NCAA Football: Tulsa at Oklahoma Open Post | Wednesday, August 13th (UPDATE 4:24 pm)

Image of Ahmad Thomas via USA Today

Stanley Norman: We caught up with 2015 WR/DB Stanley Norman yesterday. Norman has long been interested in the Sooners, and back in early July told us that he would be taking an official visit to Oklahoma. His tentative plans were to take his visit for Tennessee game. He has, however, now confirmed that he will instead be taking his official visit for the Baylor game. Stanley is currently at Serra HS and is teammates with a number of talented players, like LB John Houston and DT Rasheem Green (both 2015 prospects as well). We asked him if any parents or teammates were coming with him, and he said there were no plans for that he knew of at this time.

Stanley has family in this part of the country and has expressed to us he has no problem going to school far from California.

Hunter Herndon: Earlier this week Oklahoma made a new offer to 2015 jumbo athlete, Hunter Herndon (Forney, TX). In high school Herndon plays a QB, but told us he is being recruiting by OU as a tight end. He said he has yet to visit Oklahoma, but when we asked him if he has plans to he said, “I for sure will.”

We hope to catch up with Herndon more later this week, but in our initial exchange with Herndon it definitely sounds like the OU offer has made him reevaluate things. However, at the time he said he still needed to speak to his parents about it in order to figure out where things stand.

After watching some film, JY offered up a few thoughts on Herndon:

Big athlete at 6’4″ 236 lbs. Reminds me a lot of Blake Bell in stature and running style. Plays QB for his h.s. team, and they run a version of what we saw out of the ‘Belldozer’ the last couple years. Projects to be a jumbo TE/H-Back at the next level with a frame that would allow him to go 260 to 270 with ease. I say H-Back as he’s very comfortable blocking in space, understands angles well, and how to cut-block in the open field. Without seeing a ton of film on him, I’d say the coaches are hoping that he could possibly turn into a Brody Eldridge type player, though he’s an inch shorter than Brody.

Very athletic for his size and a thick kid. Strikes me as the kind of player for his h.s. team that Collin Klein was for K-State. Not necessarily the best thrower on the team, but a solid leader and someone you can trust to find ways to get it done with the ball in his hands. Doesn’t project as a QB to me due to arm strength needed to make outside throws. Very intelligent kid as he has committed to Rice. Heupel and Boulware are his primary recruiters, so it makes sense that he would be a TE/H-Back for Oklahoma (Ed. note – we’ve since confirmed with Hunter that he is indeed a TE recruit). Smart kid who is a team guy and solid leader. Would be a nice addition to the class.

The Boz on the Bulletin Board: Last night a coach from Armood HS in Seffner, Florida emailed us a picture of their bulletin board. Armwood, as most of you know, is the HS school Eric Striker attended. It’s been the home of a number of talented teams and athletes, and is of course where current stars Jordan Griffin (visited by OU coach’s last spring) and Byron Cowart play.

The picture the coach sent us was of the inspirational comment that Brian Bosworth posted on our site (in this post) that is now on their bulletin board for all the Armwood players to read!

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- Post Practice Presser Notes: Yesterday’s presser was rather interesting. We heard some new names that haven’t really come up much in conversations we’ve had with sources in and around the program. Freshman CB Jordan Thomas was a name mentioned a couple times. In fact, Mike Stoops went as far as to say that Thomas may very well end up being the back up CB to Julian Wilson.

Also, as we’ve been indicating for a while, Mike and Bob both indicated that Julian Wilson will indeed be the starting CB. Bob Stoops spoke glowingly of Julian saying he looks, “fabulous…I’m elated about it. He’s got natural great speed, he’s long, he’s tall, he’s got range…perfect…and again, he was recruited to play corner so it’s really working out great for him. And he’s so intelligent in the fact that’s played now for two years. He anticipates, he knows what’s coming, he gets the game. He’s physical to tackle…so he’s been great.”

