OU Football News - Page Two

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

(by Ryan Gerbosi) We've reached the end of our countdown of top Sooners for 2015 with a few big names at the top. A handful of playmakers from both sides of the ball lead the way for Oklahoma as the Sooners hope to bounce back this season. Here’s are Nos. 5-1 in our rankings: 5. Ty Darlington...Read more
(by Roy S. Johnson) I actually started salivating when I first read the inkling that Oklahoma might join the SEC. My regulars here know I am a native Oklahoman - Sooner born and Sooner bred. I grew up an OU fan watching players like Jack Mildren, Steve Owens, LeRoy and...Read more
Traditions make college football unique. Unfortunately, conference realignment has destroyed some killer college football traditions. Texas no longer plays Texas A&M. Oklahoma no longer plays Nebraska. Thank goodness nothing, yet, has taken away Texas vs. Oklahoma at Cotton Bowl in Dallas...Read more
(by Chris Hummer) Rivalries are the backbone of college football. In-state teams battling for supremacy and border state wars are among the testiest games on the calender each season. It doesn't matter how good or bad each individual team's record is. When rivals meet, the game matters...Read more
(by Ryan Gerbosi) Our countdown of top Sooners is reaching its end as we’ve finally hit the top 10. Despite being among the best on the roster, a few of these guys enter Oklahoma’s 2015 season with plenty still to prove. Here are Nos. 10-6 on the OU roster: 10. Dede Westbrook, Jr. WR...Read more
There are plenty of reasons to be intrigued by the Oklahoma Sooners' return to the Air Raid offense in 2015. New offensive coordinator, young whiz kid Lincoln Riley, seems to have an excellent grasp of what he wants to do. Sophomore running back Samaje Perine could be the best back...Read more
(By Paul Bessire & John Ewing) Which teams have the best home field advantage in college football? If you are a college football fan, then you probably have thought of a list of the loudest and toughest stadiums to play in on Saturdays in the fall. However, the true home field advantage for...Read more
(by Kent Babb) PHILADELPHIA -- The biggest gamble in the NFL walked off the practice field without a limp, but then again, he had not practiced fully. Sam Bradford approached the group of reporters with confidence, though the fact is, he has not played in a regular-season game since...Read more
(by Ryan Gerbosi) We’re halfway through our ranking of the top 25 players at each area school, and the Oklahoma quarterbacks are making their appearance today. Here’s a look at the players at Nos. 15-11: 15. Austin Seibert, Fr. K. Oklahoma expected to have the kicking game locked down with...Read more
(by Ryan Gerbosi) We’re continuing our look at the top 25 players on each area roster today as the Sooners gear up for fall camp and the season. Here’s a look at the Nos. 20-16 players on OU’s roster. 20. Jamal Danley, Jr. OG. Danley arrives from East Mississippi CC where he won a national...Read more
(by Ryan Buck) YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The football coaching profession is a transient business. Moving from team to team or school to school is the name of the game. For many in perhaps the most well-known cradle of coaches in the sport, there is one place, however...Read more
(by John Breech) When former Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray got married in Dallas on Saturday, he probably didn't think his nuptials would turn into a Wedding Crashers sequel, but that's what happened over the weekend thanks to a curious Cowboys fan who decided he wanted to...Read more
(by Ryan Gerbosi) The Sooners haven't had as much attention on them as usual after a disappointing 8-5 season, but everyone still wants to hear what the man in charge has to say. Bob Stoops had plenty to answer for this offseason, and we've complied some of his top quotes from...Read more
(by Adam Schein) For so many reasons, Murray tops the charts for me. First of all, I think Dallas made a major miscalculation in letting the reigning rushing king and Offensive Player of the Year walk in free agency. The Cowboys didn't want to overpay a running back, essentially banking...Read more
(by David Fucillo) The San Francisco 49ers wrapped up their offseason workout program with three true quarterbacks on the roster: Colin Kaepernick, Blaine Gabbert and Dylan Thompson. However, as we know, the team has a quarterback converted to tight end in fourth round pick Blake Bell...Read more
(by Connor Murray) For the first half of the 2014 season, the Oklahoma Sooners looked destined for an appearance in the College Football Playoff. Building off an upset win over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl in the previous year, Oklahoma started the year red hot, blowing the doors off its...Read more
[snip] Baylor has decimated Oklahoma each of the last two seasons by a combined 89-26. The tide does not seem to be turning. The Sooners lost many of their top linemen and have a big question mark at quarterback. Trevor Knight does return, but backups Baker Mayfield and Cody Thomas...Read more
Question: Which Big 12 power coach needs the bigger improvement this season: Charlie Strong or Bob Stoops? Rick Gosselin: Stoops has won at Oklahoma. Strong needs to start winning at Texas. Oklahoma and Texas are national programs that should compete for national...Read more
(by Rick Brown) When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers took defensive tackle Gerald McCoy with the third pick of the 2010 NFL Draft, they knew they had a future star on their hands. McCoy is a natural leader, which is why the team wanted him to be the foundation of its defense. He is not shy to give...Read more
(by Dean Berhow-Goll) San Francisco 49ers fans might not know a great deal about Blake Bell, a tight end out of Oklahoma who the club picked in the fourth round. The massive former quarterback earned the nickname "Belldozer" standing at 6-foot-6, 259 pounds and literally bulldozing...Read more
(by Paul Franklin) When Ben Bench visits the old neighborhood in Northwest Oklahoma City, in spring or early summer, he and childhood buddy Sam Bradford try and get in a few rounds of golf; generally at the Oak Tree Country Club in the suburb of Edmond. High school classmates...Read more
San Francisco 49ers fans are about to learn what Oklahoma Sooners fans experienced over the last four years: Blake Bell will pursue his goals no matter the obstacle placed in front of him. The 6-foot-6, 259-pounder earned the nickname "Belldozer" because of his physical, pounding...Read more
(by RJ Young) Legendary sportscaster Bob Barry Jr. died on Saturday. Carson Cunningham related a story to me once about the man that I thought I should share once more here...Read more w/audio
(by AP) OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma sports figures joined with people across the state Sunday in mourning the death of longtime sportscaster Bob Barry Jr., who was killed in an automobile accident. Barry's death united officials from the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State...Read more
OKLAHOMA CITY -- A legend in Oklahoma sports broadcasting passed away on Saturday when Bob Barry Jr. died in a motorcycle accident in Oklahoma City. Barry, the sports director at KFOR Channel 4 in Oklahoma City, was riding on north May Avenue at approximately 4 p.m. when...Read more

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