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Mark Aumann | NCAA.com | October 17, 2015

Oklahoma plane delayed 8 hours on trip to Kansas

  The Sooners spent eight hours in Oklahoma City on Friday.

It's 308 miles between Norman, Okla., and Manhattan, Kan. Or about four and a half hours by bus. Unfortunately, Oklahoma's football team was flying there Friday instead.

It was anything but a typical day for the Sooners. Originally scheduled to leave Oklahoma City at 2:45 p.m. local time, the first plane was late to arrive. Then it had mechanical issues, putting the trip on indefinite hold.

The team used the downtime to their advantage, finding a place in the airport to watch film. Eventually, a replacement plane arrived -- and team finally boarded some eight hours later for the trip to Kansas.

Thankfully, the trip turned out to be uneventful, and the plane landed without incident in Manhattan.

Oklahoma senior associate athletic director Kenny Mossman kept a running social report going through the entire odyssey, in case you're interested:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Better to be late than never? Certainly the case for the Sooners.

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