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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)

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

Tress Way Preparing To Make NFL Dream Come True

(by Luke McConnell) TULSA -- Former Oklahoma punter Tress Way is one of the most positive people you'll ever meet, so you'll excuse him for being practically giddy these days. After what he calls a "redshirt year" in the NFL, learning how to survive as a punter in the...Read more

Julian Wilson Note

(by Super K) During last Saturday's spring game, one of the most obvious positions still up for grabs was the starting CB spot opposite Zach Sanchez. And to that point, if you'll recall a couple weeks ago we mentioned that Julian Wilson is expected to compete for that...Read more

Grissom ready to embrace change on defense

(by RJ Young) When the clock struck zero in New Orleans, Oklahoma senior Geneo Grissom seemed a shoo-in for Sugar Bowl Most Valuable Player. Against No. 3-ranked Alabama, he sacked former Crimson Tide quarterback A.J. McCarron 2.5 times. He broke up a pass and recovered two...Read more

OU Sports: Open mic with Bob Stoops

(by Guerin Emig) I finally got around to something I missed by watching last week's Red/White Game from the press box -- Bob Stoops' running commentary from the field. FOX Sports Oklahoma mic'd up the Sooners coach, and OU's website was kind enough to edit Stoops' remarks into a...Read more

Spring Spotlight: Oklahoma TE Blake Bell

(by Zac Ellis) Oklahoma's Blake Bell had an up-and-down season in 2013. Entering the fall as a redshirt junior, he was tabbed as the frontrunner to replace departed quarterback Landry Jones. But while Bell started eight games last year, he eventually lost the starting gig to...Read more

Notepad: Sooners add depth to vital positions

MOORE -- By his own estimation, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops thought 16 returning or projected starters were not in uniform for Saturday’s Red-White Game. Most of those decisions were precautionary. No sense in making nagging injuries worse by playing in a glorified...Read more

Gerald McCoy vows to be in camp

(by Mike Triplett) All-Pro defensive tackle Gerald McCoy insisted Tuesday that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers don't have to worry about him holding out this summer while his long-term contract discussions are ongoing. "When they say report to camp, Gerald McCoy will be there...Read more w/video

Smallwood, McNamara, Evans ready to breakout for Oklahoma Sooners

(by Alex Apple) During Bob Stoops' tenure in Norman as coach of Oklahoma, the Sooners have found a seemingly endless supply of talented skill players. Stoops developed a reputation for coaching offensive juggernauts, and while his defense now deserves just as much attention...Read more

OU spring surprises: Defense

(by Bob Przybylo) Spring football has wrapped up for Oklahoma. A lot of the usual names stood out during the month-long practices, but new ones emerged as well. Here is a look at the five biggest surprises of OU’s spring on defense. Cornerback Dakota Austin: Technically it's...Read more

OU spring surprises: Offense

(by Bob Przybylo) Spring football has wrapped up for Oklahoma. A lot of the usual names stood out during the month-long practices, but new ones emerged as well. Here is a look at the five biggest surprises of OU’s spring on offense. Fullback/tight end Dimitri Flowers...Read more

Briles: 'You have to learn how to repeat and hang on'

(by Chris Vannini) It's one thing to reach the top, but it’s another to stay there. That's what Art Briles' focus is on. Baylor won its first-ever Big 12 championship last season. The Bears have gone from the hunter to the hunted, something the program isn't used to...Read more

Stoops: Maybe best winter in last 16 years for Oklahoma Sooners football

(by Alex Apple) As Bob Stoops patrolled the sideline on Saturday during the Oklahoma spring game, he was mic’d up, so the game’s announcers could interview him during the game. He told the announcers that the Sooners had one of their best offseasons in his 16 years in Norman...Read more

John E. Hoover: New Sooners QB Baker Mayfield sheds some light on his transfer and his plans at OU

NORMAN -- Figured there was no way Oklahoma would bring new quarterback Baker Mayfield into the interview room following Saturday’s Red/White Game. On one side, Mayfield went 9-for-9 for 125 yards and two touchdowns in the scrimmage. Needs to be interviewed. But on the...Read more

OU still building off Sugar Bowl

(by Bruce Campbell) NORMAN -- A record crowd of 43,500 for Oklahoma’s spring football game is a sign of even higher expectations for the Sooners’ program. The 45-31 shocker over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl has created momentum, which has carried over into both the winter and...Read more

Ash injury ups Strong's degree of difficulty

(by David Ubben) I'm betting Charlie Strong's research on his new program didn't include watching the 2009 Big 12 Championship Game. If he did, though, he'll encounter the most troubling truth facing his first squad of Longhorns. You can't win a Big 12 title without a...Read more

OU coaches concerned about linebacker depth with Frank Shannon's status unclear

(by Eric Bailey) NORMAN -- Mike Stoops' body language easily was read when asked about linebacker Frank Shannon's absence from Oklahoma's spring football game. No specifics were given, but Stoops' answer probably didn't leave much optimism for OU football fans...Read more

Tight end back in OU offense

(by Bruce Campbell) NORMAN -- When Taylor McNamara signed with the University of Oklahoma two years ago, he had reason to be excited as the Sooners’ future tight end. OU had been known for its tight ends under head coach Bob Stoops. Jermaine Gresham was the No. 1...Read more

Five thoughts from Oklahoma spring game: Sooners have found next Trey Millard

(by Alex Apple) Whether the Sooners looked like a Pop Warner team on Saturday or a well-oiled machine, optimism was destined to remain high for a program coming off a Sugar Bowl win and strong recruiting finish. Spring practice has afforded quarterback Trevor Knight the...Read more

DeMarco Murray one of NFL's best, Cowboys coach says

(bBy Chris Wesseling) Leading up to the trade deadline last October, the Dallas Cowboys were questioning whether DeMarco Murray was reliable enough to go forward as the featured back. Six months later, running backs coach Gary Brown views Murray as a perennial Pro Bowl...Read more w/video

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