Green is decent at TE, but he isn't better than Millard or WR3. After the K-State game (the last game where the TE took majority of snaps), Bob had come to Jesus meeting with Heupel, telling him to get Millard on the field more.
Originally Posted by beelzeBob
Run a two back set with 3 WR's. Run a one back set with Millard at TE. Millard is the most versatile athlete to come through Norman in a long time. You could do any number of things with him.
Any why isn't the O-line bad at run blocking? Maybe it's because they never do it in games or practice.
Also, Landy being a statue has a lot to do with formation. If you have a consistent running game, the defense can't pin it's ears back on every single play like they do against OU. Huepel's solution to that seems to be short passing routes. Those have their place but his answer to a running game seems to to a total swap of personnel. It's like the coaches don't know how to coach a running game and their short yardage package is basically a QB run.
This. It's a crime that AD didn't get a NC or a Heisman while at Oklahoma.
Originally Posted by Master Pandemonium
What talent? You have to have talent to waste it. ;-) Just kidding, Ben.
Originally Posted by Yuck Fu
Originally Posted by H82Lose
YOU SHUT YOUR MOUTH YOU BLACK ****HOLE!!!
Originally Posted by R3D Mamba
clearly you don't know much about football we have a very good Oline and a very good qb and we have been great in the 4 wide set ..
Originally Posted by Big Pimpin'
He came at a bad time to win a NC. No team was going to beat that USC team. Year 2 they struggled with a Frosh at QB plus his injuries. Year 3 was an overachieving year plus he had injuries. The teams he was on in his last two seasons were not NC caliber teams.
Originally Posted by oujeremy
I'm getting pretty tired of people dinging Wilkinson's resume because he lost some bowl games. You people need to realize that it was very different back then. A bowl game wasn't really part of the season. It was just a chance for the kids and coaches to go someplace warm and have fun and play a little football. Those bolw games mattered about as much as the NFL Pro Bowl matters today. If it was required to win a bowl game to win an NC, Bud would've appraoched it much differently. But back then the voting happened before the bowl games as they weren't seen as really a part of the season. They were exhibition games. Much like how pre-season NFL games don't count toward a team's season record.
Originally Posted by OkieThunderLion
I think a lot of people are getting overhyped/busts confused with wasted talent. That being said, it makes you ask the question; Are we becoming Texas? We get these guys that are supposed to be the next great thing and they don't amount to much. Either we're wasting their talent or we're not evaluating talent very well anymore. When Bob first came, he moved guys around and found a way to get the best athletes on the field. That seems like a long time ago now.
I also agree about telegraphing our offensive plays. If I can tell what we're about to run just by the way we're lined up, that's pretty bad. Just imagine what players and coaches on the other team can tell since they know the game much better than me and have broken down game film.
I can think of at least one case where OU and Bud beat the national champion in a bowl game (1954 Orange over Maryland), so it cuts both ways. It was just a different time.
Originally Posted by traxx
List would be accurate if you eliminated Ronnell Lewis, who surpassed expectations coming from eight man football, Austin Haywood and Stephen Good.
Originally Posted by auggie slippenstone
Good points and I doubt AD sits around mourning that he never got a NC. It's just kind of sad from this Sooner fan's perspective that his college choice wasn't more richly rewarded.
Originally Posted by OUCarlton