’s also mentioned in the updates at the top. It looks like what Jaylon’s father was seeing was accurate because Jaylon won the DB MVP! Also, talked to PJ Mbanasor a little bit and he said he went 9-0 during the 1-on-1 reps. He had a nice rep against the WR MVP Gary Haynes.

Also, OU commit, DuVonta Lampkin won the DL MVP award. I know that Jalyon has had some contact with OU but I’ve been told he is around 4th or 5th on their board. I know Mbanasor is pretty high up and I’ve got to assume that Boyd and Sheffield are as well. OU seems to have a good shot at Mbanasor and Boyd but would still like to see us go after Lane. Lane is now an Ole Miss commit but OU could get in the fight and have a good shot.


  • Atlantasooner

    Love Chandler Cox’s film at FB on HUDL. It’s great stuff. He’s an ideal fit for the OU offense.

  • Sooner Ray

    Don’t get that station so I haven’t heard any comments but could understand that some sites might have a problem because I’ve seen the list of posters growing rapidly and they have to be coming from somewhere. If pay membership is dropping I’m sure they are concerned. SUCKS TO BE THEM is all I can say.
    Great news about all these offers that are going out, hope our current players have a chance to work on them Mixon style!

    • J.K. Abbott

      Ray you live in the DFW area right?

      • Sooner Ray

        Hell no, I’m in God’s country where the cattle are fat and the grass is green and I have brown dirt and not red so that will narrow it down a bit.

        • J.K. Abbott

          H3ll yeah. Green Country?????

        • J.K. Abbott

          I grew up in red dirt country.

          • Sooner Ray

            I was in Norman this week and love visiting but I was born and raised in green country.

          • J.K. Abbott

            We are neighbors dude.

          • JJ

            Where are you from now that I have narrowed down my green country sooners???

          • J.K. Abbott

            T-Town

          • JJ

            Me too

          • Sooner Ray

            I was in the same hotel with WVU team, had to look up at every one of them HAHA.

          • JJ

            Where are you from??

          • Sooner Ray

            About 30 mins. N. of Tulsa.

          • JJ

            Me too…. Collinsville

          • Sooner Ray

            No way! Are we related?

          • JJ

            Idk…. Where are you from?

          • Sooner Ray

            Collinsville! What are the odds? I said N of Tulsa because I didn’t think anyone would know the town.

          • JJ

            Slim to none. I always tell people betwee. Tulsa & Bartlesville… I haven’t lived there in the last 15 years

          • Sooner Ray

            C’ville grad?

          • JJ

            Yep….. You?

          • Sooner Ray

            Oh yeah

          • JJ

            When? I already told you I hadn’t lived there in 15 yrs so you know I am old

          • Sooner Ray

            I was an ’83 model

          • JJ

            90…. I only know 2 Ray’s… Unless you count coach Ray ….

          • Sooner Ray

            Yep he was coaching up the girls in the day.

          • JJ

            Well I’ll be there in 3 weeks… I won’t lie. Last time someone thought it was a good idea to walk home from Silver Dollar. I am not walking anywhere this time! :) being one legged….

          • Gary Robbins

            Oh lord! I live in Skiatook. I will need to be a little more discreet about my “Happy Hour visits!!!

          • Sooner Ray

            You go out by the lake?

          • Gary Robbins

            Oh yeah, everyone refers to it as out on the hill, actual name is Crossroads. It’s where the 1st liar doesn’t have a chance. Also been to the Jack of Clubs in Collinsville. Born and raised in Sperry and lived there for around 30 plus years and moved to Skiatook around 35 years ago.

          • Sooner Ray

            Know a guy by the last name of Baker out on the “hill”? I spent some time in the Jack years ago, kind of a sh. hole now I think.

          • Gary Robbins

            I’ve got a good friend name Bobby Baker, has a brother named Larry. He’s a big OU fan also. A decent golfer-hates Texas, is that him?

          • Sooner Ray

            Hell we’re practically family! I drink with Bobby and Larry all the time. I’m good friends with Larry’s son.

          • Gary Robbins

            You bet. I see Bobby about every Mon. or Wed. or Friday, sometimes. Larry not so much anymore. I will tell Bobby I’ve been in contact with Sooner Ray.

          • Sooner Ray

            He won’t know me by the sooner name but he will know me by Paul’s friend Ray. Larry actually lives within a mile of my place but I don’t see him as much as I used to. I spend a lot of the holidays and special occasions with all the Bakers. Paul and I get together about as often as you guys meet on the hill.

          • Gary Robbins

            Thanks I will tell Bobby. I’ve heard about their parties though. Guess I will close for now. Try to figure out in the morning who will be OU’s next commit and their next qb commit for 2015?

          • JJ

            Holeeey sheeeeet this is getting to be a smaaaalll world… The Jack of Clubs wow!! I usually get drug into the Silver Dollar when I am in town…

          • JJ

            Who am I kidding. Not drug… I have already made plans for the next time in :)

          • Sooner Ray

            The Dollar is the happening place now. Greybeards turned into a sea food/steak house.

          • j l

            wow I didnt realize so many on this site are so close. Im from bartlesville. small ass world lol.

          • Gary Robbins

            Yes it is . We eat at the Golden Corral on occasion.

          • j l

            I only eat there when my mom takes me lol. IMO, there hasnt been a good buffet around here since the days of luby’s and western sizzlin. At least we got our little ceasers back though, so thats a plus=)

          • Sooner Ray

            Murphy’s is the only place to eat in B’ville.

          • j l

            oh man, i had a hot cheeseburger for lunch from there this week. I really didnt want to go back to work after, they really weigh you down haha.

          • Sooner Ray

            Best hot hamburger in the world but like you said, done for the day after that.

          • j l

            theres a little place across the street from where i work called weezy’s, hot cheeseburger tastes like exactly the same. Same brown gravy and everything. Should give them a whirl sometime. Murphys can be pretty packed at times, especially on sundays.

          • Gary Robbins

            I will try it soon. Can’t stand to miss out on good food.

          • JJ

            This…. Unless that Mexican place is still open.. It’ll eat

          • Sonny Schovanec

            jalapeños is pretty good food for great prices.

          • Sooner Ray

            You are correct sir.

          • Gary Robbins

            It’s funny drive all the way up there for a buffet and Senior discount(I’m 68). Not sure I save any money nowdays.

          • j l

            probably not with gas the way it is. You dont happened to be related to dustin and nikki robbins do you?

          • Gary Robbins

            Not to my knowledge. We have 4 children in around Skiatook though. There are some other Robbins in Skiatook, but not related to them.

          • j l

            oh they are some friends my age from around town here in bville, dont remember their parents names offhand. Lots of people around these parts are related, so I thought id take a shot in the dark =)

          • Gary Robbins

            Being from Skiatook, Ok. I always wondered how Sooner Ray knew about the Blue Whale in Catoosa, Ok. It’s a small world.

