“You have to hug him up and make sure he knows we’re behind him 100 percent,” Sooners linebacker Geneo Grissom said. “He’s been one of the most consistent kickers I’ve been around since I’ve been here. You have to make sure he keeps his chin up and that he knows we’re 100 percent behind him.”
In one way or another, coach Mike Gundy has made repeated comment that he hasn’t considered playing Rudolph. But Gundy’s track record shows he’s willing to pull a starting quarterback if he feels the time is right.