The Sooner Scribe

9.08.2005

The Bigger they are....

Þau ætluðu að ganga yfir brúna milli dauða og lífs, en það var skotið á þau. Svo er hér umræða um greinina á Making Light. Fréttirnar frá NOLA alltaf fallegri og fallegri.23006754">umræða um greinina á Making Light. Fréttirnar frá NOLA alltaf fallegri og fallegri..

Anyway.My point is,I'll probably never get involved with a guy ever again.I'm a free,wild and nuts girl,just as I was before. (: I feel so free.Even though...some side-effects but I'm feeling freeeeee.Lol.Eagle!*starts flying* :D

You know.I heard that those really pretty chio girls who get dumped by those hot guys usually get really crushed after that,hate guys and turn into lesbians.But don't worry.I'll never turn lesbian,cuz I'm not even a chio bu anyway ^^ Heheheh.Lol what the heck am I talking about?I'm starting to go crazy.LOL.

Today the remedial was sooo boring.I was practically smsing through the whole silly thing,when not copying Karina's correct answers/corrections.Lol.Fat didn't come!Weird.I think she got sick or maybe she overslept?Hmm.The class was quieter than usual.

HAIZ.I wanna go to the library tonight.But no one can go,other than my bro.And thats gonna be tooooo boring.Lols.Oh weell.I'm talking gibberish!Byeeee.
ary tonight.But no one can go,other than my bro.And thats gonna be tooooo boring.Lols.Oh weell.I'm talking gibberish!Byeeee.

The Bigger they are....

Recovery...Dejection....Depression...Jumping From an I-35 bridge in Pauls Valley....Any of these sound familiar? I contemplated all three after this last Saturday's debacle. I realize that Bob and staff have to be respectful of TCU, but we don't. Sure, they kicked us around all game. But, as fans, we do not have to ignore the fact that this should not happen based on talent. TCU doesn't ordinarily beat OU. Problems with the OU team allow an opportunity for TCU to win. TCU should be commended for answering the bell.

On to the game...The offensive line was terrible..no real news flash there. We need to get better there. I think that fans underestimate the effect of Millington and Keith leaving on the psyche of the team. Offensive line play is all attitude. Look back at the offseason between 2001-2002. We had just experienced a paradoxical season, with one of the great defenses ever assembled and one of the most inept offensive attacks. Mark Mangino was hired away by KU and Wilson, seemingly the bane of our existence now, was brought in. In the offseason, Wilson transformed the line into a monster leading Q to a record year. It was the same players, different attitude. We need that attitude back. Despite fans' belief of Wilson, he can bring that back...with or without Keith and Millington.

The quarterbacks looked like they had no chance. With a serviceable line and running game, there was no time. TCU brought guys from all over. However, it did not take much to see that Bomar is a better choice than Thompson. All I needed was to see Bomar on two plays: his run on his first play and his pass to Chaney at the end of the 2nd quarter. That pass was better than anything Thompson put up all day. I realized that there is a reason why Thompson would be a good WR anywhere else. Get ready for four years of Bomar. There will be a learning curve, but it will be quick. He is the best athlete that OU has had at QB since Charles Thompson and a great student of the game.

On the bright side, I felt that the defense looked great. Secondary, especially CO, looked fantastic. It was a better performance than we saw in many games last year and with a young team to boot. We will see good things defensively from this year's Sooners.

Onward to the future. Fans are talking that a Rose Bowl may be out of reach because of this loss. That is way beyond my concern. This is an extremely young and TALENTED team. We will get better. The good times are ahead. This team has met adversity that OU has not seen in 6 years. These young players will never again feel that any team is a W just because they are wearing crimson helmets. The goal for this year is still the same. We can still win the Big 12. The talent is there and here's betting that the heart is back too. At the end of the year, people will say the same about this team that they said in 2002 about the USC Trojans: that 10-2 was called the best team in the country, no matter what the polls said. And we all know what they did the last few years.

This week: OU 41 - Tulsa 6

Lock of the Week: Marshall +9 v. K-State at home

The Bigger they are....

Recovery...Dejection....Depression...Jumping From an I-35 bridge in Pauls Valley....Any of these sound familiar? I contemplated all three after this last Saturday's debacle. I realize that Bob and staff have to be respectful of TCU, but we don't. Sure, they kicked us around all game. But, as fans, we do not have to ignore the fact that this should not happen based on talent. TCU doesn't ordinarily beat OU. Problems with the OU team allow an opportunity for TCU to win. TCU should be commended for answering the bell.

On to the game...The offensive line was terrible..no real news flash there. We need to get better there. I think that fans underestimate the effect of Millington and Keith leaving on the psyche of the team. Offensive line play is all attitude. Look back at the offseason between 2001-2002. We had just experienced a paradoxical season, with one of the great defenses ever assembled and one of the most inept offensive attacks. Mark Mangino was hired away by KU and Wilson, seemingly the bane of our existence now, was brought in. In the offseason, Wilson transformed the line into a monster leading Q to a record year. It was the same players, different attitude. We need that attitude back. Despite fans' belief of Wilson, he can bring that back...with or without Keith and Millington.

