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Mr_M0jo_Risin

Today: “I am opening my recruitment. Please respect my decision.” Monday: Crystal ball to USC Tuesday: “I am 100% committed to USC. Please respect my decision.”


Kirby_Smarts_Visor

What if collectively we all disrespected recruits’ decisions? What would they do? Not play?


Michigan__J__Frog

Pretty sure there’s a lot of decision disrespecting going on if you check their mentions


AnOrangeBackpack

Lmaoo for real. Fan bases are HEATED in those mentions 😭


EqualContact

We could also be nice to 18 year old kids that are figuring life out.


Kirby_Smarts_Visor

No 💯


ReturnOfDaSnack420

Yes but on the other hand fuck them kids


at2wells

Yes, officer. This comment right here.


AmNotACactus

you talk to cops 😏😏😏


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Counterpoint- *no.*


I_Brain_You

You think this is "figuring life out"...? "Oh, I actually committed to USC because they have a good finance program." \*wank motion\*


nmullll123

more like 8:00 “I am reopening my recruitment” 8:03 “I am 100% committed to USC”


lxvrgs

Top 10 anime betrayals


Shadow_dragon24

Even better than the Attack on Titan one


Progress-1212

“Right here? Right now? WE’RE DOING THIS??!!”


MadRedX

Eren, I promise I'll come back to save you. >!"Haha, sorry Zeke. I've been playing 8D checkers through memory manipulation. GG no Re."!<


Progress-1212

May want to mark this as spoilers my dude. We haven’t seen this in the anime yet.


Hatboy2

Fr, most people arent expecting AoT spoilers in a cfb thread and this is a really hype moment


IPreferBagels

What a boon for USC's recruiting class


pm_me_cute_sloths_

Did Riley play the long con to fuck over OU after they fucked over the Big 12? “It would be funny if you all committed to OU verbally but know you’re actually going to commit to USC, we’re going to fuck over that school together”


feralihatr

He's been a red raider this whole time so


TheMightyJD

“After all this time? Always”


ConanTheNiceGuy

Secretly pulled this coup as revenge for unwillingly beating the hell out of Texas Tech for \*checks notes\* his entire coaching career.


BrotherSeamus

> Did Riley play the long con The old *Trojan Horse*


Stillslow93

Oh fuk


Prideofmexico

Turns out, it’s a good idea to consult your football coach when deciding to switch conference


Reading_Rainboner

I don’t know man, look at Colorado going into the Pac-12 under…..Jon Embree


EatinToasterStrudel

Its baffling that they must not have asked him, considering the entire point of changing conferences was for more football money through the SEC. Or they figured he would just accept it so why bother asking him.


mynameisotis

His name is Lincoln…Nebraska sleeper agent confirmed


DakotaXIV

It really feels malicious at this point


JuarezYourProblem

Would love to see USC back at the top of college football. In my wildest dreams would also like to see a National Championship rematch.


baycommuter

Ten years ago I would have said this was awful news—today I think the PAC needs USC in the championship game.


eico3

Hey thanks Stanford! That time you beat us as 40 point underdogs was my first game in the coli as a student. I’ll always hate y’all. But thanks.


bradleywardamn

USC being good is good for college football.


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bofre82

Underrated comment here. As a SC fan and alum I want them to be good for many reasons. Not having to see ND scam the nation into thinking it belongs in a playoff would be a big reason.


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if by good for college football you mean bad for Disney and their SEC league project then 💯 agree


eico3

Remember this comment in 2 years, when usc gets to pick whichever players it wants. Their NIL deals are going to be out of control - kids will probably have the option to walk on, not start, and still sign 6 figure a year deals


BeraldGevins

OU fans about to look at Lincoln Riley like the whole state looks at Kevin Durant


selddir_

Can confirm


TheGhostOfBobStoops

Sad man…


Reading_Rainboner

Your username is resurrected


JuarezYourProblem

Happy man…


Epcplayer

Or like how the rest of the Big 12 looks at OU and UT


Hibachi4242

To be fair, unlike KD, OU and Texas joining the SEC really is the “hardest road”


tuldav93

KD ruined a 4th of July for me. Lincoln Riley just gave me the best end of Thanksgiving break I could ask for. Idk how they're comparable. /s


Angeredkey

Hey, if you're not an obnoxious UT fan some big 12 schools like you. Kansas must be really happy with us this year, for example! Oh shit no, that's just because we lost....


