New Era of Quarterbacks !!

Smiles

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Nick Evers to OU is Huge for OU!!
Venables will establish his Tenure with a Great 2022 Class !
Reality is that Rattler is moving on from OU & Caleb may also follow suit!?!
Lebby has no choice but to Hedge is bets & keep the Quarterback Room Full of Talent!!
Riley recruited Caleb only after Vandergriff Backed off OU!!
Caleb will be Outstanding @ OU but might Play his First Bowl Game & then Follow Riley?!?
Venables will be Fine either way!!
Boomer!! Smiles
 

Tony353

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Not only that, but BV and company have gotten a great LB to recommit after flipping to Texas. And there is talk about a couple of other top recruits that are considering switching alliances after talking with the OU staff.

I have a feeling Wednesday is going to be veeeeeery interesting for OU before the day is done.

Take THAT muleshoe.

Rattler and Stogner are headed to South Carolina. I’m feeling the longer CW waits to announce, the better chance OU has to retain the Caleb and Mario Williams show.

And your right Smiles…OU will be fine either way. It’s not just desperation when I say BV and staff are going to shake up the CFB world…maybe as soon as 2022.

The pieces have come together rather nicely over the past couple of weeks. Now, let’s finish it by having an INCREDIBLE signing class for 2022.
 

Smiles

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Not only that, but BV and company have gotten a great LB to recommit after flipping to Texas. And there is talk about a couple of other top recruits that are considering switching alliances after talking with the OU staff.

I have a feeling Wednesday is going to be veeeeeery interesting for OU before the day is done.

Take THAT muleshoe.

Rattler and Stogner are headed to South Carolina. I’m feeling the longer CW waits to announce, the better chance OU has to retain the Caleb and Mario Williams show.

And your right Smiles…OU will be fine either way. It’s not just desperation when I say BV and staff are going to shake up the CFB world…maybe as soon as 2022.

The pieces have come together rather nicely over the past couple of weeks. Now, let’s finish it by having an INCREDIBLE signing class for 2022.
Watch the Cotton Bowl Highlights from last year!!
Florida had a Ton of Opt outs & Laid a Giant Size Egg !!
The Alamo Bowl has the Potential to be the Same for OU this year!?!
Difference being it eventually cost Mullen his Job!!
For OU, it is the Reverse!!
Riley is already gone!!!
Similar Recipe — Same Cake !!
Rattler taking Stogner with him is Huge!!
No Experienced H-Backs for Next Year !!!
Evers is Fantastic!! But does that Encourage Caleb to follow Riley to USC???
Transfers after the Alamo Bowl are the Key!!!
Boomer!!!!! Smiles
 

Tony353

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Nah, we ain’t gonna suck like Florida did last year. They expected to get spanked and we obliged. We have capable backups unlike the Gators last year. Hopefully, Drake will be fit, along with some of the lesser used receivers. We still have Mario and West, plus the bullfrog. We will be just fine, cover the spread and give Coach Stoops one more for his victory column.
 

Smiles

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Nah, we ain’t gonna suck like Florida did last year. They expected to get spanked and we obliged. We have capable backups unlike the Gators last year. Hopefully, Drake will be fit, along with some of the lesser used receivers. We still have Mario and West, plus the bullfrog. We will be just fine, cover the spread and give Coach Stoops one more for his victory column.
Stoops is the Best!!
OU will Fight to the End to get him 1 More Victory !!! Boomer!!! Smiles
 

Smiles

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Great 2022 Class so far!!
Venables is on his way to A Tremendous Start for OU !!!
Caleb Finally got his First Chance to be heard today!!
Notable that he was Neutral on Riley & Venables!!
Important that he remains non committal concerning any announcement of his Plans!!
He could have easily stopped any Rumors of interest in USC !!
Stay tuned after the Alamo Bowl!!
Boomer!!!!! Smiles
 

Tony353

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I heard a bit of Calebs talk on the way home from work a bit ago. He said he knew of BV and admired his energy and attitude. Now, does that mean anything concrete? Doubt it…but I still think he will stay at least through 2022. Then? Not a transfer. A move to the NFL if he has the kind of season we are all expecting.