A name that came up perhaps more than anyone else though was safety, Steven Parker. In fact, even when Stoops was asked about Jordan Thomas, he brought Parker back into the conversation. Parker had been working out at SS the past couple weeks, but was moved over the FS this week. The FS spot is open as Quentin Hayes will be back at SS despite some work earlier in camp at FS. We’ve heard that both Steven Parker and Ahmad Thomas have been impressive at the safety position in general, with Ahmad being one of the bigger surprises out of fall camp.

OU will hold their final scrimmage tomorrow (Thursday), and then we expect they’ll probably have a couple more practices this weekend with a depth chart being released sometime soon after that. While Parker has received a lot of public praise, one of the more experienced safeties may eventually end up getting the nod. Starting or not, Parker will see the field in 2014. And while it seemed clear early in camp that Hatari Byrd was a guy OU thought could come in and take the starting FS spot, we’ve been told that Thomas has really been the pleasant surprise. We should know more about where things stand after Thursday’s scrimmage.

The inside LB position seems to be a bit of concern. Mike Stoops indicated that the freshman, particularly Curtis Bolton, weren’t quite ready. Which doesn’t come as a total surprise since Bolton didn’t play ILB in high school. And it’s certainly not a coincidence that we’ve been hearing Caleb Gastelum’s name lately. He’s getting a lot of reps in case he is needed.

Our guy who was at the presser yesterday said that Jordan Evans looks physically great. Obviously still has some room to add weight, but looks much more physically impressive than he did last year. And with his long frame,. Evans can still easily hold plenty of weight. OU is going to need that group to stay healthy, and Frank Shannon being able to play throughout the season is important for both leadership and depth.

- UPDATE (4:24 pm): OU has confirmed to the Tulsa World that Vontre McQuinnie is “no longer on our roster.” Thus is would appear, despite some reports to the contrary, the lone remaining holdout from OU’s 2014 class will not be making to campus.


  • Stephen

    I was reading some stuff this morning, came across a B/R article about where they would rank teams in the preseason. Just when I thought they couldn’t get more pathetic they moved OU down to #16, THEN I was again surprised and dumbfounded when they put both Texas and OK State ahead of us. This makes me appreciate this even more, if that’s even possible. Good work, guys!

    • Jordan Esco

      For the life of me I don’t get why anyone wastes their time w/ B/R. And don’t even get me started on their team stream and how they hijack content from others to inflate their clicks/views….it’s deplorable.

      • SamSooner

        Whenever someone says “deplorable” I can only think of the Grinch. LOL!!
        Great job with site Jordan. This is the best site ever. I continue to tell any OU fan I see to come for a visit. Sit down. Relax. Stay for a while.

        • Jordan Esco

          appreciate you spreading the good word!

      • Eric Hoffpauir

        I don’t know why anyone bothers with B/R. It’s mostly really bad writing paired with listicles and hijacked content.

      • Stephen

        I’ve noticed that, too, Jordan. I’ve meaning to ask you guys if you’ve heard anything on the Baker Mayfield front, outside of him hiring a lawyer.

        • Jordan Esco

          I have, but am not at liberty to say right now (and I sincerely apologize b/c I hate being “that guy” but also didn’t want you to think I was ignoring your question).

          But if what I’ve been told comes to pass, and I think that it will, you’ll be happy.

          • cpearc00

            Sounds promising. I would be absolutely ecstatic if he is ruled eligible this season as I fall into the camp of fans that believe his eligibility is more important for the team than DGBs. Playing without a proven quality backup QB (no slight to Thomas or Hansen) is akin to driving around without car insurance.

          • Wilson

            and expired tags…LOL

          • Jimmy Cutter

            :)

          • Jimmy Cutter

            Agree, and like your analogy of car insurance

          • Kody K.

            Nice!

          • Stephen

            That’s good enough for me! Thanks!

