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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)

Quick growing up for Sooners

(by Bob Przybylo) It would have been easy for someone like Oklahoma freshman wide receiver Michiah Quick to come into Norman and expect to be a superstar. He has never known anything different. Always a starter, always making the highlight reel plays, always being...Read more

Brian Bosworth looks back on being 'The Boz'

(by Neil Best) Brian Bosworth initially did not plan to give himself a preview of "Brian and the Boz," the next ESPN "30 for 30" documentary, before attending a public screening in Manhattan on Thursday night. At it turned out, he was glad he changed his mind and watched it...Read more w/video

Big 12 in focus: Oklahoma’s Mike Stoops vents to media; lawsuits present no-win situation for league

(by Chuck Carlton) Oklahoma's Mike Stoops probably isn't the only defensive coordinator upset about how officials are calling blocking down field. He appears to be the most vocal. Stoops vented during a media session this week. He was still perturbed about a Kansas State touchdown...Read more

What The Hell Happened In 2011?

(by Jordan Esco) As a result of the bye week, I’ve been struggling with the boredom I suspect many of you have also been suffering from. So one of the things I've been doing to fill the time is going back to past OU recruiting classes. I didn't start with any particular goal or topic...Read more

Mixon trial moved to January

(by Joey Helmer) Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon's trial was originally scheduled for next week, but it has been delayed until Jan. 12. Mixon went before Cleveland County Special District Court Judge Steven Stice Friday. Now that brings into play the possibility of a trial after the...Read more

Book of Norman: On gameday the library at Oklahoma is eerily quiet

(by Greg Bishop) NORMAN, Okla. -- As the football game kicks off, the library is empty. Well, not entirely. There are, by unofficial count, four employees and four students, one of whom naps on a couch. A security guard plays video games on a computer. Here, in one stretch of the...Read more

The Good, But Not Great, Oklahoma Sooners

(by Steve Pipps) Oklahoma has not entered November without a loss in more than 10 years. It started in 2005 with a loss against TCU and it continued in 2014 with another loss to TCU. Since 2000, Oklahoma has struggled in the national championship game, reaching three and losing...Read more

Thomas shows ability in Knight's absence

(by Eddie Radosevich) All that is expected is everything when you're the back-up quarterback. Being ready at a moments notice then performing then performing like the stage isn't too grand. That's what being the back-up quarterback is about. Redshirt freshman...Read more w/video

OU in familiar position

(by Justin Hite) Oklahoma has been in this position before, but that doesn’t make it any more precarious. During the past five seasons, the Sooners have lost two of their first nine games on four separate occasions. Three of those times, the Sooners went on to win every...Read more

Player in Focus: Geneo Grissom

(by Justin Hite) Ever since Geneo Grissom arrived on campus at Oklahoma, his role and his position has been fluid. He started the third position of his career with the Sooners this season, and it has taken another turn as Oklahoma hits the midway point of the year. He's losing...Read more

Mailbag: Oklahoma fans deserve better from Bob Stoops & more

(by Stewart Mandel) One of the more remarkable recent coaching feats that never gets talked about is the fact Oklahoma’s Bob Stoops won eight Big 12 championships in his first 14 seasons. In fact, coming into 2014, Stoops had never gone consecutive seasons without winning at least...Read more

OU's best play(s) of the season

(by Bob Przybylo) At this point last season, it felt like there were more memorable plays from Oklahoma. Things like Eric Striker’s big hit at Notre Dame that led to Corey Nelson's touchdown. Or LaColtan Bester's touchdown pass to Sterling Shepard at Kansas. Or Bester's crazy touchdown...Read more

Position breakdown: Defense

(by Justin Hite) Without an opponent to play this weekend, Sooners Illustrated will break down Oklahoma at every position. We’ll provide a quick recap of how each position has done this season while also giving a best-case and worst-case scenario for the rest...Read more

Who To Root For If...

(by Super K)'re like me and still holding out even the slightest hope that OU can win out, win the Big 12, and back door their way into the playoffs. I wrote about the possibility earlier this week (HERE). I know, I know guys…it’s not going to happen. The comments were duly...Read more

K-State’s Waters left impression on Sooners

(by AP) MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Kansas State is the only team still unbeaten in the round-robin meat-grinder of the Big 12, and the biggest reason why has been the impassioned play of quarterback Jake Waters. Need proof of just how good he’s been? Simply ask somebody from...Read more

CBS Sports Expert Picks - Against the Spread - 2014 Week 9 College Football writers pick the winners of every Top 25 game each week along with their picks vs. the spread. To switch between picks vs. the spread and straight-up picks, click on the desired tab below...Read more w/video

Stoops Upset With Linemen Downfield on Passing Plays

(by Kevin Flaherty) When talking this week about offenses trying to slow down Oklahoma's pass-rush, Stoops went back to talking about one of the biggest challenges -- offensive linemen getting downfield. "And certainly the quarterback running the ball is a great neutralizer...Read more

Colvin Makes Return to Practice Field

(by Kevin Flaherty) Former Oklahoma star and current Jacksonville Jaguar cornerback Aaron Colvin has been itching to get back onto the field after tearing his ACL during Senior Bowl practices. And now, he looks like he'll get that chance, according to Tad Dickman, Jacksonville's public...Read more

Cody Thomas Makes the Most of Opportunity

(by Kevin Flaherty) In Oklahoma's game against Kansas State, quarterback Cody Thomas found himself warming up and having to replace Trevor Knight mid-drive after Knight injured his shoulder. But Thomas kept every backup's dream from becoming a nightmare, as Oklahoma traveled...Read more

Position breakdown: Offense

(by Justin Hite) Without an opponent to play this weekend, Sooners Illustrated will break down Oklahoma at every position. We’ll provide a quick recap of how each position has done this season while also giving a best-case and worst-case scenario for the rest of the year...Read more

Post Practice Notebook (OU Defense, 10.21.14)

Mike Stoops - Mike talked a lot about the stress that modern offenses put on the defense. Really emphasized that, not only do offenses use the entire field but the skill level of offenses continues to increase, the creativity continues to grow and people are taking the use of...Read more

OU By the Numbers

(by Bob Przybylo) Oklahoma is in the middle of its second bye week this season. Through seven games, a lot of things have stood out. That’s not always a good thing. Here is a look at some of the more intriguing numbers to OU’s season up until now. [133] Number of carries for...Read more

Taming The OU Defense The Response

(by Super K) We all remember last year's Sugar Bowl and while the defensive performance was far less than perfect, at times it was down right nasty. And, of course, Trevor played out of his mind, but the lasting image for me was Eric Striker sacking AJ McCarron in the picture...Read more w/pic

Quick's patience pays off

(by RJ Young) In the Bob Stoops era, Oklahoma has become a place many of the best players in high school football pick as a place they want to play their college ball. In many cases, players who receive offers for scholarships to play at Oklahoma are not only the best...Read more w/video

OU haunted by mobile quarterbacks

(by Justin Hite) During the past three weeks, Oklahoma has struggled and failed to contain mobile quarterbacks, each of which had their own set of skills. The first, Trevone Boykin of TCU, has his agility -- capable of putting a defense on its heels with every snap. Texas’ Tyrone Swoopes mastered...Read more

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