Oklahoma Football Players Sad for Missing Marching 100
Several Oklahoma University football players are sad that the famous Florida A&M University Marching 100 won’t be making the trip for the Sooners-Rattlers match-up this Saturday. Many with ties to Florida, have a personal story about the band’s impact.
“All eyes would have been on them at halftime. It would have been a special performance,” said Sooners cornerback Demontre Hurst, who has seen the Marching 100 on YouTube and whose high school band in Lancaster, Texas, borrowed from FAMU’s style. “If they were up here, I’d probably be nodding my head a couple times in the locker room.”
“My granddaddy grew up in Florida, so when I was younger we always used to go just for the band. Not for the football team, but the band,” OU safety Tony Jefferson said. “It’s a sight to see. I was kind of hoping they’d come here.”
Of course, the band was not enough to keep those athletes interested in PLAYING for FAMU or any other HBCU, but its nice to know they keep their eyes on what really matters. Even from afar.