          • Sooner Ray

            I will go ahead and mail invitations for the ice cream party, don’t let me down. :-)

          • Eric Tauriainen

            Just the hint of it made my day. :)

          • Boom

            So we have comments of the day. Now we have “hints” of the day. Gotta love it.

    • cpearc00

      Yeah, in every article I read on B/R, they either directly condemn OU or indirectly slight us by failing to mention that we are in on a recruit or downplaying a recruit’s interest level. I still read it, though, for a good chuckle.

    • Ed Cotter

      Stephen, those were the rankings for last year. Bleacher Report, which I don’t really frequent, was giving grades to last year’s preseason rankings dependent on where the teams finished the season. Check out Florida. They were preseason ranked 10 and finished unranked for an F grade. Just the kind of mundane feature you come to expect from Bleacher Report IMO.

      • Stephen

        Well I usually use it for my FF teams, that way I don’t to keep up with team sites to know what is going on, BUT I sneak in the OU tab just to see if there is any news every once in awhile. It is a bad habit that I need to break sooner rather than later. That or football season really needs to start.

    • Jared William Reininger

      ALL preseason rankings are a guess…BUT there are some really stupid ones. I have seen one for this season that has Baylor, Kansas State, Texas, Oklahoma State all above us. I mean I feel #3 may be too high as it sits right now, but at the same time I don’t. We beat Bama sure, but could we do it again? I like to think so but we were certainly tested. But I think we could easily live up to #3 or higher. But here is my take on other Big 12 teams….

      Baylor – Pedestrian defense last year. I mean they weren’t awful but they sure weren’t a powerhouse either. And they lost their best players on D. They lost a lot of guys on offense, and I think people are figuring out how to counter Briles’ offense. Well more than they did last year. I mean if you watch the first half of the OU Baylor game, we had them on the ropes, score a touchdown or two, or hell, keep your offense on the field for more than 3 plays and give your defense a breather and I think the outcome would be reversed. I don’t think we got outplayed there, but outcoached, IMO.
      Kansas State- Always a well coached team that seems to put together a good amount of wins, but I don’t see anything special about their squad, I don’t follow them too closely but to me they have 1, maybe two truly special players. Just don’t ever sleep on Snyder.
      Texas- I think Strong is doing a lot of things that should have been done forever ago. I think he can be a great coach, but does he have the players and mentality he needs? Does he have a QB worth much? I just don’t think there is much reason to put any stock into Texas quite yet. Way too many variables for a very rapidly changing team.
      OK State- Well, they lose what I think was their best QB. So many starters on defense, so many playmakers. I mean they have some guys who could do some great things but I don’t think it is enough to carry them through the season. I think their defense is going to be terrible, and I have heard that from within their program, so that is not some OU Fan Bias.

      • Jimmy Cutter

        KSU scares me a lot; b/c they will be good and they get two weeks to prepare. UT had 9d last year, I didn’t like it then and guess what, they beat us. Pretty good, too, w/a poor backup QB. More days to prepare is always dangerous. They can change a lot of things on a team in two weeks that you haven’t seen b/f and have to change on the fly. Ash is a good QB. He was injured last year, but look at his soph yr, the only yr he has had a chance. Played great in all but three. The OU game wasn’t his fault. We jumped on them and everything we did worked even when we didn’t try. It was like the USC game against us. So, nothing Ash’s fault there. TCU game he didn’t play well, but broke ribs. Understandable. KU game UT played poorly. No explanation why a good team plays down to a bad team’s level at times but we see it annually at HS, college and pro levels. But, other than those 3 games, he played very well for a true soph. He was yanked and pulled and it was ridiculous his FR yr. Also, in 4 yrs I think he has had 4 different OCs. But, he’s good; his soph yr should give a true, objective person a good indication what he can be. they have really talent down there. My problem is, I don’t think Strong is Big 12 good. He can coach a mid-level team to a good game or two, but to get yourself exposed by good coaching week in and week out is a different story. I have real doubts about Strong, how good a coach he is. JMO. I think we beat UT on coaching and b/c we lost last yr, but it will be more difficult w/a healthy Ash. BU, I think we do b/c of what you said well above. But worried about KSU w/2 weeks the most. I coudl see a 3 or 2 way tie if we lose to KSU and they lose to someone else.

