owen 2014 Red/White Game Open Thread

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While its conclusion marks the start of a very long summer with no college football, the annual Red/White game is also the first, last, and really only chance OU fans get to see the team prior to the regular season.

So while it’s hard not to get excited, it’s also important to approach this rationally and take it for what it is, a glorified practice. Jobs are rarely, if ever, won based solely on the spring game. That is not to say there is nothing to glean today, but I’d probably refrain from making any bold proclamations come Sunday morning.

All that said………IT’S FOOTBALL TIME ONCE AGAIN IN OKLAHOMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • Jordan Esco

    I know K is going to have a wknd open post up later, but I’m going to update this post (in the comments) w/ all things Red/White game related (i.e. mainly tweets from recruits).

    • John Garner

      Thanx!! Will check back regularly on the tweets. The list of attendees is amazing.

    • Tony Montana

      I may be a lil late to the party but do u guys have a list of visitors besides the ones who’ve tweeted?

      • Jordan Esco

        Check yesterday’s daily news comments, I believe there is one in there.

        • Tony Montana

          Found it…thanks

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    • bmrsnr

      Heard this guy was excited about the UT offer, how serious is he about the horns? I like the picture but know these kinds of pictures can be meaningless.

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  • Shelby is a Patriot

    Finally!

  • Big Higg

    Love how these guys already hate Texas! Boomer!

    • Indy_sooner

      Sooner!!

  • Ed Cotter

    Can’t wait to see how fast the defense moves to the ball and what kind of rush they get.

  • Shelby is a Patriot

    The field looks awesome. I wish I was there! :(

  • EasTex
  • connie usa

    As long as there are no injuries, it’ll be all good!!!!!!!!

  • bjwalker82

    I’m sure many people have asked this but is there any way to view the game online at all? Any help would be appreciated.

  • Ed Cotter

    Jordan, do we have confirmation that Fehoko made into town for the game?

    • Jordan Esco

      He isn’t going to make it to Norman

      • Big Higg

        Made it all the way to that state south of the Red but couldn’t make it up to God’s country? That sucks. :(

  • Jordan Esco
  • Jordan Esco

    Looks like they did another online roster update, gonna run down some of the “highlights”

    * D.Alexander up to 219 lbs
    * D.Austin up to 162 lbs
    * H.Byrd up to 201
    * T.Darlington down to 290 lbs
    * J.Evans up to 223
    * D.Flowers up to 241 lbs (he was listed at 219 coming out of h.s.!!!)
    * K.Ford up to 211 lbs
    * T.Knight up to 202 lbs (was previously listed at 196)
    * T.McNamara up to 247 lbs
    * O.Okoronkwo up to 243 lbs
    * M.Onuoha up to 255 lbs
    * J.Phillips down to 339 lbs
    * Z.Sanches up to 175 lbs
    * J.Smallwood up to 218 lbs
    * J.St. John up to 293 lbs
    * E.Striker up to 220 lbs
    * C.Tapper up to 273 lbs
    * T.Thompson up to 330 lbs

    • Super Keith

      I wonder why they haven’t updated Ndulue? He said earlier in the week that he was at 293. Weird.

    • wolfbuilder

      I wonder if they want Ty under 300

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    • rphdenton

      ….who is denver johnson?……….thxs

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    • John Garner

      Hopefully he’s traveling with Jalin Barnett!

  • JJsooner1

    “IT’S FOOTBALL TIME ONCE AGAIN IN OKLAHOMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

    Thank you Jesus!!

    • Shelby is a Patriot

      Amen

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  • DrBoomerSooner

    Does anyone have a link to a live stream of the game? I’m in NC and don’t get Fox Sports SW or Fox College Sports Central.

    • Shelby is a Patriot

      I looked for well over an hour and didn’t find anything, unfortunately. Hopefully someone will find something for you guys!

      • DrBoomerSooner

        Yah, I searched all the regular streaming sites without any luck. Might just have to wait until the game is uploaded to YouTube

        • Shelby is a Patriot

          They’ll be uploading highlights, as well, I believe.

  • HeathC

    BOOMER

    • Shelby is a Patriot

      Sooner!

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  • John Garner

    Jordan, you’re the man! All these tweeter feeds are awesome. Little snapshots of something special. Wish I could be there. Thanx!!

    • Jordan Esco

      Happy to help

  • Jordan Esco

    As I expected, don’t expect to see much of Trevor Knight today. Word out of Norman is that he’ll be used sparingly.

  • Jordan Esco
  • Jordan Esco

    I don’t think Shannon is playing today either, fwiw.

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  • Super K

    Let’s get this game started!

  • Riley

    Any streams available?

  • Jordan Esco
  • Jordan Esco

    Cue a certain portion of OU fans freaking out about Trevor Knight in 3….2….1….

    • Learguy

      You trying to bait me?!! LOL!!! Learned my lesson last year!!

  • Sooner Ray

    We’re screwed! Season over!

