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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)

Report: Big 12 and Pac-12 heading south of the border?

(by Kevin McGuire) College football could be taking a trip south of the border if the powers that be at ESPN, the Pac-12 and Big 12 have anything to say about it. ESPN president John Skipper alluded to the concept being discussed during the Football Bowl Association meeting...Read more

Rams' Bradford is healing quickly from ACL surgery

(by Stan McNeal) ST. LOUIS -- From his office at Rams Park, general manager Les Snead can look onto the practice fields and see the future of his team. There goes franchise quarterback Sam Bradford rehabbing from the left knee surgery that ended his 2013 season before it was half...Read more

ESPN's Mel Kiper says Alabama's defensive players 'have not gotten it done' in the NFL

(by Jim Kleinpeter) On a Wednesday conference call, Mel Kiper Jr.'s assessment of Ha Ha Clinton-Dix quickly dovetailed into a critique of Alabama defensive players selected high in recent NFL Drafts, according to, a sister Advance publication.'s Andrew...Read more

Jim Brown says Vikings' Adrian Peterson could break rushing record

(by Chris Tomassan) Jim Brown knows all about being the NFL rushing king. Nobody in history has held the career rushing title longer than Brown having it from 1963-84. Emmitt Smith is the current rushing leader, having set the mark in 2002. But Brown said Vikings star Adrian...Read more

Longhorn legend Vince Young could be working for Texas soon

(by Wescott Eberts/SB Nation) The Horns have a landing spot for the former star. Ever since former Texas Longhorns quarterback Vince Young started hanging around the football program last spring while finishing his degree, there's been talk that he could eventually earn a paid...Read more

Stoops hosts brothers Bob and Mike at 13th spring practice

(by Guy Ramsey) It was a family reunion of sorts at the Nutter Training Facility on Wednesday, as Mark Stoops was joined on the practice field by brothers Mark and Mike. Oklahoma -- where Bob and Mike serve as head coach and defensive coordinator respectively -- wrapped up...Read more w/video

Detroit Lions minicamp: Ryan Broyles returns to work

(by Paula Pasche) ALLEN PARK -- Wide receiver Ryan Broyles, who did not practice on Tuesday, was in action today (Wednesday) in day two of the Lions' voluntary minicamp. Broyles is coming off surgery to repair a torn Achilles' in late October. If he is ready to go for training...Read more

Stoops again effusive in praise of Dimitri Flowers

(by Tim Griffin) It appears that Oklahoma freshman fullback and former Churchill-ex Dimitri Flowers already has captured the fancy of his new Sooner coaches. OU coach Bob Stoops made some powerful comments about Flowers, considering the incoming freshman has only taken...Read more

Happy birthday, Bud

(by RJ Young) Heading into their gridiron contest against Notre Dame on Nov. 16, 1957, the Sooners were ranked No. 2 in the country and riding one of the most memorable winning streaks in sports history: 47 consecutive games without a loss. Oklahoma was an 18-point favorite...Read more

Unsung Hero of the Saints Defense: Curtis Lofton

Last year, the Saints defense became notorious for their rotational nature and their ability to confuse quarterbacks based on personnel. However, there was one constant amongst these rotations. Middle/inside linebacker Curtis Lofton (aka the only Falcon we've ever loved) is an...Read more

Charlie Strong dishing realistic truth about Longhorn title hopes

(by Kevin McGuire) The Texas Longhorns will not be playing for a national championship in the firsts season under the College Football Playoff model. You probably already assumed that, but new Texas head coach Charlie Strong wants to make sure we are all clear on this...Read more

Quick hitter: Bob Stoops

(by Bob Przybylo) With spring football wrapping up across the country, Big 12 coaches addressed the media Tuesday morning in a teleconference. Here are some highlights from what Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops had to say. Director of player personnel Reed Case officially...Read more

Stoops addresses replacement of Reed Case

(by Carey Murdock) Bob Stoops addressed the loss of Reed Case, Oklahoma's Director of Player Personnel since 2011, during a Big 12 Conference teleconference Tuesday morning. Cases duties at OU were mainly administrative, focusing on the business of recruiting...Read more

Big 12 coach rankings: Bob Stoops sets the bar others reach toward

(by Matt Hayes) Bob Stoops did his part walking the walk. Maybe the rest of the Big 12 can join along this time around. Stoops stoked the fire of the SEC last summer when he said maybe, just maybe, the SEC is overrated. Maybe the league isn’t as deep as many think it is...Read more

Case leaving OU for Texas

(by Bob Przybylo) After three years at OU, director of player personnel Reed Case is going to Texas. Sooners need to take time and find the right man for this crucial job. Another shot fired in the Red River Rivalry. Not with a recruit, but with a key member of the...Read more

Red/White Game First Half Defensive Notes

(by Ace) I know we're now over a week past the actual spring game, but seeing as we'll be without CFB for the next four plus months I figured any football related post would be more than welcome. As has been well established, the coaches were very vanilla but even...Read more

Bradford limited as Rams' offseason program begins

(by Jim Thomas) With today's start of the Rams' offseason conditioning program, quarterback Sam Bradford will be limited along with a few other players coming off injuries. "Sam's in a very good place considering what happened last year," coach Jeff Fisher said...Read more

2014 Heisman sleeper: Oklahoma QB Trevor Knight

(by Alex Apple) Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Trevor Knight showed his potential in the 2014 Sugar Bowl when he amassed 348 yards passing against an Alabama defense that averaged yielding only 180 passing yards per game. Knight did not just throw for 348 yards; he was also an...Read more

Nick Saban: Everybody's got to ask themselves...

(by Pete Roussel) At one point, the Crimson Tide had second and goal at the 1-yard line and didn’t score. The second half began with two turnovers including a pick-6 and a fumble while backed up, which led to another touchdown. So when Nick Saban addressed the media...Read more

Defensive Line Notes From The Red/White Game

(by JY) Can you say DEPTH! I'll be the first to admit that I'm an offensive lineman through and through, but you can't deny the amount of players we have on the defensive side of the ball this year. There are so many guys who we'll be able to rotate in and keep everyone...Read more

Morning Ram-blings: The QB crossroads

(by Nick Wagoner) No matter your preferred phrase or cliche for what the 2014 season will mean for St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford, there's little doubt that it's going to be important in shaping his long-term future with the team and the league at large...Read more

Alabama safety feuding with Oklahoma

(by David Ubben) Oklahoma's got bragging rights over SEC kingpin Alabama by virtue of its 45-31 Sugar Bowl win back in January. Crimson Tide safety Landon Collins isn't backing down from a fight online, though. Sadly, this battle has no winners. Except Gabe Ikard. We'll...Read more

Offensive Line Notes From The Red/White Game

(by JY) Hey everyone, I hope you’re all having a good week. Thanks to HolaKyle, I’ve been able to get caught up on the spring game. K and the boys wanted me to focus my attention on the trenches, so I’ll have some notes on both the offensive and defensive lines...Read more

Sooners still looking for answers at cornerback and safety

(by Alex Apple) Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops said that 15 spring practices rarely resolve any questions or position battles that linger for his football team, and several of the out-standing questions about the Sooners involve the secondary. Aaron Colvin and Gabe Lynn...Read more

Shannon's future in OU's hands

(by Bob Przbyblo) The fate of Oklahoma starting linebacker Frank Shannon is now in the hands of the university after it was revealed Thursday morning he will not face criminal charges. As first reported by, Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn said...Read more

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