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

(by Ryan Gerbosi) Oklahoma is among the NFL's biggest pipelines for the NFL draft. With about three dozen players from OU currently in the NFL, there's bound to be some hits and misses along the way. With the draft approaching, here’s a quick look at how OU players have performed...Read more
(by EJ Holland) Oklahoma is getting some immediate help at wide receiver. The Sooners picked up a verbal commitment from Tyler JC wide receiver Ryan Parker on Sunday night, according to a report from 247Sports. Parker notched 47 receptions for 841 yards and 16 touchdowns in his...Read more
(by RJ Young) In the first of a five-part series of podcasts I’ll drop this week, I’m talking with college athletes at various places in their careers. The first is Tyrus Thompson. Tyrus played left tackle at OU for five years and was a member of the 2013 Sugar Bowl championship team...Read more w/podcast
Tyrus Thompson, a three-year starter for Oklahoma, is entering the NFL Draft with an annoying label he must shake. He's perceived as being soft. From Sooners Illustrated: From an article in the Milwaukee Journal Constitution, one NFL Scout said that Tyrus Thompson "Has all the talent...Read more
With Bob Stoops' annual compensation at $6 million per season, Oklahoma is paying out a lot of cash per win when the Sooners only bring home eight victories like last season. Of course OU isn't paying Stoops for only last season. He earned that salary with a strong track record of winning...Read more
(by Ryan Boehme) [snip] Gresham was a high school standout at wide receiver from Ardmore High School in Ardmore, Oklahoma. During his sophomore year Gresham helped the Tigers go 10-2, and had the game clinching 29-yard touchdown in a 13-0 win against Ada, a 28-yard game sealing...Read more
(by Aaron Wilson/Baltimore Sun) Oklahoma cornerback Julian Wilson met with the Ravens at the NFL scouting combine, discussing defensive schemes with secondary coach Chris Hewitt. "I met with them and it was really good," Wilson told The Baltimore Sun. "We went over board work, going...Read more
(by Ryan Wilson) Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow have history. The Jets traded for Tebow after the 2011 season, and the thinking was that he'd push Sanchez for playing time. Didn't happen. Instead, Sanchez went on to have one of his worst seasons as a starter and Tebow was used...Read more
(by Matt Lombardi) Oklahoma junior guard Buddy Hield will return for this senior season in Norman, opting not to declare for the 2015 NBA Draft. Hield, the Big 12 Player of the Year this past season, announced his decision at a 10:30 PM CT press conference Friday morning. He mentioned that...Read more
(by Alex Butler) PHILADELPHIA -- Some teams are discussing a trade that would send Sam Bradford from the Philadelphia Eagles to the Browns for the 19th overall pick, according to Mark Eckel. The centerpiece of the deal might be a big play for Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota to reunite...Read more
This question was posed by the Tulsa World to Sooners fans via social media this week: Will Oklahoma win more or less than 8.5 games in 2015? It might not be a make or break season for coach Bob Stoops, but it certainly would seem to be a pivotal point in the direction of his program...Read more
(by The Sports Network) Every year it seems there is a player coming out of college that pro personnel scratch their heads about - one that possesses both a high ceiling and an abyss-like floor simultaneously. In the 2015 NFL Draft that player is wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham. The former...Read more
(by Dan Lyons) We are in the heart of college football schedule poster season, and by the looks of things, the Oklahoma Sooners are trying to raise everyone else’s game. OU has a double-sided poster this year, with one side featuring the team’s schedule and all of the Sooner seniors...Read more w/pics
(by Mike Florio) When the Eagles traded last month for quarterback Sam Bradford, it was believed that efforts promptly would be made to extend a contract that pays him $12.985 million in 2015, the final year of his rookie deal. Per a source with knowledge of the situation...Read more
(by Ryan Gerbosi) Spring ball is done, but position battles aren’t close to being finished. After getting to look at their players for a handful of practices over a few weeks, the Oklahoma coaching staff gets a little while to think things over at a few key positions, and they have plenty to think about...Read more
Other than record-setting running back Samaje Perine, there was very little of the Oklahoma Sooners' offense to like. So Bob Stoops made the difficult decision to fire Josh Heupel, his former quarterback, as his offensive coordinator. After he dropped the hammer, Stoops said he...Read more
(by Brandon Chatmon) Over the next two weeks, we're analyzing the depth charts of every Big 12 team coming out of the spring. We continue with Oklahoma and a projected post-spring look at the Sooners' two-deep. QB Baker Mayfield (Jr.) or Trevor Knight (Jr.) or Cody Thomas...Read more
Kerry Cooks moved from Notre Dame to Oklahoma to coach defensive backs. Why? The challenge. The Sooners' secondary finished 117th among FBS teams last season, giving up 276.2 passing yards a game. Cooks isn't interested in hearing about the pass rush, or the ability to stop the run...Read more
(by Jimmy Burch) A majority of Big 12 football coaches said Tuesday they would favor resurrecting the league's conference championship game, even with a guaranteed rematch between teams, if that would enhance the opportunity to land one of four spots in the College Football Playoff...Read more
(by Eric Edholm) The relationship between Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings is deteriorating as his agent is trying his best to get his client traded. Monday night, Ben Dogra (Peterson’s agent) posted a confusing picture on his Facebook account that had Vikings fans scratching...Read more w/pic
(by Matt Murschell) The Big 12’s reputation as a pass-first, ask questions later conference doesn’t necessarily mean there aren’t some talented running backs in the league. Here are seven rushers to watch heading into the 2015 college football season: Samaje Perine, Oklahoma: Perine solidified...Read more
(by Joe Kania) 1. He doubled his offseason training program. McCoy has been busy since leaving One Buc last winter. He said that he doubled his usual training routine and has been working out up to 10 times per week. "I haven’t been to the playoffs, guys," McCoy said...Read more
(by Rana L. Cash) Tim Tebow gets one more shot -- maybe his last -- to make an opening day NFL roster. The Eagles worked Tebow out last month and were expected to sign him to a one-year deal Monday. He hasn't played in two seasons, which isn't much unlike the Eagles...Read more w/video
(by Kate Hairopoulos) Texas A&M and its football coach Kevin Sumlin have famously turned to 58-year-old John Chavis, nicknamed “Chief,” to reinvent a defense that ranked last among 14 SEC programs in total defense the last two seasons. The Aggies agreed to pay between...Read more
(by Tim McManus) OK, it’s not quite on par with the Oregon bias, but the Oklahoma Sooners have established a nice little presence on the Eagles roster. Former teammates Sam Bradford and DeMarco Murray came aboard this offseason, joining 2013 first-round pick Lane Johnson...Read more

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