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    JoePa Biggest waste of talent in the Stoops era

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    Biggest waste of talent in the Stoops era

    I wouldn't be surprised if Roy Finch transfers.

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    Based on recruiting hype, I would say RJ Washington.
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    Who was the 5-star LB from Colorado that played as much or less than RJ, mid 2000s? Zach Latimer? I thought he was about as good as RJ...not very.

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    I'll throw Jamarcus Macfarland (sp?) name out there
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    Latimer actually played decent towards the end if his career.

    Has to be Moe. If this guy had had any heart and discipline he could have been an all time great.
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    Smoke....

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    Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    Latimer actually played decent towards the end if his career.

    Has to be Moe. If this guy had had any heart and discipline he could have been an all time great.
    As did RJ. I'm just thinking of the expectations of both players, the accolades, stars, etc. Average players to me based on what we have had there before.

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    Chijoke Imagonnagetcha...

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    Rhett Bomar
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    Biggest waste of talent in the Stoops era

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    Smoke....
    Hard to say when the guy never suited up.
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    Donta Hickson

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    He's the biggest waste of talent.
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    Re: Biggest waste of talent in the Stoops era

    Originally Posted by oorah_okie View Post
    I wouldn't be surprised if Roy Finch transfers.
    Kinda hard to mention a dude who does nothing but produce whenever he gets a chance. Averages > 5ypc, on kickoffs teams quit kicking to him this season.

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    Biggest waste of talent in the Stoops era

    Originally Posted by Fahooglegods View Post
    Kinda hard to mention a dude who does nothing but produce whenever he gets a chance. Averages > 5ypc, on kickoffs teams quit kicking to him this season.

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    It's the under usage of him that's a waste.
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    Originally Posted by vrortiz405 View Post
    I'll throw Jamarcus Macfarland (sp?) name out there
    Ehh "waste of talent" big stretch. He's been solid but not spectacular. Thats the recruiting game

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    Originally Posted by R3D Mamba View Post
    Rhett Bomar
    I thought about him as well. But, I can't decide whether he was a waste of talent, or grossly overhyped. Probably both.

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    The receiver that had the kidney injury. Jazz Reynolds.

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    Brent Rawls, if talent equals hype. Tommy Grady, same thing. Now, if we want to get creative about how a talent comes to be wasted, I think Trey Millard's name needs to be mentioned. A vast underutilization can definitely lead to one's talent being wasted.
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    as far as a "waste" and not "bust" or "disappointment" I would put forth in no particular order: James hanna, trey millard, roy finch and co. (j.miller ect) ... and to a smaller degree Paul thompson( bad situation and timing for him, for the team maybe not so much)

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    Also mike balugun

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    Ben Panter's talent was wasted.
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    Cornerback michal thompson... I think people forget how good he was pre accident
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    Originally Posted by Fahooglegods View Post
    Kinda hard to mention a dude who does nothing but produce whenever he gets a chance. Averages > 5ypc, on kickoffs teams quit kicking to him this season.

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    Hard to say he produces whenever he gets a chance. He had plenty of chances to produce in practice and conditioning but is apparently very lazy and unmotivated unless on the field in game situations. You have to produce in practice to get on the field.
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    Miller jesse

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    I always thought Stephen Good was a waste of talent. He would always get knocked on his ass.

    C'mon dude, you bench 500+ and you are a large human...

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    Austin Haywood's name is worth a mention

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    What the hell happened to Austin Haywood? Thought he was going to be a good one.

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    Biggest waste of talent in the Stoops era

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    Originally Posted by WFSooner View Post
    What the hell happened to Austin Haywood? Thought he was going to be a good one.
    Transfered to Central Arkansas (FCS) well he lasted a semester and now....

    http://www.obubison.com/sport/0/26.php

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    I'm taking it as someone who had the talent to play and couldn't get out of their own way, therefore i nominate Akim Millington

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    I assume you mean actual talent and not hype which should change some answers. By that measure I believe it's Bomar.

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    Re: Biggest waste of talent in the Stoops era

    Originally Posted by beelzeBob View Post
    Hard to say he produces whenever he gets a chance. He had plenty of chances to produce in practice and conditioning but is apparently very lazy and unmotivated unless on the field in game situations. You have to produce in practice to get on the field.
    Isn't that how Switzer and Co treated Dupree? I believe Barry has said he would handle that differently if given another chance.

