Midway through the college football season Caleb Williams replaced Spencer Rattler as Oklahoma’s starting quarterback.
Rattler did not handle it well.
The youngster lashed out on social media in a pretty juvenile way, and the bad feelings apparently never subsided.
Once the season wrapped Rattler entered the transfer portal. This past week, he agreed to join Shane Beamer at South Carolina.
On Wednesday Williams appeared on “The Podcast on the Prairie” to discuss a myriad of topics. One of the more intriguing ones? His relationship with Rattler.
“Me and Spence, we weren’t best friends. I can say that. We weren’t best friends, but we didn’t hate each other, either,” Williams said.
“There’s a bunch of other guys that I’m not best friends with and I don’t hate them either on the team. Everybody tried to make a thing out of nothing throughout the whole season. There was nothing to be made from it.”
Folks can obviously read between the lines there.
It will be interesting to see where Williams goes from here with Oklahoma. Clearly new head coach Brent Venables would like to retain him, but that’s not a given at this point.
There’s a reason Lincoln Riley ditched the Sooners so swiftly.
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Keep an eye on Williams going forward. The decision he ultimately makes about his Oklahoma future will have massive ramifications for player and program alike.