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A Good Day to be a Sooner

I just have to brag

Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford arrived in Norman three years ago with modest hype and low expectations. The Sooners’ coaches acknowledged that they had recruited him for depth behind Rhett Bomar, who had been the country’s top quarterback prospect.

But Bradford’s rise from relative obscurity to national pre-eminence was sealed Saturday night when he won the Heisman Trophy, which is given annually to the country’s most outstanding college football player. …

In leading No. 2 Oklahoma (12-1) to the Bowl Championship Series title game against Tebow and the Gators, Bradford orchestrated the most prolific season in the modern era of college football. The Sooners scored 702 points, the first modern team to break the 700 mark. They finished with a flourish, scoring more than 60 points in each of their final five games.

Bradford led the nation with 48 touchdown passes and threw only 6 interceptions. He finished with an average of 14.78 yards a completion.

I’ll be looking forward to OU kicking Florida’s ass in the Championship.

10 Responses to “A Good Day to be a Sooner”

  1. Carl in Chicago says:

    I did not know that you (Sebastian) were a Sooner!

  2. VariableFeedback says:

    Carl – Bitter authored this post

    Also, it’s pretty easy to put up big numbers when you play an a conference that doesn’t play defense. ;)

  3. Myles says:

    Taking into consideration the last four BCS games the Sooners have played in… I wouldn’t run out and buy any “Oklahoma! 2008 National Champions!” gear just yet.

    2003: Sugar Bowl – BCS National Championship – LSU, 21 vs. Oklahoma, 14

    2004: Orange Bowl – BCS National Championship – USC, 55 vs. Oklahoma, 19

    2006: Fiesta Bowl – Boise State, 43 vs. Oklahoma, 42

    2007: Fiesta Bowl – West Virginia, 48 vs. Oklahoma, 28

  4. xsquidgator says:

    Oh yeah, especially with the “Heisman curse” hanging over OU. The last couple of BCS games with the Sooners have me wondering if Stoops is Tressel without the sweater vest. That said, I like Stoops and still thank him for 32-29 over FSU in 1997 (back when Stoops was still DC at Florida).

    Myles Said,
    December 14th, 2008 at 11:42 am

    Taking into consideration the last four BCS games the Sooners have played in… I wouldn’t run out and buy any “Oklahoma! 2008 National Champions!” gear just yet.

    2003: Sugar Bowl – BCS National Championship – LSU, 21 vs. Oklahoma, 14

    2004: Orange Bowl – BCS National Championship – USC, 55 vs. Oklahoma, 19

    2006: Fiesta Bowl – Boise State, 43 vs. Oklahoma, 42

    2007: Fiesta Bowl – West Virginia, 48 vs. Oklahoma, 28

  5. hillbilly says:

    OU would be, at best, a third-place team in either the SEC-East or SEC-West.

    You don’t get to play Baylor or Kansas State or Colorado in the SEC.

    But you’ll have to learn just like the Big Ten and Ohio State have learned repeatedly of late.

    Look for Florida’s defense to rock Bradford unlike he’s been rocked all year long.

    He’ll get sacked at least four times and intercepted once for sure, but probably twice or more.

    And I want to make this completely clear. While my team is an SEC team, I hate Florida, almost as much as I hate Alabama.

  6. Countertop says:

    I’m with ou there bitter.

    The Florida gators (spit!) are in the same league, for me, as the Red Sox (spit!) and Dallas Cowboys (spit!! Go Giants!!!)

  7. Ironic that a guy so into self-defense would root for a team that doesn’t have one. ;)

  8. Bitter says:

    I know you like to disagree just for the sake of disagreeing, Stormy. However, disagreeing that I’m a gal is a really silly argument to start. In fact, many people here can take my side and agree that I am not a guy.

  9. Gmac says:

    Noting that Bob still hasn’t figured out how to stop teams from scoring prolifically against his defense gives rise to the question of how he’s going to do anything of consequence to the most potent offense in the SEC.

    I don’t see Oklahoma doing much of anything, other than loosing.

  10. hillbilly says:

    I hate to come say “I told you so.”

    But I told you so.

    Back on Dec. 14, I said that Florida’s defense would rock Bradford unlike he’s been rocked all year long.

    He got sacked twice, not four times like I predicted.

    But he did get intercepted twice, like I predicted.

    Playing against Florida’s defense is not like playing against Big 12 defenses.

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