September 28, 2009
Turner's Offer List Continues to Grow
Josh Turner, one of Oklahoma's top prospects for 2011 came to the Sooners stunning loss at the hands of BYU to open the season, but after a tough defeat to Bishop McGuinness it seems that he can understand a team not giving it's best performance.
The 6-foot, 175-pound junior with offers from an ever-growing number of national powers, including most recently Michigan and Missouri, says his team missed star middle linebacker Trayvon Henry and came out and played somewhat half-heartedly.
"People thought they were just going to give us the game," Turner said. "Not having Trayvon, that hurt a lot, he played a very important role. You could tell that he wasn't there.
"That's how every team is, they think they are playing a team that isn't up to their ability, they just got beat by a team they weren't up to.
"BYU is a pretty nice team, I know how it goes losing to someone you feel like you can beat.
"We needed to just go out there and play hard-nosed football, we are trying to show them what we have. In fairness to our team something that played a big part, we had 29 guys on our sideline.
"But that's an excuse, in the end too many of our guys were still wrapped up in the Douglass game."
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