          • JJ

            Yes it is. I love the blue whale!

          • J.K. Abbott

            I must be your neighbor.

          • Sonny Schovanec

            We are all neighbors.

          • Sonny Schovanec

            We are neighbors my friend.

          • Sooner Ray

            Some of us found out in here last night that it’s a small world.

          • Sonny Schovanec

            I see that. Funny but there is a bunch of us live within 30 miles of each other.

          • Sooner Ray

            Sounds like a football watch party brewing. What town you close to?

          • Sonny Schovanec

            North. Will Rogers. Is the Biker joint still open in Cville?

          • Sooner Ray

            Open but it’s now a sea food and steak joint. Bring plenty of money!

          • Sonny Schovanec

            it was Grey Beards right? Couldn’t think of the name.

          • Sooner Ray

            Yes it was. Good place in the early years.

          • Sooner Ray

            Guess you got Mustang country covered Sonny?

    • J.K. Abbott

      No doubt/ This place has exploded over the past month. Look I quit certain pay site when one of their Slap A$$ Mod posted the most negative vile POS post about the OU staff, coach Stoops specifically before the Tech game “The Emperor has no Guts”. And one another pay site Mr. New Years eve Twitter boy wrote a asinine article about Mike Stoops and the staff pre Sugar Bowl. Coming from guys who never played or coached a lick trash talking Mike stoops as a DC and calling out Stoops as having no guts was enough for me.

      • J.K. Abbott

        It’s one thing for fans to rip coaches. Ive seen that up close and personal. What ticks me off when the Staff and or Mods of the pay site rip the coaches because they got their feelings hurt in a pressor.

  • Marshall

    I will say Esco seems to go after a certain KREF personality that is on around that time quite often on twitter. So, give some, get some? I listen and read all things OU and I’m a member of almost every OU recruiting site. You guys do a good job, and I enjoy Esco. So please know, I am not trying to soil him by bringing this up.

    • Boomer4life

      Then what are trying to insinuate then?

      • Marshall

        Exactly what I said. Esco goes after him. Expect it to come back.

        • Boomer4life

          If Esco goes after him then he probably deserves it. Just sayin.

          • Marshall

            I don’t know about all that….but, whatever.

          • Super K

            If anyone wants to say our website is horrible or lacks credibility that is one thing and he is entitled to that opinion. But to say we “steal information” is unacceptable.

          • Marshall

            I am not defending the KREF personality. I was just saying what his motive might be……right or wrong. Esco is free to do what he wants and I will continue to read and follow him. I don’t have a dog in the fight. I was just proposing why this might have developed into something negative between you two.

          • Super K

            I totally understand Marshall. I don’t know about any history between Jordan and the KREF personality. But either way we just don’t want to allow big companies to bully us from their pulpit and feel like they can make false accusations that not only hurt our reputation as a website but hurt the reputation of the people associated with this website. We all value our honor and names in our lives whether they be private or, in the case of Ryan, public. And it just isn’t right for someone to go on the radio and say we “steal information”. No one wants to be known as a thief and no wants to associate with a thief. And we are absolutely not stealing anything from anyone.

          • J.K. Abbott

            Solid Super K.

          • J.K. Abbott

            This is going to sound stupid but what is KREF?

          • Sooner Ray

            Radio station

          • J.K. Abbott

            Is it the new station? Or what. crap spill the beans. What happened. Jordo is a STUD! He works his tail off providing Info on this site.

          • pitbull17

            The franchise is the new station, kref has been there a while. I agree on Jordan, he’s always worked hard to put out quality content.

          • J.K. Abbott

            Thanks pit. I don’t listen to that station. Your right about Jordan.

          • pitbull17

            It’s incredibly petty for whoever it was to insinuate, or flat out say that you guys steal information. There is no good reason to do that without proof and even though I know you guys don’t steal info, there is no way for them to prove it anyway. I also don’t get how Jordan is going after somebody if he just relays what was said.

          • J.K. Abbott

            IMO those that question or talk down TFB’s credibility is getting Butt Hurt because TFB are outworking them and for free.

          • pitbull17

            Exactly, this all boils down to being mad because their pay content isn’t as good as this free site is.

          • EasTex

            I have never visited any of the pay sites. No particular reason, I just have doubts about their business model. With that said, I have followed your posts here since about week two of your existence. I had some misgivings about joining Disqus, so didn’t comment early on.
            I consider myself a pretty good judge of character and from what I have gathered you guys of TFB are honest and genuine. Your hard work and passion are admirable and greatly appreciated. I would believe you before I believed some broadcaster from a radio station I have never heard of.
            I notice the claim of theft comes from a third party, not from the actual sources this person claims you have “stolen” info from. Perhaps this accuser would be so kind as to give one example of “stolen” info. I know your posts have date and often time stamps on them, do the pay sites do that?
            In the absence of this person proving what he claims, he needs to apologize and STFU.

          • J.K. Abbott

            Couldn’t have said better ETexas.

          • CoachStauder

            Whether he does or doesn’t, both end up looking sheepish when it happens.

          • Marshall

            Good point.

          • Jordan Esco

            It’s all good. I’m a big boy. I’m perfectly comfortable of giving it as much as I get it.

            Point being, in this particular instance, the attack was not only unprovoked, but it was also wildly inaccurate.

          • Gary Robbins

            Jordan-full speed ahead. Jealously breeds contempt. On a football note. As I questioned earlier will OU’s Qb’s a Fr., Rfr., So., and So., already on Campus deter 2015 Qb prospects? Not at all, somewhat, a whole lot. Just wondering. Thx.

          • Jordan Esco

            There’s always a chance of that. Kids these days definitely pay close attention to the depth chart at the schools they’re considering. But at the same time, most of these kids — especially QBs, IMO — believe in their ability to beat out just about anyone.

            So, I’d say somewhat in terms of how it could affect OU’s chances w/ some.

    • Sooner Ray

      It doesn’t make sense for someone here to go after a pay site because there is no threat. The pay sites hate that the info they put behind a pay wall can be read here for free because “sources” are not exclusive to the people charging money for tid bits. Anyone can use sources and in some cases they could be the same person. I’ve never seen Jordan go after someone unprovoked but I have seen him stand up for what he believes is right even if it costs him personally.

      • Stikboy

        The pay sites suck. The best information that comes from them are from other paying members who happen to know good sources, have relatives as coaches/players, etc. That is why I pay for one of them, anyway. Not the guys who run the site.

        • Sooner Ray

          I don’t know that they suck. They provide a product for money and that’s the American way and I think they care about the fans but I have no use for them because I get all the info I need without putting money in someone’s pocket for second hand news. And let’s face it, there is info passed on from a personal interview and info that is repeated and most is repeated. Just glad we have this option.