  • Jordan Esco
    • Krys Allen

      Well crap….

      • Jordan Esco

        exactly

        • SamSooner

          To put a positive spin on this SI thing: my brother always jokes about Friday the 13th. He would say, yeah, right: I want to see my luck get worse. Not saying it works but that’s how he handles it.

          • Fear The Magic

            There is no positive spin. We’re doomed….Doomed I say.

    • BigJoeBrown

      Well as long as Lee Corso stay’s away from our games we should be okay.

      • vargo05

        Not so fast my friend.

      • bjwalker82

        Remember in 2000 when every week he said we would lose? That was awesome. We just kept winning.

    • leatherneck1061

      Good God NO! Are you shi**ing me? What did we ever do to them?

      • Jordan Esco

        Nick Saban is behind it

        • leatherneck1061

          That son of a *@%#!

          • James D-Space

            And then some..:

    • Brian

      As long as we’re not #1…

    • D’Brickashaw Ferguson

      My favorite SI cover? Houston Nutt, Ole Miss, 2009:

    • Buster Rhymes 4

      Just a regional cover ! That doesn’t count! :)

    • ToatsMcGoats

      His cleat is untied!!!

  • BigJoeBrown

    I was listening to The Franchise on the ride in this morning. It was pretty interesting. They (Kelly Gregg and Eric G) were talking to Robert Allen (Yeah, I know OSU guy). But they were discussing how good Div-1 of talent there is in Oklahoma, and it’s an untapped resource. Allen mentioned that perhaps OU and OSU don’t press to hard on local talent because they can encourage them to walk on. They stated how far the walk on program has come and how important it is to the program. Kelly mentioned that when he played for Blake, it seemed that Blake preferred the guy’s who were highly rated out of high school or big names, even though they were clueless on the field. There were guy’s on the bench who were much more talented and understood the field. Stoops came in and the best players played i.e. Roger Steffen, Corey Heinecke, both walk-on and both started on the National Championship squad.

    It was an interesting conversation.

    • Jordan Esco

      You lost me at Robert Allen. Dude is the biggest OSU homer on the planet. That said, I think his statement is one that was true at one point, but no longer is the case. There are too many other schools recruiting OK now that if a kid is truly a D-I talent, then they’ll get an offer. Obviously OU & OSU can’t get them all, and I’d specify that even for the considerable strides they’ve made OSU is NOWHERE close to OU’s level on the majority of in-state kids.

  • HoustonChiver

    I know I have asked this in another post but any word on Matt Dimon?

    • Jordan Esco

      Coaches have mentioned him a couple times, he’ll definitely be in the DE rotation. Have heard good things, he’s made a lot of progress during the offseason/summer. Kind of crazy he played last year as true frosh.

      • HoustonChiver

        Thanks for the quick reply! You have to love a kid who blocks a punt with his helmet!!!!

        • Jordan Esco

          no doubt

  • Josh

    17 Days Till Football Time in Oklahoma!! Boomer Sooner!!

    • Defend Colfax

      One of the greatest moments in OU/NU.

      • Malicong

        WIth all the realignment over the past few years, the only games I really miss are OU/NEB games.

        • Kody K.

          The OU/Nebraska rivalry was one of the greatest in college football. There should be a deal made between the two universities to play each other every year.

        • Stats

          Beating up on TAMU on a regular basis was also a lot of fun, but it’s still only a distant second to the Nebraska battles.

    • EasTex

      Great choice, Andre “where do you need me, coach” Woolfolk.
      He was truly a difference maker on the field…everywhere on the field.

