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


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(by Joe Buettner) Former Oklahoma cornerback Zack Sanchez hasn't ever been afraid to speak his mind, and he made a strong statement this week ahead of the 2016 NFL draft. The Tulsa World's Eric Bailey reports Sanchez is confident in his pro potential, because of Carolina coach Ron...Read more
(by Joe Buettner) Several familiar faces will take the next step toward an NFL career starting Thursday night. The 2016 NFL draft is almost upon us, and plenty of former Oklahoma players have a good chance to hear their name called this weekend in Chicago. OU's 2015 senior class...Read more
(by Brian Stultz) Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops has a straight-forward attitude regarding non-conference scheduling. "We're not hiding from anybody," Stoops said during an interview on The Bottom Line on AM 1300 The Zone. Stoops discussed the Sooners’ tough out-of...Read more w/video
(by Joe Buettner) Sanchez opted to skip his senior season after collecting 15 interceptions over three seasons with OU. He was one of the conference's better playmaking corners, but he was beat a lot by faster Big 12 receivers. While another year in college could've boosted his stock, Sanchez...Read more
(by John Breech) Just because Sam Bradford wants out of Philadelphia doesn't mean it's going to happen. Hours after Bradford demanded a trade out of Philly on Monday, a team actually called the Eagles inquiring about a possible deal. According to Mike Klis of 9news.com in Denver...Read more w/video
(by Joe Buettner) What they're saying: Lance Zierlein of NFL.com: "Small, but rangy linebacker with very good play speed but a lack of desired strength. It's easy to want to write Alexander off considering his issues with play strength, but then you look at his downhill tackling and ability...Read more
(by Joe Buettner) Outside of a few positions, Oklahoma had few question marks entering spring football. OU is getting closer to answering its few position battles, however, after a somewhat telling spring for the Sooners. The college football season is still months away, but here's an...Read more
(by Dean Blevins) [snip] I was shocked to learn Bud Wilkinson’s salary reached $102,000, highest in the nation and “unheard of at that time” (Bud was OU’s head coach from 1947-1963). Over twenty years later, Barry Switzer would make less than half that. The $102K did not include the...Read more
(by Tyler Dunne) The reaction was so strong, Eric Striker set his cell phone face down to ignore everything. Emails. Texts. Calls. Vile Snapchat responses. The Oklahoma linebacker couldn’t keep up with the backlash last spring. Striker had just taken a loud stand against racism. When...Read more
The son of the late former Oklahoma receiver (Derrick Shepard; 1983-86), Sterling was, in some ways, raised by the Sooners. (This link tells the tale of his family's ability to survive, while this one provides some insight on how coach Bob Stoops took him in following the father's passing.)...Read more
(by Joe Buettner) Oklahoma's 2016 schedule won't be a cakewalk by any means. The Sooners' returning roster puts them in good shape to make another run at the Big 12 title and a College Football Playoff berth, however, and it's never too soon to look ahead at 2016. First, here is...Read more
(by Mike Wilson) EAST LANSING -- Bob Stoops has a long time still to study and get his Oklahoma team ready to host Ohio State once the 2016 season rolls around. And when he does really buckle down on getting ready for the Buckeyes, he could have Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio...Read more
(by Joe Buettner) We've been breaking down the Oklahoma roster position by position, including recaps of 2015 and an outlook on the upcoming season. In the final part of our series, we examine Oklahoma's offensive line. Position: Offensive line - Key returnees: Jonathan Alvarez (junior)...Read more
(by Kristen Herhold) Woody Wolverton played for the University of Oklahoma from 1953 to 1956. Sixty years ago, on Dec. 1, 1956, Woody Wolverton stood on the field after his University of Oklahoma Sooners beat Oklahoma A&M 53-0 to clinch its second consecutive national championship...Read more [?]
(by Sean Cordy) This time two years ago, the Oklahoma Sooners were the odds-on favorite to not only take the Big 12 crown but also get an invite to the College Football Playoffs. It made sense in the media world -- everything on paper looked good. "Big Game" Bob Stoops seemed to be...Read more
(by Mike Griffith) EAST LANSING -- Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops, a longtime friend of Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio, stopped by the Spartans' practice Tuesday to observe and talk shop. Michigan State held its 13th practice leading up to Saturday's Green-White game at...Read more
[snip] Who can challenge Oklahoma for the Big 12 crown and a shot at a national title for the conference? Carlton: Probably in order: Baylor, Oklahoma State, TCU and West Virginia. Is Oklahoma beatable? You bet. And injuries can make the best of teams mortal. At the same time, Oklahoma...Read more
imageThe race for the Texas starting quarterback job took an interesting turn during Saturday's spring game when true freshman Shane Buechele made a strong case to be the Longhorns' starter in the fall...Read more
(by Bruce Campbell) NORMAN -- Oklahoma receiver Mark Andrews made the most of his 19 catches as a redshirt freshman with 318 yards in receptions (an 16.7 average) and seven touchdowns -- good enough for second-team on the All-Big 12 coaches team. Just don't call him...Read more (5 free article views w/ENE)
(by Dave Matter) COLUMBIA, MO. -- Barry Odom's Missouri football team takes Faurot Field for its first public viewing at Saturday's Black and Gold Game, and there's no truth to the rumor the Tigers will be decked in new team colors crimson and cream. Odom hasn't parted from black...Read more [?]
(by Joe Buettner) We've been breaking down the Oklahoma roster position by position, including recaps of 2015 and an outlook on the upcoming season. In this part of our series, we examine Oklahoma's secondary. Position: Secondary - Key returnees: Jordan Thomas (junior), Steven...Read more
More than 42,000 fans gathered in Norman Saturday and for many, the big topic was the performance of backup quarterbacks. The Red team beat the White team 17-16 but all eyes were on the new quarterbacks. Baker Mayfield is the starter and could be a Heisman candidate this year after...Read more
(by Joe Buettner) For the past week, we've been breaking down the Oklahoma roster position by position, including recaps of 2015 and an outlook on the upcoming season. In this part of our series, we examine Oklahoma's linebackers. Position: Linebacker. Key returnees: Jordan...Read more
(by Brian Rauf) The Pittsburgh Steelers are showing a lot of interest in former Oklahoma wide receiver Sherling Shepard in the draft and are bringing him in for a visit. Pittsburgh did not anticipate going into the draft looking to add a receiver, but after Martavis Bryant's year-long suspension...Read more
(by Bruce Campbell) NORMAN -- It was obvious the No. 1 priority in Oklahoma’s spring football game Saturday was keeping the Sooners’ stars healthy. When the starters were in, the game was more two-hand touch as the whistle blew before the ball carrier could be taken to the ground...Read more (5 free article views w/ENE)

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