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June 21, 2013

Semore staying out of Sooner diamond controversies

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NORMAN —

“This is a distraction from that. If I had anything to tell Sunny or anyone else, I’d tell it to their face and if that wasn’t possible, I’d tell them by phone.”

The controversy began when OU pitcher Dillon Overton tweeted on Sunday that Golloway was “two-faced” and saying he “lied to our whole team and never had any of our backs.”

“Thanks for being two faced the entire time I knew you. Lied to our whole team and never had any of our backs,” he said, adding, “The program made me better... which is something you couldn’t do. I hope all the talking behind my back to my teammates comes back to you in some way. You really disappointed me and all my teammates. Good luck at Auburn.”

Golloway responded in a tweet that was later taken down: “I’m sorry you feel this way and chose to do this Dillon.”

Former reserve catcher Jake Smith said Golloway is “crooked” and “puts out a huge front to the public.”

“This doesn’t need to keep going in my opinion,” said Semore, who coached preps in Muskogee and also led Bacone to a junior college national championship in 1967. “Let’s get things worked out and pull on the same rope.”

Golloway, who ended his career with five straight 40-win seasons and the first Big 12 tournament title since 1997, was critical of sagging attendance at games. Auburn averages about 2,500 a game and has played in the NCAA tournament once since 2005. OU hasn’t averaged more than 1,900 since 1999.

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