    • Shelby is a Patriot

      Knight is terrible, one game hype! ;0

  • soonermusic

    is it on any radio stations?

  • Shelby is a Patriot

    Dimitri Flowers :D

  • Jordan Esco

    Hello, Jordan Evans!

  • Shelby is a Patriot

    Nice hit!

  • Jordan Esco

    Probably the only INT Jordan Wade will ever get

  • Jordan Esco

    Nice little run from Daniel Brooks, dude can scoot

  • Shelby is a Patriot

    Brooks is fast!

  • Jordan Esco

    Hey, a TE touchdown catch!

  • Super K

    Bond with a little mental breakdown there.

  • Shelby is a Patriot

    Dimitri again

  • Sooner Ray

    Flowers looks a lot like Millard

  • Ed Cotter

    Man, Ross is yoked. He looks like a beast!

  • Shelby is a Patriot

    KJ Young taking some hard hits

  • Super K

    Evans getting really deep on that drop.

  • Shelby is a Patriot

    Moneycutt

  • Sooner Ray

    Secondary knows these routes as well as the receivers.

  • Super K

    Nice play by walk-on Lagrone!

  • Jordan Esco

    Mayfield gets in before Hansen, kinda odd

    • Shelby is a Patriot

      Is it possible for OU to appeal Mayfield losing a year of eligibility?

    • Sooner Ray

      Word is, he may be a serious contender next year. Looks composed.

    • Ed Cotter

      Mayfield not looking too bad. Wow!

    • Learguy

      And yet TK is still in…

  • nate g

    Bird – Free
    Thomas – Strong
    Hayes – nickel

  • Learguy

    Baker is looking pretty good…

    • Ed Cotter

      Fo Sho

  • Defend Colfax

    Touchdown TE!

  • Jordan Esco

    Another tight end TD, maybe they weren’t just blowing smoke about getting them involved again w/ the offense.

    • Shelby is a Patriot

      Love it!

    • Ed Cotter

      About time!

  • Jordan Esco

    If you guys read our practice reports, Mayfield spinning it shouldn’t come as a surprise ;)

    • Shelby is a Patriot

      A lot of people were cracking jokes when he decided to transfer to OU but he’s looking very valuable.

  • Jordan Esco
    • Sooner Ray

      Quit showing off! :-)

    • Shelby is a Patriot

      Only because of yall’s DeLorean!

    • Learguy

      Lucky for us, you are humble!!

    • hOUligan

      Crikey, Mate. You got some inside or just goin’ by what you read over at Insider? LoL You nailed it!

  • Jordan Esco

    Nice strike from Hansen, easy throw but still

  • Super K

    They’re picking on that walk on LB

  • Shelby is a Patriot

    Defense is going to kill someone!

  • Jordan Esco

    Thaddeus w/ the big shot

  • Jordan Esco

    Nice little one had grab from Bennett for the TD, good placement from Hansen on the throw as well.

    • Sooner Ray

      Real nice touch by Hansen

  • Ash Jones

    D is handing out whoop ass tickets this fall.

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    • Martin

      Nice turnout

  • Defend Colfax

    Both sides of the ball looking capable at times.

  • Jordan Esco

    Nice stick from Ahmad Thomas

  • Jackson Watts

    Woods better get some advil

  • Learguy

    TK is playing a LOT to what at least I was expecting

    • Jordan Esco

      I agree

      • Jordan Esco

        I’m assuming it has, at least in part, something to do w/ his slow start.

        • Learguy

          Wondering the same

  • Jordan Esco

    razzle dazzle!

  • Ed Cotter

    Nice to see lots of the pros come back to hang out….can’t hurt recruiting. :)

    • paganpink

      You betcha! Remember AD prowling the sideline at the Sugar bowl? Do ya think these young recruits didn’t notice the best running back in the NFL rooting OU on to a good old fashioned whipping of Alabama? It counts for a lot in these kids eyes…

  • Shelby is a Patriot

    Uh oh, hope Grissom is fine.

  • Jordan Esco

    Grissom down, but now walking off under his own power

    • wolfbuilder

      Am I the only one who is worried about grissom

  • Shelby is a Patriot

    Jordan Evans is having a great day.

    • Jackson Watts

      because he’s a boss

    • Super K

      yep. He looks absolutely tremendous.

  • Sooner Ray

    $$$$$$$$$$$

    • Shelby is a Patriot

      So refreshing to have a great Kicker.

      • paganpink

        All the parts are coming together!

  • Shelby is a Patriot

    Those dorms are nice! 0_o

    • paganpink

      A LIVING ROOM? A kitchen? OMG Trevor has it sweet. Nicest dorm room I have ever seen by far!

  • Learguy

    Sorry guys, can’t hang with the cumbersome comments section. Gotta fix that. It is that bad.

    • Super K

      What seems to be the problem?

