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Trevor Knight talks injury scare and return

(by RJ Young) Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight's return to practice for the first time since suffering a scary hit in OU's 48-14 loss to Baylor caught many by surprise. But when he walked out of Memorial Stadium later that day he knew everything was going to be OK...Read more w/video

Big 12 Mailbag: Expansion, Stidham, will title game return?

(by David Ubben) [snip] Jason in Dallas asks: Who starts at QB for OU in the Cotton Bowl against Texas in October? David Ubben: Baker Mayfield. I'm a believer in all the buzz he's created on the scout team this year. Yes, the fumbles were an issue at Texas Tech, but he's got...Read more

Optimism building DeMarco Murray can play Sunday

(by Kevin Patra) The biggest deal in Texas at the moment is DeMarco Murray left hand. After undergoing surgery this week the question remains whether or not the workhorse running back will play this week as the Dallas Cowboys host the Indianapolis Colts and attempt to...Read more w/video

Season OU 11: No. 4 WR Sterling Shepard

(by Justin Hite) No. 4 wide receiver Sterling Shepard - Shepard was on his way to an easy OU 11 title before stepping just an inch or two out of bounds and landing flat on a camera lens in the back of the end zone. Soon after, his hip injury evolved into a groin injury and never seemed...Read more

A look at recent Oklahoma bowl history: Sooners out of spotlight after breakout bowl win a year ago

(by Ryan Gerbosi) While the Sooners aren't under the biggest spotlight this postseason, don’t expect that to be a trend in Norman. The Sooners have played in one of the current New Year's Six bowls (or the national championship) in seven of the last 10 seasons. While they've reached...Read more

Oklahoma football near panic time in Norman

(by Kyle Salomon) Now that I have had one full week to digest the 2014 Oklahoma Sooners football regular season, I have come up with several items head coach Bob Stoops must address in the offseason if OU is to ever get back to being a national title contender under his watch...Read more

Three OU play-makers should be ready vs Clemson

(by Tony Crumpton) Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops said on Wednesday that star quarterback Trevor Knight (neck), freshman All-American running back Samaje Perine (ankle) and go to receiver Sterling Shepard (groin) should all be back healthy against Clemson for the 2014 Russell Athletic Bowl...Read more

Season OU 11: No. 5 LB Dominique Alexander

(by Justin Hite) No. 5 linebacker Dominique Alexander (49 points) - Consistently consistent. That's what Alexander was this season. After finishing with 80 tackles last season, Alexander will surpass the 100-tackle mark in the bowl game this year. He's at 98 tackles right now...Read more

Takeaways from Wednesday's football press conference

(by Brady Vardeman) In Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops' first media availability since post-game Bedlam, the 15-year veteran spoke to the health of several key players in the Sooners line-up as well as the potential for Joe Mixon and Frank Shannon to return the field in 2015. Stoops also...Read more

Chiefs CB Jamell Fleming Takes Advantage of Opportunity

(by BJ Kissel) In a game full of standout defensive plays by the Chiefs, cornerback Jamell Fleming’s pass breakup in the second quarter on a Derek Carr third-down pass attempt may have been the best. The Raiders had captured a bit of momentum after a missed Chiefs...Read more w/video

Trevor Knight's return could provide boost for Oklahoma's offense

(by Brandon Chatmon) The last time we saw Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight in action during the holiday bowl season, he was making Alabama’s defense look like the Philadelphia 76ers. This time around, Oklahoma is hoping Knight will provide a much-needed boost and balance to the...Read more

Sooners get back 3 key players for bowl vs Clemson

(by AP) NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma should have its full complement of offensive starters when it face No. 18 Clemson in the Russell Athletic Bowl. Quarterback Trevor Knight, running back Samaje Perine and wide receiver Sterling Shepard all should be recovered enough...Read more

Joe Mixon's suspension continues, but progress being made

(by RJ Young) Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said suspended Sooner and former five-star running back Joe Mixon is on track to return to the Sooners in a team capacity at his luncheon on Wednesday. Stoops also said Frank Shannon, who is serving a one-year...Read more w/video

