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2021-11-28 7:05:25 PM  
USC is a tough job. Guess they are paying him more.
 
2021-11-28 7:56:53 PM  
It still blows me away.

Say what you want, Oklahoma is still *there*. It matters. USC has only been *there* under Pete in my lifetime, and ffs one of the best players he had in his first good year at USC was just inducted into the PRO FOOTBALL Hall of Fame, that's how long ago that success was.

This is a big risk for Riley. Way bigger than Oklahoma heading to the SEC... if Ass to Mouth can do it, Oklahoma can do it better.

/now if the Kingsbury to Oklahoma rumor happens to be true I'll buy a nacho hat and eat it
 
2021-11-28 8:59:05 PM  
Caleb Williams is gonna transfer lol
 
2021-11-28 9:43:59 PM  
He recognized his limitations and took more money while he still could. Yay college football!

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2021-11-28 9:49:27 PM  
I think he's 38 and he and his wife want to live the Southern California life while they can. This clearly isn't a football decision, but when you have money and are young, experiences become as valuable as money. I love Norman, but hanging out with Toby Keith doesn't have the same cachet as Hollywood A-listers. Plus, you might get to help OJ find the real killer.
 
2021-11-28 9:58:54 PM  
OU made the personal decision to move from the Big 12 to the SEC, so they can't fault Riley making the personal decision to move from OU to USC.

Personal decision = chance to make more money in both cases
 
2021-11-28 10:10:44 PM  
Pussy.
 
2021-11-28 10:55:23 PM  
How can living in SoCal ever compare to Norman?
 
2021-11-28 10:55:48 PM  

puffy999: It still blows me away.

Say what you want, Oklahoma is still *there*. It matters. USC has only been *there* under Pete in my lifetime, and ffs one of the best players he had in his first good year at USC was just inducted into the PRO FOOTBALL Hall of Fame, that's how long ago that success was.

This is a big risk for Riley. Way bigger than Oklahoma heading to the SEC... if Ass to Mouth can do it, Oklahoma can do it better.

/now if the Kingsbury to Oklahoma rumor happens to be true I'll buy a nacho hat and eat it


Kingsbury out at the beginning of what appears to be a 3 or 4 year super bowl window? No way.
 
2021-11-28 10:56:11 PM  

puffy999: It still blows me away.

Say what you want, Oklahoma is still *there*. It matters. USC has only been *there* under Pete in my lifetime, and ffs one of the best players he had in his first good year at USC was just inducted into the PRO FOOTBALL Hall of Fame, that's how long ago that success was.

This is a big risk for Riley. Way bigger than Oklahoma heading to the SEC... if Ass to Mouth can do it, Oklahoma can do it better.


On the other hand, living in Southern California vs. living in bumfark Norman
 
2021-11-28 10:56:58 PM  

pogopogo: I love Norman,


Sorry for your meth problem.
 
2021-11-28 11:09:09 PM  

lilplatinum: Sorry for your meth problem.


That's more of a country thing. We have medical marijuana stores on every corner in cities now. Yes, Oklahoma has more progressive weed laws than the vast majority of the US, if you can believe it.
 
2021-11-28 11:15:14 PM  
You wanna be a big fish in a small pond or a big fish in a large aquarium?

OU is already bleeding commits though and Ducks/Utes are no longer the only cool kids.
 
2021-11-28 11:19:40 PM  

puffy999: It still blows me away.

Say what you want, Oklahoma is still *there*. It matters. USC has only been *there* under Pete in my lifetime, and ffs one of the best players he had in his first good year at USC was just inducted into the PRO FOOTBALL Hall of Fame, that's how long ago that success was.

This is a big risk for Riley. Way bigger than Oklahoma heading to the SEC... if Ass to Mouth can do it, Oklahoma can do it better.

/now if the Kingsbury to Oklahoma rumor happens to be true I'll buy a nacho hat and eat it


live in Oklahoma and spend your off-season flying to California to convince California kids to move to Oklahoma? or live in Southern California and convince the same kids to play for USC?

under 40 and tens millions of dollars to boot? seems like a no brainer.
 
