Sunday, October 15, 2006


Imagine this: You are one of the premiere players in college football. No, maybe not THE GREATEST COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER EVERER, as ESPN wants to call you, but probably the best in the Big 12 and undoubtedly one of the best in the nation.

Your father, newly freed from prison, is in the stadium to see you play for the first time in years.

You run for 183 yards.

And after a 53-yard dash for a touchdown, you leap in the end zone.

And break your collarbone.

Larry Coker knows nothing about "bad days."

He had a bad day.

Now, Adrian Peterson faces a tough decision: Stay in college for another year, once again pursuing the Heisman and continuing to try to help return Oklahoma to glory? Or go to the NFL and get the kind of money that can help your family -- and the father who just got to see you play?

Normally, I would say (as I say in most cases) STAY IN COLLEGE. You have more to fall back on if the NFL doesn't work out.

But with Peterson, I don't know. He could make a ton of money in the NFL. I think the Sooners are still aways away from being the team they once were. And Peterson could suffer an injury that would end his chances of going to the NFL, instead of one that won't hurt his running ability but still keep him out.

It's a tough call. It's a shame he has to make it.


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