Thanks to a little espionage, Oklahoma's student newspaper may have just revealed a Sooners' quarterback change.
The OU Daily, the student newspaper at Oklahoma, published a story on Wednesday morning reporting that true freshman quarterback Caleb Williams took the majority of the first-team reps over preseason Heisman favorite Spencer Rattler.
The news itself is massive, but not exactly shocking as Williams led Oklahoma to a massive comeback victory this weekend after Rattler was benched in the second quarter. But it's how the OU Daily got this information that had the Internet buzzing on Wednesday.
The Daily watched the offensive practice regimen from a public building near the OU football practice field, with no athletics employees discouraging observation. The Daily does not observe practice regularly, but did so Tuesday under heightened interest given the situation.
To be clear, there's absolutely nothing illegal here – they simply watched practice from a free, public building just like anybody else could have; they were just the only ones to do it and report the news.
And the best part is, they probably didn't even have to leave their own building.
For what it's worth, that perch in the Gaylord School of Journalism that overlooks the OU practice field has been place where beat writers watch practice for over a decade.— RJ Young (@RJ_Young) October 13, 2021
It seems that the Sooners have been aware of buildings overlooking the practice field for a while, and even went as far as to blur the windows of nearby dorm rooms. You know, just in case Texas sends a spy to pose as a sophomore English major and divulge Sooner secrets.
Apparently, they blurred the wrong windows. And judging by the response, it would seem that the program was rather displeased with the report.
OU football has canceled all media availabilities today. No reason given. No more media until after Saturday's game.— Carson Cunningham (@KOCOCarson) October 13, 2021
One way or another, we'll see who the Oklahoma starter is on Saturday, and Lincoln Riley will eventually have to speak to the media.