2021-11-28 11:41:51 PM  
Christ, leaving Oklahoma isn't even a question.
 
2021-11-28 11:47:07 PM  

drewsclues: puffy999: It still blows me away.

Say what you want, Oklahoma is still *there*. It matters. USC has only been *there* under Pete in my lifetime, and ffs one of the best players he had in his first good year at USC was just inducted into the PRO FOOTBALL Hall of Fame, that's how long ago that success was.

This is a big risk for Riley. Way bigger than Oklahoma heading to the SEC... if Ass to Mouth can do it, Oklahoma can do it better.

/now if the Kingsbury to Oklahoma rumor happens to be true I'll buy a nacho hat and eat it

Kingsbury out at the beginning of what appears to be a 3 or 4 year super bowl window? No way.


I'm assuming that source was Kingsbury's agent. He has one year left on his deal and the Cards have the 1 seed, so he wants a little push to get Arizona to pony up ASAP.
 
2021-11-29 12:06:11 AM  
OU:SEC
Nebraska:Big 10

Gonna be an interesting descent into mediocre obscurity for Sooner fans.
 
2021-11-29 12:14:49 AM  

baorao: puffy999: It still blows me away.

Say what you want, Oklahoma is still *there*. It matters. USC has only been *there* under Pete in my lifetime, and ffs one of the best players he had in his first good year at USC was just inducted into the PRO FOOTBALL Hall of Fame, that's how long ago that success was.

This is a big risk for Riley. Way bigger than Oklahoma heading to the SEC... if Ass to Mouth can do it, Oklahoma can do it better.

/now if the Kingsbury to Oklahoma rumor happens to be true I'll buy a nacho hat and eat it

live in Oklahoma and spend your off-season flying to California to convince California kids to move to Oklahoma? or live in Southern California and convince the same kids to play for USC?

under 40 and tens millions of dollars to boot? seems like a no brainer.


Yep.

Then on top of that, if he doesn't produce at USC, which he most likely won't, and he is fired after 2 or 3 years, he will still be paid his entire contract, which is probably 2x-3x what he was being paid at OU, and he will most likely get another Power 5 coaching job after
 
2021-11-29 12:18:35 AM  

thanksagainandagain: OU:SEC
Nebraska:Big 10

Gonna be an interesting descent into mediocre obscurity for Sooner fans.


Like I said, if A&M can make it work "well enough" then Oklahoma can do as well as they are now. Especially when Saban dies.
 
2021-11-29 12:20:40 AM  

baorao: under 40 and tens millions of dollars to boot? seems like a no brainer


Well when you put it that way...

/I mean, Orgeron was too Southern for USC to keep and he just moved on to win a natty elsewhere
//so maybe that's his long-term plan...
 
2021-11-29 12:48:29 AM  

puffy999: baorao: under 40 and tens millions of dollars to boot? seems like a no brainer

Well when you put it that way...

/I mean, Orgeron was too Southern for USC to keep and he just moved on to win a natty elsewhere
//so maybe that's his long-term plan...


Orgeron was too Southern for LSU to keep.
 
2021-11-29 12:49:50 AM  

puffy999: baorao: under 40 and tens millions of dollars to boot? seems like a no brainer

Well when you put it that way...

/I mean, Orgeron was too Southern for USC to keep and he just moved on to win a natty elsewhere
//so maybe that's his long-term plan...


I guess Orgeron was too Southern for LSU also.

Orgeron was an abusive asshole who refused to do anything about problem players. That shiat flew in the yester years of college football, but now, it is not going to make it
 
2021-11-29 12:55:59 AM  

ongbok: Orgeron was an abusive asshole who refused to do anything about problem players


Wait was Orgeron that? I thought that was Les Miles.

Probably both.

/also acceptable until someone publishes a story in SEC country
 
2021-11-29 1:10:44 AM  

puffy999: ongbok: Orgeron was an abusive asshole who refused to do anything about problem players

Wait was Orgeron that? I thought that was Les Miles.

