Getting back to normal
✌🏽Happy Friday, friends. Let’s ride.
A little update
So, the past few weeks have been a rollercoaster.
Just when I thought the newsletter would be in good shape during a busy time in my personal life ( I GOT MARRIED ), Lincoln Riley ran off in the middle of the night to Southern Cal.
The newsletter has looked difference since then. We’ve posted less frequently with hopes of putting out more quality work than just quantity, while juggling, ya know, preparations for the wedding. And to be honest, that’s the direction the newsletter was headed during the offseason. This just expedited the process.
So, as we move back into a normal schedule, here’s how things will look moving forward:
Free subscribers will get 1-2 newsletters per week (this doesn’t include big breaking news … like a coaching change … those will always be free)
Paid subscribers will get 2-3 newsletters per week (plus we’ll start doing more discussion threads)
The podcast will still be weekly and free (and we’ve got some big plans for this in the coming months)
We hope you’ll stick around as I try to make the newsletter and podcast still worth your time. We will have Alamo Bowl coverage, of course, but I appreciate all of you for coming along for the ride with our first season at Eyes on Oklahoma in the books.
Here’s to an even better 2022.
We should talk some football news, right? Here’s some of the top stories from this week:
Oklahoma had a productive day on Wednesday, signing 14 players to its 2022 class. Unfamiliar with the group? Catch up on who’s coming to OU with our early signing period newsletter earlier this week.
Finishing the season: Oklahoma interim head coach Bob Stoops announced defensive ends/outside linebackers coach Jamar Cain, inside linebackers coach Brian Odom and defensive line coach Calvin Thibodeaux will travel with the team to the Alamo Bowl vs. Oregon. Thibodeaux, Odom and Cain were not retained by new OU head football coach Brent Venables but the trio didn’t want to leave the Sooners without a defensive coaching staff for the postseason. Odom will call the Sooners’ plays on defense, while co-offensive coordinator Cale Gundy will call them on offense.
One of the best: OU outside linebacker Nik Bonitto was named to the Associated Press’ All-America team as a third-team selection. This is Bonitto’s second consecutive year earning AP All-America honors, as well as the second straight year he received All-America honors but not first-team All-Big12 honors. 🤷🏽♂️
A package deal: Both Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler and h-back Austin Stogner recently hit the transfer portal and they’ll be heading to the same destination. The former Class of 2019 standout prospects are joining former OU assistant Shane Beamer at South Carolina, where he is finishing his first season with the program. (Read more via The Athletic)
See y’all, Monday. 🖤