      • Josh

        That’s why I had to go with Andre. Kid would do anything the team needed him to do.

      • Baron Boomer

        Whitfield?

        • EasTex

          ‘Zactly!

    • BoomerDave

      I’m a little older than most of you pups on here, but my #17 is Basil Banks, db and punt returner extraordinaire!

      • Josh

        Plus what a great name!

      • Josh

        Basil Banks!

  • Jason Vos

    Aaron Franklin really cant be that bad being a senior & all? He made some nice plays in the spring game, and he is the fastest LB on the team. Why he is never mentioned when they talk about ILB is a mystery. And what about Londell Taylor, he should be ready to see the field by now at ILB, whats up with him.
    Maybe Gatelum is just better than we think, im just worried about ILB in general

    • jmac45

      Curious about those two also.

  • Jason Vos

    Any player with the last name Norman should know its his destiny to play in Norman Oklahoma. This should be a no brainer, he was born to be a Sooner.

    • http://batman-news.com Mr. Jones

      True. Plus, how great would it be to have a connection to Junipero Serra. That school is a factory.

  • Zack

    Have you guys had a chance to catch up with McNeal? Based on a story from oui, he seems very interested in ou but I trust this site more.

    • Brian

      I saw that as well – Said we were in the Top 5 – I wish there had been a follow-up asking which schools like him at D and which on O.

      • Zack

        Exactly plus his crystal ball favors Alabama but if they see him at linebacker then I think all those voters are just picking bama because they get 99% of the kids they want.

  • leatherneck1061

    Still confused about Frank Shannon. The school asks the Supreme Court to enforce their suspension, but the coaches act like he will play. My head is spinning here.

    • Boom

      To me, OU/Boren is covering the backside. That’s all. If Shannon plays they can be the bad cop and say, we suspended him but it’s a DA’s decision which then takes off any backlash.

      • leatherneck1061

        Agreed. I think I just said the same thing above before I really read your response. At any rate, it sounds like we’re on the same page.

    • Jordan Esco

      You just have to remember the football program and university aren’t the same thing.

      • leatherneck1061

        Knowing that Stoops has a pretty close relationship with both Boren and Castiglione, it strongly suggests that they have actually planned this out. “OK Bob, we’ll go ahead and make the moves we have to make to protect the school’s image while you just go ahead and get him ready to play anyway. This way we’re covering all our bases.”

        Cynical I know, but quite probably the truth.

        • J J

          I think this is accurate. But I think boren & the legalese don’t want the backlash that FSU is under. As they clearly didn’t follow the letter of the law in terms of the title 9 investigation.

          • leatherneck1061

            Absolutely. With allegations that egregious, it really looks like FSU pretty much sold their soul to win a title.

    • bjwalker82

      It’s because of his appeal. They can’t suspend him until the appeal is done.

      • Eric Hoffpauir

        Yeah, it’s kind of like his professors will insist on getting homework from him unless the appeal fails.

  • Boom

    TFB’s, based on my posts, I’m a Whitfield & Sternberger homer. Herndon would be a nice pickup with a high ceiling. My question to the experts is, could you compare Herndon & Sternberger. I realize Sternberger is raw at the TE position but seems like Herndon is too. I trust the coaches but was curious. thanks

  • http://batman-news.com Mr. Jones

    Seems like I read somewhere that Barnett, Wheeler and Haughton were all planning to commit somewhere before the season starts. Can anyone confirm this?

    • Jordan Esco

      If they’re going to take official visits, then that won’t happen. I know Haughton has said he will (take OV’s), but I can’t remember off the top of my head re: the other two.

    • Zack

      Haughton was supposed to last week but changed his mind (pressured) and will be taking his officials. I still think tech was the leader for him. Would like to be wrong about that. The other 2 guys I’m not sure but I’ve heard some suspicions that Barnett may be close to deciding but I haven’t had confirmation on that.

