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Grad/1975

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Lincoln took a Couple Hours off 2 weeks ago!!
Personal Reasons!?!
I believe his Agent was updating him on the Two Jobs!!
LSU & USC !!!
Once the Bedlam Game was over,
Then he could call back the School of his Choice!!
That’s why it came together so Quickly!!!
Full Control & Resources for his Staff were the Difference!!!
Make no Mistake!!
$100M secures his Family’s Future!!
Common Sense sez any of us would make the Same Decision!!!
OU will be just fine!!
80 Championships & Counting!!!
Boomer! Smiles
I think it’s kinda’ chicken s—t of him & his staff to not wait and jump ship until after the forthcoming bowl game - this year, OU paid them all very well to do a job they didn’t finish …. I liked Riley but I think the way this all came down was pretty crappy & to my mind, OU deserved better. I hope we get to play USC in the not too distant future and are able to serve him his butt on a platter - revenge is a dish best served cold!
 

Smiles

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I been everywhere Man,
I been everywhere!!
First half of my Life in Lubbock !!
Not my choice to be born in LA !!
My choice to move to OKC & Tucson AZ !!
All I am saying is Lincoln is 38 year old Mensa !!
$110 Million Guarantees his Family’s Future!!
OU & Texas Guaranteed their Financial Future by choosing the SEC !!
Five Stars Guarantee their Future by choosing the Best Coach / College & Cashing in on the Draft!!
Not Personal just Business!!
Boomer!!! Smiles
 

Tony353

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I think it’s kinda’ chicken s—t of him & his staff to not wait and jump ship until after the forthcoming bowl game - this year, OU paid them all very well to do a job they didn’t finish …. I liked Riley but I think the way this all came down was pretty crappy & to my mind, OU deserved better. I hope we get to play USC in the not too distant future and are able to serve him his butt on a platter - revenge is a dish best served cold!
Quote from “La vengeance est un plat qui se mange froide" from Pierre Choderlos de Laclos's epistolary novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses, 1782.

Or…closer to home…quoted by Khan Noonan Sihng…Star Trek Two…

I’m absolutely with you…can’t WAIT to play them. I hope it’s a home and home series where he has to come back to Norman.

That will make for quite a story before, during and after the game.

I can visualize the statements made on some of the homemade banners fans will bring to the stadium.
 

Smiles

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Just a Theory for you!
No Provable Facts, YET !!
The Onion will peel back Eventually!!
Nothing happens in the SEC with out The Godfather Saban’s Approval!!
Last year Alabama goes 13-0 with Sark running the Offense!
Saban Pushed the SEC to expand so they would Eventually have a Bigger Conference & Bigger TV Contracts !!!
Then gives his Blessing to Sark to go to Texas!!
The week after the Big 12 Spring Media Days in Dallas, the SEC has their Media Days !!
A & M let the Cat out of the Bag & All Hell breaks loose!!
Riley is Blind sided that all this could happen without his input!?!
Saban gets to Play Puppet Master & Mess with another Conference!!!
Bowlsby reacts predictably since he is a Dead Man Walking!!!
The Referees lean against OU at every opportunity!!
Texas cooperates by implosion!!
Riley eventually Realized the Lions Den the SEC will be to walk into!!
Not because of the Competition,
Riley always said Anybody, Any Place, Anytime!!
But for Saban to be Able to Weild That much Power & Influence!!!
For Double the Money, Riley escapes the unlevel Playing Field
He understands the SEC will certainly be!!
Path of Least Resistance to the CFB !!
Perhaps Lack of Trust with OU for not including him in the SEC decision??
And of Course, Huge Lack of Trust with Bowlsby & the Big 12 !!
How many Noon Kickoffs can OU stand!!!
OU is a Flyover State & impossible for High School Players to play Friday Night then Fly to Norman for the Sat Am Arrival!!
When you compare that to USC, where Riley rarely needs to Fly to see a Recruit then you understand
How much easier it’s going to be to get Recruits to the Coliseum!!
Don’t be Mad @ Riley, Be Angry @ Saban & Bowlsby !!!
Boomer!!!! Smiles
 

Grad/1975

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I don’t fault Riley for leaving and taking a higher paying job - I’ve do so myself - I just think his timing sucked cause OU was good to him et al and I think the team, alumni and fans deserved better - but I also agree with your assertion that he wanted to avoid the SEC and thereby moved to a less competitive conference where he could become King of the Mountain. But, as the old adage says; be careful what you ask for because you might get it! Personally, I’m pulling for Venables ….
 
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