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Stoops says he’s seen “great growth” from Drew Barker as a leader

Dale Zanine | USA Today

Dale Zanine | USA Today

Dale Zanine | USA Today

For me, the biggest question mark going in to next season is whether or not Drew Barker is ready to lead. After a rocky first few seasons, Barker now has the reins of the offense. Is he ready to lead? Mark Stoops told reporters today at the Governor’s Cup that he believes so.

“I saw great growth out of Drew,” Stoops said. “It’s hard to put an exact figure or definition on that, but he had the best spring he had ever academically. It was more the leadership that I saw — he was really leading by example. I’m not really into guys talking just to talk or acting like a leader because they’re saying things, so I saw him become more calm and more quiet, but I like that. He had great command of the offense, he had great command of his group, but it wasn’t all the BS talking and just trying to be a leader just because you’re the QB. I like his growth, I like his approach, his work ethic. He looks good. He’s approaching every day the way we want him to do it, so that’s what I like.”

We’ve heard good things about Drew in recent weeks. We know he has the talent, so Stoops’ quotes about his maturity are promising.

More coming from the Governor’s Cup in a few…

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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3 Comments for Stoops says he’s seen “great growth” from Drew Barker as a leader



  1. inside info2
    1:41 pm June 7, 2016 Permalink

    Mrs. TT, will you go back and pull the quotes Stoops gave regarding Towles from this time last year?

    These mean absolutely nothing. I know you guys need to make posts, but that has no value.



    • Ichabod24
      4:36 pm June 7, 2016 Permalink

      Agree 100%. Patrick Towles 2.0 this season. Wait and see. I hope I’m wrong.



  2. nybrasky
    3:12 pm June 7, 2016 Permalink

    Has he seen an O-Line than can block or WRs who can catch? If not, it may not matter.