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OU Football News - Page Two

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)

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

No update on QB Knight's injury for Sooners

(by Andrew Gilman) Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said he was not going to give an update on the health of quarterback Trevor Knight. Stoops, on the weekly Big 12 conference call, wouldn't say anything about Knight. "I'm not going to give any updates today," he said. Knight reportedly...Read more

Sooners in odd spot in Big 12 race

(by AP) NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma is in an unfamiliar situation, seemingly out of Big 12 Conference title discussion in October. Two missed field goals, a blocked extra point and an interception return for a touchdown by Kansas State hurt the Sooners in a 31-30 loss on...Read more

Tulsa World photographer apologizes to Oklahoma WR Sterling Shepard for hitting him with his $10,000 lens

(by Zack Barnett) During the second quarter of No. 17 Oklahoma’s loss to No. 11 Kansas State, Sooners wide recevier Sterling Shepard efforted for a would-be touchdown pass from quarterback Trevor Knight in the back of the end zone. As has happened a thousand times before and will...Read more

OU 11: Game 7

(by Justin Hite) In victory, everybody looks good. In a loss, everybody looks bad. Each week Sooners Illustrated will rank the top 11 players from Oklahoma's past week's performance. Players are assigned a point value equal to the rating given by Bob and Justin. (Top player on...Read more

Hunnicutt trying to bounce back

(by Bob Przybylo) Oklahoma kicker Michael Hunnicutt has no idea how he would have responded if asked to address the media following the Sooners’ 31-30 loss to Kansas State on Saturday afternoon. About 15 minutes before the game ended, Hunnicutt, among the most reliable kickers...Read more

Diagnosing Some Of The Coverage Issues From KSU Game

(by Super K) I'm going to go through a few key plays from the first half, but I’ll start by saying a few things: - In terms of athletes, OU is much more talented team than this KSU team. Nothing ground breaking there but I feel the need to continually remind people that OU has some...Read more

Sooners seeing purple deja vu

(by Bob Przybylo) Oklahoma can do a dance of joy. The Sooners won’t have to see the color purple for the rest of the season. Purple has been the nemesis of OU this season. Both of OU’s losses have come to purple teams, TCU and Kansas State. That’s a fun little factoid but really doesn't...Read more

Trench Warfare - What It Boiled Down To...

(by JY) A pick in the endzone, a blocked extra point, two missed field goals, and aaaaa pick siiiiixxxx for a teeeeeee deeeeee. That’s how bad my frustrations got on Saturday. I had tweeted out that I needed to go to the airport to pick up the inlaws during the game, my father in law...Read more

Oklahoma Football: Bob Stoops Press Conference Notebook [09.20.14]

(by Luke McConnell) Oklahoma enters its second bye week of the season after Saturday's 31-30 loss to Kansas State. The Sooners will be looking for answers once again, hoping to rebound with a Nov. 1 clash at Iowa State next up on the schedule. Monday, Bob Stoops and players met with...Read more

Stoops With No Update on Knight's Health

(by Kevin Flaherty) Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops had no update on Monday’s Big 12 Teleconference on the health of sophomore starting quarterback Trevor Knight, who sustained a shoulder injury against Kansas State Saturday. Knight was knocked out of Saturday’s game after getting...Read more

Take 3: OU focused on moving on

(by Bob Przybylo) Every Monday afternoon during the football season OU coach Bob Stoops has his weekly press conference. Sooners Illustrated will give you the three most important things to take from the session. Bye Week No. 2 - Take No. 1: No second-guessing, no lamenting...Read more

Keith Ford Injury Update

(by Jordan Esco) During his weekly meeting with the media, Bob Stoops said Keith Ford continues to make progress and that they were "hopeful to have him back by the end of this week." So assuming things continue to move in a positive direction, it would appear safe to presume...Read more

From national playoff hopeful to middle of the Big 12 pack

That's how far the Sooners have fallen since owning the No. 1 spot in FOX Sports Southwest David Ubben's weekly power rankings. We've got another change at the top but the top five looks completely different than it did a week ago. Here's where the league sits after eight weeks...Read more

OUInsider Monday presser central: week nine live thread

OU head coach Bob Stoops takes the podium to review his team's loss to Kansas State and move forward to Iowa State...Read more

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