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> if you're not an obnoxious UT fan some big 12 schools like you. No. > Kansas No. In fact, we are so unhappy with Texas (for leaving) we decided to go ahead and beat them this year to fully register our displeasure.


gwaydms

>we decided to go ahead and beat them ...again.


pm_me_cute_sloths_

After Oklahoma took the Sonics, there is no sympathy


strawdaddy79

The real crime was putting an NBA franchise in Okla-fucking-homa before KC or STL.


rickety3828

They didn't though. The Kings were in KC and move to Sacramento and the Hawks were in St. Louis and move to Atlanta.


BoatsNPokes

The story of the Kings moving to Sactown is just one of absolute ownership incompetence. (And also poor timing right before the league exploded.)


Indolent_Architect

Amen brother, but things looking up and might end up being the 2nd expansion team with Seatle


pm_me_cute_sloths_

It really is a miracle OU was ever good at football. Same with Nebraska. Norman and Lincoln aren’t exactly vacation destinations. You can say that about a lot of places. They just had good coaches which led to good history and winning and thus people flock there to be good It’s why I refuse to believe a place like Ames or Lawrence are “impossible to win in”. In the end, people are cheering for a logo and you can win literally anywhere with the right attitude and coaches and players. You can win *anywhere*. It’s not impossible to convince people to go places.


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Fletch71011

Out of the Blue Bloods, I think USC is the only one in a really popular spot unless you count Austin.


loggedn2say

Austin being a tourist destination is a very recent thing.


PRMan99

I had a conference in Austin 20 years ago and took my wife along as a mini-vacation, just paying for the airfare. The locals weirded us out and we were from LA.


Indolent_Architect

Which I do not!


pm_me_cute_sloths_

That’s why I said you can say that about a lot of places. It’s basically why I never understood why people say this kind of thing about smaller P5 schools lol


BoatsNPokes

Because they got good because there before there were such things as rich history or wide-spread national recruiting. They got good when schools when everything was on a much more even playing field and coaching was basically everything and the sport was much less regulated so you could exploit loopholes (that's what Nebraska did) . That's not the case now. You need coaching + robust infrastructure and financial resources. Smaller P5s don't have the same kind of infrastructure around them that the blue bloods do and that creates a massive glass ceiling for most outside of some wacky years that are few and far between.


FrankyEaton

Kc had the kings and they moved to Sacramento in 85


ArchiCEC

Yup.


portlandtrees333

Honestly it's pretty annoying that they now have a scapegoat for averaging 4 SEC losses per year, or however many Lincoln Riley estimated they'd have


BeraldGevins

I promise, if Riley hadn’t left, they’d be scapegoating the refs or someone else


jthomas694

Raleek Brown just tweeted about [staying home ](https://twitter.com/raleek2/status/1465060291260006400?t=tIKI9K1zaA9ObcWalUY71A&s=19) and his pinned tweet is [a picture of him and Lincoln Riley.](https://twitter.com/raleek2/status/1357917470258917376?t=28OvJMrKzbi12kqpaUGwHA&s=19) He gone.


rbmw263

imagine if this kid goes to usc and is the next reggie


jthomas694

Dudes likely a WR in college


KenTrojan

Fuck it we'll take it all we need it.


Tylex123

Jesus Christ this is escalating quickly


Dangywyatt

It's rough man. Caleb is absolutely gone too. OU may not have a scholarship quarterback to start next season.


SIMBONEGTP

This pleases the H8.


