After a 21 point loss to Ohio State at home the Sooners lost two of their first three games, and following their loss to the Buckeyes players and coaches alike we’re taking their fair share of the blame.
With youth and a lack of leadership the recurring themes.
“Leadership is, to me, it shows up on the field because of what you’ve done all week, all month, all summer and the attitude in the locker room all together,” Bob Stoops, OU head coach, said. “I’m not saying it’s bad. I’m just saying it’s not what it was a year ago, and hopefully we can improve for it.”
“I think we have a very dedicated team,” Jordan Evans, OU captain and senior linebacker, said. “Guys that aren’t quitters, and not just going to give up. We represent a lot of the teams before us. We represent OU, and our coaches. We don’t ever want to fold like that, so I don’t think it will be hard. I think everyone’s going to come back Monday have this lost behind them, and just be ready to move on.”
“I always hold myself to a high standard, and high expectations and that’s how it should be,” Baker Mayfield, OU captain and junior quarterback, said. “It’s just the fact that I haven’t met them. We’re going to continue and try to push for that, and just start back from square one and re-channel it. We’re going to have to find our identity as a team. Our backs are against the wall. Not in a good position, 1-2. That’s not how it should be around here at Oklahoma, but we’ll find our identity and fight back.”
Next up for the Sooners is an off week, and they need it after injuries began to pile up against the Buckeyes.
Then Big 12 play starts with two tough ones at TCU, and against Texas in the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.