OU Football News - Page Two

Articles from opponents' press and national sources along with a few other odds and ends
(by Dan Stack) According to John Shinn of The Norman Transcript, Oklahoma will continue to be without two key defensive players for its game against TCU, as defensive tackle Matt Dimon and linebacker Tay Evans have been ruled out for Saturday’s affair. Oklahoma head football coach Bob Stoops made the announcement...Read more
CBSSports.com College Football writers pick the winners of every Top 25 game each week along with their picks vs. the spread. To switch between picks vs. the spread and straight-up picks, click on the desired tab below...Read more w/video
(by Grant McGalliard) TCU takes on Oklahoma in a Big 12 clash on Saturday in Fort Worth. Here's five things Frog fans need to know about the talented Sooners: OU has secondary trouble, too. While TCU fans -- and Gary Patterson himself -- have been frustrated at times with the Horned Frog secondary, the Sooners are...Read more (Limited number of free article views w/DMN)
(by Wendell Barnhouse) When you've had the sort of disappointing first month that Oklahoma has experienced – from a No. 3 preseason ranking to unranked – perhaps everything seems worse. Even the record. Sooners coach Bob Stoops was asked if he liked the way his defense, other than cornerback, was playing...Read more
(by Graham Watson) Oklahoma State donor T. Boone Pickens, whose name is on the Cowboys' stadium, has started the Bedlam rivalry a little early this year with some choice words for Oklahoma president David Boren. Pickens told the Austin American-Statesman's podcast, "On Second Thought" that "maybe it's time for David......Read more
(by Jimmy Burch) TCU coach Gary Patterson says he has moved on from last year's public feud with Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayield, triggered by the player's remark that TCU coaches "hung me out to dry" on a scholarship offer that never surfaced and resulted in him starting his career as a walk-on at Texas Tech. Mayfield...Read more (Limited number of free article views w/FWST)
(by Glenn McGraw) Yeah, this matchup lost some of its preseason appeal after TCU fell to Arkansas and Oklahoma lost to Houston and Ohio State. But it still matters, because it’s the Big 12 opener, and both schools plan to be in the hunt for a league title. It ought to be fascinating gauging the mindset of the Sooners, who were swamped...Read more w/video
(by Michael Napoles) Hard work pays off, and it certainly has paid off for Oklahoma Sooners center Erick Wren, a walk-on who has just received an athletic scholarship from head coach Bob Stoops. ren’s journey has been a long one. After playing two years of football at Arizona Western Community College, he turned down multiple...Read more w/video
(by Suzanne Haliburton) Bob Stoops certainly is in an odd position. And what's happening with his Oklahoma Sooners also is a conundrum for the rest of the Big 12. OU, the defending Big 12 champion and a decided favorite to repeat back in August, was 1-2 in September. The only other time that's happened in Stoops' 18...Read more
(by Murray Evans/AP) NORMAN, Okla. -- It's still September and Oklahoma already is out of the Top 25 and the national championship race. That is unfamiliar and surprising territory for the Sooners, especially considering they entered the season on the short list of potential College Football Playoff teams. The Sooners...Read more
(by Brady Vardeman) After a bye week, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops, WR Mark Andrews and S Ahmad Thomas addressed the media Monday morning at the Sooners' weekly press conference. Ahead of OU's trip to TCU Saturday, check out five takeaways from what the three Sooners had to say. After Oklahoma fell to 1-2 with...Read more (Limited number of free article views w/DMN)
(by Jimmy Burch) Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said he has been impressed by how productive the TCU offense has remained in its first season under quarterback Kenny Hill, the replacement for NFL-bound Trevone Boykin. Hill, a transfer from Texas A&M, ranks fourth nationally in passing yards (371.8 per game) and fifth in...Read more w/video (Limited number of free article views w/FWST)
(by Jennifer Smith) You know the joke that always starts with "three guys walk into a bar?" Well, Alabama Coach Nick Saban has quite the variation on that story and it famously involves one of the uncles of Kentucky Coach Mark Stoops. The uncle, named Bob Stoops like Mark's older brother at Oklahoma, was sitting at a bar in...Read more