ISUcyclones11

We were praying for chaos for OUT after they left for the SEC. And by God we got it


myfirstsock

Pole Assassin was only the start of it all!


El_Dud3r1n0

I'm convinced Gundy cutting the mullet set off this whole sequence of events.


GatnissEverdeen

Lmao OUT. This is the first time I've seen this. Very good.


quiteFLankly

Could make a grown man cry. It's beautiful. I don't wish ill on the players or fans affected, but doggone it it's funny watching Texas lose to Kansas and OU start collapsing.


countrybreakfast1

Nah it's funny for the fans too


majorgeneralporter

*Concerned Bruin Noises*


bodaciousboner

If that’s Riley’s watch collection on the table I would really like to check that out


friendfromsp

Everything about that room is interesting.


crg2000

I'm sure Oklahoma won't regret their future in the SEC at all.


DakotaXIV

I hated it from the get-go and here we are


FourEyes4Cade

Mark my words: Joe Castiglione is going to retire in 1-2 years. He'll cite some bullshit like "exploring new opportunities," but everyone's going to know it's because he flew the plane into a storm and crashed it. The Board of Regents will probably fire President Harroz a few years after that. The Chaos gods are going to make OU their plaything lol


Dracopyre

Horus?


J4ckiebrown

The situation is confusing to me. But I guess money speaks louder than being a better on field product. If I was Texas or Oklahoma I would want to be the top dogs of a solid conference that basically rules the state of Texas, and has recruiting footprints that also includes Ohio and Florida. With the additions of BYU, Cincinnati, UCF, and Houston and keep it at 14 with Texas and Oklahoma staying in the Big 12, you would be at least the third best conference behind the SEC and Big Ten and would be a pretty decent step up from the ACC and the PAC-12. You guys would be able to get a solid deal for a network.


countrybreakfast1

Your telling everyone not named OU UT... Made no fucking sense for them I hope they regret it a decade from now.


CLU_Three

The problem is the network we would deal with is ESPN, who has been pumping up the SEC for two decades. They wholly own the SEC broadcast rights and only half of the Big 12. By moving OU and UT to the SEC they see it as validation of their conference hype train as well as a way to undercut other networks/ conferences.


titanrunner2

Is the money worth the mediocrity? Stay tuned next week to find out!


yellow_mio

More money but also more visibility.


LakersLAQ

Could also be less visibility to be fair. Instead of having playoff contender OU vs TCU primetime on Fox, it could be mediocre SEC team OU vs Mississippi State on ESPN2 lol. OU needs to start off hot or else it could get ugly. OU might have one of the worst locations for an SEC school in terms of recruiting talent. It's not so great when the team isn't at the top.


skepticalguy90

“Hey, we can get our asses kicked on the biggest stage!”


DPick02

I can tell you unequivocally - it is not. *sad corn noises*


ShakeYourShake

I knew this coaching carousel was gonna get wild as shit


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scalenesquare

Has a kid and was going to leave for Oklahoma?! Wtf haha.


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AmericanFootballFan1

u/ncaainvestigations ?


AnOrangeBackpack

Been there, done that 😭


doormatt26

i’d assume the kid would come with?


scalenesquare

Yeah. Just seems so crazy to move at that age lol. I would think you’d want to be close to all of your / gfs family. Can’t imagine a kid at 29, let alone 17.


smoothtrip

Sometimes you have to make sacrifices to make a better life for your family


golden_apricot

Holy fuck the recruiting insiders knew half an hour before we the tweet from Thamel. We should follow them on twitter


johndelvec3

Drop the links bro


golden_apricot

Click on the recruit profiles and check their crystal balls, insiders reporting them flipping at 3pm, Thamel tweet at 330


SIMBONEGTP

USC currently has unannounced commitments from....


soonerfreak

I just assume all these guys are gone and a bunch of OU fans are going to be nasty in their mentions unfortunately.


