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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)

What I Learned During Media Days: From clean underwear to SEC overkill

(by Dennis Dodd) What I learned at four conference media days over the past two weeks. Well, other than clean underwear is overrated ... As glorious and big and vast as the SEC media days have become, the Strength Everywhere Conference may have jumped the shark. The event is...Read more

Joe Mixon suspended from football activities

Oklahoma freshman Joe Mixon has been suspended from football-related activities pending the results of the Norman Police Department's investigation into the alleged assault at Pickleman's last Friday. Mixon, a five-star recruit and the crown jewel of OU's 2014 recruiting class...Read more

Eric Striker Picked 52nd on ESPN List of Top College Football Players

(by Kevin Flaherty) Oklahoma linebacker Eric Striker is the 52nd-best player in college football for the upcoming season, according to ESPN. Striker has already had a big offseason in terms of awards and mention, and ESPN raved about what Striker could be this season...Read more

Trench Warfare | Sugar Bowl (4th Quarter)

(by JY) While this may be seven months late, it’s always a good time to talk about OU’s Sugar Bowl win over Alabama. Since the pads will start popping here in a day or two and the season is just around the corner, we figured this would be a good time to finally give y’all the 4th...Read more

Pace of Offense Part 3: Combining Speed and Efficiency

(by Kevin Flaherty) Now, it's time to see what link, if any, the two have. Below, I've listed the 25 fastest offenses as measured by time per play. In parentheses afterward, I've included each team's F/+ percentage to show how well each team did offensively. In...Read more

Trent Williams, athletic freak, stands out at Redskins training camp

(by Jason Reid) RICHMOND -- Pro Bowl left tackle Trent Williams is such a gifted athlete, he once played center flawlessly on short notice in college after never having previously worked at the position. But that was nothing, Williams said after practice Wednesday. If Williams lost...Read more

NCAA Football 2014-2015 Season - Odds to win the Big 12 Championship

Bovada Latest Odds courtesy of Twitter: @BovadaLV via sports publicist Jimmy Shapiro:

NCAA Football 2014-2015 Season - Odds to win the Big 12 Championship
Oklahoma 2/3
Baylor 11/4
Texas 7/1
Kansas State 10/1
Oklahoma State 10/1
TCU 14/1
Texas Tech 28/1
West Virginia 66/1
Iowa State 100/1
Kansas 100/1

Healthy again, Detroit Lions WR Ryan Broyles looking to prove he can return to form

(by Justin Rogers) ALLEN PARK -- To the casual observer, Ryan Broyles' optimism is unwavering. But the Detroit Lions wide receiver, who has had to overcome three consecutive season-ending injuries, admits his confidence has occasionally faltered in the face of this steady...Read more

Natrell Curtis goes to JC, Vontre McQuinnie still not enrolled

MOORE -- Brown has qualified: Freshman offensive tackle Orlando Brown, Jr., has qualified academically and is on his way to Norman. Brown, who spurned Tennessee on signing day and was a surprise switch to OU, was not cleared to enroll at OU after his high school graduation...Read more

Who will step up in the secondary for Oklahoma?

(by Andrew Gilman) Quentin Hayes will start at strong safety, Zack Sanchez will be at cornerback. Julian Wilson could be at nickelback. Past that? Good question. When it comes to the secondary, the Sooners have a lot of talent, but where it goes and who plays, is still up for...Read more

NCAA reaches concussion settlement for $70 million in testing

(by Jon Solomon) CHICAGO -- The NCAA has reached a preliminary settlement in a class-action lawsuit over concussions brought by former college athletes. As previously reported by's Dennis Dodd, the agreement filed Tuesday calls for the NCAA to...Read more

Murray planning on a good season delivering a new contract

(by Clarence E. Hill, Jr.) OXNARD, Calif. While there has been a ton of talk early in training camp about the Dallas Cowboys working on new deals for tackle Tyron Smith and receiver Dez Bryant, all has been quiet on the DeMarco Murray front. Murray is in the final year of his...Read more

OU 11 - Defense: No. 7

Defense: No. 7. Bob Przybylo: Defensive back Julian Wilson. Hesitant to say cornerback, safety or nickelback so let’s just stick with defensive back for now. Wilson made it clear at Big 12 media days he wants that shot at linebacker and believes he is the man to start...Read more

Audio of 911 call in Mixon incident is released.

