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Oklahoma baseball: Jordan John clears the air with Sunny Golloway

Q&A: Pitcher quickly reacted on Twitter when Dillon Overton made comments about the former OU coach. But now he's had time to think and has talked to Golloway.
by Ryan Aber Published: June 19, 2013

/articleid/3854327/1/pictures/2137423">Photo - UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA / BIG 12 TOURNAMENT / COLLEGE BASEBALL / BIG 12 BASEBALL TOURNAMENT: OU's Jordan John (19) pitches during a Big 12 Baseball Championship tournament game between the Oklahoma Sooners and Baylor Bears at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City,Thursday, May 24, 2012. OU won, 3-2. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA / BIG 12 TOURNAMENT / COLLEGE BASEBALL / BIG 12 BASEBALL TOURNAMENT: OU's Jordan John (19) pitches during a Big 12 Baseball Championship tournament game between the Oklahoma Sooners and Baylor Bears at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City,Thursday, May 24, 2012. OU won, 3-2. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

“I love my school. I do appreciate everything that's been given to me from that. I wouldn't be sitting here enjoying professional baseball if it weren't for OU. I just want to say me and Coach G have a great relationship.”

What was it about Golloway that drew you to him as a recruit?

“I came from a very storied high school program (at Calallen High School in Corpus Christi, Texas). We've had a lot of talent come out of my high school the past couple of years. He looked me in the eyes and said, ‘You know Jordan, I want to win a ring.' That sold me, when he looked me in the eyes and made me believe that. My freshman year, we go to the College World Series and get a run and dang it if I leave a year early and they go out and win a Big 12 championship ring the year after I leave. He accomplished what he set out to do. There's no other way to look at it.”

Will he be missed more in the future than he is now?

“What it all boils down to, people are going to have their own opinions, but you look at the man's record, you look at what he achieved in his tenure at the University of Oklahoma, any college program — outside of maybe two or three at the very highest echelon of college baseball — would be happy with that. The bar's set high for Oklahoma, with the football program, gymnastics, wrestling, women's basketball and everything else that's been so successful. We're used to the success at the University of Oklahoma. Oklahoma's going to continue to find ways to be successful. Are they going to miss him down the line? I don't know. Call me back in three years.

“It's easy to look at oh, the grass is greener on that side but our grass is pretty green here too. It is what it is. He made a decision. It was an easy decision, at least from the financial standpoint.”

by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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