Quick-hit Dec. 17 OU media notes

(by Bob Przybylo) Oklahoma had a week to put the Bedlam loss behind them and is focused solely on Clemson for the Russell Athletic Bowl. The Sooners players and coaches were back addressing the media Wednesday. Here's a collection of some of the quick-hit tidbits from the sessions...Read more

Take 3: Trevor Knight expected to start

(by Bob Przybylo) Oklahoma is less than two weeks away from playing 17th-ranked Clemson in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Dec. 29. OU coach Bob Stoops was back addressing the media for the first time since OU’s upset loss to Oklahoma State. Take No. 1: Knight expected to start...Read more

Clemson football set to square off against Oklahoma in Russell Athletic Bowl

(by Chris DeFalco) After an impressive undefeated home record, the 9-3 Clemson Tigers are headed to the Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando, FL to face the 8-4 Oklahoma Sooners. The Clemson football game will be played Dec. 29th at 5:30 p.m. EST on ESPN. The 18th-ranked Tigers look to...Read more

Five things Oklahoma fans need to know about No. 17 Clemson ahead of the Russell Athletic Bowl

(by Ryan Gerbosi) The Russell Athletic Bowl can’t be where the Sooners saw themselves heading a few months ago. A disappointing home loss to Kansas State eliminated the Sooners from a title discussion and sent the season into a spiral, but OU has a chance for some sort of redemption...Read more

Clemson’s Venables not thrilled about playing old friends in bowl

(by Ed McGranahan) CLEMSON -- Brent Venables thought he was past the "weirdness" last week until he began fielding questions about his ties to Oklahoma and the Stoops brothers. "I said I was over all that," Venables replied and amiably implored, "Quit bringing it up." The steel gaze...Read more

TCU gives Gary Patterson new contract

(by AP) TCU coach Gary Patterson has a new contract after leading the Horned Frogs to a Big 12 title in only their third season in a Power Five conference. Athletic director Chris Del Conte acknowledged Tuesday that a new deal is in place, though he wouldn’t give details. Patterson was...Read more

OUInsider Pre-bowl presser central: live thread

OU head coach Bob Stoops takes the podium Wednesday to address things heading into OU's final game of the season here in less than a couple weeks...Read more

Season OU 11: No. 6 FB Aaron Ripkowski

(by Justin Hite) No. 6 fullback Aaron Ripkowski (41 points) - This might sound weird, but Ripkowski is pretty similar to Taylor Swift. Country music claimed her in its genre even though Swift never really fell into the category. And the offensive line happily claimed Ripkowski, even though...Read more

Striker, Perine named Third Team AP All-Americans

(by Joey Helmer) NORMAN -- The Associated Press released its All-American team Tuesday afternoon, and OU linebacker Eric Striker and running back Samaje Perine earned Third Team honors. Striker leads the team with 7.5 sacks and 14 tackles for loss this season, tying him with Rocky...Read more

Man sentenced for burglarizing home of Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops

(by Sam Cooper) A year and a half after the home of Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops was burglarized, one of those responsible was sentenced to jail time on Monday. According to the Norman Transcript, 22-year-old Corey McCarty and a male juvenile accomplice stole "cash, a phone...Read more

Season OU 11: No. 7 RB Alex Ross

(by Justin Hite) No. 7 running back Alex Ross (40 points). There might not have been a player who could change the game with one play like Ross could: On the Oklahoma roster, in the Big 12 Conference or around the nation. Game-breaking speed is unteachable, and Ross has it...Read more

Report: Bo Pelini the new head coach at Youngstown State

(by USA Today) Bo Pelini looks to be coming home. The former Nebraska coach will be the next head coach at Youngstown State, according to multiple media reports. Pelini was fired from Nebraska after eight seasons. Pelini was born in Youngstown, Ohio, which is also the home town of the Stoops...Read more

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