Dillon Gabriel’s big-moment approach: ‘Pressure is a privilege’

Dillon Gabriel’s big-moment approach: ‘Pressure is a privilege’

In the Trenches: On this special Fields & Futures episode, Oklahoma's quarterback shares the emotional moments following OU’s 34-30 win over Texas in the Cotton Bowl.

Sam Mayes

By Sam Mayes

| Oct 16, 2023, 10:07am CDT

Sam Mayes

By Sam Mayes

Oct 16, 2023, 10:07am CDT

In this episode of “In the Trenches,” Dillon Gabriel and I walk through his game-winning touchdown pass on Oct. 7 in the Cotton Bowl, all of the things that had to go right for the play to happen, his emotions after the massive rivalry win and why “pressure is a privilege.”

Among other topics covered:

*The importance of offensive line play and being able to adjust.

*What Gabriel was thinking when Danny Stutsman said, “Oklahoma fears God and Texas fears Oklahoma?”

*Gabriel’s post-game meal at the Texas state fair and an update on the hand injury he sustained against the Longhorns.

Producer: Jacquelyn Musgrove 

Creative Director: Michael Lane 

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Sam Mayes grew up in Ohio, was an All-American lineman at Oklahoma State and has lived in Oklahoma for 20 years. With insights from his playing days, Sam started his broadcasting journey at Triple Play Sports Radio in 2007. He later joined the Sports Animal, and then 107.7 The Franchise. While passionate about football, Sam's involvement with Fields & Futures since 2015 showcases his dedication to using sports for community building in Oklahoma. Off-air, Sam cherishes time with his fiancée, their five kids, and his schnauzer, Scout.

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