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    Plaino....

    No. The NCAA had a rules change to allow the number 0 this season. But it does not allow any double digit number, with 0 as the first digit. https://ncaaorg.s3.amazonaws.com/championships/sports/football/rules/2020PRMFB_FootballRulesChanges.pdf And a couple of years ago, the basketball rules...
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    So the Big XII wants “unity messages”?

    Hateful is burning down business of people who never did anything to hurt you. Hateful is name calling anybody who disagrees with you. And there is no denying, to any reasonable person, that leadership of BLM includes people who do exactly what the post claimed. Anyone calling for the...
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    Plaino....

    We've had occasional seasons where the official roster had three players with the same jersey number. But usually that included a walk-on who didn't see the field. In 2017, the official roster has three number 14's. I remember seeing others, but don't remember the specifics.
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    Plaino....

    I saw Earl as a senior at John Tyler wearing number 20. He was still the best high school player I've ever seen. Truly a man playing with boys. But when he went to the Oilers, they put him in 34, even though they had a much shorter history to that point, than the Detroit Lions, who let Billy...
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    Plaino....

    1971 was my junior year. So that's what I reported earlier. Then a year later, Jack Mildren had graduated and there were seven sophomore quarterbacks who'd been freshman the year before, in the last season without Freshman Eligibility for the varsity. I can think of about five of those guys...
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    Plaino....

    I finally stopped covering hs football 3 years ago. Did one game two years ago. When l was in hs almost nobody had single digit jersey numbers. OU didn't have them until my soph or junior years. Started with a kicker or two. But my senior year,l think we had all 9. But the last decade l covered...
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    Plaino....

    Bob did some of that. I think it's primarily to give the opposing quarterback a little harder time to read the defense quite s quickly. I don't know how things are now, but when l was at OU, players took the number assigned to them. I knew of only one exception. There may have been others, but...
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    So the Big XII wants “unity messages”?

    That's not the issue. The problem is how one sided this propaganda is. Burning up businesses is just as racist and just as unjust, but those of you promoting "unity and justice" ignore that. You see yourselves as the only grieved people. That's full of crap.
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    Marcus Major

    We have very limited options right now. And I believe his injury last season had taken quickness and strength away. He may improve. But extra reps aren't going to make a difference unless he gets better athletically than he is right now. We need Pledger to get healthy and Stevenson to get...
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    Marcus Major

    I know what I saw Saturday. Maybe he'll get better. But it's not playing time that will bring that about. It has to be healing. Because what he showed Saturday was nothing close to what OU level running backs look like.
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    Marcus Major

    I was always a big Clay supporter. And I think he proved his worth in the bowl game against Alabama. Major ain't in that ball park. He should be praised for gutting it out, given our shortage in the RB room. But Major ought to have to earn playing time. Right now, he's only playing by...
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    Marcus Major

    The OL did a lot of rearranging. Ealy is not a left tackle. He's a decent right tackle. And we are learning that last year's freshman hotshot might make a dent guard, but he's not a tackle. The biggest disappointment to me was the OL's inability to create any movement for running in two goal...
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    Sooners #3 both polls

    Deano tweeted that the suspensions had one week reduced, meaning the suspended will miiss the first four games. If true, they can play the first week after the RRR.
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    Longhorns lose a safety in the 3rd quarter for a strange reason

    Ahh. They worked ot out. I bet he and Tom shared a hug and a drink.
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    Sooners #3 both polls

    We need to get Howard up to speed, and up to full speed. He's going to be an unexpected contributor after we heard about his achilles injury shortly after arriving in Norman. He's got some savvy and was a quality guy. The little adjustments he made on a couple of routes Saturday night were...
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    Longhorns lose a safety in the 3rd quarter for a strange reason

    B. J. Foster was unhappy with his first half playing time, and quit in the third quarter, according to the DMN. I figured he was unhappy with the playing of The Eyes of Texas, but I guess that was a teammate. The Longhorns looked pretty impressive. But Foster is a pretty good player. Or at...
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    Cardinals spotted 49ers the first 10, but win in San Francisco 24-20, taking the lead lead with 5:00 left.

    I tend to report on positive stuff done by OU grads in the NFL. When the qb gets beat 38-6, I'll let somebody else report on that
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    Cardinals spotted 49ers the first 10, but win in San Francisco 24-20, taking the lead lead with 5:00 left.

    The 49ers drove to the Cardinal 16, but threw incomplete twice including on 4th and 6 and Murray has a great start to season 2. Hopkins had 14 catches. Didn't watch, but was interested in Kyler's day. He done good.
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    Cardinals spotted 49ers the first 10, but win in San Francisco 24-20, taking the lead lead with 5:00 left.

    Kyler's passing stats are similar to Garappolo's , but he has 100 yards rushing inlcuding a TD. His third down throw to Hopkins put it on the one, and they scored to go up four. 49er's ball on the Cardinals side of midfield at the two minute warning.