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'Our Time' episode 9: Reactions and analysis

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 03 Oklahoma State at Kansas

LAWRENCE, KS - OCTOBER 03: Oklahoma State Cowboys running back Chuba Hubbard (30) runs for 28 yards in the third quarter of a Big 12 football game between the Oklahoma State Cowboys and Kansas Jayhawks on October 3, 2020 at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, KS. (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire)

afternoon, and it, once again, was a fun one. This episode followed the team’s week of practice leading up to Kansas, as well as the game itself.

As usual, the first half of the episode went through the team’s week before its game.

We got to hear from Chuba Hubbard about his play in the first two games. Hubbard mentioned that he needed to be better and that he was confident he would figure it out.

I also loved seeing the position meeting for the running backs. It was awesome to hear what running backs coach John Wozniak said to guys like Chuba and LD when prepping for their next game.

It was fun to see Chuba play Among Us with his O-line in their hotel the night before the game. It’s a mobile game that me and my friends have been playing but seeing them play it made those guys feel very relatable.

I feel like in this episode, we got to see the guys as people and not just players. Chuba talked about how important it is for them to be a family, and they really look like one.

The actual game section of this episode was a lot less in-depth than the past two, just because it was such a blowout. We did get some good stuff like Gundy talking about the wind, Christian Holmes telling the camera that Gundy has some swag and LD Brown singing on the bench. All good stuff.

My favorite part of the episode was when quarterback Shane Illingworth and center Ry Schneider were talking about Texas’ loss to TCU. The two were standing on the sideline when Illingworth talked about being first in the conference. That’s when Schneider said, “We’ve always been number one…in my heart.”

On a side note, I was impressed with Gundy’s conductor skills when leading the team in the alma mater after the game. The singing voices could use a bit of work though.

The team morale seemed pretty high after the win, especially considering that they’re first in the conference. Coach Kasey Dunn mentioned that it’s nice to get some breathing room, but the foot needs to stay on the gas.

Altogether, episode nine was a fun one. I wouldn’t expect episode 10 to have as much excitement since it’s a bye week, but maybe it’ll provide some insight on how the team approaches bye weeks, especially in COVID-19 season.

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