Probably both.

/also acceptable until someone publishes a story in SEC country


Les Miles was found to have had inappropriate relations with female students while at LSU. Of course, the school didn't fire him after finding this out, just forbade him from being alone with female students. He was fired from LSU because he couldn't win at football to their satisfaction, the only thing that matters, apparently.
 
2021-11-29 1:27:08 AM  

puffy999: thanksagainandagain: OU:SEC
Nebraska:Big 10

Gonna be an interesting descent into mediocre obscurity for Sooner fans.

Like I said, if A&M can make it work "well enough" then Oklahoma can do as well as they are now. Especially when Saban dies.


OU fans are used to being in the conference title hunt every year through November. When those hopes are dashed repeatedly by Halloween, it's gonna wear.
 
2021-11-29 1:31:48 AM  

Arxane: puffy999: ongbok: Orgeron was an abusive asshole who refused to do anything about problem players

Wait was Orgeron that? I thought that was Les Miles.

Probably both.

/also acceptable until someone publishes a story in SEC country

Les Miles was found to have had inappropriate relations with female students while at LSU. Of course, the school didn't fire him after finding this out, just forbade him from being alone with female students. He was fired from LSU because he couldn't win at football to their satisfaction, the only thing that matters, apparently.


I mean, I had thought that the problems with players kinda started under his watch. That Orgeron just kinda continued things.

But, yeah, in both cases it was "what have you done for me lately?"
 
2021-11-29 1:40:54 AM  

puffy999: baorao: under 40 and tens millions of dollars to boot? seems like a no brainer

Well when you put it that way...

/I mean, Orgeron was too Southern for USC to keep and he just moved on to win a natty elsewhere
//so maybe that's his long-term plan...


Orgeron got lucky, but his skill as a recruiter got him Barrow which was LSU's missing ingredient. But LSU is a tough gig, as far as Louisiana goes football is all that matters.
 
2021-11-29 1:53:19 AM  

thanksagainandagain: puffy999: thanksagainandagain: OU:SEC
Nebraska:Big 10

Gonna be an interesting descent into mediocre obscurity for Sooner fans.

Like I said, if A&M can make it work "well enough" then Oklahoma can do as well as they are now. Especially when Saban dies.

OU fans are used to being in the conference title hunt every year through November. When those hopes are dashed repeatedly by Halloween, it's gonna wear.


Ayyyye, Texas has a head start in mediocrity, should be a smooth transition into the tougher SEC.

/Watch Texas be more successful in the SEC than OU
 
2021-11-29 1:58:55 AM  

capacc: puffy999: baorao: under 40 and tens millions of dollars to boot? seems like a no brainer

Well when you put it that way...

/I mean, Orgeron was too Southern for USC to keep and he just moved on to win a natty elsewhere
//so maybe that's his long-term plan...

Orgeron got lucky, but his skill as a recruiter got him Barrow which was LSU's missing ingredient. But LSU is a tough gig, as far as Louisiana goes football is all that matters.


Wasn't Barrow already there when Orgeron named as interm head coach? From what everybody said, he caught lighting in a bottle with the NC, then he was handed the keys to the Porche, and had them snatched away before he could crash it, which everybody saw was coming.

He was a mess that held it together for a few years, then instantly reverted back to being a mess when he thought it was safe for him to be an asshole
 
2021-11-29 3:10:03 AM  

ongbok: capacc: puffy999: baorao: under 40 and tens millions of dollars to boot? seems like a no brainer

Well when you put it that way...

/I mean, Orgeron was too Southern for USC to keep and he just moved on to win a natty elsewhere
//so maybe that's his long-term plan...

Orgeron got lucky, but his skill as a recruiter got him Barrow which was LSU's missing ingredient. But LSU is a tough gig, as far as Louisiana goes football is all that matters.

Wasn't Barrow already there when Orgeron named as interm head coach? From what everybody said, he caught lighting in a bottle with the NC, then he was handed the keys to the Porche, and had them snatched away before he could crash it, which everybody saw was coming.