      • http://batman-news.com Mr. Jones

        If I’m an OL with serious interest, I’m jumping on board while there’s a spot left.

        • Zack

          Yeah I agree I think the tackles should feel more pressure to join. Because there’s one tackle spot open and 2 guard spots. But ford, Danley and Barnett are guys that could play guard for some schools and could play right tackle for others. I just will hate it if Barnett and wariboko both end up anywhere but ou.

  • JJsooner1

    Just 2 thoughts today:
    1. Sticking to my guns…..Shannon will play. That whole mess was a bad joke from the start.
    2. Baker Mayfield will be ruled eligible to play. Any court of law will dismiss Tech’s hold and the NCAA’s right to prevent him from playing. His attorney isn’t too shabby either.

    That’s my story and I’m stickin to it:-)

    • Jimmy Cutter

      I hope you are right, but I think shannon will play and mayfield won’t, is my guess. I think Shannon gets to play b/c of the courts–neither OU or NCAA c/keep him from playing while it’s in the courts. OU could get hurt for millions if they said don’t let him play until it’s settled and then he won the appeal, or maybe even if he didn’t win the appeal. But, although I think the most valuable player to get eligible, potentially, is Mayfield, I just don’t have a lot of confidence in his situation. The player I think means the most to the team being eligible (if Knight doesn’t get hurt) is DGB. He opens up the pass and run game b/c of the attention he draws. He keeps our O on the field longer, makes D look better, the whole team all the way around. The player more valuable to the team making it to the Final 4 if Knight gets hurt is Mayfield. I think we could still make the Final 4 w/Mayfield and w/o DGB, but I don’t see us making it w/o Mayfield if Knight goes down and even having DGB. Shannon c/b/replaced, but it hurts terribly w/depth. Mixon, although I want him badly, is the player to be missed the least. We are loaded at RB and have a great OL for them to boot, w/a QB who c/also run to boot (which helps their running game too), and probably a pretty good passing game, with or w/o DGB. So, if Knight is healthy, w/o a doubt in my mind, the game changer is DGB. If Knight were to go down, w/o a doubt in my mind the most important is Mayfield. He’s good. But, I don’t think Mayfield gets in and I do think Shannon keeps this in the courts until it’s too late and he plays the whole season (at least that the way it looks to me). that’s my story, and I’m sticking to it (until I’m told I’m wrong, of course).

      • Rene Goupillaud

        Not so sure that it’s just up to the Courts. Bob still has the option not to play him. Bob hasn’t said a word about it and shouldn’t. I don’t know the facts, but If Bob believes the young man is guilty of sexual assault, I don’t see him playing. If Bob doesn’t believe he’s guilty, he’ll play.

        • Eric Hoffpauir

          Right. Players have been kicked off the team for much, much less (pot busts, for example) without it having to go through the courts.

        • Jimmy Cutter

          I’m n/sure it would be “sexual” assault, maybe assault. If the DA says it was self-defense, for example, I think legally Stoops couldn’t kick him off the team. We live in a land of lawsuits over everything, and we have to obey the law. OU/Stoops cannot do what the law tells them that they cannot do. If the law looks at it as “self-defense” b/c he was attacked, let’s say, it would be hard to kick him off the team w/o the university getting their pants sued off them. It won’t be a matter of whether Stoops believes him guilty or not, he and OU have to accept what the courts decide. (I’m n/saying it is self-defense at all, nor am I condoning or condemning what happened w/either person b/c I absolutely don’t know any of the facts. I just know what has been reported by the media that happened, which many times is way off what the law or courts see as happened.)

