Please come back!
OU’s now at 4 straight BCS losses. I would be one thing if OU played well and the other team just played better, but it’s not. It’s just getting ridiculous how OU continually lays eggs in bowl games.
Four times, OU has come out and played by far their worst game of the season in a BCS bowl.
2003 Sugar Bowl: Anybody remember those angles the defense took vs. LSU? All. Game. Long. Either they all thought they ran 4.1 40’s or they thought Justin Vincent ran a 5.3. Regardless, they ended up flailing away harmlessly as Vincent zipped past them. OU made Vincent look like an All-American – which he clearly was not, as the rest of his career proved – and OU lost by 7.
2004 Orange Bowl: “I’m not going to cover Steve Smith. Surely Matt Leinart won’t throw a 10-yd, so-open-he’s-lonely TD pass to Steve Smith right in the middle of the end zone… three times… on the exact same play.”
2006 Fiesta Bowl: Zabransky is flushed out the pocket to his left, and then throws a damn moon ball across the field to his right. Literally, a moon ball. Damn pass had about a 4 second hang time and went downfield maybe 12 yards. “Big deal,” I thought “there’ll be four red shirts underneath that thing when it finally comes down!” Wrong. One white shirt. Zero red shirts within ten yards of said white shirt. “Were you taking a fucking shit, defense?!! Where in the holy fuck were you?!! You only had 4 damn seconds to get under the fucking ball!!”
2007 Fiesta Bowl: OU fans, imagine for a second if an opponent let FB Dane Zaslaw take a draw 57 yards to paydirt. On 3rd and 2. Imagine later, that all their DB’s peel off Malcolm Kelly in the red zone, leaving him literally the only person in the end zone when Bradford hits him for the TD.
Laughable. Ludicrous. Nobody does that. We’d be laughing at them for 10 years because of how stupid they were.
Yet OU did that last night. On two consecutive WVU possessions. Cover Reynauld, he who has caught 12 of WVU’s 15 passing touchdowns on the season, in the red zone? P’shaw!
Sadly, there’s a truck full of plays like these that just defy common sense. It’s as if OU had never played a football game before these bowl games. Every damn year.
OU doesn’t do all this shit in the regular season. Fuck, Baylor doesn’t do this shit in the regular season! But this is just par for the course when OU plays in a damn bowl game.
Different years, different opponents, even different OU players, but they continue to make these inexplicably boneheaded plays in bowl games that they don’t make all season long. You can’t beat much of anybody making these stupid – flat STUPID – mistakes, let alone a BCS opponent!
Do they even watch film from December to January? I’m not sure, because the defense looks so consistently clueless out there that I’m beginning to think that they don’t.
OU is beginning to be an annual January embarrassment. I hate to be ashamed to call myself an OU fan, but yet another bowl game disaster is pushing me that way.
Mike Stoops, OU was 3-0 in bowl games and 2-0 in BCS games this decade when you were here! I’m sure brother Bob would give you up to half his kingdom if you’d come back.
Mike, please come back!
And Bob… you’ve got some serious explaining to do.