On Saturday night, the fans at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium booed Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Spencer Rattler. At one point, the crowd chanted for Rattler’s backup, Caleb Williams, to enter the game.
When asked about getting booed by the home crowd, Rattler told reporters that it didn't bother him or affect his performance.
“I don’t worry about that all,” Rattler said. “I don’t listen to them, they’re not on the field.”
Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley also shared his thoughts on this situation. It's evident that he's confident in Rattler's ability to bounce back from adversity.
"If I have guys with thin skin and can't handle that, I'd have the wrong guys in the room," Riley said. "I have the right guys in the room."
Riley believes the fan base in Oklahoma is growing impatient due to the program's massive expectations.
"That's college football, man. When you have the expectations that we have here in this program and the expectations offensively, it's part of it,” Riley explained. “It's out of our control. Of course, it always helps us a lot more when our fan base supports us. I'll come out and say that. I want to play better offensively more than anybody out there, but them being behind us is what helps. Spencer handled it. It didn't bother him at all."
Rattler finished last weekend's game against West Virginia with 256 passing yards, a touchdown and an interception. It was an underwhelming performance from a quarterback who has NFL talent.
The Sooners had disappointing performances on offense against the Nebraska Cornhuskers and West Virginia Mountaineers. They'll need to be much better this Saturday if they want to take down the Kansas State Wildcats on the road.