    • Big Higg

      I think they’ll both be eligible to play. Mayfield especially. Just got a good feeling on that one

  • http://thefootballbrainiacs.com JrsySooner

    Rookies …
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCqQePdljtU
    The Reverse
    and one of the greatest plays in Sooner history
    The one handed catch!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjsBjRjLj6Q

    • Defend Colfax

      Those are awesome plays as well, but 17 is kinda the theme to the day. As in;

      17 DAYS TIL KICKOFF!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://thefootballbrainiacs.com JrsySooner

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQuLvEMW-OE
    Oh and dont forget the halfback pass to steve rhodes but more so the stop and lateral (Hook and Ladder) WOW what a game! BOOMER SOONER

    • SoonerinLondon

      I think the guy who named that video forgot about this…some argue the “real” start of Sooner Magic…

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbirSv4kgNA

    • Josh

      “Please dear Lord don’t let any injury or harm come to any player. And please, please, please, dear Lord, please don’t let the best team win.”
      Scott Hill during the pregame prayer

  • Doobie74OU

    TFB going coast to coast! really cool that you guys had the Boz write the evaluations that he did but his comment down in the post section to me was much more impactful! Great that the Coach down there is using TFB & The Boz to really let kids know the value in working hard, not for everybody else, but working hard for your self so you can have pride in what you see in the mirror everyday. VERY MOVING!
    Also wanted to mention how great it is that we have 4 really good Safeties fighting it out right now for starting positions. Sometimes you have a position battle because nobody is separating themselves and that is a negative thing but that truly doesn’t seem to be the case here at all. Whoever starts along with Hayes will have earned it and there will be quality backups. 3 of those guys are really young too! Bodes well for the future!

  • BoomerDave

    Exciting to hear about the development of Jordan Thomas. He and Alvarez were two of my favorite sleepers in last signing class. Love the way our coaches don’t take “no” with regard to committed players. Last year Thomas flew under the radar with an early commitment to Northwestern. This year PJ and Ford, so far. Hopefully we can turn a few more before February.

  • Krys Allen

    I was kind of shocked at what I read today at the newsok.com.

    “Only those involved with the investigation know for sure why they reached that decision, but in the report completed by OU’s Sexual Misconduct Office is some compelling testimony provided by the trained sexual assault nurse examiner who examined the alleged victim. She had an abrasion consistent with blunt force trauma, an injury that the examiner indicated is “one of the most common locations of injury in sexual assault.””

    up until now I was under the impression that it was a he said she said and that there was actually no “sexual assault” more of a sexual harassment. I had previously been on his side, but now I do not know what to think….

    • Zack

      That seems very out of context to me…if a trained nurse looked her over prior to the DA deciding not to file charges, and that info (which sounds damning) was in her report then it seems inexcusable to not file charges. That’s how I look at it. If this trained nurse looked at the girls injuries 2 weeks or so after the incident then that would raise a red flag of the validity of the story. I guess my question is how soon after the incident did the nurse examine the girl and how long did it take the nurse to write up the report.

      • J J

        It’s a very subjective assessment anyway. Just saying.

    • EasTex

      I find it odd that Carlson put that in her article when we have been told that no findings from the Title IX investigation could be released while this is being litigated.

      • J J

        This

    • J J

      Anything written by Carlson isn’t grounds for changing an opinion.

  • jmac45

    IMO, it’s interesting that Bob and Mike train those safeties at both Free and Strong, when the keys and alignment for each are so different except in cover 2. Also interesting that they are contemplating moving last years Free Safety to Nickle.

    I say this, because reaction time in determining pass or run is (used to be) so “paramount” in those safety positions, regardless of whether the guy is a 4.3 or a 5 flat. Guys like Tony Dungy were always stressing the reaction time (one step recognition) over and above the forty speed of the safeties.

    Not at all saying that’s wrong. But guys like Tony Dungy were always stressing the reaction time (one step recognition) over and above the forty speed of the safeties.

    Any insight into that by any of you?

    • Shifty

      There was mention of moving Hayes down but according to the notes above…Hayes moved from FS to SS and not NB…curious to who is working at the passing down NB position since I assume Striker would go to Jack

      • Zack

        Well Hayes was working at NB last week and since camp started according to what I’ve read. As far as taking over that spot it could be jordan Thomas or Marcus green if they are outplaying the other corners right now.

