Sunday, November 27, 2011

Ten Things I think you think I think

  1. First of all, I was disappointed in the turnout in Norman for Senior Day. This was a great senior class that deserved a full house and a standing ovation. The class includes, but is not limited to:
    1. Travis Lewis - Travis finished the game as tied for the fourth leading tackler in Sooner history (and should pass Rocky Calmus in the next two games). Had he not had a broken foot this year, he easily would have made it to number three trailing only Jackie Shippp and Daryl Hunt
    2. Jimmy Stevens - the diminutive Stevens, who Drew Allen claims was an Oompa Loompa is one of the more prolific kickers in OU history. Stevens is the second most accurate FG kicker in Sooner history, and fourth highest scoring kicker.
    3. Austin Box - Austin Box's parents were out there with Austin's jersey. There shoulda been more people there to see that. Touching moment.
    4. Corey Wilson - Corey was paralyzed from the waist down in an auto accident. I enjoyed seeing him out there as well, and pray a miracle occurs in his rehabilitation.
    5. Ryan Broyles - Broyles knee injury prevented him from completely rewriting the Sooner record receiving book and much of the NCAA receiving book. Ryan, we wish you a speedy recovery and a successful NFL career.
    6. Frank Alexander - Alexander has been a beast during his career as a defensive end. Plus, he follows me on twitter.
  2. The wind, persistent sprinkles and temperature made for a miserable environment at Owen Field. But I was glad I was there to see the aforementioned gents off to their future endeavors.
  3. Just saw the College Gameday commerical with Corso and Herbie driving the Schooner. Love it. Don't know how long that's been out.
  4. JaMarkus McFarland's clip cost Travis Lewis a pick six on Senior Day. Bummed for Travis. The return indicated his foot injury still bothers him. He would've easily scored, and clip would not have been an issue.
  5. Mike Sherman's Aggies have won 25 games in his first four seasons. With a bowl win, he will get to 26. Coach Fran got 25 his first four, and 28 in his final four seasons. RC Slocum's lowest four season total: 34. 
  6. Texas Tech fired Mike Leach to give the program a new direction. Well, they won only five games this year. First time the win total's been that low since 1988. Tuberville was going to bring a defensive mentality to Lubbock. They allowed 472 points this year. Tuberville has 13 victories in his first two seasons. Leach had 14, then followed that up with 8 seasons of 8 wins or more. I don't see Tubs duplicating that feat.
  7. Baylor and Vanderbilt both have 6 or more wins this year. First time since 1974, and only the second time in the last sixty years. If either wins another game (bowl or BU's regular season finale against Texas), it'll be the first time they've combined for 15 or more wins since 1935.
  8. Some published reports last week indicated the defense lost the Baylor game, that Landry Jones had a good game. I beg to differ. One of the ways you put pressure on Baylor's offense is to force them to score TD's. That's what OSU did, and what A&M did. There were three teams this year (so far) to score ten points or less in a half against Baylor. The list:
    1. Kansas scored seven in the second half (they picked up another six in OT)
    2. Stephen F. Austin, an FBS team was shutout in both halves.
    3. Oklahoma in the first half last weekend.
  9. I keep hearing that Andrew Luck should be a Heisman finalist. Why? If you compare him to Weeden and RG3, he's got  a lower QB rating, fewer yards, one more TD, lower yards per attempt. Only thing he has is a better marketing campaign and higher NFL prospects. It's not about NFL prospects.
  10. The discussion on the internet is whether Alabama should play LSU or should Oklahoma State in the BCS championship game. I hope the Sooners take care of that question next weekend in Stillwater. but I'm not optimistic.

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