(by RJ Young) The Norman Police Department released the 911 call made from Pickleman's Gourmet Café following an alleged assault that involves Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon on Tuesday. Norman Police are still investigating the alleged assault. The unidentified caller...Read more w/audio

Pace of Offense Part 2: Finding the Most Efficient Offenses

(by Kevin Flaherty) Most writers (and fans) use stats like total offense or scoring offense to measure an offense's effectiveness. But both of those statistics have their faults. For one thing, scoring offense isn't typically limited to offense; defensive and special teams...Read more

What to Know - Iowa State

(by Justin Hite) Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads and Mark Mangino, who once coached at Kansas, have hometown ties -- both are from Western Pennsylvania. They have a mutual respect, which caused Rhoads to wade through a weeklong snow storm just to travel for an interview. Rhoads also...Read more

OU 11 - Defense: No. 8

Defense: No. 8. Bob Przybylo: Linebacker Jordan Evans. Admit it, you didn't think he was going to make this list? Based off what has happened since the end of last season, tough to imagine a 2014 season where Evans isn’t a big-time contributor. Evans had one game to make...Read more

Pace of Offense Part 1: Gauging Offensive Speed

(by Kevin Flaherty) Whatever your phrase for it, college football teams are going faster and faster, maximizing tempo to catch defenses off guard. Sure, there are some old guard coaches like Nick Saban and Bret Bielema who have voiced their displeasure with it, but make no...Read more

Attorney Finlay again insists Mixon 'has done nothing wrong'

(by Joey Helmer) NORMAN -- As anticipated, freshman running back Joe Mixon and his attorney, Kevin Finlay, met with the Norman Police Department Monday as the investigation continues into an alleged assault and battery early Friday morning at Pickleman’s Gourmet Café...Read more

Knight Ranked No. 81 on List of Top College Football Players

(by Kevin Flaherty) Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight was tied for 81st on ESPN's list of the top 100 college football players for the upcoming season. Just a redshirt sophomore, Knight enters the season on a high note after torching Alabama in the 2014 Sugar Bowl...Read more

Who will stand out in Oklahoma's receiving corps?

(by Andrew Gilman) Sterling Shepard is back and Dorial Green-Beckham is at the top of the list of questions when it comes to who will stand out this season at receiver. Shepard is a sure thing and he'll be the No. 1 target for Trevor Knight, but past that, there is very little...Read more

Texas A&M Football: Kevin Sumlin Fires Back at Bob Stoops

Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin took a swing at Bob Stoops Friday after the Oklahoma coach called out A&M's weak nonconference schedule last week. "They have Lamar, Rice, SMU and Louisiana-Monroe," Stoops said. "Boy, those are all a bunch of toughies, right?...Read more

Oklahoma football: Joe Mixon claims drunk woman attacked him

(by Shawn S. Lealos) Oklahoma Sooners running back Joe Mixon was involved in some legal problems over the weekend and found himself investigated for assaulting a woman on Campus Corner. There was surveillance video of the incident, which took place at a sandwich shop. According to...Read more

Report: Oklahoma Houston To Meet In 2016 Advocare Texas Kickoff

(by Jordan Esco) The Houston Chronicle is reporting that Oklahoma and Houston will open the 2016 season against one another in the Advocare Texas Kickoff at NRG Stadium. If accurate, this would seem to imply OU will either be rescheduling or potentially even buying their...Read more

Mixon involved in incident, police says

(by Bob Przybylo) Charges aren't likely to be filed against Oklahoma freshman running back Joe Mixon on Monday as the Norman police continue its investigation in the alleged assault case. The district attorney's office told multiple media outlets they are still going through...Read more

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