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08:34 AM ET 08.19 | Jeremy Beal can make history this season at Oklahoma. Toughness developed at a young age was the foundation for a player now viewed as one of the nation's top defensive ends. But it's his quickness and strive-for-perfection preparation that has put Beal in position to possibly become OU's career sacks leader. ... Barring an injury, Beal should finish first or second on OU's all-time sacks list. He compiled 11 last season. If he matches that total his senior season, Beal will tie Cedric Jones' school record (31.5).

The Oklahoman

Brent Venables, AP Brent Venables, AP
August 19, 2010  08:55 AM ET

Just trying to be the first post on every thread this morning. This is number 3!

August 19, 2010  09:13 AM ET

Article about Beal but a picture of Venables? Interns asleep at the wheel or just no pictures of the possible OU sack leader in the archives?

August 19, 2010  09:18 AM ET

He's too quick to get a picture...just see a blur.

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August 19, 2010  09:21 AM ET
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I'm not demeaning Beal, but last year their defense was on the field well over 50% of the time. That probably won't be the case on 2010. He's gonna have to rack up his 11 sacks in fewer plays than last year.I'm not saying that he can't, but it's gonna be tough. And we ain't gonna allow him any in the RRSO.

11 sacks in 13 games is alot. (Note I didn't say 14)

August 19, 2010  09:41 AM ET

Who has extra tickets for the RRSO game this year? ... and airfare ... and lodging ...

August 19, 2010  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Who has extra tickets for the RRSO game this year? ... and airfare ... and lodging ...

I could go stay with my daughter and son-in-law....but he is a diehard Shorthorn and that would be very combustible. Would probably end up out on the sidewalk....

August 19, 2010  09:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I'm not demeaning Beal, but last year their defense was on the field well over 50% of the time. That probably won't be the case on 2010. He's gonna have to rack up his 11 sacks in fewer plays than last year.I'm not saying that he can't, but it's gonna be tough. And we ain't gonna allow him any in the RRSO.

Did your O-line just get better? Not saying they aren't good but all I've seen from you and FJJ is that they are your weakness.

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August 19, 2010  10:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Did your O-line just get better? Not saying they aren't good but all I've seen from you and FJJ is that they are your weakness.

I thought it was the interior of the D-Line that had issues?

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August 19, 2010  10:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Who has extra tickets for the RRSO game this year? ... and airfare ... and lodging ...

Already had to sell mine. Uncle Sam decided I needed to be somewhere else that week.
::Grumble, grumble::

August 19, 2010  10:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

They're all real good, highly rated kids - just inexperienced. By the RRSO, they'll be fine. Plus, I can't admit that anything good for Zero U might happen in that game.

But you will 'fess up after? :)

August 19, 2010  10:42 AM ET
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12, considering he gets none in the RRSO.

11. The only time he touches Ponder is after the game to congratulate him on the win :P

August 19, 2010  10:44 AM ET
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11. The only time he touches Ponder is after the game to congratulate him on the win :P

We are friendly folk in Norman :) That said, I'm not sure it will quite work out that way.

August 19, 2010  10:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

We are friendly folk in Norman :) That said, I'm not sure it will quite work out that way.

Yeah, just having a little fun. Seriously, though, regardless of the outcome of the game, with our O-line, and Ponder's running ability, Mr. Beal may have a tough time getting a sack on 9/11.

Either way, I'm on the boards win or lose, so if you guys get the better of us, you'll have your opportunity to let me hear about it :)

August 19, 2010  11:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Yeah, just having a little fun. Seriously, though, regardless of the outcome of the game, with our O-line, and Ponder's running ability, Mr. Beal may have a tough time getting a sack on 9/11. Either way, I'm on the boards win or lose, so if you guys get the better of us, you'll have your opportunity to let me hear about it :)

Like I said before, I think the follow on game at FSU is where you get us but it should be a damn good game. I'm not much of an I told you so kinda guy anyway. I get excited about a win but I'm confident I'll have no more to do with the outcome than you will (well except wearing my lucky shirt of course). Hard to rub something in knowing that.

August 19, 2010  11:01 AM ET

When is the FSU/OU game?

 
August 19, 2010  11:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

When is the FSU/OU game?

September 11--same as OSU/Miami

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