      • Jordan Esco

        “I’ve never seen Jordan go after someone unprovoked but I have seen him stand up for what he believes is right even if it costs him personally.”

        Means A LOT to see you say this, Ray.

    • J.K. Abbott

      There has been more then a few times TFB have scooped the pay sites. See LJ Moore.

      • Jordan Esco

        And more than a few times where we’ll put something up and then minutes later it will wind up on one of those $$$ message boards.

        Nobody is ever going to be the only one to get the info first every single time. It’s never been about that, at least for me.

        Just give the proper credit when it’s due and be a professional. Pretty simple, really.

        • J.K. Abbott

          BOOM

    • Jordan Esco

      No sweat. And, yeah, I have an opinion on the guy who said it and it’s not a complimentary one.

      I know there are a bunch of people who have a similar opinion of me, be it b/c of things I’ve said about him or just other stuff in general.

      It’s one thing to not respect another’s work, but it’s another thing entirely to disparage someone else w/ comments that are just patently false. Which is what happened yesterday.

      fwiw, I only mentioned it to K so he was aware. I wasn’t looking to bring any attention to it, be it here or elsewhere. I could have gone at it again on Twitter yesterday when I heard it, but didn’t and simply addressed it, IMO, in a professional manner w/o involving the person who made the ridiculous accusations.

      • J.K. Abbott

        I have no idea what’s going on but if a radio personality is taking the time to discredit you and this site then you guys are probably doing a good job. In coaching if your making everyone happy then your not doing your job. It’s impossible to make everyone happy. Sounds like sour GRAPES and IMO by mentioning you and this site they gave you guys air time and added credibility to an already credible site. Heck I bet people who didn’t know about this site visited it after it was mentioned on air. I would have.

  • Boomer4life

    This is my Universe for anything OU now! Anybody that has a problem with this site can….well you can fill in the blanks.

    • Sooner Ray

      I know what you’re trying to say there, and have I told you those are some nice boobies in your pic?

      • Boomer4life

        Lmao! I have would have to agree with you Ray!

      • Boomer4life

        She is really representing!

  • Tanner

    Dechaun Holiday got offered by OU according to Rivals.

  • Leroy Jenkins

    Looks like QB Jarrett Stidham committed to Tech. Bummer, I actually liked him more than Gibson as a QB for OU.

    • CoachStauder

      Same thoughts.

    • Sooner Ray

      Remember these are kids here Leroy, more than one of them have changed their mind a time or two.

    • Zack

      Surely he will get tired of hearing about pretty boy kingsbury. Every QB especially a 5* wants to be the face of a program. He will never be more popular than the coach at tech

      • Sooner Ray

        Maybe he should talk to the QB’s that have walked away from the program.

        • Zack

          They lost 3 guys right?

          • Sooner Ray

            I know for sure two but could be three. To be honest I don’t follow them closely so I would have to search through some old media. I’m sure someone here knows with all this brain power floating around.

          • Zack

            I find it hard to believe he will be committed there when it’s all said and done. If I’m wrong that’s fine he looks like a great talent but surely he knows tech won’t get the best athletes.

          • Sooner Ray

            He may change his mind after we smack their a$$. Most of the high profile kids want to be winners and some of them are suckers for a dog and pony show early in the process.

          • JJ

            For whatever reason kids from this part if the state like Tech… Don’t know why, they love LBK & the social life. Don’t know anything about this dude, other than he’s from Stephenville, but it’s very likely he has tech grad family etc…

          • Sooner Ray

            Seems like there’s always an uncle or cousin involved in these things, or he could have been blinded by the sunglasses.

          • JJ

            Stephenville west through here (WF) tons & tons of kids wind up at tech. It is what it is… I work in a dept of 18. 14 tech grads.

          • Sooner Ray

            Wear your OU gear proudly!. Is it a coincidence that you finally log in and our buddy JE gets slammed?

          • pitbull17

            Now that’s funny

          • JJ

            Probably

          • Boomer4life

            Omg! That is alot of tech grads in one place!

          • JJ

            Yep… It’s fairly hilarious, they don’t take things seriously…

          • j l

            It was 3. mayfield, brewer, and nichols- their scout team QB.

    • Shelby is a Patriot

      He has seen Lubbock, right?

      • Sooner Ray

        ZING!, good one Shelby!

    • DrZemus

      He could end up in Norman eventually, seems to be the pattern for their QB’s.

  • Gary Carden

    Dechaun Holiday. Man, OU is looking at some huge cornerbacks. Is this a Seattle Seahawks effect?

    • Sooner Ray

      I hope so!

  • Gary Carden

    The Chandler Cox video is really good. He cleans up downfield tacklers about as we’ll as you can and he hits with authority.

  • Shifty

    Wasn’t Patterson the kid from Lawton that was hoping for an offer so he could commit at the first junior day?

    • Super K

      yep!

  • Shelby is a Patriot

    I read both this site and Scout, never once saw anything I thought was stolen from one another; actually goes well together because I get good info from both and it’s usually new and different.

    • J.K. Abbott

      Scout is the best pay site IMO.

    • Jordan Esco

      We’re happy to have you here! I know K has always been complimentary of the work Bob P. & Josh M. do, as have I. The goal here was never to drive people away from those sites or to get into childish, petty arguments. Rather to give OU fans another alternative. The quality of the work/info will be what attracts or doesn’t attract people to our site.

      If we’re not doing our job, then those other guys have nothing to worry about.

      However, if we are then it just forces everyone (including us) to step their game up.

      Which, in the end, is better for the people that matter…..you guys/gals, the readers.

  • Atlantasooner

    with Stidham choosing Tech. I hope Josh goes all in for Torrance Gibson now. Worth the chase.

    • HeathC

      Atlanta Sooner what part of ATL are you in. I am up in Acworth

      • Atlantasooner

        HeathC,
        Sorry Atlantasooner is a long time internet handle. I’m in Chicago now.

        • Boomer4life

          CHI town! Love the pizza there!

          • Sooner Ray

            Their politics suck!

          • Boomer4life

            Your right Ray, it isn’t called the windy city for nothing.

          • Sooner Ray

            So that’s where the term “blowing smoke up your……..” came from?

          • Boomer4life

            Or out, depending on how you look at it.

          • J.K. Abbott

            Have a buddy born and raised Chicagoan. I assumed it was called the Windy City because the wind. He said it was reference to Chicago politics. He graduated from a Chicago HS. He says it was a war zone.

          • EasTex

            It got the nic “Windy City” because of all the blow hard promoters of the city, I believe it goes back the the late 1800’s.

          • J.K. Abbott

            http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/6.html
            Pretty much my friend. Link is a interesting take on it.

          • EasTex

            I loved Lewis Grizzard, he once claimed during the two winters he was held prisoner in Chicago, that there were only two seasons. Winter and the 4th of July.

