Damon Fontenot will file a video report from Norman later today as the Red-White game will attract thousands.
As always, The Oklahoman has done a fine job today of breaking down the spring football “season” and looking at what we’ve learned.
As always, the QB position had attracted attention.
Jake Trotter reports: “Joey Halzle is the No. 2 quarterback: Keith Nichol and Landry Jones get talked about the most, but Halzle is clearly OU’s second-best quarterback at the moment, behind starter Sam Bradford. Nichol and Jones will get their chances in future seasons, but for now, Halzle is the No. 2.”
Meanwhile Malcolm Kelly dominated the NewsOK page views and video video views this week with his ranting after a less than expected Pro Day workout.
Then he apologized. That’s usually a good move following a rant.
Check out the comments on the Sooners articles. Good feedback with the expected fan banter. Most of the readers see the Kelly apology as an agent’s move.
Quick question – will summer EVER get here? I know it’s only spring, but personally I could do with some warm if not hot weather.
Enough ranting, here are some quick headlines:
American Airlines canceled more than 900 flights Thursday to fix faulty wiring in hundreds of jets, marking the third straight day of mass groundings as company executives offered profuse apologies and travel vouchers to calm angry customers.
Drama in Norman yesterday as Malcolm Kelly prepared to impress NFL scouts. The Oklahoman’s Jake Trotter reports Kelly was upset after running a pedestrian 4.68 seconds in the 40-yard dash. He placed blame on the OU strength staff and accused them of failing to notify him they were changing surfaces.
NewsOK.tv’s Damon Fontenot filed two video reports from Pro Day in Norman yesterday:
- Running for your Life: With everything on the line, former Sooners receiver Malcolm Kelly posts sub-par numbers in Wednesday’s workout for NFL scouts.
- Malcontempt Malcolm: Former OU receiver Malcolm Kelly is disgusted with the conditions provided for his Pro Day workout.
Yesterday also saw the latest round of a verbal battle between state Rep. Sally Kern and members of the gay community. PFLAG, a gay rights group released a 40-minute audio recording of a meeting between members of the group and Kern in hopes of shedding light on the content and context of that meeting. The group originally described the meeting as cordial. Kern later said she would not meet with them again.
In weather, more warnings and watches around the state today. Here’s what to expect: Partly cloudy. Highs about 70. Southwesterly winds 20 to 30 mph, gusting to 45 mph in the afternoon. Twenty percent chance of thunderstorms.
A busy and gloomy day in Oklahoma City. Here’s a quick update:
A severe storm system is shoving its way through Oklahoma this afternoon, bringing high chances for flooding in a state that’s already drenched.
Damaging wind, hail and tornadoes are also a possibility today. The storm system isn’t expected to leave the state until Thursday evening.
American Airlines canceled more than 1,000 flights Wednesday, more than one-third of its schedule, as it spent a second straight day inspecting the wiring on some of its jets – the same issue that caused it to scrub hundreds of flights two weeks ago. The nation’s biggest airline had already canceled 460 flights on Tuesday, stranding thousands of travelers. Federal inspectors found problems with wiring work done two weeks ago, although the airline says passenger safety was never jeopardized.
Oklahoma freshman Blake Griffin announced Wednesday that he will return to OU for his sophomore season rather than make himself eligible for the NBA Draft.
Meanwhile, tormer Oklahoma wide receiver Malcolm Kelly didn’t have the pro day performance Wednesday that he wanted. And he’s putting some of the blame on OU. Kelly, who ran the 40-yard dash in 4.68 seconds, said he wasn’t told by the OU strength staff until this morning that the location of the pro day had been moved from Astroturf in the Mosier Center to field turf inside the Everest Indoor Training Center.
Ray Harper has resigned as Oklahoma City University’s basketball coach, after guiding the Stars to consecutive NAIA titles and three straight national championship games.
If big bucks are needed to fend off Oklahoma State and keep Bill Self as the Jayhawks’ basketball coach, wealthy Kansas donors seem ready to reach for their wallet.
That’s it for now. Stay with NewsOK for the latest news and information.