The Bookie Era Has Officially Come To A Close At OU With Transfer Announcement

If you were hoping that the Brendan Radley-Hiles saga at Oklahoma was going to end with a happy reunion then we can officially tell you that it won’t. Bookie has come out of the transfer portal but it isn’t with his teammates in Norman it is with a new team in the Pacific Northwest. Radley-Hiles announced, via social media, on Tuesday night that he’s transferring to Washington.

Becoming somewhat of a folk hero for the Sooners it was hard to find any middle ground when it came to opinions on Bookie. You either loved him or loathed him. In three seasons with the Sooners he recorded 110 total tackles (9 for loss) and 3 interceptions. However, he also became known as a guy who would often get caught with pass interference penalties or get flagged for taunting or unsportsmanlike penalties.

Regardless of how you feel, or felt, about #44 he’s gone now and the Sooners are moving on to looking for his replacement in spring ball. The most likely candidate to do so is Tennessee transfer Key Lawrence who played in 10 games for the Vols last season as a true freshman, as a backup safety, and finished the season with eight tackles and one pass defensed.

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