          • J.K. Abbott

            That’s funny. Just laughed out loud on that

          • EasTex

            Ol’ Lewis was a funny man.
            His books that were my favorites were “Elvis Is Dead And I’m Not Feeling Too Good Myself”, “Shoot Low Boys, They’re Riding Shetland Ponies” and “If Love Was Oil I Would Be a Quart Low.”

          • Leroy Jenkins

            I’ll never forget the deep dish at Pequod’s there in Lincoln Park. That pepperoni pizza changed my life. It’s my second favorite behind some I had in Rome.

            Maybe Atlantasooner can send me a slice through UPS/Fed Ex (just kidding, that’d be gross.)

          • Sooner Ray

            Going to Rome for pizza is more expensive than delivery……right?

          • J.K. Abbott

            BAwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    • CoachStauder

      I’m with you on this. The problem is that Josh’s method is dated…he offered late compared to other schools. Stidham had already been courted by many, many schools.

  • CoachStauder

    Something not being talked about with the Stidham commitment is that now OU must recruit against tech for kids with the #1 dual threat QB in the country according to ESPN. That’s a huge selling point for tech on the trail now. Could potentially hurt us big time with Ryan Newsome, imo. Love Newsome too.

    • Leroy Jenkins

      Very true. The main thing is OU has an established QB already, not a freshman who might have to wait behind Davis Webb. If TK has a great year next season, we still have a lot to sell to someone like Newsome.

    • Indy_sooner

      Tech has swag with cool Kliff. I am not surprised, since Kliff is basically selling the Manziel hype to his QB. I don’t know that that translates automatically to a sweep for other recruits. If we take care of business and have our own TK putting a beat down on em, we will have more than enough to sell others. It’s a long way to Feb and anything can happen

      • J.K. Abbott

        IMO it has everything to with playing time. TK is entrenched for three more years as the starter. With all due respect why would a talent like Stidham sit. I think he’s is good enough to start as redshirt frosh if not a frosh in the right scenario. I don’t blame the kid for not picking OU. Stidham wont hit the field for the Sooners until he’s Jr. if he redshirts.

        • Indy_sooner

          Good points JK, it’s a hard sell with 4.5 QBs on campus. I was mostly responding to the “tech is back” comment.

          • J.K. Abbott

            I hear you man.

  • ohiosoonerdevildog

    As they say haters gonna hate lol. Must suck to know you get paid to do this job, and the guys here at tfb just piss all over you, and its free. Sounds like jealousy to me. Great job guys keep it up.

    • Doobie74OU

      Sorry ohiosoonerdevildog I guess I should have credited you when I posted “HATERS GONNA HATE” I don’t want to be accused of stealing info! LOL! This story is just crazy! FB ARE AWESOME

      • ohiosoonerdevildog

        No worries. Ill just go on the radio and call you out without any proof whatsoever lol.

  • JJ

    It’s pretty stupid to try to talk “down” about another site especially if you are charging fans for your info… Not all attention is positive attention … Looking at you mr radio personality

    • Sooner Ray

      Damn it’s good to have you back in the game JJ, Our team just got better! LOL.

      • JJ

        Thanks!

    • pitbull17

      Glad you finally made it girl.

      • JJ

        Went round & round with disqus, broke my twitter basically

        • EasTex

          Howdy ma’am!
          Long time no come see.

          • JJ

            Hey yourself!! Wow, it has been forever it seems!!

          • EasTex

            I bailed on the other place in ’11.
            Good to see your nic again.
            BTW, construction at DFW is finished.

          • JJ

            Yes sir, I remember the bailing. I have been in & out of the DFW airport 6 or 7 times in the last year, and always take the wrong exit leaving now that it’s done!! Grr!!

          • EasTex

            Well, at least there are permanent lanes now and not blocked or shifting lanes. You’ll get it nailed down.

          • JJ

            It only makes me mad if I am hungry

          • J.K. Abbott

            “Construction Finished “. Was down there last week,. 635 hasn’t changed much. Freaking train wreck. Got caught in the Ice on 35/Denton. Took two hours to drive 10 miles. People couldn’t get up the hill . Wrecks everywhere. I was in a front wheel drive. Went through that ice like a hot knife through butter.

          • EasTex

            Referring to the construction at the DFW connector where 114, 121 and 635 meet.
            The 635 Express Project is a separate monster.
            http://youtu.be/8rVpVUqeH0s

            I took one look at the ice that Sunday morning, closed the door and didn’t look outside again until Monday morning. If I hear one person complain the first time the temp hits 100 I’m gonna smack them on top of their head.

          • J.K. Abbott

            It’s seems like there has been constriction going on I35 between the River and Dallas for the past 30 years

          • EasTex

            Between Dallas and Round Rock, too.
            It. Just. Never. Ends.

          • ND52

            Weather is just not a selling point for the state of oklahoma……………

          • EasTex

            The best thing about the temp being 100 is the only ice to be found is in my sweet tea.

          • ohiosoonerdevildog

            Jj welcome girl! Hopefully you have worked on that public speaking.

          • JJ

            Oh Gawd… That totally made my morning! I don’t know if I like that “smack talk” better, or the aggie criticizing my typing skills (on an iPhone while getting a pedicure)…

          • ohiosoonerdevildog

            Haha. Have to love the internet tuff guys. Glad to see ya made the move over here.

        • pitbull17

          man, didn’t realize it would be that much of a pain for you.

          • JJ

            Idk why it was such a hassle

        • Sooner Ray

          You gotta quit breakin stuff girl! just sayin :-)

          • JJ

            Hilarious…. You are funny my friend

    • ToatsMcGoats

      Welcome to the club…we’ve been waiting….

      • JJ

        I have been reading… Just not commenting

  • http://www.galoor.com/ Clint Lenard

    Trash talk on the radio? I’m assuming Kari Murdock got a job on the radio? Not like he does anything on Rivals.

    • Super K

      No it wasn’t Murdock at all.

      • J.K. Abbott

        Please tell me It wasn’t the Steel Man.

        • Jordan Esco

          It was not.

      • Sooner Ray

        Mr. H. have any ground to stand on or just general trash talk?

        • J.K. Abbott

          Your killing me with the codes.

          • Sooner Ray

            They may not want everything aired here. I don’t even tweet but I seen this coming before the post was even opened….look around.

          • J.K. Abbott

            I hear you but I’m still lost. I don’t get out much obviously.

        • J.K. Abbott

          Norm? Man Jordo hits the big leagues when the big dogs reference him on the radio.

