OU Football News - Page Two


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


(by Kevin McGuire) Oklahoma safety Hatari Byrd will have some explaining to do to Sooners head coach Bob Stoops after being given two citations for drug and alcohol misdemeanor offenses. As reported by the Tulsa World, police observed Byrd speeding and swerving over lanes...Read more
(by Ryan Gerbosi) Samaje Perine came out of nowhere to be the biggest contributor for Oklahoma in 2014. That’ll be a tough act to follow, but are there others who can make a big improvement as spring practices near? Here are a few candidates to break out in 2015 for the Sooners...Read more
Curtis Lofton joined the Saints as an unrestricted free agent from the Atlanta Falcons in 2012 to shore up the middle. He's started 111 of the 112 career games he's played in and totaled 1,058 tackles (689 solo), seven sacks, three interceptions, 11 forced fumbles, four...Read more w/video
(by Dave Birkett) To listen to Martin Mayhew, Ryan Broyles' run with the Detroit Lions isn't over -- it only looks that way. Broyles languished as the Lions' fifth receiver this year, rarely playing and hardly ever being active for games. Though he was healthy for the first time in his career...Read more
(by Brandon Judd) Josh Heupel will replace Kevin McGiven as Utah State's offensive coordinator, a source confirmed to the Deseret News Thursday. Football Scoop and scout.com first reported the news about Heupel early Thursday. Heupel, who was let go from the Oklahoma...Read more
(by Tom Fornelli) Former Oklahoma co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Josh Heupel is reportedly on the verge of landing a new gig. Sports Illustrated is reporting that Heupel is set to become the new offensive coordinator at Utah State. The report says Heupel is yet...Read more
(by David Morrison) Had Dorial Green-Beckham played this past season, his draft picture might have been a little clearer. But Green-Beckham's appeal for immediate eligibility after he transferred from Missouri to Oklahoma -- following his dismissal in April -- was denied. Green-Beckham...Read more
(by Todd Archer) PHOENIX -- There is a theory going around about the Dallas Cowboys and their running game that sounded a lot like the theory around the team in the 1990s: You can get just about any running back to have success behind that offensive line. Emmitt Smith became the...Read more
(by Kyle Salomon) Following the most disappointing season in the Bob Stoops’ era at the University of Oklahoma, OU decided to part ways with longtime receivers coach and co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell and former national championship-winning quarterback and co-offensive...Read more
(by j will) We all know that rivalry games can be very emotional and intense. One good example of this is the Bedlam game between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. Fans from both sides trash talk and sometimes it can get out of hand. Well one particular individual took the rivalry game...Read more
(by Dan Hanzus) Cowboys owner Jerry Jones acknowledged last week it will be a challenge to bring back Dez Bryant and DeMarco Murray in 2015. Both offensive stars are on track to reach free agency and the Cowboys' salary-cap situation likely doesn't allow...Read more w/video
(by Ryan Gerbosi) The Sooners were the hot team as signing day approached a year ago following a big upset over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Since then, things haven’t gone so smoothly for the Sooners. Still, Oklahoma has its fair share of big names coming to Norman in 2015...Read more
(by John C. Abell) Chances are you have never heard of Tony Verna. But you are intimately familiar with his work. Verna, who died Sunday at 81, invented the instant replay. Yes, there was a time when you could not see the same play from a dozen angles in high-def frame-by-frame slo-mo...Read more
(by Josh Kirkendall) When discussing the future of Jermaine Gresham with friends this year, I often find myself debating a defense. Yes... if you follow my Twitter feed I tend to play devil's advocate -- there isn't a greater irritation to me than mob-like opinions without consideration toward an...Read more
(by Steve DelVecchio) Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray and his girlfriend Heidi Mueller are engaged. Mueller, a 32-year-old actress and the mother of Murray’s 1-year-old daughter, made the announcement on Monday by posting a photo of her flashing a ring on...Read more w/pic
(by Dennis Dodd) An early football signing period in December has been formally recommended, potentially ending more than a decade of sometimes divisive discussion of the subject, CBSSports.com learned on Monday. If adopted, the sport's new initial signing period would be...Read more
(by Brandon Chatmon) Sitting alongside Bob Stoops with a crimson “OU” logo on his chest, new Sooners offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley didn’t have all the answers. Hired on Jan. 12 to run Oklahoma’s offense, Riley is charged with kick-starting the offense but doesn’t know exactly how...Read more
(by AP) OXON HILL, Md. -- The five most powerful and wealthiest conferences in college sports passed NCAA legislation that increases the value of an athletic scholarship by several thousand dollars to cover the federally determined actual cost of attendance. Legislative autonomy for...Read more
(by Dan Lyons) Texas running back Malcolm Brown got his hands on an Oklahoma decal to do his own version of “horns down” during the Shrine Game, but it looks like that was part of a trade. Brown swapped decals with Oklahoma fullback Aaron Ripkowski...Read more w/pic
(by Cliff Brunt/AP) NORMAN, Okla. Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops wants new offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley to take his offense back in time. Well, not all the way back. But the 31-year-old Riley will bring back the pass-happy Air Raid offense that helped Stoops and the Sooners...Read more
(by Andrew Gilman) NORMAN, Okla. -- In 1999, Bob Stoops came to Oklahoma and brought Mike Leach in to run the offense. Leach and Stoops took players and moved them to parts unknown. Players like Brandon Daniels, a one-time running back, quarterback and strong safety, moved to...Read more
Kenny Stills played in 15 games and led the team in receiving yards with 931 on 63 catches. Stills also had three touchdowns. Best Game: Stills had five receptions for 162 yards (32.4 avg.) and a 69-yard touchdown in the team’s win at the Pittsburgh Steelers on Nov. 30...Read more w/video
(by AP) AUSTIN, Texas -- Former Oklahoma co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell has joined Texas coach Charlie Strong's staff as a wide receivers coach. The Longhorns announced Norvell's hiring in a statement issued Friday. Norvell had served on Sooners coach Bob Stoops' staff...Read more
(by Bob Lutz) One-time quarterback Blake Bell, in case you're wondering, is all about being a tight end. He's taken to it, loves it, wants to continue to improve and hopes to one day soon earn an NFL roster spot with a number 80-something on his back. "It has been a crazy ride...Read more
(by Josh Alper) The Cowboys dealt with the free agents on their coaching staff in the last few days, keeping things mostly intact on the sideline after a division title. Now it’s on to the free agents who do their work on the field. Wide receiver Dez Bryant and running back DeMarco Murray are on...Read more

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