OU Football News - Page Two


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


(by Andrew Gilman) Less than a week after helping the Sooner basketball team to the Sweet 16, Oklahoma sophomore guard Frank Booker announced his intention to leave the team. The University sent out a press release Wednesday saying Booker is seeking a transfer. He played in 64 games...Read more
(by Brandon Chatmon) 1. LB Eric Striker: The senior linebacker can do it all but really excels as a pass-rusher off the edge. He’s started every game (26 starts) for the Sooners in the past two seasons, recording 15.5 sacks and 27.5 tackles for loss. Striker should be the centerpiece...Read more
(by Ryan Gerbosi) It’s been a long time since an Oklahoma running back brought the Heisman Trophy to Norman. While the latest two Sooner winners were quarterbacks in Sam Bradford and Jason White, three OU rushers have done it before. The last was Billy Sims in 1978...Read more
FREER, Texas -- Former Oklahoma quarterback Rhett Bomar has been hired to coach football at a high school in a small, remote South Texas town. The school district in Freer, about 75 miles west of Corpus Christi, announced Tuesday that Bomar is the new athletic director and head...Read more
(by AP) NORMAN -- Oklahoma receiver Durron Neal wasn't sure what to think when the Sooners hired Lincoln Riley away from East Carolina to bring in the Air Raid offense. After getting started with spring practice, Neal and the Sooners' receivers are all in with their new offensive...Read more
(by Sam Cooper) A day after Oklahoma running back Keith Ford was suspended indefinitely for academic and team rules violations, Ford's parents, Keith and Mary, released a statement Tuesday via the Tulsa World. In part, the Fords said that their son "never recovered completely...Read more
(by Max Olson) Oklahoma might have the most enviable running back depth in college football, but that depth is being put to the test this spring. The Sooners lost exciting freshman running back Rodney Anderson to a sprained MCL. Now Keith Ford has been suspended indefinitely...Read more
(by AP) NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma wide receiver Jordan Smallwood has suffered a left ACL injury and could miss the first two games of the season. The team made the announcement on its Twitter account. Smallwood, a sophomore, caught three passes for 21 yards last season...Read more
KOCO's Abigail Ogle and other women got the chance to learn from OU football players and coaches to fine tune their skills...Watch video
(by Ryan Gerbosi) You don’t win 850 games and seven national championships without making a few enemies along the way. Oklahoma has its share of rivalries, and while a few aren’t active, they hold an important place in college football history. Here are the Sooners’ five biggest rivalries...Read more
(by John Taylor) With rumors and speculation swirling that there was some type of an issue with Keith Ford, Bob Stoops confirmed as much Monday morning. According to Oklahoma’s Twitter account, the head coach acknowledged that Ford has been indefinitely suspended from the OU football...Read more
(by Mike Sielski) Josh Heupel had watched the surreal scene on TV late last summer - the quarterback he'd helped coach to a Heisman Trophy hopping on his right leg, leaving his left leg to dangle in the air at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland. Sam Bradford had locked his left knee...Read more
(by Luke McConnell) SYRACUSE, New York - The talk all week centered on Michigan State's experience in March; a program and a coach in Tom Izzo accustomed to the big stage. It all seemed to shortchange a very good Oklahoma team making its first Sweet 16 appearance...Read more
(by John Wawrow/AP) It took four years for coach Lon Kruger to rebuild the Oklahoma Sooners into bona fide NCAA Tournament contenders. The Sooners still have a few steps to take before they can be regarded as Elite Eight worthy. Oklahoma (24-11) withered under Michigan State's...Read more
(by Zach Schonbrun) SYRACUSE -- It has become almost trite and half-expected: Tom Izzo coaching Michigan State deep into the N.C.A.A. tournament, pushing all the right buttons at all the right times in March. But after a 62-58 victory Friday night over a rock-solid Oklahoma...Read more
(by AP) SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Denzel Valentine scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half to lead Michigan State to a 62-58 win over Oklahoma in an NCAA Tournament East Regional semifinal on Friday night. Counted out for nearly done in February, the Tom Izzo...Read more w/video, stats
(by Jeff McLane) Sam Bradford never finished better than 18th in the NFL in completion percentage in four seasons with the Rams, and yet, when Chip Kelly was asked what separated the quarterback from Nick Foles, he said "overall accuracy." The numbers don't support the Eagles...Read more
[snip] It's the first of two spring games set to be televised. Oklahoma's spring game on Saturday, April 11 at 2:00 p.m. CT at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium also will be telecast live and will include a one-hour OU SOONER SPORTS GAMEDAY pregame show at 1:00 p.m...Read more
(by Dean Blevins) SYRACUSE, New York - You could sense it. See it in their eyes. The body language and spoken words made it clear: The Sooners realize they are about to play the biggest games to date of their young lives. And they're confident as they arrived here in Syracuse...Read more w/video
(by John Wawrow/AP) SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Michigan State coach Tom Izzo isn't sure where his career would have led had he accepted the Atlanta Hawks' offer some 15 years ago. "I'd have probably been fired a week later," Izzo said with a self-deprecating smile on Thursday. And Oklahoma coach...Read more
(by Andrew Beaton) Lon Kruger is college basketball’s master builder. The Oklahoma Sooners, who play Michigan State in the NCAA tournament on Friday (TBS, 10:07 p.m. ET), are the fourth different program Kruger has taken to the Sweet 16. In a sense, the Oklahoma coach is the Bill Parcells...Read more
(by Mike Griffith) SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- For all the talk about Oklahoma's uptempo offense, the Sooners will tell you the reason they're still in the NCAA basketball tournament is defense. No. 3 seed Oklahoma (24-10) plays No. 7 seed Michigan State (25-11) at approximately 10:07 p.m...Read more
(by Cliff Brunt/AP) NORMAN, Okla. -- Buddy Hield's game-changing play against Dayton offered a snapshot of what he has become in clutch situations. With Oklahoma up by four points and just over a minute remaining against the Flyers in the round of 32, Hield missed a handoff from point...Read more
(by Tim Marcin) After two early NCAA tournament exits in 2013 and 2014, No. 3-seeded Oklahoma (24-10; 12-6) has surged this year into the Sweet 16 to face perennial contenders and No.7-seeded Michigan State (25-11; 12-6) on Friday in Syracuse. The Sooners will hope to push through...Read more
(by Phil Sheridan) PHOENIX -- Five years ago, the Philadelphia Eagles had Sam Bradford graded as the best NFL quarterback prospect in a decade. That was long before Chip Kelly was head coach of the Eagles, as Andy Reid was in charge of the team’s draft. “When he was scouted...Read more

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