He was a mess that held it together for a few years, then instantly reverted back to being a mess when he thought it was safe for him to be an asshole


No he convinced Burrow to change from Cincinnati to LSU. His next good idea was getting Brady after Burrows first year went well but not great.
 
2021-11-29 5:12:12 AM  

TheJoe03: thanksagainandagain: puffy999: thanksagainandagain: OU:SEC
Nebraska:Big 10

Gonna be an interesting descent into mediocre obscurity for Sooner fans.

Like I said, if A&M can make it work "well enough" then Oklahoma can do as well as they are now. Especially when Saban dies.

OU fans are used to being in the conference title hunt every year through November. When those hopes are dashed repeatedly by Halloween, it's gonna wear.

Ayyyye, Texas has a head start in mediocrity, should be a smooth transition into the tougher SEC.

/Watch Texas be more successful in the SEC than OU


Texas has more money than OU, and the SEC is a money-first league. I don't disagree. Texas will be consistently at Auburn level. OU? Not even that.
 
2021-11-29 5:15:19 AM  

Arxane: puffy999: ongbok: Orgeron was an abusive asshole who refused to do anything about problem players

Wait was Orgeron that? I thought that was Les Miles.

Probably both.

/also acceptable until someone publishes a story in SEC country

Les Miles was found to have had inappropriate relations with female students while at LSU. Of course, the school didn't fire him after finding this out, just forbade him from being alone with female students. He was fired from LSU because he couldn't win at football to their satisfaction, the only thing that matters, apparently.


Old buddy of mine used to video practices for Miles at OSU. Les apparently used to joke about getting some cameras in the women's locker rooms.

And he was totally farking paranoid about everything.
 
2021-11-29 7:02:39 AM  

puffy999: Arxane: puffy999: ongbok: Orgeron was an abusive asshole who refused to do anything about problem players

Wait was Orgeron that? I thought that was Les Miles.

Probably both.

/also acceptable until someone publishes a story in SEC country

Les Miles was found to have had inappropriate relations with female students while at LSU. Of course, the school didn't fire him after finding this out, just forbade him from being alone with female students. He was fired from LSU because he couldn't win at football to their satisfaction, the only thing that matters, apparently.

I mean, I had thought that the problems with players kinda started under his watch. That Orgeron just kinda continued things.

But, yeah, in both cases it was "what have you done for me lately?"


Anecdotal but true story-- in 2004ish when Orgeron was OLine coach at USC, he gave some very rousing pre-game speech which prompted me a few days later to ask one of the OLinemen (I think it was Ryan Kalil) whether they understood anything Coach O said.  He responded, "no not really. He yells and we run and it seems to work out."

Also remember that Orgeron is from the Butch Davis coaching tree when all of the violations happened at Miami and got slammed for poaching Tulane recruits in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.  What I'm getting at is USC didn't see the risk of Orgeron doing something seedy vs the reward.  So of course they hired Lane Kiffin and Sark.
 
2021-11-29 7:12:19 AM  

ongbok: baorao: puffy999: It still blows me away.

Say what you want, Oklahoma is still *there*. It matters. USC has only been *there* under Pete in my lifetime, and ffs one of the best players he had in his first good year at USC was just inducted into the PRO FOOTBALL Hall of Fame, that's how long ago that success was.

This is a big risk for Riley. Way bigger than Oklahoma heading to the SEC... if Ass to Mouth can do it, Oklahoma can do it better.

/now if the Kingsbury to Oklahoma rumor happens to be true I'll buy a nacho hat and eat it

live in Oklahoma and spend your off-season flying to California to convince California kids to move to Oklahoma? or live in Southern California and convince the same kids to play for USC?

under 40 and tens millions of dollars to boot? seems like a no brainer.

Yep.

Then on top of that, if he doesn't produce at USC, which he most likely won't, and he is fired after 2 or 3 years, he will still be paid his entire contract, which is probably 2x-3x what he was being paid at OU, and he will most likely get another Power 5 coaching job after


Ahhh...the Lane Kiffin strategy...
 
