We are 22 days away from the start of the season, and today we take a look at two backs - one who had a great career at Oklahoma and another who should have.
Quentin Griffin was pulled out of his redshirt in 1999 and went on to run for 3,938 yards, which ranks fifth in school history. Few backs were more exciting to watch than Griffin, who was adept at making defenders miss and keeping his balance. He also used his diminutive stature to his advantage, often hiding behind linemen until a hole opened up.
Our other back is Marcus Dupree, who came from Philadelphia, Mississippi as the most prized recruit of Barry Switzer’s tenure (and probably in OU history). He was essentially the exact opposite of Griffin, standing at 6-2 and 225 lbs. with a 4.3 40. After not recieving many carried to begin his freshman season, Dupree exploded to finish the 1982 campaign with 1,144 yards on 7.84 yards per rush. He left the team after 1983’s OU/Texas, leaving everyone wondering what could have been.