OU Football News - Page Two

Articles from opponents' press and national sources along with a few other odds and ends
(by Mason Jamboogie) Public enemy number one. On paper, this is looking to be one of the best games of the early part of the college football season. The Sooners are the favorites to win the Big 12. Again. TCU received a handful of first place votes, but in almost every major poll, OU is the favorite. The praise for the Sooners...Read more
(by Ian Boyd) Despite long having programs in the same region, Houston and Oklahoma have nearly no history as football competitors, much less as rivals. For years, the Sooners were in the Big 8 and venturing south now and again, but to play Southwest Conference schools like Texas or Texas A&M. The two-game...Read more
Oklahoma returns quite a bit of talent from last season's College Football Playoff run, and that has the experts thinking the Sooners have a good shot at a return trip in 2016. We recently read through the national college football preview magazines to test the pundits' temperature on Oklahoma. Here's what we found...Read more (Limited number of free article views w/DMN)
(by Shawn Clynch) The University of Oklahoma football program has a long list of storied running backs. Junior to be, Samaje Perine has an opportunity to become the all-time rushing leader in OU football history this season. The Hendrickson High School product needs 1057 yards rushing this season to eclipse Sooner legend...Read more w/video
Question: Quick prediction for the Red River Rivalry game. What is each team's record going in & who wins? Question: Quick prediction for the Red River Rivalry game. What is each team's record going in & who wins? Carlton: Either team could be undefeated or 1-3 entering the game. Oklahoma has Houston, Ohio State and TCU...Read more (Limited number of free article views w/DMN)
(by Justin Woodward) DALLAS, TX -- Over the years East Texans such as Adrian Peterson, Manuel Johnson, and Trent Williams have helped Oklahoma dominate the Big 12. Head coach Bob Stoops has counted less on our region lately, but the Sooners enter 2016 locked and loaded. OU is the overwhelming favorite to win the...Read more w/video
(by Josh Sanchez) Not only is Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield one of the best signal-callers in the nation entering the 2016 college football season, he has proven time and time again that he's one of the best dancers. Last summer, Mayfield was in the headlines for showing off his impressive "whip/nae nae" dances, and he recently proved he continues to stay loose...Read more
(by Sean Cordy) There are conferences like the SEC and ACC that are well-defined by where they sit geographically. Then there’s the Big 12 where no one knows where it is, and there’s an even greater uncertainty on the horizon with never-ending expansion talk. Schools range from Texas -- the Big 12 is technically stationed...Read more
(by James Sparks) Kenny Stills was hoping to improve upon his excellent outing with New Orleans two seasons ago after joining the Miami Dolphins. Those expectations fell far by the wayside, however, as the wide receiver finished with only three touchdowns on 440 total yards. That sharp downturn in production only has him...Read more
(by Ryan Autullo) DALLAS -- Laid up recovering from ankle surgery, Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine went through spring practices without much participation. So he killed time doing something else he enjoys. "Watched 'Cops,'" Perine said. Perine has been tuning into the real life crime TV show since he was young and...Read more (4 free article views per month w/AAS)

(by Jeff Howe) DALLAS -- The AT&T Red River Showdown is a special game for numerous reasons. Texas and Oklahoma have met 110 times on the gridiron and the backdrop of the Cotton Bowl and the State Fair of Texas help make the annual October grudge match one of college football’s best traditions. What's next for the...Read more
(by Brian Stultz) Baker Mayfield grew up in Austin among the sea of burnt orange that dominates the Lone Star State’s capital. Entering his senior season as Oklahoma’s quarterback, he is looking for a little payback against his hometown team. The Sooners entered last season’s Red River Rivalry game against the...Read more w/video
(by Brian Stultz) Oklahoma’s Heisman Trophy favorite might be their quarterback Baker Mayfield, but teams will also have a load defending the running back duo of Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon. “It [having them in the backfield] makes my job easy watching those two guys go to work,” Mayfield said in an exclusive interview with Campus...Read more w/video
(by Brian Stultz) Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has had an up-and-down college career that started out at Texas Tech before leaving Lubbock due to a “miscommunication” with the coaching staff. Now, after winning the starting job last season and taking the Sooners to the College Football Playoff, he enters the 2016...Read more w/video
(by Brian Davis) DALLAS -- Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops is perfectly fine with possibly facing Texas twice in 2017. The delicious dream scenario of having two Texas-OU games in one season was made possible when the league restarts its title game next season. "Hey, let’s go again," Stoops said. "Two is better than one. Usually anyway...Read more
(by Austin Ward)COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Senior running back Bri'onte Dunn was dismissed from the football program by Ohio State coach Urban Meyer on Monday night, adding to the degree of difficulty for a team trying to replace star tailback Ezekiel Elliott. Per a statement released by the school, Dunn committed a violation of team...Read more
(by Bill Nichols) It seemed like Baker Mayfield was still hurting when he took a seat for Tuesday's interview session. Oklahoma's quarterback made the mistake of being on the receiving end of tailback Samaje Perine's "attaboy" pat. "He slapped me on the butt after the pictures and I probably still have a handprint," Mayfield...Read more (Limited number of free article views w/DMN)
(by Chuck Carlton) Just like Big Tex and fried, disgusting, delicious snacks, Texas and Oklahoma have earned their spots as fixtures at the State Fair of Texas. The Red River Rivalry might work as a rematch in the new/old Big 12 title game come 2017, maybe even at Arlington. Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops, who has been...Read more (Limited number of free article views w/DMN)
(by Pete Fiutak) How is the Oklahoma Sooners football program going to do this season? Is the schedule too hard to get back to the College Football Playoff, or does it set up well for another Big 12 title? 12. Sept. 10 ULM: The two opened up the 2013 season -- a 34-0 Oklahoma win -- and this time around shouldn't...Read more w/video
(by Brian Stultz) If the Oklahoma Sooners are national title contenders, they are going to have to prove it early and often in the season. Opening with Houston, who finished 13-1 last season and defeated Florida State in the bowl game, in NRG Stadium would make a non-conference schedule tough enough, but the Sooners will...Read more w/video
(by Chase Goodbread) If Baker Mayfield's daring playing style -- and the potential for injury that goes with it -- is a concern for NFL scouts, the Oklahoma quarterback will deal with that when the time comes. Until then, he's not changing anything. "They're not going to coach that out of me. Even if they tried, I don't think...Read more
(by Scott Bell) The "Baker Mayfield rule" was considered a big win for Oklahoma fans as it granted Baker Mayfield an extra year of eligibility. One person it didn't necessarily bode well for was former Texas A&M quarterback Kyler Murray, who transfered to Oklahoma this offseason. Had 2016 been Mayfield's final year of...Read more
(by Tom Downey) The start of fall camp in early August is nearly here for the Oklahoma Sooners. The Sooners came up just short in the College Football Playoff last year and they'll need to use fall camp to get the new starters and newcomers ready for the season. As with every team around the country, there are some...Read more
(by Blair Kerkhoff) Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder, 76, usually gets the "How much longer are you going to coach?" treatment at Big 12 Media Days. This time it was Bob Stoops, and he seemed a bit taken aback by the question. "You know that’s something you would ask a guy that's maybe 65, but I’m only 55...Read more
(by Bill Bender) Bob Stoops isn’t ready to hear the question quite yet. Stoops, the co-dean of FBS coaches along with Iowa's Kirk Ferentz, is entering his 18th season as Oklahoma's head coach. Nine Big 12 championships, one national championship and another preseason favorite ranking later, he's not...Read more w/video

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