OU Football Experiencing Travel Problems


Friday, October 16th 2015, 9:29 pm
By: Brett Coppenbarger


The OU football team set to play Kansas State tomorrow afternoon in Manhattan, but the team is currently having trouble getting to the Sunflower State. According to our very own Dean Blevins, the plane the Sooners were supposed to fly on is experiencing engine problems. Here's Dean's social media reaction to what's happening. 

#OU team sked to leave OKC 5 hrs ago. No word when back up plane to arrive. Could've driven 2 Manhattan by now. Team deplaned. I'm on board

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) October 17, 2015

Unbelievably, the back up plane that was on its way to take #OU team to #KSU now has its own mechanical problems. No idea when we will leave

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) October 17, 2015

Gotta wonder if back-up plan 2 drive 2 Tuls or KSU isn't being discussed by #OU brass b/c pilot asst told me no idea when 2nd plane arriving

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) October 17, 2015

About to be 6 hr delay w no apparent end in sight. About 20 of us on plane. #OU Team & coaches inside tiny AAR lobby pic.twitter.com/doRSkW25oW

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) October 17, 2015

United pilot assistant tells me at he plane that had mechanical problems is leaving Houston for OKC in 5 mins. 1030 OKC depart my guess #OU

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) October 17, 2015

United pilot assistant felt assured plane passed inspection finally in Hou. My guess is #OU players in rooms around midnight. No walk thru

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) October 17, 2015

Stoops and Co not happy campers. He told me "never had anything happen this bad--Had 2 drive from Lubbock once." pic.twitter.com/oIMm7HEjxj

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) October 17, 2015

AAR officials tell me this the 4th plane they've tried 2 have take #OU 2 #KSU. "4 mechanical probs...including one on its way" #Unacceptable

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) October 17, 2015

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