The quarterbacks looked like they had no chance. With a serviceable line and running game, there was no time. TCU brought guys from all over. However, it did not take much to see that Bomar is a better choice than Thompson. All I needed was to see Bomar on two plays: his run on his first play and his pass to Chaney at the end of the 2nd quarter. That pass was better than anything Thompson put up all day. I realized that there is a reason why Thompson would be a good WR anywhere else. Get ready for four years of Bomar. There will be a learning curve, but it will be quick. He is the best athlete that OU has had at QB since Charles Thompson and a great student of the game.

On the bright side, I felt that the defense looked great. Secondary, especially CO, looked fantastic. It was a better performance than we saw in many games last year and with a young team to boot. We will see good things defensively from this year's Sooners.

Onward to the future. Fans are talking that a Rose Bowl may be out of reach because of this loss. That is way beyond my concern. This is an extremely young and TALENTED team. We will get better. The good times are ahead. This team has met adversity that OU has not seen in 6 years. These young players will never again feel that any team is a W just because they are wearing crimson helmets. The goal for this year is still the same. We can still win the Big 12. The talent is there and here's betting that the heart is back too. At the end of the year, people will say the same about this team that they said in 2002 about the USC Trojans: that 10-2 was called the best team in the country, no matter what the polls said. And we all know what they did the last few years.

This week: OU 41 - Tulsa 6

Lock of the Week: Marshall +9 v. K-State at home

8.12.2005

REG-GIE! REG-GIE! REG-GIE!

Through one week of practices, only one player has been able to shift my attention from the battle raging at QB: Reggie Smith. When he was deciding between OU and Nebraska, I was a little concerned that Boo Blake would work his "magic" and steal a future star. I did not think that Reggie would contribute early, but looked more toward the future. Sooner fans, the talent in the defensive backfield is ridiculous this year. And, the best news is that the best of the talent is YOUNG! How does this sound for a starting secondary in 2006: CBs: Marcus Walker (Jr.) Reggie Smith (Soph.) FS: Tony Cade/Darrien Williams (Jr.) SS: Lewis Baker (Jr.)/ Nic Harris (Soph.) Throw in Allen Patrick and Brian Jackson and you have the most talented Sooner secondary in the Stoops era.

But, back to Reggie. Stoops is raving about him. Saying that he has never seen a young kid play two positions more naturally. Reggie may be this year's Adrian for the Sooners. The deep passes that plagued last year's squad may be a thing of the past with the CB line-up of Walker and Smith. It wasn't schemes of Pelini that doomed us...We've had the same deep-ball problems since 2001. We needed talent. Strait was a fantastic corner and Woolfolk is in the NFL with him. But, neither can hold a candle athletically to Walker and Smith. And neither was even recruited as a CB out of high school. This is the first year when Sooner fans will finally admit that recruiting does matter. NEWS FLASH: Stoops is better than Mack at this now too. Texas still leads for most kids in Texas, OU gets the best kids ANYWHERE.

Here's to the best secondary in the Big XII for the next 4 years. Here's to a top 10 pick in the 2008 NFL Draft in Reggie Smith. How do we know this? My eyes and Bob Stoops never lie.

8.03.2005

One Month Out

Well, here we are. One month until we can begin to scrub away the pain of the Orange Bowl. Whoever said that time heals wounds is a liar. Somehow, I am not sure that beating TCU will heal much either, but it'll have to do for now. To honor this new beginning, I have decided to post my thoughts on the team at least bi-weekly. Take them for what they are worth and feel free to send comments, questions, etc. and I will attempt to address all Sooner related matters quickly.

As fall two-a-days begin to commence, I am very encouraged by the youth and hunger of this team. I feel that last year, despite the perfect regular season, still had the scars of the past. Sure, White, Cody, Clayton, et al will be remembered as Sooner greats and Big XII Champions. But, when USC hit us in the mouth early on, the old demons of KState 2003 and LSU reared their ugly heads. By the middle of the 2nd quarter, the players had the old "here we go again" look. This team has new leadership and (gasp) more athletic talent. Sure, White was a Heisman winner, but no one thought that Heupel would ever be surpassed either.

This brings me to the QB situation. Thompson or Bomar both would bring a new element to the offense, one that Coach Wilson has been looking for since his days in Evanston. While similar in that regard, both QBs have different strengths and weaknesses. Thompson brings a maturity that we will need this year in the offense. The dropoff in leadership, in my opinion, will be minimal. However, I am concerned about midrange accuracy of Thompson. His quick release will be great for the shorter routes and I know that he can throw it deep, but the 10-15 yard curls and crossing routes may need time to develop. Alternatively, Bomar brings explosiveness and all of the ability in the world. He is film workhouse, as is Thompson. If Bomar plays early, that bodes well for the future. However, Bomar may give us some growing pains.

Unlike the rest of the media, let us not forget the golden-armed Grady. While not as mobile as either Thompson or Bomar, Grady clearly has the best arm of the three. And, he is more mobile than White in 2003-2004, which will open up the playbook for Adrian some. Grady also may have some growing pains, but his arm is NFL-ready, making for an intriguing prospect with Quentin Chaney making a splash in the offense.

The moral of the story: Thompson starts early on, only to be beat out by the fast-rising Bomar or Grady. The decision will be made by the offensive line. If this line can come together quickly, Grady may be the best choice for this year. However, if holes begin to show, Bomar will come of the bench early to relieve Thompson. All three will play in the early season v. TCU and Tulsa just to get all some live time.

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