O/NSO: The legacy sands of the Caleb hourglass edition

On3 imageby:Greg Katz04/07/23
Caleb Williams
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The Obvious: A week from this Saturday, Lincoln Riley’s 2023 Trojans will showcase to the public what days of clandestine spring practices have produced.  The Not So Obvious: If you remember, Riley’s first spring game a year ago left cardinal and gold Coliseum patrons wanting more, prompted by Riley having his troops - for the most part - a real game with real hitting and real tackling before an ESPN national telecast. It was a highly satisfactory fan experience for those in the Coli and for those watching on ESPN, and the O/NSO didn’t hear the type of spring post-game moaning complaints of a Clay Helton spring game. Of course, part of the intrigue was the participation of former Oklahoma quarterback transfer Caleb Williams.