I am not ashamed to admit that I am really disappointed with the decision by Darrell Scott and I think it is a big deal. To me - he is an Adrian Peterson type of talent that we simply do not have on the roster. I can already hear the comments on how the recruiting game is only part of the situation and they are 18 year olds - blah blah blah. Check the records on the top 5 star RBs and Ath QBs over the last 10 years - you will be shocked by their impact. Add the the pedestrian nature of the running backs and I have the concerns below:
First - let us recognize that with a home run hitter like Jamal it took GD GD three quarters of the season to figure out how to utilize his talents. And if you want to be cruel - you can go back to last year if you want.
Secondly - Vondrell and Obey are not great backs. They are fine if you want a few yards - but we are delusional if you think that they will keep Bob Stoops awake at night.
So here we are, running back by committee I guess. Pooling the talents of shifty midgets with steady if unspectacular running backs. Back to pass first offense and all the spoils that delivered?
I love Coach February, but this year we got our azzes handed to us by Oklahoma in the recruiting war. Doesn't happen often, but this year it did. Thankfully, the coaching changes should erase the edge Oklahoma had in player development.