        • Doobie74OU

          It’s sad to say but sometimes when you have been doing a job for almost 35 years and almost everybody tells you how good you are at your job you tend to relax a little bit and not be on top of things like you use to be! Then somebody younger comes along with a lot of hustle and enthusiasm and they start OUT WORKING YOU and scooping you on a couple stories. Then it starts happening more and more and all of a sudden some people get defensive and start lashing out at the young guy like he did something wrong! The important thing to remember is this sights main focus is to get people the best info available period and 98% of it is about OU. The paysites MAIN GOAL IS TO MAKE MONEY! MUCH LOVE TO BRAINIAC BUDDY – JORDAN ESCO AND TFB!

  • Zack

    I would like to see ou go hard after ketchum now I thought stidham was their ideal guy. But ketchum is listed as an athlete but I would assume could develop as a QB and probably wants to remain a QB. But if he wants to go to a big program there will be a log jam on the depth chart no matter what big school it is. So if being a QB didn’t work for him he could move to slot receiver and may even be big enough to play tailback. The other reason I like that kid is because he goes to school with Sheffield who’s like the number 3 corner maybe they’re a package you never know.

  • CoachStauder

    K, any update on Darreyl’s ACT scores? I was under the impression that an offer depended on them as he took them for the first time early last month. The scores are back I believe. Just checking in because I’m ready to get him and Jalin on board…

    • Super K

      Ill check with him bud. OU is still planning on evaluating him in the spring but after hearing high the boss is on him I’d expect him to get an offer unless OU just rattles off a ton of commits.

    • Super K

      Yes he took and did fine. With his ACT score and core gpa he would be qualified as of today :)

      • CoachStauder

        Thanks for the info! Now let’s offer this dude and lock him up! I think Barnett would commit as well. Maybe at the Spring Game? That would be cool and hopefully Sunderland as well!

  • Hotrod33

    This is a great site and will always come get some of the best news on OU sports. Like someone said earlier haters are going to hate. How foolish stupid people are that you are taking info from sites. I don’t see how when I read this site and then go on the others nothing is related to what you are talking about.
    Love this site and been reading it for awhile. You guys are doing a fantastic job and keep up with the great work you have been doing. I will always be a follower.

  • Ed Cotter

    Seriously stoked for Ykili, and I hope he gives OU a serious look. He is not only a great athlete, but a very respectful young man and a 3.5 student. Got an offer from Oregon St. yesterday as well.

    • Ed Cotter

      Rankings are kind of a weird thing. Larry Pryor out of Sulphur Springs, a TAMU commit, is #91 on the ESPN Jr. 300 and Ykili isn’t even rated by ESPN, but 247 has Ykili rated ahead of Pryor. SMH

      • J.K. Abbott

        Proves my point about the Star system and recruiting sites. How many stars did Tapp and Striker have? 3 star guys. Sammy B, 3 stars. The system is far from an exact science.

        • wardog65

          Gotta say stars don’t mean much, just an opinion of someone behind a computer, like OU coaches they don’t look at stars they look at the guys coming out and what they can do

          • J.K. Abbott

            No Doubt Wardog.

        • Daryl

          By some services Colvin was a 2 star and yet he played as a true freshman.

          • J.K. Abbott

            ^^^^^^^^^ solid example of great evaluation and development by OU coaches. Slick is a tough cookie. Anyone who has had TURF TOE is amazed that he could compete this year as I was. Turf Toe hurts worse then broken bones. Feels like someone is taking a drill with a 1/2 bit that is glowing red hot and drilling your foot with it.

            http://www.cfas-uk.com/images/turf-toe2.jpg

          • J.K. Abbott

            It’s like having the worst ingrown toenail. Just the slight touch makes you scream. Almost impossible to run w/o a little shot with a little local in it.

        • Hotrod33

          Sometimes these kids don’t blossom until they get to college. They are good in hs but once they get into a program that can develop them then that is where we see them as being stars. You are starting to see more kids with 3 or less stars develop into a great player because of the programs in college. Not all hs have good programs to develop them.

          • J.K. Abbott

            Good points Hotrod.

    • Super K

      Thanks for the tip on him Ed. Having really enjoyed getting to know their family.

      • Sonny Schovanec

        That was a heck of a tip by Ed. I remember him posting about Ykili months ago.

  • Chris Henson

    Why would a QB choose Tech? They don’t produce any NFL caliber QB’s. Everyone knows that their bloated numbers are strictly b/c of the system. More times than not, they finish around the middle of the BigXII race and play in an average bowl….never a BCS. I’m not jealous b/c he’s not coming to OU, I don’t think we’ll need him, just surprised every year how they can pull these type of players from high school. Aren’t these kids smart enough to see the trend? Best of luck to the kid, he’ll need it.

    • Ed Cotter

      KK just happened to by a TAMU when JFF won the Heisman….’nuff said. Tech will exploit that for as long as they can. Yet, nothing is being said about two QBs leaving at the end of the season. SMH. By the time Stidham gets on campus, has a red shirt year, Webb will be a SR. and Stidham will get three years to run the show…..maybe.

    • JJ

      Like I said lots of kids in this part of Texas are Tech kids/fans/children of alumni. Don’t try to understand it, it’ll hurt your head…

    • Jordan Esco

      Can’t verify as it’s just message board stuff, but I saw a couple comments about Stidham maybe having a girlfriend that’s going to Tech, fwiw.

      • JJ

        Word from my friends in town as well

  • Doobie74OU

    Sorry I’m late to the party I was a little distracted by some blended Whiskey this evening! But back to the more important issue. HATERS GONNA HATE! How is FB stealing info from paysites when they post it first 99 out of 100 times? I LOVE THIS PLACE! IT IS THE BEST MOST HONEST RECRUITING TALK GOING ON THE WEB TODAY! I’m not a Hater so I won’t talk bad about those “OTHER GUYS” because they definately serve their purpose. But to Hate on the FB is just plain terrible! They just mad cause you given the Cow and the Milk away free and they want to charge for it! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK GUYS AND I WILL CONTINUE TO TELL EVERYBODY I KNOW ABOUT THE FOOTBALL BRAINIACS!!!!!

    • J.K. Abbott

      Blended?? Im a single malt guy myself. Good post Doobie.

      • Doobie74OU

        Blended was what was left in the cabinet my OU brother but I’m not to far gone to defend my man Jordan or my favorite websire FB! LOL!

        • J.K. Abbott

          Scotch guy? It’s an acquired taste, but once acquired there isn’t a better relaxing drink. Couple of Ice cubes, a splash of water and the stress of the day melts away with the cubes

          • wardog65

            new to site but have to say rum and coke twist of lime mum good

          • JJ

            Bourbon girl here

          • J.K. Abbott

            Bourbon always. what’s your flavor JJ?

          • JJ

            Pappys, have some knob creek & Elijah hill… But makers in sweet tea is a standby…

          • J.K. Abbott

            Good taste JJ.

          • JJ

            Last fall when I was in KY, I did bottle my own Knob Creek. It was pretty freaking cool, touristy, but cool

          • JJsooner1

            What kind of Bourbon do I buy that won’t break the bank??

