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Oklahoma will buy a food truck to serve athletes

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First Sizzler did it, now Oklahoma’s doing it.

Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione told ESPN’s Darren Rovell the school will purchase a food truck now that the NCAA is allowing for unlimited meals and snacks for student-athletes.

From Rovell:

“I realize the idea was to give institutions the flexibility to do what they want within their means,” Castiglione said. “But it’s now so flexible that schools can provide full meals to athletes at any time and there will be some schools that will undoubtedly push that envelope. The next thing people will be doing is a comparative analysis for recruiting as to what schools offer more.”

Castiglione said the food truck and perhaps trailers will not be on demand. They will set up in places that ideally can service the most athletes at a given time.

Kudos to Oklahoma officials for thinking outside the box instead of throwing their hands up and saying “well, we don’t have the available facilities for unlimited meals.” Of course, as Castiglione alluded to, if Oklahoma weren’t able to provide its student-athletes with accessible meals/snacks, surely Texas and other schools it recruits against would play that up with high schoolers.

One kitschy suggestion for Oklahoma: Instead of a food truck, how about a food Conestoga wagon?

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7 Responses to “Oklahoma will buy a food truck to serve athletes”
  1. overratedgators says: Aug 7, 2014 11:12 AM

    “More beans, Mr. Taggart?”

    *sniffs air, waves hand in front of face*

    “I reckon you boys have had enough beans.”

  2. dryzzt23 says: Aug 7, 2014 11:14 AM

    Now the athletes will sue OU after they get fat, or get high cholesterol.
    I’d like to see OU serve the players with an ironclad waiver that tells these players that they CHOOSE what they put in their mouths, and that they understand that if they eat tons of ribs, pizzas, burgers, etc and get fat or incur serious health issues as a result then it is their own damn fault and they cannot sure OU or the food truck company or anyone else due to their poor choices as an individual.

  3. 700levelvet says: Aug 7, 2014 11:29 AM

    Have you ever eaten a sandwich from a “Roach Coach”?

  4. chalkruz1989 says: Aug 7, 2014 12:06 PM

    This is great on many levels. Current players are feeling appreciated and recruits will also look at OU and realize they understand how corrupt and flawed the NCAA is.

  5. mogogo1 says: Aug 7, 2014 12:56 PM

    “well, we don’t have the available facilities for unlimited meals.”

    Who exactly would say that? Every college has cafeterias with ample seating that are only in use a few hours per day, along with tons of counter service places. Manpower to staff the places 24/7 might be an issue, but facilities certainly won’t be.

  6. wabbitslayer says: Aug 7, 2014 1:38 PM

    There are some VERY happy linemen in Norman right about now.

  7. bigdinla says: Aug 7, 2014 1:46 PM

    Most big schools have been doing unlimited food for players for years. Now it’s just legal.

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