Yep, I’d say a pretty good effort at damage control by BV and company. Would still have liked a couple of REAL surprises, but I’m happy with the players we signed. I’m not all that fired up about four and five star ratings. Are the guys team players? Are they intelligent enough to implement what schemes the coaches will teach them? And most of all…are they mature enough to not let their egos hurt both the team and themselves?
 

Smiles

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This Recruiting Class is important since they definitely will be Playing in the SEC !!
The Typical 4 & 5 Star Players are merely Getting Ready for the NFL !!
That’s why you want Alabama & Georgia Recruits not Iowa State or Okie State Players!!!
OU needs THOSE Players to be Successful in the SEC !!!
Boomer!!! Smiles
 

Tony353

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There are several nice stories about OUr Sooners on the Stormin’ in Norman website.

Best news is Theo Weiss removed his name from the transfer portal. That gives Caleb (should he stay) targets of Mims, Stoops and Weiss as primaries.

Smiles my friend, I’m not sure I agree on your opinion about 4 and 5 star recruits. If they are that good, and we get them, great…but even more Important than that, are they COACHABLE and without massive egos and attitudes? It’s good to remember players like Teddy Lehman, Roy Williams, Baker Mayfield and many, many others that went to OU, were 3 star recruits.

It’s ALWAYS about that…at least to me. That, and I don’t sense Venables would condone such “me, me, me” attitudes. I figure he and Schmitty could break those stallions with those kinds of attitudes.

I don’t know how Saban at Bama balances all that fluff with getting all those highly ranked players to play as a team….probably his recruiting selling point of “best on best” to ready them for the NFL. Plus, there has never been, or will be again, another coach in college with a reputation, or as much success as Saban. I’d love to think otherwise, but with the new NIL stuff going around, I think parity will balance itself out with the cyclical change in head coaches once Saban truly retires.
 

Smiles

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Saban has 150 Assistants!!
Coaching them up isn’t a Problem!
Venables will do his thing but perhaps on a smaller scale???
We can’t go back to when Stoops & Saban were Younger!!
Just not Realistic!?!
Venables will be Successful at Everything asked of him!!
Everything hinges on Caleb’s Decision!!
Boomer!!! Smiles
 

Tony353

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Saban has 150 Assistants!!
Coaching them up isn’t a Problem!
Venables will do his thing but perhaps on a smaller scale???
We can’t go back to when Stoops & Saban were Younger!!
Just not Realistic!?!
Venables will be Successful at Everything asked of him!!
Everything hinges on Caleb’s Decision!!
Boomer!!! Smiles
Like I said, there is only one Saban. Whether or not he has an abundance of assistants, and not that he is some kind of a CFB god, but he has pretty much set the bar for any Coach going forward. With the new rules on NIL, early signing period, opt out abilities, no penalty for transfers from the portal and such, I just can’t see BV or any other coach matching his success. I mean…he built his dynasty brick by brick, over YEARS of signing the best of the best, developing their skills, and making them into top notch draft picks for the NFL. Just look at Alabama’s number of players drafted to the NFL compared to other college teams. It’s staggering. And, the old saying goes “it ain’t bragging’ when you can prove it”.

Finally, the topic of Caleb Williams. I think he stays, but I don’t have any idea why he would wait until after the bowl game to announce. Maybe he is wanting to gauge how Lebby is going to use his talents in a game setting instead of empty promises? Just guessing, but that’s the only thing I can come up with to explain the delay. I thought if he was really serious about leaving, he was going to wait until after the signing date to see who signed the best QBs and base his decision on who went where. Didn’t come to pass. Hmmm.

I keep asking myself why would he leave a top program where he had already proven himself and won the job, only to transfer to a program where he would have to win the job all over again?
 