          • JJ

            Just watch the age…

          • JJsooner1

            Lol, cradle or grave. Novice Bourbon guy here.

        • JJsooner1

          Patron’s, cold in a cold bourbon glass w/ a lil salt and twist of lime thank you. I’ll wait for it by the fire pit.

          • J.K. Abbott

            That will be $15 dollars for the Patrons sir.

          • JJ

            That’ll work too

  • j l

    As a 25+ year fan, but someone who just started getting heavy into
    watching recruiting over the last 5 years, ill say this site is a
    godsend.
    Ive never been to the pay sites before, but ill assume theres some history with one or more of those, and the site here, as a lot of posters seem to know each other.
    I dont see how they can claim theft when you guys have the scoop out 1st the large majority of the time. I’ll see it on here, try and corroborate it anywhere else, and there isnt even a search page hit out there else where yet.

    The way i see it, either they are lying(which is probably true), or their writers are incredibly slow and only type like 10 WPM(I highly doubt).

    Keep up the great work guys.

  • RW

    One stop for OU info thx guys!

  • JJsooner1

    “Around 11:30 am Jordan Esco was listen to KREF and apparently some less than flattering statements were made about our website.”

    Let me comment on that quote……….I LOVE THIS SITE………ok I feel better now:-)

    • Jordan Esco

      Much appreciated

  • Gary Robbins

    I understand top notch athletes not afraid of competition, but they want to come in and play immediately. If you were a QB-how about T. Knight (R. Fr.), J. Hansen (Fr.), C. Thomas (R. Fr.),B. Mayfield (So. and Big 12 QB Freshman of the Year, I think). That’s a tuff line-up. What does everybody think? Just wondering since my choice for 2015 just committed to Tx. Tech.

    • blaster1371

      Knight will a a red shirt sophomore next season and Mayfield won’t be eligible until 2015 and have two years to play. I get your point though. But I would think the top programs would have very similar situations since they recruit a QB about every year. The best case scenario for an incoming QB would be a school that is about to graduate a long time starter with a slew of young QBs that have seen no action like what happened at OU with Jones and Texass with COLt McCoy , Barclay at USC and Bama with Mac, and so on. But the competitions will always be there unless there at the top tier schools.

  • Leroy Jenkins

    So since we lost out on Stidham (at least for now), how about another QB prospect? Saw this on another site but his tape looks awesome.

    Chason Virgil from Mesquite, TX. Offers from ASU, Auburn, Clemson, Mississippi St, Missouri, Nebraska, UT, UCLA. OU hasn’t offered at this point…but should. And soon.

    Here’s his tape: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/o/441236/#highlights/15261378

    • Jordan Esco

      I have to believe Gibson is at the top of their board right now.

      • Leroy Jenkins

        For sure, he should be. But Virgil is a DFW kid so I figured we should offer him. Still think it would be really difficult to pry Gibson away from Florida schools or tOSU.

        • Gary Robbins

          Gibson will be tough for OU to get. I’m also afraid OU is way behind for Chason Virgil (no offer). Do you think they might just save the scholly for Baker Mayfield if he works out for them ?

      • Gary Robbins

        After reading about cb Kris Boyd (Gilmer, Tx) it seems OU is right there in the running. Other good bets might be Toby Weathersby Houston, Tx.) Jalin Barnett (Lawton, Ok.), Will Sunderland (Midwest City, Ok.), John Humphreys ( League City, Tx.), and probably many others. I would love to hear about 2 or 3 commits at the Spring football game. I know it’s a long time to Feb. 2015. The TFB crew and posters on this site are super. Thanks

  • Sooner Ray

    Jones may be another one of those freaks of nature. Love his patience and vision and his acceleration is off the charts. He would absolutely be on the top of my list.

  • charlie

    love Makers, keep up the good work guys you’re doing a great job. You guys should start a college /nfl fantasy football league on the site when it gets around that time.I can imagine a league full of some of these posters would be pretty fun.

  • ShawneeKSooner

    Love this site!! Keep up the great work…

  • rphdenton

    Gentlemen…….really enjoy this site and the info/articles you provide. I’m also a member of oui and I like both sites. I read with some amusement the kref comments and I think I understand the background on that since they are a little touchy about this site. I know a lot of posters there at least read here often. I would compliment you guys for keeping control of the board…….pretty much sticks to football without the arguing. Though spring practice will be under wraps to the media to some extent, I look forward to the info you can provide.

    • Sonny Schovanec

      Ive read some of your posts at OUI denton and you would fit in here. TFB are solid football guys period. The best part of this site is how TFB’s police the garbage on these boards. Posters are civil and classy and those that aren’t get deleted. There are some solid fans on this site period.

  • OUTIGER

    Stay on the high road guys. Seems like a bunch of petty insults from people trying to make a living off of their information. This is far and away the best site to come for information and “Real Honest” opinions.
    Would like to see some T-Shirts or something available to share the site.

    • Super K

      Will do brother!

    • blaster1371

      I can’t understand how those dudes can think they have exclusive rights to information or they are the only ones people talk too.

      Keep on keeping on. If they want to rumble Leroy and Sooner Ray can bring the lead pipes. Ohiosooner and I can set up the ambush ( we’re Marines). Jordan can right the obituaries and y’all can post them here for FREE!

      • Boomer4life

        They have the humility the size of an ant and the ego the size of Alaska. I’m so sick of the norm in reporting OU anything in this state. That’s what makes this site so refreshing. I’m with you Blaster we need to have rumble anchor man style!

        • Sooner Ray

          Got around to watching this clip play. When the sh!t goes down, I’ll bring the horses!

          • Boomer4life

            The Tritan looked like it might be fun.

          • Boomer4life

            Glad someone appreciates this type of humor.

          • Sooner Ray

            I appreciate all kinds of humor!

      • JJ

        What do I get to do???

        • Gary Robbins

          With your looks, your charm, your intellect, you will lead them directly into the ambush.

          • JJ

            Well ok then… I may or may not have been the instigator on some battles…

          • Gary Robbins

            Amen, from what I’ve gathered you, Sooner Ray,Ohio Sooner , Blaster 1371, and J. Esco are a action reaction team. An example of action is this Kref b.s. speaker spitting in the face of Mike Tyson. The reaction is when he wakes up the next morning. In other words don’t start no s**t and you won’t get no s**t. IMO!

          • JJ

            That’s a good start… Don’t leave out Pitbull or Sooner Gone East tho..

          • Gary Robbins

            So right, this TFB site has so many great posters and people who have walked that path so to speak. I’ve been on some of these other sites (free forums) where they call each other stupid, idiots, a**holes, etc. It’s pathetic and they need an action/reaction interjection. Sorry just the very , very long ” Happy Hour ” coming out in me. Or maybe the 50 plus years of running the North Tulsa/County clubs and bars.

