Wednesday, August 02, 2006

OU Dismisses Starting QB

The Oklahoma Sooners have permanently dismissed starting quarterback Rhett Bomar, the Holiday Bowl MVP, and offensive lineman JD Quinn from the football team.

The press release says they were paid for hours not worked at their summer job. Where was that job? Bomar had a summer job working at the Norman car dealership Big Red Sports and Imports. One report has Bomar earning $18,000 for a five hour a week job. If that sounds familiar it’s the same dealership that was involved in the Adrian Peterson car scandal earlier this spring. No doubt this is a crushing blow to the Sooners but the season still begins a month from today so practice must go on.

For the second summer in a row there will be a competition for the starting quarterback position. In my opinion it’s a two man race between sophomore Joey Halzle and senior Paul Thompson.

Halzle was an Elite 11 quarterback and joined the Sooners from the Jr. College ranks. He really turned some heads in the spring before self destructing in the spring game. Based solely on upside and reps in new offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson’s offense Halzle has got to be the front runner.

Paul Thompson will most assuredly be moved back to the quarterback position and given the opportunity to win the starting position but he hasn’t thrown a pass since the opening game of last season because he was moved to receiver when Bomar was named the starter.

Behind Halzle and Thompson is freshman Sam Bradford.

New Information Update
Here is some new information that I have heard. Take it for what ever you want it to be!

The investigation started six weeks ago. OU coaches found out Thursday. Bomar had already looked into transferring to a division II school because he knew what was coming.

NCAA penalties are pending not sure what yet but Bomar will most likely be banned from any NCAA division and the university could face a 1 year bowl ban.