Skip to comments.Despite explosion, no security changes for OU-Texas
Posted on 10/06/2005 5:51:28 PM PDT by MikefromOhio
DALLAS -- Confident that a thorough security plan for the Cotton Bowl was developed before a deadly explosion outside the University of Oklahoma's football stadium last week, authorities said no drastic new safeguards will be made for Saturday's game between Texas and Oklahoma.
But authorities warned that security personnel around the Cotton Bowl will be more alert in response to the blast, which investigators say was caused when explosives attached to a student's body detonated within 100 yards of where more than 80,000 fans were gathered inside Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.
"That's one of things we drilled into the heads of our officers," said Dallas Deputy Chief Jesse Reyes. "To be vigilant about suspicious-looking persons or suspicious-looking vehicles or anything of that sort."
Joel Henry Hinrichs III, 21, died Saturday when the device attached to his body exploded about while he sat on a bench outside George Lynn Cross Hall on the campus in Norman, Okla., officials said. The blast could be heard inside the stadium, where Oklahoma was playing Kansas State.
University of Oklahoma President David Boren said Tuesday that authorities continue to believe that Hinrichs did not try to get into the stadium and that he acted alone.
Reyes said Dallas police have been talking with FBI investigators to learn more about the explosion, so that officers patrolling the game can watch for similar signs or evidence Saturday. Officials said the day of the Texas-Oklahoma game draws about 250,000 fans and visitors to the State Fair of Texas, which takes place outside the Cotton Bowl and serves as the backdrop to the rivalry.
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Is this NFL ping list worthy? There will be a lot of NFL prospects in this game...
Norman. Right next to Oklahoma City. Hmmm?
I don't know.
I kinda doubt we will ever really know what motivated him.
I DO know that people in Norman were very very lucky.
NYC subway plot uncovered in Iraq or in Norman, OK after suicide bomber investigation?
NYC subway....without a 2nd thought.
But BOTH, especially during college football season, are bigtime targets.
My thought is that the Norman bombmaker was building bombs for the NYC subways not the Cotton Bowl.
I don't think they were THAT related...
generally the guys blowing themselves up are just the grunts. The planners or the one making any bombs were well removed from him.
The AQ cell members in Iraq were arrested AFTER the Norman guy blew himself up and the FBI carted away his and his roommate's computers.
Yeah, and Bill Clinton is a faithful husband.
The authorities in this country sure are hung up on that "lone nut" theory!
The guy that blew himself up was the bombmaker.
Here's what I know about Oklahomans and Texans. If some damnmuslims dare start anything and they catch them, the damnmuslims will die in a hail of gunfire from the citizens of two states.
yep....and I am pretty sure he had nothing to do with NYC.
well this game is played at the Texas State Fair. There will be tons of people there anyway....
well if you look at it, Americans always think of the lone nut theory first, even before the Muslim threat....
OU students - You are in danger!
...not sure that's true anymore...
it's not, nowhere near, but for most people, that is still the first twitch....
well there are more than a few NFL prospects in this game...
sorry for the spam I guess....
A stretch...but please keep ping lists for their intended purposes, I've had to remove myself from a few that liked to stray from the subject.
I asked a couple of the list keepers in post 2....
I wasn't going too, but i wasn't sure....maybe you should talk with scott says....
The MEDIA BLACKOUT of the OU SUICIDE BOMBING hardly inspires confidence in our great leaders.
what you want the government to TELL the media what to report?
the channel in oklahoma is reporting the hell out of this story. The national media isn't for reasons known but unspoken.
He was a bomb builder who might have also built the bombs for the AQ operatives who were supposed to hit New York. The failed attack at OU was supposed to be a diversion of what was supposed to happen later in the NYC subways in my opinion.
I think Texas is going to exploded on OU.
you know, I would laugh my arse off if Texas found a way to lose that game....
There is no way OU should be within 3 TDs of the Longhorns, but at the same time I don't think OU is as bad as everyone thinks they are either....
Check again. I think Shootout was deemed politically incorrect by the sponsor and that the name of the game has been changed to something less militant.
Interesting thought for the ping list?
See my post directly below yours.
A lot of those people will be little kids also...
Did the original story have something about some friends of his missing...
They wouldn't be in New York would they??? Is this just a coincidence you think?
:) Sorry about your Packers.
"Despite explosion, no security changes for OU-Texas" (!!!) ping. Thanks to PhatHead for the ping.
Looks like the authorities don't want unnecessary disruptions and cancellations during college football season. Lots of conflicting info on the security situation at the games.
LOL...PC runs wild in the NCAA...I'm not sure if I like "corporate " sponsorship of this classic rivalry....oh well, times have changed.
I am a Browns fan :)
The Sips are only favored by 2. That's fine with me. Boomer Sooner, Go Big Red.
My purse and all my OU gear have always been searched in the main buildings on the Fairgrounds, through many years, but not often going into the Cotton Bowl itself. Maybe we have alternating gate guards, Oklahoma one year, Texans another year. Nah.
I think it's the "orange" thing. If we're wearing red, we're suspects. We may be carrying oranges of mass destruction. Er, make that self-destruction this year.
sorry about that.
I seriously doubt it.
I am NOT saying that someone from his mosque wouldn't be there....
but this kid was just the useful idiot for the Muzzies if that is the case. If he was set up anyway, he wasn't the planner. Far from it. He was the guy that had to do the footwork so to speak.
He didn't plan crap, otherwise he would have been in that stadium, not outside of it.
I don't know
Texas looked pretty good against OSU....
OU can win, but I think this game will be good.
it's cool :)
My dad is a Packers fan. A LONG suffering one too....
Heh, BTW, that was "favored" by 2 touchdowns, not points, lol. Old habits die hard. Just didn't want you to get away with saying 3 touchdown margin!
Of course I think we *can* win, but we've been grieving on campus all week, ya know. I do think 14 points for UT might be a good bet--for my side.
He did not blow himself and that backpack was meant to be left along with the other one and be detonated to kill people in the stadium. Thanks to the new alcohol policy, they wanted to check his backpack.
wait a second...
virtually EVERY story has the bomb strapped to him....
now it was a backpack?
I forgot the PC crowd took over!