          • Sooner Ray

            I think there could be two or three more, some names have changed.

          • JJ

            Good times! No doubt left out several… It’s the alcohol… Or maybe missing it out on all the post sugar bowl celebrating threads

          • Sooner Ray

            We basically watch each others back. If you are our friend you are family and no one messes with the family!

          • Gary Robbins

            Agree. OU is in good shape with 3 running backs: S Jamabo-Plano, Tx., Ronald Jones II-McKinney,Tx., Tyreik Gray-Bellaire, Tx. They all are excellent but each offers some different things. Like speed, size, different ability. Does OU choose just one or two or what in 2015. If they have that option.

          • Sooner Ray

            I’ve only seen some film on Jones, haven’t seen the others yet. I think we go real hard on the one we feel is best and hope to get a second that could compliment the play style. Really like Jones but haven’t seen him catch a pass and that is always a big thing at OU.

          • JJ

            Truth. Our own little sooner mafia…

          • blaster1371

            Dats right (use Mafie accent) weez make ya swim wit da aggies in Stoolwater if you cross us!

          • JJ

            I gots no probleemo wit dat idea

          • blaster1371

            Don’t kid yourself… You’re the instigator in most battles! :). Hey blaster, go over to the OSU site and …… 0-0

          • JJ

            Yeah that’s pretty much what I was thinking too… Lol. Hate those guys.
            There have been some “c’mon JJ go try to get banned” moments too

          • blaster1371

            Them’s some funny times….. I thought about four or five of us were going to get banned. Me for talking logic too!

          • Sooner Ray

            I’ve even got the avatar to represent!

          • JJ

            You get the hammer after bedlam?

          • Sooner Ray

            Didn’t get the hammer but no one invited me over for drinks. I did get asked nicely to leave the Bama site after the Sugar.

          • JJ

            Lol… My only incident with the RTR bama site was hilarious. I headlined their meltdown thread. SGE spotted it. Damn it was funny…. My only banning was at the a&m site, courtesy of beergut… I innocently asked a final score :) man it’s good to be “back” to normal… Sort of

          • Sooner Ray

            You gotta be careful when their nipples are still sore!

          • JJ

            I confess to yelling RollDamnTide & shooting the bird out my hotel window when I got back from the hospital …

          • Sooner Ray

            ATTA GIRL!!!

          • Terry Butler

            I got into it with beergut on google plus cfb. He blocked me for defending the Big 12 and Oklahoma. I’m glad I don’t have to read his delusions of aGGIE greatness anymore. He has a big woody for the SEC and ESPN devils deal.

          • JJ

            Well put. And him blocking you doesn’t surprise me one bit!

          • JJ

            Logic & poke fans are a bad mix!

          • Sooner Ray

            The only logic they know is to dip out the turd before they put the straw in the bowl!

          • JJ

            This is an accurate assessment… Luckily for me there is only 1 poke I have to deal with…. Until I go home for a visit.

          • Sooner Ray

            I have to work with a boat load of them but I’ve been the only one with a smile on my face lately. What brings you to our home town in a few weeks?

          • JJ

            Haven’t been in since b4 Christmas bc of ankle. It’s good timing. Some friends decided to have a get together Friday night. I had already planned to meet my mom in Norman Saturday for her birthday. This way my dad won’t have to drive her. Good times. Late birthday present for her…taking her to a football event :) she’s excited!

          • JJ

            I guess my reply failed… Lol… Yeah I might have said that :)

          • SoonerGoneEast

            Bad, bad influence.

          • Sooner Ray

            Some of the best times I’ve ever had were under “bad influence”. :-)

          • SoonerGoneEast

            If you don’t have any bad influences in your life, then you are the bad influence.

          • Sooner Ray

            That’s a life motto right there!

          • JJ

            Thanks buddy…. Btw where did you find that rental car in Chicago?

          • SoonerGoneEast

            Haha, yeah, that was a bad deal! If it hadn’t been for a little dumb luck we might not have ever made it to Notre Dame!

          • JJ

            I told you we went with Jordan & Heath after the game? At their campus corner little place?? The shuttles stopped running & we had to walk back to that lot we parked in… It was a solid 3 mile walk. My car was the only one left… So I didn’t have the lost car problem lol

          • SoonerGoneEast

            Man, that was a long way back over there. I bet it was a, ahem, “sobering” experience.

            I wished my phone hadn’t went dead. I would have looked you guys up.

          • JJ

            Some dude was buying vodka shots for sooner fans. Heath & I might have enjoyed… The horn in his ND shirt just sat & watched. Lol. I swear it took like an hour & a half to walk back!

          • Sooner Ray

            It’s bad enough that the horn is a horn, but a ND shirt? is he a puke fan too? Does he just get pleasure in pissing you off?

          • JJ

            Pretty much….. You would think he would take his ass kickings & shut up, but nooooo

          • JJ

            That was a battery sucking campus

          • Sooner Ray

            And we may or may not have been under the influence!

          • JJ

            Let’s be honest ((opens beer)) if on a thread, there’s a high probability. If not on thread JJ is at game/event… Unless beergut was involved. Saying his name is enough…

          • SoonerGoneEast

            Ok, I’m just going to put this out there…sometimes I go to Beergut’s new site and look at the articles. I don’t read them, I just look at them. I guess I just want to be there when someone posts a comment and it’s not his nephew.

          • JJ

            It still got that same? Next season or whatever? I miss his threads… They were so full of insight:
            First down
            Second down
            Third down…. Off his fingertips

          • SoonerGoneEast

            Yeah, it’s “Just wait til next season.” I went over there a few weeks ago because I wanted to see if he wrote an article about Featherston’s (very true) comments and subsequent “resignation” from TCU. What I found instead was vintage aggie delusion.

            He actually wrote an article warning small conference teams about lifestyle creep from new and larger television revenues. He felt they should all stay out of the facilities arms race. He suggested they instead put the extra money back into the academic side and for these mid-majors to get out of the pockets of their students.

            I was rolling! Not only does the academic side of A&M subsidize the athletic department to the tune of several million annually, but they’re taxing the students $75 million to fund the renovations at Kyle Field. That’s coming from tuitions, not student ticket sales! It doesn’t matter if you even know A&M has a football team. If you enroll, you’re going to pay the tax on it. Talk about glass houses, wow!

            I considered for a moment posting a comment to knock him off his sanctimonious perch, but it wasn’t worth the dubious distinction of being the first non-relative to comment on his tripe. Plus, it wouldn’t have accomplished anything. His aggielusion shields him from all realities and logic.

            Yes, A&M is still my least favorite team in the whole wide world.

          • JJ

            Classic

          • Sooner Ray

            I need to go get banned from there!

          • JJ

            Did you ever go to his original a&m site?

