Jenni Carlson: Picking Texas over OU due to Sooners' question marks

The Oklahoman's Jenni Carlson took questions from readers in today's Power Lunch Chat. Participate in our Power Lunch Chats Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. on NewsOK.com/Sports.
by Jenni Carlson Modified: October 12, 2012 at 1:13 pm •  Published: October 12, 2012

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Do you think there will ever be a dominance from any high school team in the 405 like we see from Union and Jenks?
 
You have to think that will happen eventually. I mean, Jenks and Union can't win forever, right?
 
Even though it seems impossible to think that the East Side could continue to dominate, there hasn't been anyone that has stepped up yet to bounce them from the top. The East Side is playing at a different level than the West Side.
 
What are your thoughts on USC running back Wood's? What are your take on concussion and the athlete playing with a concussion?
 
I've seen a bit of USC but not a ton. I think they've got better talent than they're showing. Sort of like OU. USC seems like it's underperforming.
 
That said, if a kid fails a concussion test, no matter who that kid is, he needs to sit. Playing with a concussion is dangerous, dangerous stuff. I mean, there is evidence that if you play with concussion and get another concussion, it can kill you. It's happened before, and no one wants it to happen ever again.
 
If USC played the kid with a concussion, that's bad, bad stuff.
 
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Jenni Carlson, a sports columnist at The Oklahoman since 1999, came by her love of sports honestly. She grew up in a sports-loving family in Kansas. Her dad coached baseball and did color commentary on the radio for the high school football...
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