The Oklahoma Sooners are still hanging around at Oklahoma City's Will Rogers World Airport. That's significant, because the Sooners were supposed to have already had their Friday walkthrough in Manhattan.
Dean Blevins, former Sooner and current television sportscaster, has all the gory details.
#OU team sked to leave OKC 5 hrs ago. No word when back up plane to arrive. Could've driven 2 Manhattan by now. Team deplaned. I'm on board— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) October 17, 2015
Okay, so there was a mechanical problem. So they'll just get a replacement plane -- wait, what?
Gotta wonder if back-up plan 2 drive 2 Tuls or KSU isn't being discussed by #OU brass b/c pilot asst told me no idea when 2nd plane arriving— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) October 17, 2015
Waiting, waiting, waiting.
So apparently the entire OU traveling party, except for the media, is packed into a closet or something.
United pilot assistant tells me at he plane that had mechanical problems is leaving Houston for OKC in 5 mins. 1030 OKC depart my guess #OU— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) October 17, 2015
We're sure that the Sooners will have a pleasant flight, knowing they're getting on a plane which just got fixed... in a city 600 miles away.
Seriously, this is awful for Oklahoma, and you've got to feel for them. But it could also be a huge break for K-State tomorrow.