Since the year is coming to a close I was wondering if there will be an enemy of the nation this year. Was it just a one time deal or do we plan to have one every year? This year there isn't an array of "good" candidates as last year. Who would the candidates be this year, if we plan to have an enemy of the nation?
Here are my possible candidates:
Bob Stoops - He has to be a candidate every year because he is Bob Stoops, one of the most arrogant coaches in the country and just doesn't seem like a likable guy. He is, afterall the OU coach. He consistently outcoaches Mack and wins Big 12 titles every year while we get 10 win seasons every year. I hate the guy and he bothers me so much but i don't think that he did anything that terrible except beat us (which was our fault) to earn the title and we beat ourselves more than anything.
Sooner Mom - If this were a presidential race, she has to be the front runner. Not only did she get on this site after we made fun of her kid and complained, but she got back on to talk shit to us after OU beat us. I think that is pretty low and sad, and shows the inferiority complex that OU has to us. She is the only enemy of BON directly.
Mike Leach - Mike has never really irrated us over the years, because we almost beat his team every year. They do give us a struggle and challenge every year but he is not a pain and not really an enemy. I actually find the guy really amusing. This year was different because of the way he acted after the loss to us. It was just sickening as to saying that the officials played a hand in his defeat and that they were favoring us. P.S. Mike, all the replay calls were correct and its not our fault that you have one of the worst defenses in the conference. Mike is kind of like fatass Mark Mangino, just a sore loser and in denial about his coaching ability. He is more of a throw in candidate than anything else.
Ron Prince - He is my personal choice for BON Enemy of the Nation '07. Not only has his squads derailed our seasons two years in row, he just seems really annoying and bothersome. His whole stomping and high stepping on the sidelines, after seemingly every kick return, just bothered me. I might be more mad at him for exposing how bad we are than actually the guy himself. This is pretty stupid to say, I hate the fact that his team outplayed and outcoached us. I guess I am mad as how we don't bring that intensity like his teams do. It bothers me more that his team only showed up against. This was the same team that got stomped by Nebraska, lost to Iowa State and lost to Fresno State.
Stephen McGee - An aggie has to be in this discussion and Mr. Tough Guy, Stephen, has to be on here. I hate the fact that the only two good games he has played the last two years were against us (Its an overstatement, as he probably has had some other good games). What bothered me about him was his, trash talking and little lasso dance during the game this year. I guess I hate him because he beat us and does nothing else. I just hate how most Aggies love the guy and don't see that he is a bad quaterback. It is kind of shallow, but I think Stephen is in the top three.
Greg Davis - Greg has recieved a lot of hate this year, and over the course of his tenure, and a lot was warrented. The biggest fault with Greg Davis this year was that we didn't have an identiy the whole year. I still don't know what the offensive identity of this team is. Is it a zone read team, a run first, pass second, or vice versa? We didn't include John Chiles in the offense, thus wasting a year of his elegibility. If he played at least 10 snaps against A&M, we might end up winning the game. I just feel that two of our three losses (KSU and A&M) can be really attributed to him. It is just time for him to go and I am really sick of him. He has done a solid job over the years but its not a concidence that pretty much every loss the last 6 years have been blamed on the offense and its time for some new blood. This year, it seems, that the fire GD chants have been louder than ever.
Ourselves - I think the biggest enemy of the team was themselves. All the way from the coaching to the players. JC was his worst enemy this year and, IMO, cost us the OU game. I don't care what people say, he doesn't fumble we win the game. Our special teams was horrendous. I have been following UT ball now for 8 years and this was the worst that i have seen it. No blocked kicks, return game would have been an embarrsement had Quan not taken it back against A&M. There was a bright spot in Ryan Bailey. Our coaching was horrendous and thats the only way to put it. In all three of our losses we were outcoached. In two of them we were badly outcoached and unprepared to play. It just seems that there was no energy and leadership this year.
Feel free to give your nominees for BON Enemy of the Nation '07.