Heupel said Reynolds was offering a life lesson in “staying the course,” only he didn’t want to limit his answer to Reynolds.
He wanted to talk about Bell, too, saying lesser guys “would throw in the towel” after learning they’d been passed over for the job everybody thought they’d be getting.
Then he moved on to Roy Finch, another player whose stock has been all over the place since arriving on campus, who carried eight times Saturday for a team-high 68 yards.
Heupel didn’t bring up the Sooner defense three games into the season. It’s not really his gig but he might as well have. It would have underlined the same message.
Another Saturday at Owen Field offered another round of comeback stories and Blake Bell was the biggest one of all.
The season only gets better. And the Irish are next.
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