30.Jul.2011 Various Updates
First off, apologies if you've come here looking for reading material and haven't found anything new. I've been using the slow period to work on some personal hobbies and take vacation. I've also been entrenched in this debt ceiling debate, and I find myself reading more about that than the Beavers right now.
Anyway, you might have noticed the ads are gone. Yeah, I didn't enjoy working with Google. Those ads were terrible and spammy, and I'm convinced the folks at Google run on algorithms. If you own a business and want to either advertise or sponsor, shoot me an email and we can discuss the site's traffic and negotiate a rate. Otherwise, I'm doing the no ad thing and loving it.
Moving on, Reuben Robinson has been moved to OLB. People are praising the move. Personally, it makes no difference to me. Robinson is not a player. He's an okay backup, but whether he's backing up at MLB or OLB doesn't matter too much. There's a lot of depth and interchangeability at LB.
In other LB news, Michael Bibbee has left the program. This is bad news, but it's not devastating. Bibbee's style was downhill and aggressive. I like what I saw. He looked to be a player, but again, LB is a position with depth so I'm not losing sleep over it. I do ponder what he could have done in the coming years, and it's frustrating we won't be able to witness his budding potential, but as far as the team, they won't miss a beat. By the way, I heard grades were the issue for Bibbee, but nobody has confirmed.
Moving on a second time…Dax Dilbeck left the program. I was never a big Dax fan. Cool name, nice Oklahoma pedigree, awkward athlete. People claimed he ran a 4.3 and had a great arm…I never saw any of that in his film. I saw a gangly QB who might project at safety in college. Was he a bad athlete? No. But am I losing sleep over this? No. I feel bad for the kid and his dreams, but the team will rise above his defection. Has anyone confirmed the reason Dax left the team? I left him a message but haven't heard anything. I'm assuming it's due to injury since he was an excellent high school student. What I hope is that he's not leaving the program for anything OSU related, or even homesickness, as we don't want a bad name in Oklahoma.
Looking at the bright side, we just freed up two scholarships in a year we're recruiting better than ever. And people call me cynical…