Fact is, as I understand it, Cline meant what he said in a statement issued noting his change of address.
“I have loved my time at Oklahoma and this was not an easy choice," he said. “I've known Jeff (Capel) for almost 25 years and I have the utmost respect for him. I thank him for the opportunities he's given me and wish nothing but the best for him and for Oklahoma. In the end, the chance to get back to my home state was one I couldn't pass up.”
I’m told Cline has some family issues that most of us face as we age, and that’s all there is to this. Totally different category from the “resignation” of former assistant Oronde Taliaferro.
As to the players who have left not counting the three who opted for the NBA draft? Check minutes played for each and draw your own conclusions, using common-sense deductive powers.
“Attitudes have to change,” Capel said recently. “Commitment to work has to change.”
-- Mike Jones