This week is almost like déjà vu, except this time I want revenge. On Friday, we're playing against Irving MacArthur, who beat us 50-35 in our season finale last year. That loss knocked us out of the playoffs.
This year, it's the same scenario, except this time, I want payback. We're both 6-3 overall and 4-2 in district, so it should be a great game, especially with a playoff spot at stake. Beating Irving MacArthur has been on my mind a lot this week, because most of their players are back from last year. They like to talk a bunch and they're real cocky, so it'll be good to get them this time.
I'm not sure if I'll play quarterback or not this Friday, because of my hand. If I can't grip the ball, I'm probably going to play on the defensive side of the ball at safety. I've been practicing on defense this week, but I still might play some quarterback and run the ball some myself. If I can't throw, I'll probably just hand the ball off a lot.
I really wish I was healthy this week, because Irving MacArthur blitzes a lot. Their defense isn't very big, but they're really fast, which makes them so good. I'm really impressed with their defensive backs. Again, I can't reiterate how disappointed I am about not being 100 percent this week. I know my team really needs me at quarterback, so my broken hand is really coming at the worse possible time.
My hand is getting better, but I really don't have any strength when I grip the ball. Just griping the ball this week is a big deal, because last week I couldn't even do that. Gripping the ball isn't what hurts, it's the motion of throwing that's so painful and weak. The way my hand is wrapped sucks. It looks like a big club. With my club, it's really hard to catch the ball, so I'm going to have to make my interceptions one-handed, which I can do. Tackling, especially wrapping up, is hard with one hand, but I'll be all right, because I know what to do.
Another bad thing about my hand is that I can't lift weights. I'm going to get skinny and weak, which sucks. I usually do push-ups and curls at night, but I can't even do those right now. I'm really going to have to hit those weights once my hand heals.
Not playing last week vs. Carrollton Creekview, who we beat 38-24, was horrible, because it was the first time during my high school career that I've ever missed a game. My team didn't necessarily need me, because Carrollton Creekview is pretty bad this year, but it was still tough. I don't want to ever do that again.
Because of my injuries this season, some people have asked me if this season has been disappointing for me, but it hasn't. Last year, we lost a lot of close games and finished the season 3-7, so we definitely had a better season this year.
On Saturday, I went to the Oklahoma State game with my mom, dad and two cousins. It was a good game and a lot of fun. The atmosphere was crazy. It was so loud that I can barely hear myself talking to the people around me. I have no idea how Oklahoma State could hear anything on the field. It must have been tough.
I wasn't surprised Oklahoma won like they did, because I figured it'd either be a real close game or an absolute blowout, like it was. In talking to Oklahoma's coaches before the game, they were pretty mad about all of the comments Oklahoma State had been making. They really wanted revenge for the last two years and weren't going to let Oklahoma State beat them again.
Jason White did all right. It wasn't one of his best games, but that doesn't matter, because he got the job done. He made some good throws on his touchdown passes and stuff like that. I was really impressed with Oklahoma's defense. They played really well in shutting down Rashaun Woods, Tatum Bell and Josh Fields. To be honest, I'm not really looking forward to going against them in practice next season, but I'll do all right as long as I've got receivers like Mark Clayton and Brandon Jones to throw the ball to.
I thought Adrian Peterson was going to be at the Oklahoma State game, but he wasn't. I talked to some recruits at the game, but I really didn't know who most of them were. I did meet Garrett Hartley, the kicker from Southlake Carroll. He's a nice guy.
Earlier this week, I talked to Coach Stoops, Coach Venables and Coach Long. We talked about the Oklahoma State game, my hand and stuff like that. I'm still really excited about being a Sooner, but for now I've got some unfinished business to settle this Friday.
Rhett: During this year's OU-Texas game, ABC announcer Brent Musburger basically said you didn't go to Texas, because you were afraid to compete with Vincent Young. Is that true?
Rhett: "No, it's not. I just thought it was cool he (Musburger) said my name on television, but he's probably getting that from the Texas coaches. I never have and never will be afraid of Vincent Young. He's a good athlete, but that's about it. I'm not afraid of him."
Which do you prefer: blondes or brunettes? And why?
Stacy (a blonde)
Rhett: "I don't know, I guess it depends on the girl. In this case, I like blondes a little, because they're usually all hot. I have gone out with brunettes, so it just depends on the girl and how they are. I guess I'll take a little of both. I'm really equal opportunity."
What current or past NFL quarterback are you the most comparable to and why?
Rhett: "People are comparing me to John Elway, because of my style of play and they say I kind of look like him when I'm playing. That's a pretty good person to be compared to."
Got a question for Rhett? If so, e-mail it with your name and city to OUInsiderDiary@hotmail.com and he might just answer your question in one of his future diary entries.
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