        • Shifty

          Yeah I fig either Thomas or Parker…I was referencing the notes above ” The FS spot is open as Quentin Hayes will be back at SS despite some work earlier in camp at FS.” I think the last FS was a typo and meant to say NB

      • jmac45

        I thought I had read (earlier) that Mike was toying with idea of moving Hayes to Nickle when they went to that. I could certainly be wrong and of course Mike and Bob are solid DB coaches, so I’m not criticizing just curious. I guess Mike is planning on a lot of cover 2 as base?

        • Shifty

          You did read right earlier…it was out there that Hayes was switching to NB…just copied this from the write up above…” The FS spot is open as Quentin Hayes will be back at SS despite some work earlier in camp at FS.” assuming the last FS is a typo and meant to say NB

  • Jordan Esco
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDUvqXK4DEM DCinAZ

    Jordon Evans has the same physicality his daddy did when he played here. Chip off the old block…

  • Shifty

    Safety is gonna be pretty thin next year…need 3 guys in this class…Reid, Sunderland, and Haughton (no order)

    • EasTex

      Yes, please.

  • Sooner Ray

    Vontre may have not seen the field for a while, guess there are scholarship spots open for other players now.

  • Sooner Ray

    Vontre may have not seen the field for a while, guess there are scholarship spots open for other players now.

    • EasTex

      Whitfield, please.

      • Zack

        Seriously he should have had one as soon as tfb did their post on him and brought him to everyone’s attention. I suspect he will be offered a week or so after the Tennessee game. I’m betting they will see whether that lands them some recruits (especially a LB or 2,3) plus by then they should know what haughton and Reid are leaning towards. But with Curtis and mcquinnie not making it that should in theory open up 2 spots…unless we over signed this year thinking 2 or 3 may not make it academically.

        • EasTex

          The young man has that je ne sais qua, I call it a star quality.
          Just sign him, he could play any number of positions.

          • J J

            Hey there. In your part of the world tonight

          • EasTex

            Howdy, ma’am!
            It’s a big “part” which sub-part are we talking.

          • J J

            Lake fork …. First stop on a great big road trip

          • EasTex

            You are well East of these parts, but a pretty lake. IIRC, y’all have a family place out there.
            So how many days and miles are you talking about?

          • J J

            Inlaws do. 8 days. Graceland, Nashville, Louisville… Then Cards/reds series in StL

          • EasTex

            Keep some air freshener handy, as one of three boys I know first hand what a car full of boys are capable of. :}

          • SoonerGoneEast

            Be sure and wave on the way to Graceland. I work about 1 1/2 hours from there. We were Memphis Griz season ticket holders at one time, mostly because I wanted my boys to be able to watch Michael Jordan play when he was in town. The Griz, Beale Street, Mud Island and the dog track, used to be some good times.

          • J J

            Yup. Idk what all we will b4 heading out

    • Shifty

      EE also…we need some EE OTs

  • SamSooner

    Let’s hope McQuinnie gets it together academically. Full ride is no joke. I would hate to see him miss this opportunity.

  • Jordan Esco
  • EasTex

    New committee to study recruiting, per CBSSports.
    Don’t care much for some of the names on the committee of 12, least of all its leader who can’t speak proper English.
    i.e.: “Are we happy where it’s at?”
    Correct usage is:”Are we happy where it is?”
    Hopefully their body of work will surpass their committee chair’s use of prepositions.

  • EasTex

    Sure glad to hear that AD is making this major life change.
    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/11348826/adrian-peterson-talks-life-changes-death-son

    • SoonerGoneEast

      Very cool.

  • Mike Reed
    • Drew

      You know you’re program’s back when your team gets a dozen articles in half a week hating on them.

      • Zack

        And stoops has done a good job pissing them off saying the media is responsible for the propaganda. Which I like I hope stoops says more stuff and backs it up.