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Ex-Iowa RB Wegher on way to Oklahoma

Posted on: January 13, 2011 3:39 pm
 
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

After disappearing from the Iowa football roster just ahead of the 2010 season and never returning, it looked like Brandon Wegher's FBS career might be over. But it looks like we haven't heard the last of the bruising running back and (relatively rare) four-star prospect out of Iowa just yet, as Wegher publicly stated today that he will be transferring to Oklahoma to continue his career as a walk-on.

At a glance, Wegher's hard-nosed running style might not make him seem like the best fit for the Sooners' wide-open offense, but after rushing for 641 yards and a school-record right touchdowns as a true freshman for the Hawkeyes, it wouldn't be wise to count Wegher out. And as a walk-on rather than a scholarship transfer who's already missed a year of playing time, Wegher may be able to avoid the typical transfer year spent on the bench.

The best part of the news for Oklahoma? With Wegher walking on and hoping to earn a scholarship later, there's no risk involved for Bob Stoops and Co. (assuming Wegher's much-rumored-about "personal reasons " that led to his falling-out with Iowa become an issue, which seems unlikely). If Wegher can't crack the playing rotation, no scholarship harm, no foul.

And as for Wegher, if he can, he'll be part of a potential preseason No. 1 team and the certain favorites to bring hom a second straight Big 12 championship. It's a win-win situation for everyone involved ... save, we suppose, the Iowa fans who may have to watch their native son go on to glory with someone else.

Comments

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 6:50 am
 

Ex-Iowa RB Wegher on way to Oklahoma

You'll notice don't ever a better way of measuring so what any individual is without question than he is doing anytime you are she's honestly free to determine.



Since: Sep 1, 2007
Posted on: January 14, 2011 8:07 am
 

Ex-Iowa RB Wegher on way to Oklahoma

"Iowa fans are a little upset."

This one isn't (and I suspect most aren't). Stuff happens, and sometimes a circuitous route is required to get to where you need to be in life. Best of luck Brandon, I'm going to miss your physics defying goal line leaps.



Since: May 13, 2007
Posted on: January 13, 2011 11:27 pm
 

Ex-Iowa RB Wegher on way to Oklahoma

Iowa fans are a little upset. Oh well hope the kid does good.



Since: Dec 12, 2010
Posted on: January 13, 2011 10:44 pm
 

Ex-Iowa RB Wegher on way to Oklahoma

Could be huge for an already great 2011 Sooner team.



Since: Jan 7, 2011
Posted on: January 13, 2011 8:39 pm
 

Ex-Iowa RB Wegher on way to Oklahoma

This will make OU pretty deep at the RB position. He will give us a another dimension on short yardage situations.



Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: January 13, 2011 8:00 pm
 

Ex-Iowa RB Wegher on way to Oklahoma

how did that 4 star system work for texas and florida this year?  jake christensen was a 4 star prospect and that was the biggest joke of a ranking ever. its like the polls. texas and florida ranked preseason 3rd and 4th this year. yeah that was real accurate too



Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: January 13, 2011 7:57 pm
 

Ex-Iowa RB Wegher on way to Oklahoma

im still waiting for cbs to report that maybe the best reciever in the big ten, marvin mcnutt is coming back for his senior year. funny how cbs failed to mention that story.  #7 coming back IS great news for the hawks. we have moved on without wegher. good luck to him but we dont really care. coker and mcnutt will help immensely with vandenbergs first year as qb. and with most of the offensive line returning and young...this team is going to be better than that last place the idiots/media is predicting.



Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: January 13, 2011 5:33 pm
 

Ex-Iowa RB Wegher on way to Oklahoma

Thank god for Marcus Coker.  He looks really good and all of a sudden our stable of backs are gone (Adam Robinson, Jewel Hampton, Brandon Wegher, Jeff Brinson).



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: January 13, 2011 5:30 pm
 

Ex-Iowa RB Wegher on way to Oklahoma

What a joke.  Yeah we all know his personal reasons...now if Adam Robinson follows, that will be hilarious.


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