Big Blow For Sooners

By Adam Caparell - October 14, 2006

The news that Adrian Peterson is out for the rest of the season for the Sooners is devastating to Oklahoma. Bob Stoops addressed the media and you could just tell his disappointment, and most likely frustration, over losing his best player and biggest weapon in the field.

Think of what Oklahoma has lost this year; Rhett Bomar before the season began and the best running back in the nation in Week 7. It’s going to be tough on Paul Thompson and the offense from here on out. Peterson was practically the offense for the Sooners. He wasn’t getting the amount of passes thrown his way that Stoops had originally said he would try an get the RB, but just having him as a decoy out there, just having him on the field, he’s a presence.

It’s almost ironic that Peterson did it stumbling and diving for a touchdown as he was dominating the Iowa State defense. He ran for 183 yards and two touchdowns and we may have seen him for the last time in a Sooners jersey.

Although he hasn’t declared that he’s going to jump early, Peterson’s reportedly told Oklahoma beat writers that he’s leaving for the pros after this season. The situation bears watching. You have to wonder if he might actually think of coming back for his senior season after missing chunks of two of his three years in school due to injuries.

- To no one’s surprise, Brian Brohm is playing for Louisville today, four weeks after undergoing surgery to repair his injured throwing thumb. I didn’t think this was a smart move earlier in the week and I haven’t changed my mind. Hunter Cantwell had played pretty well in Brohm’s place for the Cardinals and they can easily beat Cincinnati without Brohm. Bobby Petrino better pray this doesn’t backfire on him.

Posted by Adam Caparell at 04:42 PM on October 14, 2006

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