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

(by Bill Connelly) USC has had a more uneven history than we tend to think. We act like USC should always be good -- and honestly, the Trojans probably should -- but we fail to notice that, since Howard Jones passed away in the summer of 1941, only four of 13 hires have...Read more
(by Bob Rang) They say if you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere. In the world of scouting running backs, if you can star for the Sooners, the NFL is interested. Following in the footsteps of Billy Sims, Adrian Peterson and DeMarco Murray, Samaje Perine has proven...Read more
(by Josh Sanchez) Throughout the Oklahoma Sooners' run to the College Football Playoff last season, Baker Mayfield and company faced a lot of stiff competition. But as far as one of this year's preseason Heisman favorites is concerned, the toughest players he faced all...Read more
(by Douglas Totten) While Bruce Miller is currently transitioning from fullback to tight end, Blake Bell made the transition to tight end (albeit from quarterback) years ago at Oklahoma. Bell impressed in his senior season at Oklahoma and, despite being raw as a tight end and route-runner...Read more
(by Christopher Dabe) THIBODAUX -- Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield didn't need the New Orleans Pelicans to select Buddy Hield at No. 6 overall in the 2016 NBA Draft for him to hold a high opinion of the shooting guard. No, Mayfield identified the 6-foot-4 Hield as one of the...Read more
(by Mike Florio) The Buccaneers are breaking in a new defense under new coach Dirk Koetter. For the defense to thrive, tackle Gerald McCoy needs to perform at a high level. Vaughn McClure, who covers the Falcons for, suggested on Thursday that "I know...Read more
(by Nunzio Ingrassia) It's fair to say that DeMarco Murray's one year with the Eagles was far from a success. A year after leading the league in rushing with the Cowboys, Murray ran for just 702 yards with the Eagles in 2015. Murray's straight-ahead running style didn't mesh with...Read more
(by Pete Fiutak) From walk-on to the Big 12 Player of the Year, the legend of Baker Mayfield is right out of a Horatio Alger story. Mayfield started his career as an afterthought for Texas Tech, transferred to Oklahoma, sat out a year, was supposed to work behind Trevor Knight, and...Read more w/video
(by Pete Fiutak) It worked. Oklahoma made the tweaks to its offensive system, got the right parts in place, and boom -- the Sooners won the Big 12 championship and made the College Football Playoff. It might have been a disappointing finish with the loss to Clemson...Read more w/video
(by Jim Wyatt) NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Those initials were on the front of the t-shirts DeMarco Murray gave to kids at his first annual football camp over the weekend. He wears the same shirt under his jersey with the Titans, with the words "Find a Way or Fade Away" on the back...Read more
(by Caleb Bailey) The opening week of the 2016 college football season is loaded with terrific top 25 match-ups and it could be one of the best opening weekends in a very long time. One of the most-anticipated games of that weekend is the Oklahoma Sooners taking on the...Read more
(by Sean Cordy) As Oklahoma looks to repeat its successful run to the College Football Playoffs on the wings of a Big 12 championship, not only will the Sooners offense need to run in stride with Baker Mayfield under center, but their defense needs to stay stout despite the loss...Read more
(by Ed Bouchette) The only quarterback the Steelers drafted in the past eight years walked off the field Thursday to end the final day of his fourth minicamp seconds before a downpour, which was appropriate. Landry Jones walked through the raindrops far too long with the Steelers...Read more
(by Joe Schiller) One of the more interesting stories you will hear today. Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz got himself locked in a New Jersey gas station and had to rescued by two gas station attendants. One gas station attendant had to use a pair of garden shears while...Read more
Of any school in any Power 5 football conference, the Oklahoma Sooners have the best chance to win their league, according to ESPN's Football Power Index (FPI). ESPN's FPI gives OU a 65 percent chance of winning the Big 12 and an 18 percent chance of going undefeated...Read more (Limited number of free article views w/DMN)
(by James Brady) Of the two tight ends the San Francisco 49ers drafted last season, Blake Bell is the most interesting from where I’m sitting. The former quarterback has all the makings of a good all-around NFL tight end, I’m just not certain if he has what it takes to be a top tier...Read more
(by Rick Stroud) Gerald McCoy knows what it's like not to have much money. Though both his parents worked, he watched his dad come home from an overtime shift, gas up the mower and go down the street to earn a few bucks cutting grass until dark. McCoy knows what...Read more
(by Wendell Barnhouse) A team can never have enough quarterbacks. Unless the team has too many quarterbacks … or not enough quarterbacks. If that makes any sense, then you’ve got a good grasp on Oklahoma’s QB situation for the next two years. When the Big 12...Read more
(by Tarik El-Bashir) Redskins left tackle Trent Williams has been named to the NFL’s Top 100 for the fourth consecutive year, checking in at No. 45 on a list that’s determined by player votes. Williams’ selection makes him the third Redskin to make the cut for 2016. The others are tight...Read more
(by Steven J. Gaither) A lot of players say they value winning over finances, but Jermaine Gresham put his money where his mouth is. The veteran tight end on Thursday took $11 million less in guaranteed money to re-sign with the Cardinals when he signed a one-year, $3.5 million...Read more
The 2016 college football season will be Baker Mayfield's last at Oklahoma. The Big 12 voted today in favor of upholding the league's transfer rule, meaning the former Texas Tech walk-on will not be getting back the year of eligibility he lost when he...Read more
(by Teresa Varley) QB Landry Jones was thrilled to get his chance last season. A year ago Landry Jones went through OTAs with the only playing experience under his belt being two years of preseason action. As the team’s third string quarterback, he never made his way on the field in a...Read more
(by Chase Goodbread) Big 12 football teams hoping 2016 would be the last year they would have to face Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield could be in for a disappointment. The Big 12's faculty representatives will consider a rule proposal next week at league meetings that, if approved...Read more
(by Mark Kaboly) The starter had to one-up the backup again. What seemed to be scheduled days off for Steelers quarterbacks Ben Roethlisberger and Landry Jones on back-to-back days during the first week of organized team activities at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex turned out to be more. Jones' wife, Whitney, on Wednesday gave birth...Read more
(by Caleb Bailey) The opening weekend of the 2016 college football season is pretty loaded with one of the biggest games being Oklahoma against Houston at NRG Stadium. Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield is pretty excited for the season and he let the fans know it in a special...Read more w/video

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