Mildren quoteboard: 'He would be the general'

Modified: May 23, 2008 at 11:32 am •  Published: May 23, 2008
"If you were in the army, he would be the general. And everybody knew he was the general.” — former Sooner halfback Joe Wylie, who starred in the same backfield with Mildren at OU.

"I'm not quite the optioner my dad was, and besides, I'm a lot slower. I tease him and tell him what a better passer I am. He knows he could outrun me, so I guess it all evens out.” — Mildren's son, Drew Mildren, when he was the varsity quarterback at Casady School in 1996.

"Great football player. Great leader in the huddle. One of the great college quarterbacks of all time.” — Tom Brahaney, Mildren's center on the 1971 Sooners.

"I used to try to keep 'em to where they weren't so tight. I would talk about things other than football in the huddle. ‘Guys, we need to make sure we do well. If we want to go out tonight and have a good time we need to win this game.' Just to keep 'em going where they didn't get so caught up in the game. I wasn't intense. I just tried to keep 'em where they enjoyed the game.” — Mildren on talking to teammates in the huddle during games.

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Jack Mildren was the first Sooner quarterback to run the wishbone. the oklahoman archive

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