2021-11-29 8:29:16 AM  

thanksagainandagain: OU:SEC
Nebraska:Big 10

Gonna be an interesting descent into mediocre obscurity for Sooner fans.


Nebraska had already descended into mediocrity in the Big12, which was a major impetus for their departure (i.e. "the grass is greener..."). I guess instead of blaming Texas for their shiatty program, they can now only blame themselves.
 
2021-11-29 10:54:47 AM  

thanksagainandagain: OU:SEC
Nebraska:Big 10

Gonna be an interesting descent into mediocre obscurity for Sooner fans.


Nebraska was mediocre long before they left to the Big 10.  The irony is they helped set up the inequalities inhereint in the Big 12 when they were the big dicks, and then cried about Texas and OU hogging all the money once they became irrelevant.
 
2021-11-29 11:03:29 AM  

lilplatinum: thanksagainandagain: OU:SEC
Nebraska:Big 10

Gonna be an interesting descent into mediocre obscurity for Sooner fans.

Nebraska was mediocre long before they left to the Big 10.  The irony is they helped set up the inequalities inhereint in the Big 12 when they were the big dicks, and then cried about Texas and OU hogging all the money once they became irrelevant.


Yeah, Nebraska was 2nd tier Big12 and now they're 3rd tier Big10. Same with Missouri and A&M being 2nd tier Big12 now being 3rd tier SEC. Oklahoma and Texas are top tier Big12 and are going to be 2nd tier SEC at best... oh yeah, Colorado also left.
 
2021-11-29 3:27:09 PM  

iamskibibitz: thanksagainandagain: OU:SEC
Nebraska:Big 10

Gonna be an interesting descent into mediocre obscurity for Sooner fans.

Nebraska had already descended into mediocrity in the Big12, which was a major impetus for their departure (i.e. "the grass is greener..."). I guess instead of blaming Texas for their shiatty program, they can now only blame themselves.


It still boggles my mind that they hired Mike Riley after he basically destroyed Oregon State's football program.

I'm sure it still amazes Mike Riley, too, the piece of shiat.
 
2021-11-29 3:36:44 PM  

Ponzholio: lilplatinum: thanksagainandagain: OU:SEC
Nebraska:Big 10

Gonna be an interesting descent into mediocre obscurity for Sooner fans.

Nebraska was mediocre long before they left to the Big 10.  The irony is they helped set up the inequalities inhereint in the Big 12 when they were the big dicks, and then cried about Texas and OU hogging all the money once they became irrelevant.

Yeah, Nebraska was 2nd tier Big12 and now they're 3rd tier Big10. Same with Missouri and A&M being 2nd tier Big12 now being 3rd tier SEC. Oklahoma and Texas are top tier Big12 and are going to be 2nd tier SEC at best... oh yeah, Colorado also left.


I'd put AssToMouth around second-tier SEC. Also, they are doing better year-to-year in their SEC years than they were doing their last decade in the BigXII. It's almost like people don't even pay attention.

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That's what's annoying about this. The LESSER Texas program is doing BETTER in the SEC than they were doing before and people want to compare them to Missouri. And yet, "zomg everyone is SCURRED of the mighty SEC that's why he left."
It's farking silly. The SEC isn't that f*cking good that it would make a coach not want to coach a team moving into the conference. And, I reiterate, Nick Saban isn't going to be there forever and Kirby Smart hasn't yet hoisted the trophy everyone says is a foregone conclusion to go to Jawjuh..
 
2021-11-29 6:07:21 PM  

pogopogo: I think he's 38 and he and his wife want to live the Southern California life while they can. This clearly isn't a football decision, but when you have money and are young, experiences become as valuable as money. I love Norman, but hanging out with Toby Keith doesn't have the same cachet as Hollywood A-listers. Plus, you might get to help OJ find the real killer.


Norman is a dumpster. The armpit of Oklahoma City...and that's saying something.
 
2021-11-29 9:44:36 PM  
 
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