My 2 Cents: Toby Rowland New Voice Of Sooners


Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 10:53 pm
By: News 9


Kelly Ogle, News 9

OU Athletic Director Joe Castiglione has a great eye for undiscovered talent, and he's done it again.

I know some Sooner fans aren't sure about the selection of Toby Rowland as the new "Voice of the Sooners", but trust me, it's a brilliant pick.

Sooner fans you're going to grow to love his sense of humor, his creativity and his talent.

News 9 hired him as an associate producer 11 years ago and I quickly became a fan.

Everything that Toby has attempted in broadcasting he has excelled at, and play-by-play will be no different.

I grew up on radio play-by-play.

I had the opportunity countless times to sit in the booth and watch over the shoulders of Bob Barry and my dad Jack Ogle as they called Sooner and Cowboy football games.

I know what it takes.

No doubt it was a bold hire. Toby's a relatively inexperienced play-by-play man. But he's a unique talent. Joe C has found another diamond in the rough.

Leave Kelly Your 2 Cents, tell us where you're from, and he could read your comments on air.