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Smiles

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OU fans booed Venables & he Left!
OU fans booed Rattler & now he’s gone !!
Riley recruits Best Quarterbacks for 2019 & 2021 !!!
When the Fans booed Rattler, Riley might have encouraged his agent to contact LSU !?!
If the Fans want to Coach the Quarterbacks, let’s see how they do!!!
Whatever LSU offered just sets the Bar Higher for USC !?!
Caleb’s Family Trusts Riley because of the Vandergriff situation!!
Of Course Caleb would decide with his Family how to handle the Alamo Bowl decision!!
Someone needs to ask his Dad!!
USC is not Practicing, so Of Course he is working on his Craft!!
Why would he disclose his Family Decision to Transfer???
Do we understand how Angry Riley must have been!!!
Alamo Bowl is HUGE!!!
Boomer!!! Smiles
 

Tony353

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Will Caleb stay?
Hey CFB! Welcome aboard!

Read my post from a few days ago to see what I’m thinking about CW. I still feel pretty much the same way, but for the life of me, I can’t figure out what he is waiting for…BEFORE the BV and friends hires…I could understand the wait…but NOW? I dunno…maybe waiting to get to know Lebby better so he can gauge what kind of offense he is expected to operate.

overall though….I’m stumped.
 

Smiles

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Logically, Caleb wants to Practice & get better!!
Playing his First Bowl Game is an Invaluable Experience!!
His Family is All-In on his Career which started with the Texas Game!!
Riley can’t talk to him but he can right after he hits the Portal!!!
How could he pass up this Opportunity to get Better!!
Only OU can convince him to stay!!
Of course he won’t divulge his decision to Transfer to USC, if he & his Family have already decided!!!
Somebody needs to ask his Dad!?!
Alamo Bowl will Tell All !!!
Boomer!!! Smiles
 

Tony353

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Logically, Caleb wants to Practice & get better!!
Playing his First Bowl Game is an Invaluable Experience!!
His Family is All-In on his Career which started with the Texas Game!!
Riley can’t talk to him but he can right after he hits the Portal!!!
How could he pass up this Opportunity to get Better!!
Only OU can convince him to stay!!
Of course he won’t divulge his decision to Transfer to USC, if he & his Family have already decided!!!
Somebody needs to ask his Dad!?!
Alamo Bowl will Tell All !!!
Boomer!!! Smiles
I don’t think the bowl game will tell us one way or the other about CW.

I just don’t see the sense in waiting to announce his decision. I mean, shoot, all the other top notch teams have already pretty much raided the portal already for their 2022 QBs, so where would he go? That said…USC has already had their previous starter and backup transfer out. That leaves just the sophomore incumbent remaining. Hmmmmm…
 

Smiles

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Caleb has not indicated either way
What he & his Family has Decided!?!
Of Course he wants to Practice & get Better!!
Why would he turn down his First Bowl Game!?!
75-80 % he is Leaving!!!
So easy to Shut it all down by Announcing his Decision to Remain a Sooner !!!
By not saying anything Now, could mean he’s Leaving to Follow Riley!!
We will soon know!!
Boomer !! Smiles
 

Tony353

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I don’t know…I’m more like 60-40 on him leaving. Until I read about the USC QB departures, I was 95-5 him staying. We aren’t REALLY going to know until he announces his decision after we STOMP Oregon. If he thrives under Stoops, and has a monster game, I REALLY don’t see him leaving, but you never know.
 

Smiles

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USC Quarterbacks are Leaving because they Believe Caleb is coming on board?!?!?
What conversations could Riley have with Caleb or his Dad, BEFORE he spoke to the Team???
We will soon find out!!
So Happy Stoops gets 1 More Shot!!!
Boomer!! Smiles
 

Tony353

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Possibly. But I hope not. Is muleshoe just biding his time waiting on Caleb knowing their private conversations have his loyalty to him in the bag? It sure can appear that way by muleshoe not signing a backup to the incumbent at USC. Man, that would be a final statement for him to plan a coup by snatching Caleb from the OU program. A way to screw OU one last time! MAN, I hope I’m wrong! If I’m right, then Caleb is just using the bowl game for his own selfish needs. I like to think the guy is classier than that. Now I AM worried….
 
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