      • Learguy

        Yea I’ve tried sorting. It’s when there is a reply to somebody that it gets buried in the thread. need a “Next unread” Spent more time looking at comtuter screen than TV screen…

    • Super K

      Just sort it however you like it…top right where it says “sort by…”

    • Jordan Esco

      It can happen when you have more than 10 of them ;)

  • Martin

    How’s the mood on the field/stands? More buzz ?!

  • Shelby is a Patriot

    Tim Settle in Stoops’ office. http://instagram.com/p/ms-m2stGN0/#

    • Super K

      nice!

  • Jordan Esco
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    Striker!

  • Jordan Esco

    43,000 announced attendance, solid.

    • Shelby is a Patriot

      More than I even hoped for!

  • Jordan Esco

    Wade just obliterated the pocket there

  • Jordan Esco

    that was pretty

  • Jordan Esco

    And they’ve gone w/ a running clock. Bob wants this thing to be over.

  • Shelby is a Patriot

    Nice

  • Jordan Esco

    There’s Smallwood. Stanvon kinda got lost on that one.

    • Jordan Esco

      Designed back shoulder throw, but it still shouldn’t be that easy.

  • Ash Jones

    Time for beer and BBQ after a nice showing from our Sooners.

  • Ash Jones

    Mayfield is taking somebodies job next year.

    • Learguy

      Too bad he’s not eligible. Thanx Kliff!!

    • OU_Sooners

      I imagine Trevor Knight would look pretty decent running against 2′s as well.

  • Jordan Esco
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    Jeezus, Striker

  • Jordan Esco

    Bond and Obo meet at the QB, gotta love seeing that

  • Sooner Ray

    Where’s Ross been?

    • Shelby is a Patriot

      Back in now, nice timing. Lol

  • Ash Jones

    Either the offense is a little behind or our defense has gotten is groove back in a big way.

    • Sooner Ray

      D always dominates these things, they see the plays every day.

    • Shelby is a Patriot

      Yeah, Mark Clayton mentioned on OU Football twitter that the defense is usually good earlier. I’d be more worried if they weren’t.

  • Jordan Esco
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    Oh, man. Why does it have to be Flowers?

  • HeathC

    Getting Sloppy

  • Shelby is a Patriot

    Brooks is having a great day, as well. Nice to see him get some recognition.
    Edit: I jinxed him.

    • Sooner Ray

      Until that swing pass LOL!

    • Jordan Esco

      Ahem, called it ;)

  • Jordan Esco

    right place, right time for Obo

  • Jordan Esco
  • Jordan Esco

    Nice to see Aaron Franklin make a play. Horrible decision w/ the ball by Hansen tho.

    • Sooner Ray

      It ain’t high school!

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  • Jordan Esco

    Will post an update here if Bob gives one on Grissom and/or Flowers

    • bmrsnr

      Carey Murdock ‏@CareyWWLS

      Grissom sprained MCL and Flowers a hyper extended knee according to Stoops.

  • Shelby is a Patriot

    Time to rewatch it over and over again until September.

  • Kasen Warren

    Just curious, will there be stats posted on the brainiacs website or anywhere else?

  • Shelby is a Patriot

    OT but the OU Softball outfield making some nice catches right now.

  • Zack

    Last time we heard “dealing with personal issues” resulted in a car jacking incident with metoyer

  • soonerinks

    Is it just me or did Mayfield look like our best QB?

    • Shelby is a Patriot

      Mayfield definitely had the best day, but doesn’t mean too much for Knight, I would imagine. Just a spring game. It’s too bad Mayfield can’t play this year, though.

      • soonerinks

        I don’t understand how a kid who has never been on scholarship, paid his way at Tech and now OU and has to sit out a year and lose a year. Can understand a scholarship player who transfers, but this kid is paying with his own Nichol. Doesn’t seem anywhere close to right.

        • Shelby is a Patriot

          Agreed. It’s ridiculous.

        • Rees Bear

          Tech screwed him

    • bmrsnr

      By the stats, easily.

    • OU_Sooners

      It didn’t look like Mayfield was playing against the 1′s?

    • Rees Bear

      Not just you but it was only one day under other than normal conditions.

  • Shelby is a Patriot

    14 straight wins for OU softball, by the way. I enjoy beating Baylor now, even in Softball.

    • Sooner Ray

      Was a great game. Got to see some of it.

  • Boomer4life

    OU Qb’s: http://youtu.be/89Xcc1PRjLE
    The spring game was pretty awesome today!

  • blaster1371

    I am going to say it….. If Mayfield was elgible next season we would have a QB race this summer. Knight was off in terms of accuracy. Mayfield’s passes looked better and he seemed to have a better idea of what the receiver was going to to do than Knight did – TK and the WRs looked really out of sync.

    • Shelby is a Patriot

      I wouldn’t read too much into it, wait until the actual football begins.

      • bjwalker82

        Agreed. Knight went against one of the best D’s in the country (you’ll remember what they did to some of the best QBs last year and their throwing %’s). Not to mention his throws weren’t that off, it was just excellent coverage.

        There certainly weren’t any Landry type throws.