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test(Articles from opponents' press and national sources along with free/partially free posts from OU pay sites plus a few other odds and ends)

[Football Brainiacs posts are now located on the front page]

Surrounding cast needs to help Trevor Knight

(by Brandon Chatmon) The ups and downs of Trevor Knight's season have made people wonder what happened to the Oklahoma quarterback who embarrassed Alabama's defense in the Allstate Sugar Bowl. Knight's numbers don't resemble a guy who some considered a preseason Big 12...Read more

Kentucky coach Mark Stoops gets raise, contract extension through 2019

(by Creg Stephensson) With his team on the verge of its first postseason trip in four years, Kentucky head football coach Mark Stoops picked up a raise and a one-year contract extension on Friday. The school announced that Stoops is now under contract through the 2019 season...Read more

Big 12 Football: No. 18 Oklahoma Sooners at Iowa State Cyclones Preview

(by C. Austin Cox) There is no denying that the Big 12 is a gauntlet for its members as the Oklahoma Sooners have already proven with a first half schedule that included No. 10 TCU, the always competitive Red River Showdown and home stand against No. 11 Kansas State..Read more

J.R.'s seven points to ponder - Iowa State

(by Jim Ross) 1. Sooner Defense- Need to bring enhanced intensity and become playmakers. Early season optimism has turned into midseason mediocrity, but good coaching and leadership on the field can cure that ailment. Saturday in Ames is the place to start because...Read more

Cloudy Crystal Ball: Game 8

(by Justin Hite) Oklahoma's defensive line will record its first sack in five games ... Jordan Phillips, Chuka Ndulue and Charles Tapper don't have a sack in Big 12 play. Let that sink in. It's true. The big front has been neutralized with the step up in competition and the...Read more

Setting the stage: No. 18 OU at Iowa State

(by Bob Przybylo) OU's biggest question going into the game: Will OU's defense return to what it looked like in the first three games? It's like night and day when talking about OU's defense in the first three games compared to the last four. Obviously a lot of that is based on...Read more

Iowa State football interview: Talking with Oklahoma blog Stormin' in Norman

(by Brian Spaen) We have an interview with FanSided's Oklahoma Sooners' blog, Stormin' in Norman, on the upcoming game with the Iowa State Cyclones in Ames on Saturday. We ask about Trevor Knight's performance so far this season, Oklahoma's 2-2 start in Big 12 play, and what...Read more

Iowa State's record poor, but talent is there

(by Brady Vardeman) On the surface, Iowa State's (2-5, 0-4 Big 12) record certainly seems unimpressive. However, a closer look at the Cyclone's schedule reveals that the squad might be better than its record indicates. In week two, Iowa State gave now-No. 11 Kansas State a scare...Read more

Hard to believe Oklahoma's dominance in Ames

(by Randy Peterson) AMES, Ia. -- It's unfathomable to me, Oklahoma's 21-game domination in football games played at Iowa State. You'd think the Cyclones would have at least stumbled into one victory against the Sooners in front of the home folk since 1960. You'd think. The last coach...Read more

Similar quarterbacks battle in ISU, OU game

(by Ryan Young) After taking a week off, the ISU football team is looking for a new energy. The Cyclones, who have yet to win a game in the Big 12 conference this year, will play host to No. 19 Oklahoma Sooners (5-2 overall, 2-2 Big 12) on Nov. 1. "They're an outstanding...Read more

Player in Focus: Keith Ford

(by Justin Hite) There was a reason that Keith Ford's name was listed as the starting running back for Oklahoma when the season started. He’s the best of the three, although that gap might have shrunk in his absence. Ford was a touchdown machine when healthy, averaging two...Read more

Lions' Ryan Broyles may not play much in coming weeks

(by Dave Birkett) Ryan Broyles' role in the Lions offense is secure in that he doesn't have one, but general manager Martin Mayhew insisted last week that Broyles is still a part of the team's long-term plans. "I like Ryan Broyles," Mayhew said during a sit-down interview...Read more

Barry Switzer Dismisses Sideline Controversy, Praises DeMarco

DALLAS (105.3 THE FAN) -- Barry Switzer has coached with the Dallas Cowboys. He's also worked with Jerry Jones. So if anyone has intimate knowledge into the nuances of working with Jones, it's him. Switzer was asked by Shan & RJ on 105.3 The Fan on Thursday about the...Read more

ASKED AND ANSWERED with Daryl Williams

(by Justin Hite) Can you build off the way you lost to Kansas State? Yeah, that's correct. Like I said last week we didn't play a bad game at all. We played good. This week we need to focus on eliminating the turnovers and doing the little things right. What will it be like to have...Read more

Mixon avoids trial with plea agreement for misdemeanor

(by RJ Young) The attorney's for Oklahoma freshman running back Joe Mixon have reached a plea aggreement with the Cleveland County District Attorney's office. According to court records obtained by, Mixon entered an Alford plea. In an Alford plea, the defendent...Read more

OU familiar with Mangino

(by Justin Hite) Everywhere Mark Mangino has been, success has followed. He helped lead Oklahoma to its most recent national championship as the Sooners' offensive coordinator. Mangino helped lead Kanasas State to six 9-win seasons in his eight years as an assistant in Manhattan...Read more

Mixon makes plea deal

(by Joey Helmer) Oklahoma Sooners running back Joe Mixon, who was facing a trial in January for a misdemeanor assault charge, has entered an Alford Plea. The Cleveland Country District Attorney said Mixon will receive a one-year deferred sentence and must serve 100 hours...Read more

OU's Mixon reaches plea deal

(by Bob Przybylo) Oklahoma freshman running back Joe Mixon will not go to trial for his misdemeanor charge after reaching a plea agreement Thursday morning. Mixon was scheduled to go to trial in mid-January on his misdemeanor charge of acts resulting in gross injury. Mixon's attorney...Read more

OU's path to Big 12 title

(by Bob Przybylo) "We are going to go into every game as hard as we can, like we do every game," Oklahoma offensive tackle Tyrus Thompson said. "Sometimes you lose them. No one wants to lose but we are fine and we are going to come out there hard. We are going to play hard...Read more

OU's Cavil to transfer

(by Bob Przybylo) Oklahoma redshirt freshman wide receiver Dannon Cavil announced his plans to transfer from the university Wednesday night. Cavil, from San Antonio Madison High, did not see the field for the Sooners and his career had been plagued with injuries...Read more

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Wednesday with Stoops: Oct. 29

(by Joey Helmer) NORMAN, Okla, -- OUInsider met up with head coach Bob Stoops after practice for the latest with the team before they face Iowa State and has a full Q&A right here: Q. Did you watch the show last night? A. Did I watch? Q. Yeah, the rankings...Read more

Position breakdown: Iowa State

(by Justin Hite) Back in a familiar position, Oklahoma has to find a way to slow down another mobile quarterback -- a riddle that has left the Sooners stumped in each of the past three games. This game is a little different, though. Iowa State signal caller Sam B...Read more

Sooners Illustrated Chat - Oct. 29, 2014

OU has had nearly two weeks to get ready, come talk all things Sooners in the Wednesday game week chat at 7 p.m. CST on Wednesday...Read more

The Curious Expectation of an ISU Football Team

(by jwillyISU) It happens every year. The Lindy's, Athlon's and Phil Steele preseason magazines come out, and ISU is always picked to finish in the bottom half, second-to-last or the open slot above Kansas. Vegas tabbed the Cyclones at 3.5 for Over/Under on wins. So far, pretty...Read more

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