STILLWATER – Once baseball was behind him, Brandon Weeden came home looking for a place to give football a try.
So he made a few phone calls.
To the Cowboys.
And the Sooners.
That's right, rather than leading OSU's bid for a Big 12 title and BCS bowl berth Saturday night, Weeden might be wearing crimson instead, if the Sooners had expressed more interest.
“They called me back and you could just tell they weren't interested,” Weeden said this week. “It is what it is. I don't fault them for it.
“They had Sam (Bradford). They were four or five deep at the quarterback position. Ultimately, this was a better fit with the depth chart.”
Weeden's first call, for the record, went to OSU, where he spoke with then-offensive coordinator Larry Fedora. Weeden, after all, had signed to play baseball with the Cowboys out of Edmond Santa Fe High School.
“It's like being a free agent, I was exploring my options,” Weeden said. “I owned a house in Edmond, so I wanted to be at one of the two spots. I knew I wanted to play and I knew it was going to be paid for, so I wanted to see what options were out there.”