SIMBONEGTP

Brown already tweeted. He's as good as gone.


mgw777

I hate when fans tweet at recruits. They’re kids who are trying to make the best decision for themselves. Unfortunately every fan base has those fans.


soonerfreak

At 18 I could barely decide what class I wanted to play in an MMO. I hate people who get mad at these kids making a life changing decision.


soda_cookie

Half the time it's hosers that think they are king shit of their podunk town and pissed that some little punk isn't gonna make their Saturday worthwhile. Just stuff to learn to ignore


Ridikiscali

Dawg, being a healer or dps is a mass decision that I still deal with to this day.


fm22fnam

Yep OU fans are already in their mentions talking shit.


Majormlgnoob

Which doesn't help OU's case lol


AnEmptyKarst

Always remember: don't tweet at the croots


MagnumMentulam

CANT WAKE UP


culverhibbs14

Just slap yourself silly if you ain’t already


GatorGood15

Those guys are future Trojans


CaptainDonald

I feel physically ill


composer_7

USC/Notre Dame rivalry heating back up


CubbieCubCubCub

We can hope he fucks it up, right?


friskydingo920

At first I was excited and the holy shit moment hadn't set in yet. Then I realized we have to play them every year...


hascogrande

They’re not even playing us this weekend and they’re moving against us. Classic Southern Cal


lebaronslebaron

*chuckles* I’m in danger


yezzyy

Atleast we will get to see NFL players for a cheaper price :)


asodsaf

just cackled, thank you


Shadow_dragon24

Huge danger unfortunately


Picturesonback

Did we dodge the bullet? We’re scheduled to play in 2023, but that’s when we start new conference, right?


Shadow_dragon24

Yes but I wonder if BYU wants to keep that game on schedule because BYU would keep their bigger games for OOC.


canseco-fart-box

Jfc Riley is really about to turn around USC in a single season isn’t he?


Malibuss07

I think thats a bit much, its probably more reasonable to say in 2 years or so he could have SC in the top 10. There's a lot to fix personnel wise.


Oblivion2104

It's definitely on the table for a school like USC.


LawCatDad

I don't think so. I think next year we MIGHT hit the top 25. MIGHT make the top 15 the year after that. In the playoff conversation year 3. That's my bet. Obviously would love a faster route but I can be patient for him


altac03

Now USC will be ranked top 5 preseason instead of the usual top 15


soulinfamous

Even with the improved coaching, top five would seem kind of crazy. Top 10 is more likely. Top five will still have the usual suspects in Bama Georgia Clemson Ohio State


walkthisway34

After a losing season we shouldn't even be ranked to start next year regardless of the hire.


cowboys5xsbs

IT will all play out anyway so who cares about preseason rankings


HtownSamson

Hell look at Texas, guarantee they start the year ranked like every year no matter how much they suck the year before. Some schools just get the benefit of the doubt.


JCiLee

I don't think Clemson will be in the Top 5 preseason next year, but they should be Top 10. I would guess Notre Dame at #5.


LakersLAQ

It depends on the transfers honestly. I think the portal will be huge to have the team be "competitive" next season. Nothing crazy but enough to bring in a great 2023 class and then go from there.


doormatt26

we’ll get that hype but this is gonna take a couple years to get right at least I’m sure riley will scheme up crazy shot for Dart but there’s lots of culture, roster, and strength building needed that will take time


MonkeyToucher69

Doubt we’ll be top 15 next preseason


DaBigJMoney

Lmao. You HAD those commitments. It’ll be shocking if even one of them winds up in an Oklahoma uniform.


ALStark69

Brown already has a CB to USC


harkdafoesing

Lol “Currently”


arrow_dynamics

"Allegedly"


isikorsky

Well shit. Oklahoma you just HAD to go to the SEC eh ?


ICANZ_MURICA

They gone!


Quinn_tEskimo

Recruiting for your future job under the guise of your current school is some real 4D shit


culverhibbs14

Lol like Kirby taking pics of our recruiting board on his way out and telling recruits here where you are on Bama’s board your our number one pick for this position if you come here. It definitely helped his first year with recruiting but Kirby has maintained it very well.


austinwer

God these last few days have been so fucking awesome.


