Yes, it is true the Oklahoma Sooners went into Dolphin Stadium and lost in a 20 to 21 decision to the Miami Hurricanes of the ACC. It has been a rough start for the Sooners this year beginning with of the loss of the six foot six two hundred and sixty pound tight end Jermaine Gresham. Jermaine is not only big and strong enough to block defensive ends and linebackers but he has the agility to go out split and make things happen as a wide receiver. Last year Jermaine Gresham turned down the NFL Draft to come back for his Sr. year. Many thought that was insane because of his first round predictions, but for reasons which are unbeknownst unto me he choose to stay and finish his Sr. year. The season was starting with serious promise and with the passing offense centered around Gresham things seemed bright for the Sooners but just days before the season opener with the Stormin' Mormon's of BYU it was announced that Jermaine Gresham will not play for the reminder of his Sr. year.
The returning Heisman Trophy Winner Slinging Sammy Bradford who had over 4,000 passing yards and 50 TD's last year passed on being the number one over all pick in the NFL Draft and $40,000,000 to play for the Detroit Lions is currently overcoming a shoulder injury received before half time of the season opener.
Head Coach Bob Stoops has recently faced criticism stating that Bob Stoops should have pushed these young men to the Draft. Stoops reply was that it isn't his job to make that decision his job is to educate them on the possibilities and leave it up to the players and their families to determine the best decision. On the up side these two young men Gresham who is finishing his senior year and Bradford who is a red-shirt junior will be receiving a college degree, and who knows if they were ready for the NFL.
This is a building year for Oklahoma with 50 Freshman on a 120 man roster. Every team has building seasons and this is the Sooners building year. I wish the best of luck to the players, coaches, and all the brave men and women serving in the armed forces.