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It's Time for My Ride at Crimson and Cream Machine to Come to An End

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It's been nearly two and a half years from the posting of my first recruiting article on Crimson and Cream Machine. I had always followed recruiting almost to the point of an obsession, and then I finally had a chance to write about the team that I was openly cheering for. I was incredibly proud of that first article overviewing the Sooners newfound success recruiting in Louisiana (specifically with OL Joseph Paul and DL Courtney Garnett). Strangely enough neither player is on the Sooners football team anymore.

Now as the last two plus years have seemingly flown by, I have come to the realization that it's time for me to move on from this adventure. I do so with no regrets or ill will, because I've been given a long leash, treated well, and had an incredible group of guys to write and work with. It truly has been a joy, but in the end it's time to move on.

Further, I now have a lot more on my plate than I did two years ago, including a fussy yet incredibly beautiful and amazing 5 month old daughter named Brynlee.

The good news is that CCM is more than capable hands now with Jack Shields and the gang. They have already taken this site to a higher level than I ever could. I am more than confident in their abilities to continue to bring you tons of Sooner content (even if they are a bit crazy at times).

Also thanks to the CCM community for putting up with my typos and grammar mistakes, along with my twitter rants about Tim Kish and LB recruiting (things are definitely trending in the right direction on this one with the class of 2017)

I'll still be around the interwebs writing off and on for Heartland Sports tackling the craziness that is the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Oklahoma Sooners, and even an occasional jab/article about the Pokes.

It's been a great ride, and I can't thank SBNation enough for the privilege of being able to write, interact, comment, tweet, and follow the Oklahoma Sooners with a group of passionate and crazily obsessed Sooner fans.

Donnie Hazlewood

@Dn4sty @SportsHeartland