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    Originally Posted by Yuck Fu View Post
    Ben Panter's talent was wasted.

    Some would say his talents are being wasted now.
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    Re: Biggest waste of talent in the Stoops era

    Anyone remember the poster on OUI. Pretty sure it was a sock account that hyped Danta Hickson as the greatest athlete ever?

    Also Chaney should've been a LB

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    Originally Posted by SoonerLibertarian View Post
    Anyone remember the poster on OUI. Pretty sure it was a sock account that hyped Danta Hickson as the greatest athlete ever?

    Also Chaney should've been a LB
    NickZepp?

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    Originally Posted by ChitoBito View Post
    Brent Rawls, if talent equals hype. Tommy Grady, same thing. Now, if we want to get creative about how a talent comes to be wasted, I think Trey Millard's name needs to be mentioned. A vast underutilization can definitely lead to one's talent being wasted.
    Millard is being used not wasted.. I know many think he should carry the ball more and maybe so but he is not being wasted and will go high in the draft..

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    Originally Posted by Turk View Post
    Isn't that how Switzer and Co treated Dupree? I believe Barry has said he would handle that differently if given another chance.

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    Wouldn't say Dupree's talent was being wasted while he was at OU.. He was a GREAT rb while he was here he just didn't stay.. Dupree didn't practice he wanted special treatment and Barry made a decision to not show him any special favoratism.. Maybe Barry now thinks he should have.. BUT, Not Stoops era.

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    Rawls or Bomar.

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    Biggest waste of talent in the Stoops era

    Originally Posted by boomermagic View Post
    Wouldn't say Dupree's talent was being wasted while he was at OU.. He was a GREAT rb while he was here he just didn't stay.. Dupree didn't practice he wanted special treatment and Barry made a decision to not show him any special favoratism.. Maybe Barry now thinks he should have.. BUT, Not Stoops era.
    Switzer should have been fired for the way he handled Dupree.

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    Switzer should have been fired for the way he handled Dupree.
    Are you kidding me? Yeah, Barry admits he should have handled Dupree better. But that is simply because with Dupree in the backfield, we would have most likely won the national title in 1984 as well. With Dupree being a junior, we wouldn't have tied Texas and we probably would have overcome a poor defensive performance in the Orange Bowl to beat Washington. Dupree was a great running back and could have been great, but he didn't have a good attitude. Coaches hate that "me" shit. Its a team game and even the biggest "player's coaches" like Switzer want nothing but a player's best effort and respect.

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    Dupree has admitted that his attitude was not what it should have been, and would have done differently if he knew then what he knows now. Sorry his dishonest friend/agent took him for so much money.

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    Originally Posted by SoonerDick View Post
    Dupree has admitted that his attitude was not what it should have been, and would have done differently if he knew then what he knows now. Sorry his dishonest friend/agent took him for so much money.
    Yeah. In the 30 for 30 on him, he tells the interviewer how much he regretted not staying at Oklahoma. He could have been apart of the the national championship team in '85, and could have brought another one in '84. Had Dupree been in the backfield, we could have overcome some bad officiating in the Texas game and maybe beaten Washington in the Orange Bowl.

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    Originally Posted by Stein7495 View Post
    Are you kidding me? Yeah, Barry admits he should have handled Dupree better. But that is simply because with Dupree in the backfield, we would have most likely won the national title in 1984 as well. With Dupree being a junior, we wouldn't have tied Texas and we probably would have overcome a poor defensive performance in the Orange Bowl to beat Washington.
    Not kidding, and thanks for proving my point.

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    Originally Posted by SoonerDick View Post
    Switzer has admitted that his attitude was not what it should have been, and would have done differently if he knew then what he knows now. Sorry he jeopardized the OU football program in the recruitment of Dupree only to run him out of town after his first season.
    FIFY....

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    Originally Posted by Spade1000 View Post
    Cornerback michal thompson... I think people forget how good he was pre accident
    people overestimate how good he was

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    Who was the WR a few years ago who Stoops pulled his scholly before he got on campus. It seems like the guy made a rap video about drugs and ho's

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