OU Football News - Page Two

test(Articles from opponents' press and national sources along with a few other odds and ends)

(by Brandon Chatmon) This week, we’ve begun examining the strongest and weakest positions for each team in the Big 12 going into the fall. We continue the series below with the Oklahoma Sooners: Strongest position: Running back. Any time a potential All-American could lose carries to a highly...Read more
(by Alex Kazora) For seemingly their entire history, the Pittsburgh Steelers have been dead-set on keeping three quarterbacks. While that used to be practically a given, the NFL has seen a shift in philosophy as more teams each season keep only two on their 53 man roster. In 2011 13 teams carried only...Read more
(by Dan Lyons) Former Oklahoma running back Keith Ford visited Texas A&M this afternoon, and according to a report by 247Sports, he has made the decision to join the Aggies program. Ford, a former five-star recruit, carried the ball 71 times for 392 yards and five touchdowns in 2014...Read more
NORMAN -- Oklahoma football has agreed on a three-game series with Tulane that is scheduled to begin in 2017. The Sooners will host Tulane on Sept. 16, 2017 and in 2024, while the Sooners will travel to New Orleans to take on the Green Wave in 2021. This series will be the first time the...Read more
There is reason to believe that the Washington Redskins found a steal in second-round edge defender Preston Smith. Many draft analysts believed that Smith's combination of length, strength and impressive game tape made him one of the draft's top 20 prospects. At 6-foot-5 and 270...Read more
Former Oklahoma Sooners running back Keith Ford is learning toward transferring to Texas A&M, he told 247Sports. “Utah has called me, Louisville is showing a lot of interest and so has U of H [Houston]," Ford said. "Texas A&M has also reached out to me. I don’t want to leave the state...Read more
Cornerback Marcus Green says he's Boomer Sooner all the way. The redshirt freshman cornerback was reported to be on his way out of Oklahoma, deciding to transfer. That news came via a report in OUInsider.com, which also stated that fellow redshirt freshman cornerback Tito Windham...Read more
Bob Stoops started the Air Raid era in the Big 12 when he hired Mike Leach to be his offensive coordinator in 1999. Since then a bevy of Big 12 teams have adopted the scheme, and now Stoops has returned to it with new offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley. Precedent is set for Riley's offense...Read more
(by Jake Trotter) The annual summer attrition of college football has already begun hitting the Oklahoma Sooners. Last week, running back Keith Ford announced he was leaving Norman two months after being slapped with an indefinite suspension. Sunday, wide receiver K.J. Young was...Read more
(by Brandon Chatmon) After a disappointing 2014 season, the Sooners needed a boost. So head coach Bob Stoops took a good look around him and overhauled his coaching staff. New offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley will bring his version of the Air Raid from East Carolina, hoping to...Read more
(by James Hale) NORMAN, Okla. -- Another player has decided to leave the program, as Sooner redshirt freshman cornerback Tito Windham plans to transfer, and cornerback Marcus Green is also considering it, sources have confirmed to OUInsider.com. Windham is gone with no chance...Read more
(by John Taylor) The Oklahoma Sooners are the latest team to see some attrition hit its depth chart, although this one doesn’t involve the gaining-in-popularity graduate transfer. An OU spokesperson confirmed Sunday that K.J. Young has been dismissed from Bob Stoops' football program...Read more
Oklahoma entered 2014 with high expectations and hopes of winning the Big 12 title. But the Sooners finished 8-5 and a 5-4 mark in conference play, forcing coach Bob Stoops to make a few changes to his staff. Lincoln Riley is now the play-caller on offense and plans on implementing a spread...Read more
(by John Shinn) Former Oklahoma All-American Eddie Foster has died. Former Sooner coach Barry Switzer made the announcement via Twitter on Friday. “I’m saddened by the loss of Eddie Foster. Captain of @OU_Football undefeated Big 8 champions in 1973. He was a good man and leader...Read more
(by Zach Berman) Steve Spagnuolo remembered Sam Bradford's workout at Oklahoma in 2010 when Spagnuolo was the St. Louis Rams' head coach with the No. 1 pick and Mike Holmgren ran the Cleveland Browns and had the No. 7 pick. According to Spagnuolo, Holmgren tried doing...Read more
(by Chris Dortch) One day when TaShawn Thomas was about 10 years old, he returned home from school and walked into his room to a horrifying sight. His younger sister Yasmine had gotten a hold of his PlayStation, but she wasn't using it to play video games. Yasmine was trying to convert it...Read more
(by Andrew Gilman) Last season at linebacker: Dominique Alexander was first on the team in tackles and Jordan Evans was second on the team and both were just sophomores, but the team was missing Frank Shannon, who sat out the entire season with a suspension. Evans was impressive...Read more
(by Jim Wyatt) [snip] Wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, a second-round pick, will face intense scrutiny as well, only for an entirely different reason. Bob Stoops, Green-Beckham's coach last season at Oklahoma, predicts the Titans will like what they get from the talented receiver with a...Read more
Was the pre-draft criticism of the work ethic of Dolphins rookie Jordan Phillips overblown? Let’s ask Bob Stoops, his college coach at Oklahoma. "I think it's overblown," Stoops said on 560 WQAM's Joe Rose Show. "Every guy, everybody wants to say a certain guy is supposed to...Read more
(by Louis Ojeda, Jr.) Michael Irvin is passionate about the Cowboys, but he isn't afraid to be honest about their status this offseason. The Hall of Fame wide receiver isn't picking Dallas to win the NFC East despite many experts predicting his former team to repeat as division champions...Read more
(by Liz Egan) Panthers defensive end Frank Alexander was suspended twice last year for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Alexander was suspended for four games, then an additional ten were added. He says he was mainly disappointed in himself when he told...Read more w/video
(by Andrew Gilman) Last season at receiver: What the heck happened? Hard to say what went on with the receivers last season at OU, but it's safe to say none of them, including Sterling Shepard had notable performances. Shepard led the team with 51 catches and led the team with 970...Read more w/video
(by AP) NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma running back Keith Ford is transferring. A school spokesman confirmed Ford's decision on Wednesday. Ford was suspended indefinitely in March for academic and team rules violations. He was Oklahoma's top rusher and one of the Sooners' top...Read more
(by Wendell Barnhouse) 2014 record: 8-5 overall, 5-4 in Big 12, lost to Clemson 40-6 in Champs Sports Bowl. Returning starters: 7 on offense, 6 on defense. Top players returning: Junior QB Trevor Knight, junior QB Baker Mayfield, sophomore RB Samaje Perine, senior C Ty Darlington, senior...Read more
(by Andrew Gilman) We'll be looking at a few, key positions for the Sooners this week. Today: Quarterbacks. If you want to read about the running backs, click here. Last season: It was supposed to be the year of Trevor Knight. Remember? Well, at this time a year ago, Knight was coming off...Read more

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