Ex-Sooner OL Ty Darlington Has Message For Oklahoma Fans Before Ohio State Game
NORMAN, OK – NOVEMBER 25: A general view of the stadium during the West Virginia Mountaineers vs. the Oklahoma Sooners game at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated West Virginia 59-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Oklahoma fans are justifiably excited for this week’s match-up with Ohio State.Despite the Sooners’ 1-1 record, OU still has a shot at the College Football Playoff if it runs the table. The next step on that journey is Saturday night’s showdown against the Buckeyes.In anticipation of that, former Oklahoma center Ty Darlington has a message for the members of Sooner Nation. Darlington wants fans to make sure they have an impact this weekend and turn the game into a memorable one..@TyDarlington56 “Make these Ohio State players talk about this game for the next 20 years.”#surrOUNded pic.twitter.com/7OCIGA7GOf— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) September 14, 2016Here is what Darlington had to say to Oklahoma fans in that video:“Make these Ohio State players talk about this game and the time they came to Norman, Oklahoma. Make them talk about that for the next 20 years of their lives. And when you’re looking back on this 20 years from now, don’t tell your kids you watched this game or you were at this game. Tell them you were a part of this game, that you made an impact and you influenced the outcome. So Sooner Nation, let’s win this thing. Let’s do it all together: all 85, 000 (fans) plus the 105 (players) on the sidelines. Let’s get after it. This is going to be a lot of fun. Boomer Sooner.”Additionally, Darlington penned a (long) address to fans on his personal blog. The tone of the post is similar to the one in the video, and it is definitely worth a read if you’re an OU die-hard.The 14th-ranked Sooners take on the No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes at 7:30 p.m. ET Saturday night from Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman. FOX will broadcast the game.