(by Matt Lombardi) Oklahoma starting quarterback Baker Mayfield, one of the top signal-callers in the nation, apparently has few issues in the dating department. Just a few months after it was reported that he broke up with his former girlfriend, an Oklahoma State student, Mayfield took to Instagram to proclaim that he's...Read more
(by Randy Chambers) The Oklahoma Sooners and TCU Horned Frogs square off Saturday afternoon in a key Big 12 game at Amon G. Carter Stadium. The Oklahoma Sooners are desperate for a big road victory after a disappointing 1-2 start to the season. Baker Mayfield is completing 64.7 percent of his passes for 793 yards...Read more w/loud video
(by Wendell Barnhouse) Leadership is difficult to quantify. It's most easily recognizable or noticeable when it's absent. Oklahoma's bye week following its 45-24 home-field crushing by Ohio State has left the Sooners at 1-2 for only the second time during the Bob Stoops Era. The first time happened in 2005 when OU lost to...Read more
(by Brady Vardeman) Oklahoma's two early-season losses to Houston and Ohio State aren't just on the secondary. They're not just on the defense. The losses are the team's responsibility as a whole, according to OU defensive coordinator Mike Stoops. "When you really evaluate it all, against good teams, we're not playing good enough in, really, any phase consistently -- offense, defense...Read more
(by D.J. Byrnes) [snip] Big-balled Oklahoma freshman QB Austin Kendall watched Ohio State's whippings of Bowling Green and Tulsa and declared Ohio State's defense to be "very basic." Schematically, he wasn't wrong. When the talent gap is that wide, there's no need to get fancy, especially with a trip to Oklahoma lurking in Week 3...Read more
(by Brady Vardeman) Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops has long considered Steve Spurrier one of his mentors, dating back to Stoops' defensive coordinating days at Florida from 1996-98. So it wasn't a surprise to see Spurrier on the sidelines on Saturday in Norman for one of college football's biggest games of the weekend. Spurrier...Read more (Limited number of free article views w/DMN)
(by Kevin Lyttle) Oklahoma has no plans to cancel the rest of the football season. The Sooners, a playoff semifinalist last year who started 2016 ranked third, have dropped out of the national conversation after decisive losses to Houston and Ohio State added up to their first 1-2 start in 11 years. "We faced two excellent teams that leave...Read more (4 free article views per month w/AAS)
(by Chase Goodbread/247Sports) If Oklahoma's veteran players tire of additional media responsibilities this season, backup quarterback Austin Kendall might have to answer for it. Sooners coach Bob Stoops said Monday at his news conference that he intends to limit the number of players available to speak to reporters after Kendall's...Read more
(by Brian Stultz) Oklahoma has had a rough start to the 2016 season, losing to Houston and Ohio State to fall to 1-2 and ruining almost all hope for a return trip to the College Football Playoff. Head coach Bob Stoops still has his mind on some important achievements, though, including winning the Big 12. "We've lost to two top-5...Read more w/video
(by Kyle Jones) While many newly-minted stars emerged on the national stage in Oklahoma last Saturday night, there were many under-appreciated members of the Ohio State Buckeyes that contributed just as much to their team's biggest win of the young season. J.T. Barrett is firmly in contention for the Heisman with this latest...Read more
Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops said the media will not be allowed to speak to several players due to Austin Kendall’s comments. Bob Stoops put his foot down after Austin Kendall’s regrettable comments ahead of the Sooners’ matchup against Ohio State....Read more
(by AP) MINNEAPOLIS -- Sam Bradford had a Minnesota debut almost as dazzling as the new $1.1 billion building itself, completing 22 of 30 passes for 286 yards, two touchdowns and no turnovers to lead the Vikings to a 17-14 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night. The defense did the rest, sacking Aaron Rodgers five times and producing two turnovers in the fourth...Read more

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