The quarterback controversy in Norman is reaching a tipping point this week after the incumbent, Spencer Rattler, was lifted from Saturday’s 55-48 comeback win over Texas on Saturday.
A reporter for the OU student newspaper used binoculars from a public building to report that Caleb Williams was doing practice with first-reps, got quotes from Spencer Rattler's dad, and Lincoln Riley has now apparently canceled all media availabilities. https://t.co/O0laL4oRA2 https://t.co/5hKbpbtd8D
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Spencer Rattler was benched for freshman Caleb Williams in the second quarter after throwing an interception and fumbling. Rattler finished the game 8-for-15 for 111 yards with a rushing touchdown. Williams led the Sooners on a furious comeback on the strength of 16-of-25 passing for 211 yards with three total touchdowns and 88 rushing yards.
Rattler was absent from practice on Monday due to being sick, which according to his father in the OU Daily report from today, was excused by Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley.
The OU Daily further reported that Williams out-snapped Rattler in practice on Tuesday, with the tide seemingly turning towards Williams overtaking Rattler as the Sooner’s starting QB. However, Lincoln Riley isn’t willing to name a starting quarterback for their matchup with TCU and has canceled all upcoming media availabilities.
You can read the full report by OU Daily here.