- Jake Trotter, ESPN Staff Writer
Three thoughts this morning:
1. It didn’t take long for de-committed cornerback De’Vante Harris to pick up offers from some of the name programs in college football, including Ohio State, TCU and Oregon. Harris is scheduled to visit the Ducks this weekend. Initially, I thought the Sooners could get back in the mix for Harris even if/when Mike Stoops replaces Willie Martinez, Harris’ primary recruiter from OU. But reading Harris’ Twitter page, it seems as though he’s moved on. The Sooners probably will have to as well.
2. I can’t remember the last time a Bedlam basketball game arrived with such little fanfare (the two schools play tonight for those who didn’t know). It wasn’t that long ago Bedlam basketball was one of the main sporting events in Oklahoma. I doubt either game sells out, including tonight’s bout in Stillwater. Despite the injuries, OSU has the more talented team and the home-court advantage, but OU is playing better despite the 0-2 start in-conference. The Sooners hung tough with Kansas on Saturday, before getting outclassed in the second half. If the Sooners can keep Keiton Page from bombing 3s and exploit OSU’s problems at point guard, I like their chances.
3. Our Bob Przybylo pointed something out very interesting. Wide receivers coach and co-offensive coordinator coach Jay Norvell began following several University of Florida Web sites and reporters on Twitter over the weekend on. Coincidence? Probably so. But at one time Norvell was rumored to be a candidate for the offensive coordinator job with the Gators. Boise State assistant Brent Pease is believed to be Florida’s top choice, but Pease is also being interviewed at Alabama this week. If Pease ends up taking a job with the Crimson Tide, could Florida circle back to Norvell? It’s something worth keeping an eye on. Norvell is happy at OU, but he also wants to be a play-caller. Just last week, Norvell spoke with Wisconsin officials about their offensive coordinator position, but opted not to pursue the job. Norvell has done a terrific job recruiting for the Sooners this class; blue-chipper Durron Neal even telling SoonerNation he would have de-committed from OU had Norvell left.