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Old 05-16-2016, 10:19 AM   #1
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What's the deal with him?
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Old 05-16-2016, 02:12 PM   #2
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? What happened?
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Old 05-16-2016, 02:56 PM   #3
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Someone in another thread said he might be off the team.
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Old 05-17-2016, 04:10 AM   #4
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Rather than posting on the Matt Freeman thread about Austin Grandstaff, I'll do it here. For those with a membership on OUInsider, you can read James Hale's response to my question (NCSooner63) about this situation. As usual, CoachTalk and vbdad are correct with their info. I won't get specific with what Hale said except that he's confident that Grandstaff is gone.
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Old 05-17-2016, 05:48 AM   #5
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Rather than posting on the Matt Freeman thread about Austin Grandstaff, I'll do it here. For those with a membership on OUInsider, you can read James Hale's response to my question (NCSooner63) about this situation. As usual, CoachTalk and vbdad are correct with their info. I won't get specific with what Hale said except that he's confident that Grandstaff is gone.
Thanks for asking the question - http://oklahoma.247sports.com/Board/...James-45354349
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Old 05-17-2016, 08:13 AM   #6
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That's rough. Wish he had some people in his life to straighten him out, he's wrecking a promising career by quitting teams and transferring at the drop of a hat (dating back to his high school career). Wish him the best wherever he goes, but this doesn't look like it will have a positive ending.
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Old 05-17-2016, 01:15 PM   #7
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You make the decision for others by your actions.

Whether he is on the team or not, he couldn't be counted on by the team.
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Old 05-17-2016, 02:13 PM   #8
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dude just blew it.
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Old 05-17-2016, 02:19 PM   #9
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No surprise. Wasn't a fan of bringing him in.
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Old 05-17-2016, 02:22 PM   #10
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Somebody going to tell us why he is leaving?
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Old 05-17-2016, 02:26 PM   #11
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It's official though.. On soonerscoop. Bleh this hurts because I'm guessing he would of been quite a bit better than Sheperd or the Juco pg. Now one of them plays for sure! Mcgusty could get a lot of minutes now too.
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Old 05-17-2016, 02:36 PM   #12
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http://oklahoma.247sports.com/Bolt/S...-ways-45373775
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Old 05-17-2016, 04:17 PM   #13
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"Helicopter" Dad had him confused. Got in his head. What I've heard for what it's worth......
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Old 05-17-2016, 04:39 PM   #14
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The other boards were a little late to the dance on this one. While it's true we didn't do a news release with a fancy headline, anyone who read the Matt Freeman thread definitely knew Austin Grandstaff was leaving or already gone. Vbdad told us "not to count on Grandstaff" two days ago. He told me about it in a PM five days ago (last Friday). He didn't give me permission to post it to the board, which is why I didn't say anything until he decided to release the information.

It's nice to know this board has some knowledgeable people with an inside track to the program. Vbdad is one of them. Keep in mind, it's not always possible for those in the know to tell us everything for fear of severing ties with an important source. Doesn't mean we shouldn't be glad they're available to us.
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The other boards were a little late to the dance on this one. While it's true we didn't do a news release with a fancy headline, anyone who read the Matt Freeman thread definitely knew Austin Grandstaff was leaving or already gone. Vbdad told us "not to count on Grandstaff" two days ago. He told me about it in a PM five days ago (last Friday). He didn't give me permission to post it to the board, which is why I didn't say anything until he decided to release the information.

It's nice to know this board has some knowledgeable people with an inside track to the program. Vbdad is one of them. Keep in mind, it's not always possible for those in the know to tell us everything for fear of severing ties with an important source. Doesn't mean we shouldn't be glad they're available to us.
Great post and thanks, vbdad, for contributing here.
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Old 05-17-2016, 04:55 PM   #16
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Why is he leaving?
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Why is he leaving?
Someone on Soonerscoop, who posts here also, said his dad is a helicopter dad and had Austin confused so LK grew tired of it and gave them walking papers.

I would guess his dad was bothering LK about how his son could be utilized but that's just a guess.
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Someone on Soonerscoop, who posts here also, said his dad is a helicopter dad and had Austin confused so LK grew tired of it and gave them walking papers.

I would guess his dad was bothering LK about how his son could be utilized but that's just a guess.
So basically the same thing that happened at tOSU.
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Old 05-17-2016, 05:49 PM   #19
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Kid's dad is going to ruin his life.
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Old 05-17-2016, 07:06 PM   #20
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Someone on Soonerscoop, who posts here also, said his dad is a helicopter dad and had Austin confused so LK grew tired of it and gave them walking papers.

I would guess his dad was bothering LK about how his son could be utilized but that's just a guess.
That's a shame.
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Old 05-17-2016, 07:16 PM   #21
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This isnt just a dad thing, there were stipulations in place that Austin didn't live up to regarding his studies and the team and coach Kruger.

Didn't meet up to his part of the bargain
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This isnt just a dad thing, there were stipulations in place that Austin didn't live up to regarding his studies and the team and coach Kruger.

Didn't meet up to his part of the bargain
Lon is so experienced and positive, his players have a good attitude and give 100%.
If you do not buy in then you have to go. It is pretty simple.
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Old 05-17-2016, 09:51 PM   #23
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Wow. Didn't read the board for a few days and this happens. Hope the kid can get his life back in order. Too bad his dad seems to be such a problem.
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Old 05-17-2016, 11:50 PM   #24
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This isnt just a dad thing, there were stipulations in place that Austin didn't live up to regarding his studies and the team and coach Kruger.

Didn't meet up to his part of the bargain
Good. A big part of Kruger's success has been the culture of the team. We've achieved by having folks like Osby and Cousins and Heild who are hard workers that get things done. If Grandstaff can't live up to that, it's better he is gone now. I don't want to re-hash old debates, but Capel really let the team's culture get away from him and I think it shows Kruger's experience that he knows it's better to lose a player than lose the culture.
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Good. A big part of Kruger's success has been the culture of the team. We've achieved by having folks like Osby and Cousins and Heild who are hard workers that get things done. If Grandstaff can't live up to that, it's better he is gone now. I don't want to re-hash old debates, but Capel really let the team's culture get away from him and I think it shows Kruger's experience that he knows it's better to lose a player than lose the culture.
Sampson was like Kruger as far as culture is concerned. If they didn't buy-in to what he wanted they were gone and that's how successful programs stay successful over the long haul because ultimately the program is more important than a single player.
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