Former Sooner DL Perrion Winfrey sounds off on Alex Grinch via social media

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Former Oklahoma Sooners star defensive lineman Perrion Winfrey hasn’t been afraid of being vocal about his feelings towards the coaches that departed OU for USC last season. Former Sooners defensive coordinator Alex Grinch is perhaps at the top of Winfrey’s hit list.

Lincon Riley has notably been spared from Winfrey’s wrath, and I think I know why. While Riley is a phenomenal recruiter, he apparently doesn’t spend much time with the defensive players.

While there are many former and current Sooners who will bash Riley, Winfrey doesn’t appear to be one of them. His target for now seems to be Alex Grinch. These tweets went out on Saturday afternoon.

Firstly, yes these are hilarious. Winfrey definitely has a future in trolling his opponents on social media, I’ll give him that.

Here’s what I think:

Winfrey is a very talented football player, and he thinks that Alex Grinch held him back during their time together at OU. While the “Speed D” has received praise in the past from players, It did seem to limit the larger players such as Winfrey during Grinch’s tenure.

In case you’re curious, this is what Winfrey had to say back in November about Lincoln Riley:

The much-experienced Joe Woods is the current DC for the Cleveland Browns and will be the coach tasked with unlocking Winfrey’s potential at the NFL level.

It would’ve been interesting to see how the stocks of Winfrey, Brian Asamoah and Nik Bonitto could’ve been affected by new head coach Brent Venables and his new scheme on defense. Perhaps another year in Norman would’ve benefited all three of them on draft board, but I digress.