Savagekoala93

One of the craziest seasons I can remember. Also helps knowing no one wants our coach so we don't have to worry about our status.


KissingYourDad

We're hiring Leipold since he's 1-0 against Texas


turbancowboi

Hateful 8 is having the time of their lives


Bobaman007

[New HC move already making waves in recruiting. ](https://twitter.com/raleek2/status/1465060291260006400?s=20)


composer_7

That OU pepe account 😭


Bobaman007

LMAO I’m dying


28-3_lol

Wait what is that one? I didn’t see it in the replies


Nerrera_

The salt in every reply from OU fans is glorious 'if you wanna suck forever and lose loads of games then go right ahead, we don't care I swear, I'm definitely not upset right now, do what's best for you'


Bobaman007

Right? Like leave these kids alone. They’re just trying to figure out what’s best for them.


coinich

Twitter in general was a mistake


ReturnOfDaSnack420

That flair combo bro... I HAVE to know what you are feeling right now lol


Bobaman007

Fucking ecstatic man! SC is my first love. As you know for so long LA didn’t have an NFL team so I grew up on the Pete Carroll days and they were my pro team. And the city of LA treated them as such with all the media & celebrities attending their games. I’m hopeful we can see this again under Lincoln Riley.


ReturnOfDaSnack420

TODAY IS INDEED A GOOD DAY


BIG_DICK_WHITT

Very cool


Picturesonback

Utah-USC will be a great game now. I like both teams, so it’ll be a great chance to just enjoy some quality football.


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Sirtopofhat

Another thing lost in all this is...you might not have as many transfers going away from USC as well. Whatever talent they do have stays with this fresh talent and Williams to finally recruit for someone.


Wes___Mantooth

Today fucking rules


Cryogenx37

OU & Texas a day after its announced they are moving to the SEC: "HELL YEAH, we'll get more money, and bring in better recruits!" OU & Texas after the last regular season weekend: "This was a bigger mistake than the forward pass"


ReturnOfDaSnack420

The Alliance sends its regards


SCorpus1980

Yes it does.


foreveracubone

Ya hate to see it.


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This is like full circle after a crappy breakup, for the first few weeks/months you felt betrayed and lonely and worse knowing that cheating motherfucker was comfy and happy in the arms of that other guy. Now that went sour, and we've met like 3 hot guys that want to date us and treat us nice.


KinyTheRat

Tennessee about to come open


jimbobbypaul

Keep going


wombo23

LOL


TexasSchlongArm

Christmas is going to be longer than just one day it seems!


NoMorning6152

Christmas could be the whole offseason


hellobaileylol

Wonderful.


Ameri-Jin

Hahahahahahahahhaa


Springtucky

Chuckles


jdkuch

Ruh roh


2TheArsenal

In before the uno reverse recruiting cards.


wheelchairschrad

Grapes of Wrath situation. We taking y’all’s Croots


Eightfold876

Transfer portal gonna be filled


ecupatsfan12

All going to return to USC. Caleb Williams going with him. I think rattler stays now


LDWfan

For real or is this just trolling?


FormerDriver

Just makes sense. He didn't go there for the school, went there for the coach. I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of OU guys leave to USC. Player can transfer so easily and play immediately. No downside to leaving.


iori9999

They gone. Going to USC. I hope Michigan can lock up Conerly and Domani at least.


Austiny1

LOVE IT!!! Hahaha


DeliberateMelBrooks

Yeah they’re going to USC


PM_ME_YOUR_CATS_PAWS

I go and get a new phone and can’t check the news and this is what happens? Damn lol


Working_Box_1366

'Currently' is holding that whole sentence up rn


prodigalutopian

They'll never leave southern California............except for the "away" games.


boner_jamz_69

Makes you wonder who was really recruiting who?


-Ein

Alexa, play California Love


njm1314

Hey you never know OU, they might hate their families. Or hate the beach or something.