Few more excited about Skip Johnson’s promotion than OU’s players

One day this past spring, Skip Johnson spent hours developing a plan.

It wasn’t a game strategy. 

What started as his proposed attempt to personally deadlift three Oklahoma baseball players — who were wrapped together with a weight belt, like a human barbell — turned into slapstick comedy.

“They had their backs to him,” OU pitcher Jake Irvin recalled, “and as he was lifting