OSU football: Dr. Lou offers a pep talk
ESPN’s Thursday night halftimes are always entertaining, thanks to Lou Holtz. The old coach’s Dr. Lou segment is always funny and enlightening. Holtz sometimes delivers pep talks for certain players or teams. Thursday night, at halftime of the Texas A&M-Texas game, Holtz delivered a pep talk for the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
Wearing OSU gear in a faux locker room made out to be OSU’s, Holtz delivered the following speech:
“OK men, get a smile on your faces, a song in your heart. These are exciting times. Let me tell you about the man who came home late at night. His wife was upset, complaining. He said, ‘Let me acquaint you with a few facts of life, young lady. Would it behoove you to know I just lost you in a poker game?’ She said, ‘How’d you do that?’ He said ‘It wasn’t easy. I folded with four aces.’
“Winning isn’t going to be easy, beating Oklahoma, but we can and we will. Last year, all we had to do was beat Oklahoma, we go to a BCS bowl. We got beat 29-0. From that football team, we only had two starters coming back on offense and only three on defense. Nobody gave us a chance to win. We’re picked to finish next-to-last in our division.
“We weren’t among the top 45 teams in in the country preseason. Yet all our goals are still alive. We win today, we win our division championship. We win next week, we win the conference championship and we’re still alive for the national championship with a 12-1 record.
“Men, great players make great plays in great games. We have a lot of talent on this football team. You look at our quarterback. Yeah, he’s a little old. Some people think he went to high schol on the GI bill. But that’s not true. But he has thrown for 3,780 yards. You look at Kendall Hunter, one of the best running backs in the entire country, over 1,300 yards already. Justin Blackmon, our receiver, is as good as anybody in the world.
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