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Last week’s shellacking from Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl has sent Sooner fans into a tizzy wondering how Oklahoma can get back on track. Fresh off of taking the OU coaching staff to task for poor preparation in bowl games, Tulsa World columnist John Hoover has further cemented his reputation as Bob Stoops’ chief watchdog with another scathing column. This one takes aim at the program’s offense. Hoover's long-winded critique raises plenty of solid points about the diminishing returns from OU’s no-huddle spread* scheme. While the blog post hits on a host of tangential issues, the thrust of his argument is that the Sooners’ reliance on the spread is driving elite players away from Norman. (*This is where I insert my normal caveat about my frustrations with the ubiquitous application of the term “spread offense.” In this context, I’m using spread to refer to OU’s version of the Air Raid.) I have given this issue plenty of thought, even before Hoover raised it. I r...
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