Oklahoma football fans are still completely obsessed with all things Lincoln Riley and USC.
Some Oklahoma football fans took to message boards to criticize the spring game attendance numbers for USC.
With Lincoln Riley bailing on the Sooners for the Trojans and taking the likes of former five-star quarterback Caleb Williams with him, it is understandable for Oklahoma not to think highly of its former head coach and the downtrodden Pac-12 blue-blood program he has taken over. However, poking and prodding at a program’s spring game attendance is a tad petty and totally ridiculous.
Here is some of the very best comments compiled by Message Board Geniuses about the game.
Oklahoma football fans’ obsession with USC trickles into spring game evaluation
While questioning the Trojans’ spring game attendance number of a reported 33,000 is fine, suggesting it closely resembles that of a busy Chick-fil-A drive-thru is equally hilarious as it is sad. This is merely a spring game, folks! Let the USC people enjoy their day in the sun, regardless of if they get better attendance than any Los Angeles Rams Super Bowl championship parade or not.
Even if Williams never lives up to the hype for USC, it serves the Sooner faithful to channel that energy towards something more constructive. Dillon Gabriel may not have his talent coming over from UCF, but OU has a decent shot at getting back to the title bout in Arlington this season with him. Of course, Oklahoma needs to be more concerned about the ramp-up heading into the SEC.
While it remains to be seen if USC can get back to being a national championship contender under Riley, Oklahoma needs to get its ducks in order ahead of joining the SEC. The Sooners may have been the blue-blood program in Big 12 country, but they are about to play in a league with the likes of Alabama, Georgia, LSU and Texas A&M. Even programs like Auburn and Florida are scary.
How the Sooners and Trojans’ first seasons under their new regimes will be interesting to follow.