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It’s BCS time

by Bryan Terry and Nate Billings and Chris Landsberger Modified: April 18, 2013 at 12:20 pm •  Published: January 8, 2009

We’ve arrived at the stadium and have been outside taking pictures of fans. Here’s some pictures from before the game. Enjoy.

Dylan and Rachel Cole of Moore, Okla., take their photo outside Dolphin Stadium before the BCS National Championship college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the University of Florida Gators (UF) on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.   PHOTO BY BRYAN TERRY, THE OKLAHOMAN
Dylan and Rachel Cole of Moore, Okla., take their photo outside Dolphin Stadium before the BCS National Championship college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the University of Florida Gators (UF) on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. PHOTO BY BRYAN TERRY, THE OKLAHOMAN

Dylan and Rachel Cole of Moore, Okla., take their photo outside Dolphin Stadium before the BCS National Championship college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the University of Florida Gators (UF) on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.   PHOTO BY BRYAN TERRY, THE OKLAHOMAN  

Maria Hayes of Altus, Okla., shouts at Florida fans before the BCS National Championship college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the University of Florida Gators (UF) on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.   PHOTO BY BRYAN TERRY, THE OKLAHOMAN
Maria Hayes of Altus, Okla., shouts at Florida fans before the BCS National Championship college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the University of Florida Gators (UF) on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. PHOTO BY BRYAN TERRY, THE OKLAHOMAN

Maria Hayes of Altus, Okla., shouts at Florida fans before the BCS National Championship college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the University of Florida Gators (UF) on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.   PHOTO BY BRYAN TERRY, THE OKLAHOMAN 

Sooner fans Alex Eppler, Rick Perry and Jordan Eppler, from left, pose for photos before the BCS National Championship college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the University of Florida Gators (UF) on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.   PHOTO BY CHRIS LANDSBERGER, THE OKLAHOMAN
Sooner fans Alex Eppler, Rick Perry and Jordan Eppler, from left, pose for photos before the BCS National Championship college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the University of Florida Gators (UF) on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. PHOTO BY CHRIS LANDSBERGER, THE OKLAHOMAN

Sooner fans Alex Eppler, Rick Perry and Jordan Eppler, from left, pose for photos before the BCS National Championship college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the University of Florida Gators (UF) on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.   PHOTO BY CHRIS LANDSBERGER, THE OKLAHOMAN

Fans walk outside the stadium before the BCS National Championship college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the University of Florida Gators (UF) on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.   PHOTO BY BRYAN TERRY, THE OKLAHOMAN
Fans walk outside the stadium before the BCS National Championship college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the University of Florida Gators (UF) on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. PHOTO BY BRYAN TERRY, THE OKLAHOMAN

Fans walk outside the stadium before the BCS National Championship college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the University of Florida Gators (UF) on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.   PHOTO BY BRYAN TERRY, THE OKLAHOMAN

OU fan Johnny Lane, left, and Florida fan David Baghdassarian, both of Coral Springs, Fla., talk while tailgating together before the BCS National Championship college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the University of Florida Gators (UF) on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. Lane is originally from Ardmore, Okla. The two are best friends who typically root for each other's team until this game where the two teams are playing for the first time. PHOTO BY NATE BILLINGS, THE OKLAHOMAN
OU fan Johnny Lane, left, and Florida fan David Baghdassarian, both of Coral Springs, Fla., talk while tailgating together before the BCS National Championship college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the University of Florida Gators (UF) on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. Lane is originally from Ardmore, Okla. The two are best friends who typically root for each other's team until this game where the two teams are playing for the first time. PHOTO BY NATE BILLINGS, THE OKLAHOMAN

OU fan Johnny Lane, left, and Florida fan David Baghdassarian, both of Coral Springs, Fla., talk while tailgating together before the BCS National Championship college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the University of Florida Gators (UF) on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. Lane is originally from Ardmore, Okla. The two are best friends who typically root for each other’s team until this game where the two teams are playing for the first time. PHOTO BY NATE BILLINGS, THE OKLAHOMAN

Flags for the United States, University of Oklahoma and University of Florida fly in the parking lot before the BCS National Championship college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the University of Florida Gators (UF) on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.   PHOTO BY NATE BILLINGS, THE OKLAHOMAN
Flags for the United States, University of Oklahoma and University of Florida fly in the parking lot before the BCS National Championship college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the University of Florida Gators (UF) on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. PHOTO BY NATE BILLINGS, THE OKLAHOMAN

Flags for the United States, University of Oklahoma and University of Florida fly in the parking lot before the BCS National Championship college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the University of Florida Gators (UF) on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.   PHOTO BY NATE BILLINGS, THE OKLAHOMAN

Sooner fans William Winfree and Andrew Hajek, from left, sit on the curb as they wait to get in the gates before the BCS National Championship college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the University of Florida Gators (UF) on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.   PHOTO BY CHRIS LANDSBERGER, THE OKLAHOMAN
Sooner fans William Winfree and Andrew Hajek, from left, sit on the curb as they wait to get in the gates before the BCS National Championship college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the University of Florida Gators (UF) on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. PHOTO BY CHRIS LANDSBERGER, THE OKLAHOMAN

Sooner fans William Winfree and Andrew Hajek, from left, sit on the curb as they wait to get in the gates before the BCS National Championship college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the University of Florida Gators (UF) on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.   PHOTO BY CHRIS LANDSBERGER, THE OKLAHOMAN 

More after the game.

-Nate Billings

by Bryan Terry
Photographer
Bryan Terry is a native of Oklahoma and is a graduate of Yukon High School. He first picked up a camera while attending the University of Central Oklahoma. After working for the school newspaper, The Vista, he interned at The Oklahoman. He...
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by Nate Billings
Photographer
Nate Billings never planned to become a photojournalist. He took pictures as a hobby growing up and worked as an assistant for his father, a commercial still and video photographer, but chose to study English Literature in college. Billings did...
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by Chris Landsberger
Assistant Photography Editor
Chris Landsberger is a native of Oklahoma and, as a photographer, has been able to travel coast to coast and everywhere in between to cover news for the last 13 years. He has been a part history that included coverage of Oklahoma City bomber...
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