Oklahoma Sooners head coach Bob Stoops had to cringe when he heard comments from backup quarterback Austin Kendall, who predicted Baker Mayfield would “light up” the Ohio State Buckeyes last weekend because of their “basic” defense.
Yeah, that didn’t happen.
The Buckeyes rolled through the Sooners, 45-24, thanks to a dominant performance on both sides of the ball.
After the big win, members of the No. 2 Buckeyes were spotted carrying around a sign that read, “Basic,” clearly indicating they were listening and paying attention to Kendall’s bulletin board material.
Now, Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops is trying to make sure his team avoids getting in the headlines for the wrong reasons moving forward.
On Monday, Stoops announced he would be cutting off certain players from the media, citing Kendall’s comments. The problem, however, is that the media didn’t make Kendall give those comments. He made them on an Oklahoma produced show.
Stoops said media won't be able to talk to some players because of Kendall's comments. Kendall made the comment on an OU produced show.
— John Shinn (@john_shinn) September 19, 2016
Nevertheless, Sooners players will now have to pay the consequences of Kendall’s poorly thought out words.
Oklahoma returns to action next weekend — hopefully without providing bulletin board material — on Oct. 1 against TCU after having the week off.