Former 5-star defensive back Brendan “Bookie” Radley-Hiles arrived at OU with a lot of hype and expectations.
But through six games, his play has yet to make the type of headlines that his Twitter account did on Tuesday night.
Radley-Hiles sent out this (now deleted) tweet to interim DC Ruffin McNeill:
The shot came less than an hour after McNeill and his teammates spoke to the media for the first time since Stoops was fired. He was let go after the Sooners fell to Texas 48-45 on Saturday at the Cotton Bowl.
“Everybody on this defense has to get better,” sophomore linebacker Kenneth Murray said. “That’s really the main thing I had to lock in on to get everyone through this adversity. Adversity happens but it doesn’t stay the whole time.”
Murray also talked about his feelings toward Stoops on Tuesday, adding that the two spoke on Sunday night after the news broke.
“He gave me a shot when nobody else gave me a shot,” Murray said. “You don’t start as a true freshman every day. Every freshmen in the country doesn’t come in and just start. He believed in me from the jump. For that, I’m forever grateful and forever thankful.”
Radley-Hiles is eighth on the team in total tackles heading into the open date. He’s made all six starts in the secondary and has been credited with 23 total tackles and one pass breakup.
The No. 11 Sooners will head to TCU for their next challenge on Oct. 20. The game will be televised on ABC at 11 a.m.
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