Oklahoma seeking a bye before Tennessee

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We lost our best LB and best pass rusher from a team that gave up:
FL 34 points
GA 43 points
AL 35 points
GAST 38 points
BYU 29 points
That is not keeping offenses in check.
JG could play 5 more years and still not be a SEC quarterback.
Star ratings are for high school players and Georgia fans.
Stats against cupcakes mean nothing.
Defense was still coming together in those first four losses, played better the rest of the year. Against Bama, one touchdown was JG bad play resulting in Bama defensive touchdown, another Bama touchdown was after clear bad call against Taylor with Bama 3rd and 10 on their own 24, should have been 4th and 10 and punt but penalty gave them 1st down which then led to TD. Another bad 2nd down pass interference may have stopped a TD, but that is unknown. At any rate, defense can only be credited with giving up 21 points to Bama. So from Miss State on they really only gave up 21 points. Dline should be better, Dbacks better, LB may lack depth, but we will see, assuming we actually have football. GBO.
 
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Defense was still coming together in those first four losses, played better the rest of the year. Against Bama, one touchdown was JG bad play resulting in Bama defensive touchdown, another Bama touchdown was after clear bad call against Taylor with Bama 3rd and 10 on their own 24, should have been 4th and 10 and punt but penalty gave them 1st down which then led to TD. Another bad 2nd down pass interference may have stopped a TD, but that is unknown. At any rate, defense can only be credited with giving up 21 points to Bama. So from Miss State on they really only gave up 21 points. Dline should be better, Dbacks better, LB may lack depth, but we will see, assuming we actually have football. GBO.
Even with two-a getting hurt, for us to beat the bammers we would have had to:
Outplay the most talented roster money can buy.
Beat the game officials.
Have no turnovers.
Out coach wee little nicky.
Have an actual offense that scores touchdowns.
We did none of those things.
The score was bama 35 points, Vols 13
You cannot spin away 14 points, but you did give effort.
 
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The petitioning to get the first game moved up is to secure time...time to ensure that the squad is completely healthy before conference games start. If approved it will give us 2 open dates before our first conference game. The OU Athletic dept. assumes there will be positive cases going forward. We've had 14 so far. Depth is critical so everyday a positively tested player has to recover is a positive for the depth needed to go through the conference schedule. You can kid yourselves into thinking this move has anything to do with Tennessee. It's all about time to heal so we can complete the season.
I have been reporting on SEC/NCAA COVID issues for over a month. Look me up.

OU may be playing the "time to heal " card with more than one agenda. MOF, if they aren't, then they are missing an opportunity to influence future game schedules in their favor.

Welcome to the world of COVID-19.
 
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The petitioning to get the first game moved up is to secure time...time to ensure that the squad is completely healthy before conference games start. If approved it will give us 2 open dates before our first conference game. The OU Athletic dept. assumes there will be positive cases going forward. We've had 14 so far. Depth is critical so everyday a positively tested player has to recover is a positive for the depth needed to go through the conference schedule. You can kid yourselves into thinking this move has anything to do with Tennessee. It's all about time to heal so we can complete the season.
Don’t care what they’re doing it for, still gives them 2 weeks of practice going into Tennessee game. If Oklahoma can pull that off I think we might as well match it.
 
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Such a smart response. You added an insult but didn't actually deny it.

Obviously you hope you're wrong in every thread that you've posted "There will be no football this season. That's reality, deal with it" multiple times. I hope you're wrong too, but I'm afraid you're right.

"Just being honest".
 
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So, if the remaining 3 P5s go conference only, do you think the SEC and ACC will agree to provide for long standing cross-conference rivalry games - GT vs UGA, FSU vs UF, SoCar vs Clemson?
 
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The kids need it otherwise rosters are going to overflow and they could miss getting to play if that happens. Which could end up hurting their shots at the NFL etc.

Also, what’s to guarantee that if they won’t play in the fall that they will play in the spring? Last time I checked this virus did its worse in the spring time.

Not to mention every season not played puts college athletics in jeopardy. Schools will not make enough revenue to continue their sports. While this does not hurt the big schools permanently it can hurt the smaller schools indefinitely.

The virus isn’t going away and there is no 100% answer if a vaccine will help effectively enough to make a difference. So. Yeah.
 
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Defense was still coming together in those first four losses, played better the rest of the year. Against Bama, one touchdown was JG bad play resulting in Bama defensive touchdown, another Bama touchdown was after clear bad call against Taylor with Bama 3rd and 10 on their own 24, should have been 4th and 10 and punt but penalty gave them 1st down which then led to TD. Another bad 2nd down pass interference may have stopped a TD, but that is unknown. At any rate, defense can only be credited with giving up 21 points to Bama. So from Miss State on they really only gave up 21 points. Dline should be better, Dbacks better, LB may lack depth, but we will see, assuming we actually have football. GBO.
Don’t forget the phantom hold call on Wanya Morris by the goal line.
 
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The kids need it otherwise rosters are going to overflow and they could miss getting to play if that happens. Which could end up hurting their shots at the NFL etc.

Also, what’s to guarantee that if they won’t play in the fall that they will play in the spring? Last time I checked this virus did its worse in the spring time.

Not to mention every season not played puts college athletics in jeopardy. Schools will not make enough revenue to continue their sports. While this does not hurt the big schools permanently it can hurt the smaller schools indefinitely.

The virus isn’t going away and there is no 100% answer if a vaccine will help effectively enough to make a difference. So. Yeah.

The non revenue sports would be sunk. That's alot of kids that won't get scholarship opportunities. Golf? Bye-bye. Women's soccer? See ya!
 
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How many college football players have died from COVID? Just curious. We have sure heard of alot of positive tests out there. 23 in one whack from Clemson. Anyone die?
If they die or not isnt the issue. It won't play out well in the papers if a bunch of white people force black players (kids) to play a contact sport for their entertainment and they all get covid.
 
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If they die or not isnt the issue. It won't play out well in the papers if a bunch of white people force black players (kids) to play a contact sport for their entertainment and they all get covid.
Only white people like to watch football? Anyways, shouldn't the players decide if they want to play or not? Bet 90 plus percent of them want to.
 
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Only white people like to watch football? Anyways, shouldn't the players decide if they want to play or not? Bet 90 plus percent of them want to.
If they die or not isnt the issue. It won't play out well in the papers if a bunch of white people force black players (kids) to play a contact sport for their entertainment and they all get covid.
Grow up
 
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That's okay.

No problem.

If we play football this fall, Vols-Sooners is almost certain to be the first game of the season for both teams. Their cupcake start and our cupcake start are both almost certain to be cancelled as we go to a Conference-only or (more likely) Conference+1 scheduling model.

Go Vols!
 

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