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

SportsDay writer Chuck Carlton recently held a chat. Here are some highlights: Question: Will Baker Mayfield or Trevor Knight win the Oklahoma QB job? I feel like Mayfield will win because of Lincoln Riley. Carlton: Baker Mayfield is probably the best fit for the Spread offense. He'll make...Read more
(by George M. Thomas) The pressure cooker was likely to be on for University of Akron football coach Terry Bowden, his coaching staff and the Zips this season anyway, but recent events ensure that instead of simmer the flame will remain on high. Entering his fourth season for the Zips, Bowden...Read more
(by Josh Alper) Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy didn't wait for the Buccaneers to start offseason workouts to start his preparation for the 2015 season. McCoy worked out 10 times a week on his own before Tampa’s program got underway and explained that his goal was to remain strong throughout...Read more
(by Matt Wixon) Ben Habern was a dominant lineman for Argyle Liberty Christian and one of the state’s top recruits in the fall of 2007. He was not, however, dominant in the SportsDayHS Xbox 360 Madden '07 tournament. A video-game tournament? That’s right. We only did it once...Read more
(by Dean Blevins) After a fun morning of golf with Bob Stoops at his annual golf outing at an awesome-looking Jimmie Austin Golf Course in Norman, we spent a few minutes getting caught up with a few OU assistant coaches. Stoops, who drained birdie putts of 50, 30 and 20 feet...Read more w/video
(by Marty Gitlin) In an expected move, the Cardinals have announced that they have placed veteran tight end Jermaine Gresham on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list. Gresham underwent back surgery in July. If he is not ready to play by the start of the regular season, he will lose six...Read more
Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from Stewart Mandel's Mailbag. Send questions for future Mailbags to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Hey Stewart. Love the column. We're all familiar with the 2012 West Virginia and 2014 Oklahoma Bowl Effect [where a team gets wildly overrated...Read more
(by Ryan Gerbosi) We showed you earlier this week what needs to go right for Oklahoma to get back to where it wants to be. Here’s what it will take for things to go even further downhill: 1. Over commit to throwing - It’s great that Oklahoma is returning to a spread offense. Not only will the offense have...Read more
On a new edition of The Audible, Bruce Feldman and Stewart Mandel break down a recent report indicating five Big 12 teams were looking at joining the Big Ten in 2010 and why Oklahoma could still be in play for the B1G in future realignment rounds. Bottom line: The Sooners...Read more w/audio
(by Ryan Gerbosi) Kicking was a sore spot for the Sooners a season ago, but Oklahoma will try to change some things up on special teams this season. Oklahoma needs the consistency it expected out of its special teams a year ago. Michael Hunnitcutt entered the season as one of the...Read more
(by Joel a. Erickson) Frank Alexander’s second chance hits a critical juncture Friday. That’s when the Southern University Lab product opens training camp for his fourth season with the Carolina Panthers in the final year of his rookie contract. Alexander, a defensive end who sat out 14 games last...Read more
(by Brandon Alisoglu) One player doesn't make a training camp successful, but one training camp has the power to define a career. For the Detroit Lions, it's Ryan Broyles who must put it all on the line next month. The intriguing and injury-plagued talent is running out of time and options...Read more
(by Drew Sharper) NORMAN, OK -- The Oklahoma Sooners always have high hopes heading into the college football season, but will Oklahoma be able to get back to contending for a national title in 2015? According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Oklahoma is currently listed with 28/1 odds...Read more
(by Wes Rucker) Stoops has earned a reputation over the years as a defensive mastermind, but the Sooners at their best are borderline unstoppable on offense, and they have one of the nation’s best running backs and one of the nation’s best receivers heading into the 2015 season...Read more
(by Jeremy Fowler) LATROBE, Pa. -- Landry Jones has not thrown a regular-season pass in his first two seasons, which should absolve him of all the pressure usually heaped on an NFL quarterback drafted in the first four rounds. But he is the highest-drafted quarterback by the Pittsburgh...Read more
(by Kerry Belkin) There were high hopes in Norman at the start of last year’s football season, as the Oklahoma Sooners entered the season coming off a statement win over Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2014 Sugar Bowl. The results of the season didn’t live up to...Read more
(by Allie Davison) It didn't take long for Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon to find himself under heavy scrutiny -- again. Less than 48 hours after head coach Bob Stoops and several teammates defended the university's decision to reinstate the contentious redshirt freshman, Mixon dedicated the...Read more
(by Josh Benjamin) Oklahoma's offense was forgettable last season, ranking 82nd in the nation in the passing game, so longtime coach Bob Stoops let co-offensive coordinators Josh Huepel and Jay Norvell go and replaced them with East Carolina offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley...Read more
(by Kyle Odegard) After garnering interest from several NFL teams over the past week, Jermaine Gresham has made a decision on his home for 2015. The veteran tight end has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Cardinals, the team announced Friday. Gresham is a former first-round...Read more
(by C. Austin Cox) It feels like Oklahoma has been trying to figure out its own identity on both sides of the ball for a couple seasons now, but we have a decent idea of what to expect out of the offense going into 2015. Trevor Knight is apparently the man who holds the keys to the shiny new...Read more
The Miami Dolphins completely revamped their receiving corps for Ryan Tannehill. For better or worse, Miami parted ways with three top receivers from a season ago, with those players being Mike Wallace, Brian Hartline, and Brandon Gibson. In turn, the Dolphins added Greg Jennings...Read more
(by KSUEMAW!) "Big-Game" Bob. Coming off an impressive Sugar Bowl victory over Alabama in the final game of the 2013 season, many expected the OKlahoma Sooners to compete for a Big 12 title and a spot in the inagural college football playoffs. Alas, Trevor Knight and the Sooners...Read more
(by Ryan Gerbosi) Trevor Knight thinks he has a pretty good shot at winning Oklahoma's quarterback battle over Baker Mayfield. A dance battle, on the other hand… "I'm done. I'm out. I’d retire," Knight joked at Big 12 media days this week. Mayfield's rendition of the whip dance made it's way...Read more
(by Bob Hertzel) MORGANTOWN -- If TCU and Baylor are the aces in the 10-card deck that is the Big 12 this football season, the two wild cards are West Virginia and Oklahoma. WVU is picked to finish sixth but there is no one who believes the talent is that of a sixth-place club. What’s more...Read more

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