OU Football News - Page Two

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

(by Zach Barnett) In a fairly news-y day for the Sooners from Oklahoma, it was revealed Wednesday that new offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley has inked a two-year contract that will pay him $500,000 annually. His contract was approved during an OU Board of Regents meeting...Read more
(by Tim Griffin) Oklahoma president David Boren announced Wednesday that the school has delayed plans to expand Oklahoma’s Memorial Stadium and the Switzer Center athletic complex. There are several reasons for the delay in the potential $370 million renovation of OU’s 92-year-old home...Read more
(by Nathan Francis) The Dallas Cowboys are rumored to be parting ways with DeMarco Murray this offseason, and may instead be looking at getting Adrian Peterson at a reduced rate. The team is about to be hit with a free agent quandary, with both Murray and fellow offensive weapon...Read more
(by Coley Harvey) CINCINNATI -- To the Cincinnati Bengals fan who may have already begun envisioning a future without tight end Jermaine Gresham, hold off. At least, that's the underlying message behind comments made earlier this week by offensive coordinator Hue Jackson...Read more
(by Matt Hinton) First, a disclaimer: This is not an article about the "hot seat." Precisely the opposite, in fact: It's about a coach who remains so entrenched after 16 years that talk of his impending exit would be inconceivable. For a heavyweight like Oklahoma’s Bob Stoops, job security...Read more
(by Brady Vardeman) This time last year, Oklahoma was using a sweet-as-sugar upset win over Alabama to propel a late recruiting push that featured commitments from touted recruits such as running back Joe Mixon, defensive back Steven Parker and wide receiver Michiah Quick...Read more
(by James Reeve) Despite finishing the 2014 season tied for fourth in the Big 12, with a 5-4 conference record, the Oklahoma Sooners had a greater overall record compared to the West Virginia Mountaneers (7-6 Overall) and the Texas Longhorns (6-7 Overall). Oklahoma finished behind...Read more
(by Kevin McGuire) Oklahoma safety Hatari Byrd will have some explaining to do to Sooners head coach Bob Stoops after being given two citations for drug and alcohol misdemeanor offenses. As reported by the Tulsa World, police observed Byrd speeding and swerving over lanes...Read more
(by Ryan Gerbosi) Samaje Perine came out of nowhere to be the biggest contributor for Oklahoma in 2014. That’ll be a tough act to follow, but are there others who can make a big improvement as spring practices near? Here are a few candidates to break out in 2015 for the Sooners...Read more
Curtis Lofton joined the Saints as an unrestricted free agent from the Atlanta Falcons in 2012 to shore up the middle. He's started 111 of the 112 career games he's played in and totaled 1,058 tackles (689 solo), seven sacks, three interceptions, 11 forced fumbles, four...Read more w/video
(by Dave Birkett) To listen to Martin Mayhew, Ryan Broyles' run with the Detroit Lions isn't over -- it only looks that way. Broyles languished as the Lions' fifth receiver this year, rarely playing and hardly ever being active for games. Though he was healthy for the first time in his career...Read more
(by Brandon Judd) Josh Heupel will replace Kevin McGiven as Utah State's offensive coordinator, a source confirmed to the Deseret News Thursday. Football Scoop and scout.com first reported the news about Heupel early Thursday. Heupel, who was let go from the Oklahoma...Read more
(by Tom Fornelli) Former Oklahoma co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Josh Heupel is reportedly on the verge of landing a new gig. Sports Illustrated is reporting that Heupel is set to become the new offensive coordinator at Utah State. The report says Heupel is yet...Read more
(by David Morrison) Had Dorial Green-Beckham played this past season, his draft picture might have been a little clearer. But Green-Beckham's appeal for immediate eligibility after he transferred from Missouri to Oklahoma -- following his dismissal in April -- was denied. Green-Beckham...Read more
(by Todd Archer) PHOENIX -- There is a theory going around about the Dallas Cowboys and their running game that sounded a lot like the theory around the team in the 1990s: You can get just about any running back to have success behind that offensive line. Emmitt Smith became the...Read more
(by Kyle Salomon) Following the most disappointing season in the Bob Stoops’ era at the University of Oklahoma, OU decided to part ways with longtime receivers coach and co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell and former national championship-winning quarterback and co-offensive...Read more
(by j will) We all know that rivalry games can be very emotional and intense. One good example of this is the Bedlam game between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. Fans from both sides trash talk and sometimes it can get out of hand. Well one particular individual took the rivalry game...Read more
(by Dan Hanzus) Cowboys owner Jerry Jones acknowledged last week it will be a challenge to bring back Dez Bryant and DeMarco Murray in 2015. Both offensive stars are on track to reach free agency and the Cowboys' salary-cap situation likely doesn't allow...Read more w/video
(by Ryan Gerbosi) The Sooners were the hot team as signing day approached a year ago following a big upset over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Since then, things haven’t gone so smoothly for the Sooners. Still, Oklahoma has its fair share of big names coming to Norman in 2015...Read more
(by John C. Abell) Chances are you have never heard of Tony Verna. But you are intimately familiar with his work. Verna, who died Sunday at 81, invented the instant replay. Yes, there was a time when you could not see the same play from a dozen angles in high-def frame-by-frame slo-mo...Read more
(by Josh Kirkendall) When discussing the future of Jermaine Gresham with friends this year, I often find myself debating a defense. Yes... if you follow my Twitter feed I tend to play devil's advocate -- there isn't a greater irritation to me than mob-like opinions without consideration toward an...Read more
(by Steve DelVecchio) Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray and his girlfriend Heidi Mueller are engaged. Mueller, a 32-year-old actress and the mother of Murray’s 1-year-old daughter, made the announcement on Monday by posting a photo of her flashing a ring on...Read more w/pic
(by Dennis Dodd) An early football signing period in December has been formally recommended, potentially ending more than a decade of sometimes divisive discussion of the subject, CBSSports.com learned on Monday. If adopted, the sport's new initial signing period would be...Read more
(by Brandon Chatmon) Sitting alongside Bob Stoops with a crimson “OU” logo on his chest, new Sooners offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley didn’t have all the answers. Hired on Jan. 12 to run Oklahoma’s offense, Riley is charged with kick-starting the offense but doesn’t know exactly how...Read more
(by AP) OXON HILL, Md. -- The five most powerful and wealthiest conferences in college sports passed NCAA legislation that increases the value of an athletic scholarship by several thousand dollars to cover the federally determined actual cost of attendance. Legislative autonomy for...Read more

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