          • Gary Robbins

            A little chest pumping!
            Josh Wariboko ( OU commit) o-line MVP in Dallas Rivals camp plus an invite to the 2014 Rivals 100 5 * Challenge in Baltimore.
            Will Sunderland – (MWC, OU offer and OU lean-I hope) MVP d/b in Dallas Rivals camp
            Du’Vonta Lampkin (OU commit) MVP d-line in Houston, Texas Rivals Camp.
            Also Warren Wand, Edmond, Ok. Memorial was the rb MVP in Houston, Texas Rival Camp series.
            Plus all the other good news from the TFB crew in above comments.

          • Sooner Ray

            Absolutely, pump away! I commented above about Lampkin but you’re right about a lot of our targets are making a good showing. Shows the kind of talent we can go after now.

  • Leroy Jenkins

    That’s awesome to hear re: Will Sunderland. OU still in good shape with him, right?

  • Leroy Jenkins
  • JJsooner1

    Where does Baker Mayfield fit into the QB picture? Does anyone like what he brings? Just curious.

    • Sooner Ray

      I think he is going to prove valuable on scout teams this season and is just good enough to push other QB’s in the future.

      • Sonny Schovanec

        I like the kid’s moxy. He may never play a down for OU and that’s alright. And he comes cheap too.

  • rphdenton

    gentlemen………curious, when you guys run across recruits that you find compelling, is there any contact or passing info to the ou coaches………..for example, are the ou coaches aware of pickard to your knowledge……thxs

    • Jordan Esco

      Yes, there is.

    • Sonny Schovanec

      Yes and yes. W/O stealing these guys thunder Pickard’s dad played for KISH. OU knows about him.

  • Bennie Owen

    First they ignore you…then they laugh at you…then they fight you…then you win. Pretty sure Ghandi said that…you guys are making waves, and winning. keep it up.

  • blaster1371

    Looking at the pictures of practice on Facebook (thanks Leroy for the link) and thinking the new and/ or inexperienced guys on both sides of the ball should benefit from going up against so many good players that are hungry for playing time.

    Tapper looked like a dang beast. If he has the same quickness he is absolutely going to be a something special. Striker looked bigger too. Smallwood ain’t small, he should be able to get position on any DB covering him. O-lineman looked strong too.

  • Jared Tyra

    WOOOO!!! FOOTBALL!!!!

  • Swanny

    Just looked this up, but this guy was pictured in the spring pics. Didn’t see anything on his transfer: http://espn.go.com/college-sports/football/recruiting/player/_/id/111106/thaddeus-lagrone

    • Shifty

      He transferred in last spring (houston) I think and sat out last year per ncaa rules..he’ll be eligible this year…I believe he was teammates with Tay Evans in hs

  • Jason Foss

    Ronald Jones II reminds me a lot of DeMarco Murray… Specifically earlier in his career before all the knee injuries.

  • soonermusic

    Re the Kref thing. I’m not one to talk, of course, but I’d say ignore it. The best way to raise it to the level of being taken seriously is to take the bait. If it persists, try talking to them directly to see if it can be straightened out. Otherwise a flame contest online only gives them publicity for this type of behavior and they don’t deserve it. Just my 2 cents.

  • Jason Foss

    The *best* way to deal with the KREF thing would be to draft up a cease-and-desist, threatening to sue them for slander. I can virtually guarantee you that no one on that station will mention this web site ever again…

  • Boom

    KREF – It’s publicity. Positive or negative it’s still publicity for TFB. When new readers come to see how supposedly bad TFB is, they will be blown away at how rich the information is on this site. Boz took this same marketing approach. Funny, Boz used the media to take cheap shots at Elway and on the field. Bronco fans hated him. Guess what, Boz was selling “ban the boz” T shirts on the side to the masses which didn’t know the money was going to Boz. Great Marketing. The more these guys try to bash this awesome site, the more viewers, followers, & ultimately TFB junkies they will become. TFB – king of all OU sites.

  • Jordan Esco
    • Sooner Ray

      That’s awesome! If we keep the mailbox full, no other letters can fit.

  • Boomer4life

    285 comments! That has to be some sort of record!

    • Sooner Ray

      It was until you made it 286, well hell, it just went to 287.

      • Boomer4life

        Lol

  • Sooner Ray

    Good news about Lampkin winning the MVP. Like to see the best being on our commit list.

  • Sooner Ray

    Two days of spring ball and not one single peep of info. I know they want to run a stealth operation in the fall but I thought we might get more than a couple facebook pics in the spring. Damn it’s gonna be a long summer!

    • Steve Johns

      More info should come out after the pads are on. Right now, I doubt there’s much to report.

      • Sooner Ray

        I know, I’m just a demanding person…LOL!

        • Steve Johns

          SoonerSports.com has daily practice update videos.

          • SoonerGoneEast

            I’ll be on the edge of my seat until the first video of the Oklahoma Drill is released.

          • Sooner Ray

            I’m looking forward to the Bell vs. Ford.

  • Boomer4life

    April 12 is underlined, highlighted & circled on the calendar.

    • Gary Robbins

      A little question for all the gamblers or guessers on this site. Number 24 – over or under for the 2015 OU commit class.

      • Boomer4life

        I’m gonna take the over.

      • Sooner Ray

        With about 20 Sr’s on roster, I gotta go over considering how many offers we’ve already thrown out with more to come.

  • Boomer4life

    Does anyone know if the spring game is still seat yourself?

  • Kanfdog

    How do you pronounce Mbanasor’s name?

    • Sooner Ray

      Wish I could tell you dude, but I can’t figure out how to hook the sound up on this damn thing.

    • Steve Johns

      Just guessing but I pronounce it “Em-bana-soar”

      • Kanfdog

        Thanks Steve. That is actually how I was pronouncing it too.

  • Super Keith

    I don’t know which is worse, being defensive about a pay site, or calling into a radio show to ‘tell on them’. Give me a break. I think some people need to take a deep breath and realize that the information the pay sites get come from somewhere. And that “somewhere” is available to others (like our boys at The Brainiacs). Just because you paid to read something, and later stopped here and read the same thing for free doesn’t mean this site stole info from the other. It’s even possible that the pay sites steal from here….think about it.

    Anyway, THIS is THE best site for Sooner Football recruiting period! I suspect it will be come THE site for Sooner Football during the season too. You know you’re going in the right direction when you get a target painted on your back. Keep up the good work!

    • Sooner Ray

      You just nailed all the important points there Super.

  • Mark hale

    I love Jones’s, (RB), acceleration through the ‘hole’. He has an extra ‘gear’ when he sees the hole. He has good top end speed as well as great ‘vision’. Only concerns I have are, can he block, catch passes, and take the Div 1 punishment, (due to his size)? He’s a great prospect ‘in any case’.