Could/would OU players portal to USC?

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  1. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    Trent Dilfer said something interesting on a podcast. He said innovators have to keep innovating in this business. He said Riley's stuff was the best of the best when he had a great OL, Baker and Murray running it. If you don't adapt people catch up to you. And people caught up to him. Look at this season.

    My brother said it well Saturday morning. This is one of the few times ever I can remember not enjoying watching this team. Dumb mistakes. Horrible special teams. Celebrating 6 yard "stops" on defense like it was a 6 yard loss.
     
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  2. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada 10,000+ Posts

    We wouldn't know anything about that... :rolleyes1:
     
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  3. nashhorn

    nashhorn 5,000+ Posts

    I had the same thought Sangre. Even thought of responding that Bubba was taunting us. :argue:
     
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  4. RainH2burntO

    RainH2burntO 2,500+ Posts

    I have thought about this a lot ever since he was hired and definitely do not see this as a slam dunk guarantee deal for USC. Best thing I can say is he has a recruiting hot bed and about as easy of a path to the CFP as you can get.
    Looked to me like his vaunted offense is pretty pedestrian without an NFL starting QB running it. We will soon find out if he truly has some magic or not....
     
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  5. RainH2burntO

    RainH2burntO 2,500+ Posts

    Yeah, Bubba. I strongly doubt this happened overnight.
     
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  6. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    Also if you are an OU fan you notice a lot of those OL taking snaps on sundays. https://thefootballbrainiacs.com/sooners-in-the-nfl-2021-season-week-12

    a lot of players recruited and developed by stoops are on that list. There are 9 OL playing on sundays, 3 QB’s, and 5RB’s if you count Trey sermon.
     
  7. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    I know my place here. :)
     
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  8. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Nonresident Dust Bowl liberal?

    :beertoast:
     
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  9. MajorRules00

    MajorRules00 500+ Posts

    Is it ever enough, though? Who wouldn't want their salary doubled?
     
  10. LHABSOB

    LHABSOB 1,000+ Posts

    Rumors tonight are that Roy Manning, OU CB Coach visited players last night and today with Stoops then turned around today and reached out to players on behalf of USC. Can’t make this chit up. What a circus!

     
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  11. RainH2burntO

    RainH2burntO 2,500+ Posts

    I dont always like or agree w Stoops...and I know he's just doing his job to steady the ship (good politicker btw) but I have to agree with him on the OU is about more than one guy comment. I certainly have never viewed Riley as the only reason OU has been experiencing success. They were already experiencing success and have had a very stable program for some time. I believe he made a mark by upping the offensive firepower and continuing strong recruiting...especially at the skill positions raising that level of talent.
    But in no way has he made OU OU...that is silly and I believe what you are seeing with any tears for ou, onlookers response, and USC stoked response is more about our current overall climate of hype and perception...running with narratives that get thrown out and repeated and come to be viewed as truth... than it does actual reality. Now, things are changing fast...so who knows.. It is a different deal these days...could end up being a big blow...But my guess is OU will take a brief hit and keep on being pretty much what they have been overall...move to sec and those effects notwithstanding.
    I never liked Riley...Seems like a goob and a pretty (too) smooth dude...as evidenced by this weekends events. My lasting impression will be him crying and whining like a baby over Aranda outcoaching him..
    I hope all the stores are closed near his home, wildfires produce smoke over his home, Gavin Newsome tells him every move he can and can't make, and he is forced to get a vaccine and take a test and wear 5 masks every time he gets out of his car when he goes to work. ;)
    One more thing...I personally am surprised the current players and recruits...or so many of them...are riding the Riley hype and showing less loyalty and faith in OU as a program. The exodus is stunning...and strange to me. I did not realize he had that kind of pull...but I do very much think it says more about our current culture and the kids these days than it actually speaks to him being some kind of rainman.
    Hook 'em ...or whatever..lol
     
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  12. n64ra

    n64ra 1,000+ Posts

    Why didn't Stoops see that at a normal time of the football year like say January?
     
  13. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    Because I think in June they all but have to promote from within. It could have been health related too. He had some cardiac things going on in the past. I think Stoops was intimately in sync with Joe C.
     
  14. Gontex2

    Gontex2 100+ Posts

    The way Texas and ou have been treated by officials in the Big 12, I just can't blame Lincoln from leaving. Texas definitely had ******** calls go against them in conference. Didn't realize how bad it was until officials screwed ou in bedlam.
     
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  15. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada 10,000+ Posts

    So he was cheating on Barry?

    Don't make us bust out the Stoops/Switzer man-love photos.
     
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  16. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    It's really more of a menage a trois, to be honest.
     
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