Anderson Renews Deep Threat
Cowboys receiver Isaiah Anderson injured a finger in the win at Kansas, which may not sound like much, except his finger was ripped open lengthwise, making it not only painful, but subject to further problems.
That's why Anderson was barely visible until recent weeks, when he seemingly was used mostly as a decoy, in hopes that his deep speed might demand respect from defenses and open up the middle of the field.
Anderson slowly progressed, finally breaking through and breaking out against Texas Tech.
“I felt it was coming around the TCU game,” Anderson said. “I got out there and played a little bit, just to get back into the flow of things. The K-State game, I had a catch and started to get my confidence back. It's been a slow process, but I'm finally back to where I need to be.”
And with Anderson back and blazing deep routes, defenses must account for a renewed aspect of the passing game. And that surely won't be lost on Oklahoma's defensive coaches this week.
“Now that I'm back,” Anderson said, “I feel it's something for them to worry about and something they have to game plan for.”
Young's Bedlam Experience Started In Stands
Bill Young's Bedlam background is well-documented. He played at OSU and has served coaching stints at both schools.
But that's not all, Young revealed Monday.
“I used to sell pop at OU games and OSU games when I was in junior high school,” he said. “There was a Dr Pepper plant in Oklahoma City. We'd jump in the back of the truck and whoever was home that weekend, that's where we went.”
Young sold cold pop in the stands … for a bit.
“I'd sell one tray of pop and sit down and watch the game,” he said. “I was really doing it to get into the game. I didn't make a lot of money, but I had fun.
“Used to watch Bud Wilkinson and C.B. Speegle and everybody. It was a tremendous experience.”