OU Football News - Page Two

Articles from opponents' press and national sources along with a few other odds and ends
(by Brady Vardeman) One of college football's biggest non-conference matchups is still more than three weeks away, but that hasn't stopped the Sooners from getting in some early preparation. Oklahoma and Ohio State will meet Sept. 17 in Norman. However, two weeks before, OU travels to Houston for a season-opening...Read more (Limited number of free article views w/DMN)
(by Murray Evans/AP) NORMAN, Okla. -- For the past five years, Oklahoma coaches have had few worries about who would lead the Sooners' offensive line. First All-American Gabe Ikard, then Ty Darlington starred at center and the two erudite linemen proved to be vital cogs on teams that won a pair of Big 12 Conference titles...Read more
(by Brandon Kiley) Will the real Josh Heupel please stand up? Missouri's new offensive coordinator seems to be a man of few words, but those who know him can't stop talking about him -- for better or worse. From some people, you'll hear about how he helped Sam Bradford win the Heisman as the nation's top player...Read more
(by Wendell Barnhouse) Those around the Oklahoma program, both the media members who cover the Sooners and those in the athletic department, detect that OU coach Bob Stoops has more zip in his doo dah these days. "He seems much happier," says his brother Mike, the team's defensive coordinator. "He's got his...Read more
(by Alex Koslow) The first AP Poll has just been released, which means we are getting ever closer to the opening of college football. We at SQ are continuing our coverage of every ranked team as set by our writers. Today we look at the ever dangerous Oklahoma Sooners. Oklahoma returns seven starters on an offense that...Read more w/video
(by Cam Simmons) On opening week the Houston Cougars will carry the weight of all Group of 5 programs on their shoulders. Of all G5's Houston is in the best position to make a serious run at the playoffs this season. Beating Oklahoma would be the first step on a rugged road that is made smooth only for Power 5 programs...Read more
(by C. Austin Cox) Oklahoma has one of the toughest season openers in college football with the Sooners heading south to kickoff 2016 against the red hot Houston Cougars, but OU will have to do so without the help of redshirt freshman Rodney Anderson. Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops announced that the running back will...Read more
(by Caleb Ikerd) The time has come. The Associated Press has released their list of the 25 best teams in college football. There were a few surprises, but mostly it came out the way it was expected. For the Oklahoma Sooners, they received the best result they could've hoped for. At number three, the AP believes that the Sooners...Read more
(by Andew Kulha) Oklahoma lost a member of its backfield for the season this weekend, but you’re probably not hearing a lot of panic coming out of Norman. That’s a credit to the Sooners’ depth, and the fact that they boast arguably one of the best, but least hyped backfields in college football. Of course, you never want to hear...Read more
(by Nick Shook) Despite the gaping holes left open by the Dolphins' front seven and the Cowboys' ensuing offensive onslaught, there is something of which the Miami faithful can be proud after a 41-14 loss. After spending a year wondering if he was worth the third-round pick surrendered in a trade with New Orleans, Kenny...Read more
(by Bruce Feldman) I just got home from a quick trip to see a bunch of teams, hitting four schools in three days. I’ll start with my observations from my first stop: Oklahoma. Check out our TV features on FOX Sports this fall. I was excited with some of the stuff we got. I watched OU's practice Wednesday morning. Baker Mayfield looked...Read more

(by Matt Brown) This biggest non-conference game of the season? Is that hyperbole? Maybe not. Other writers at SBNation.com wrote that Ohio State-Oklahoma would be the biggest non-conference game this year, and even though Week 1 is chock full of awesome games, it’s hard to think of another compelling candidate...Read more
(by Wendell Barnhouse) Oklahoma junior cornerback Jordan Thomas won’t face criminal charges that resulted in his arrest last June. Sooners coach Bob Stoops said that after seeing the official paperwork regarding the legal issue that Thomas won’t face any disciplinary action. That’s good news for an OU secondary that...Read more
(by Brady Vardeman) Oklahoma found itself in an unfamiliar position this offseason. After three consecutive years of quarterback battles, OU had a solidified starter in Baker Mayfield. The pecking order after him, however, was a bit of a mystery. When Trevor Knight announced his transfer to Texas A&M and Cody Thomas...Read more (Limited number of free article views w/DMN)
Baker Mayfield experienced a breakthrough season in his first year as Oklahoma's starting quarterback. After throwing for 3,700 yards and 36 touchdowns, and rushing for seven more scores, Mayfield earned Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year honors, and was selected second-team All-America. He helped guide the Sooners...Read more
(by Nick Martin) This time last year, Oklahoma still didn’t know who its starting quarterback was going to be, and we didn’t really know if the team was going to be all that good. Then Baker Mayfield seized the starting quarterback job, led an offense that scored 43.5 points per game, and the Sooners were in the playoff...Read more
(by Bill Bender) Oklahoma is the defending champion led by Heisman Trophy candidates Baker Mayfield and Samaje Perine. There will be competition in the always high-flying Big 12, however. TCU, Baylor and Oklahoma State are the usual suspects, and Texas beat Oklahoma in the Red River Rivalry last season. There will be...Read more
(by: Adam Cervenka) On September 3rd at 11 A.M., Reliant Stadium will be painted red and white as the Houston Cougars and Oklahoma Sooners meet to kick of their seasons. With both teams coming off a conference championship season and both starting quarterbacks on multiple preseason award watch lists, the fireworks...Read more
(by Janie Harris) With the Oklahoma season opener against Houston looming a little more than a week away, the Sooners’ starting quarterback is preparing for his second year playing on the field with Oklahoma. But, what do you not know about the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year? Below are seven things that you might not...Read more
(by Brady Vardeman) There's limited room to improve on Oklahoma's 11-2 mark in 2015, which included a College Football Playoff berth, but there's plenty of room for the Sooners to fall. Let's take a look at the best and worst case scenarios for Bob Stoops' squad in 2016 and find some middle ground. Best case...Read more (Limited number of free article views w/DMN)
Oklahoma Sooners 2015 record: 11-2 overall (lost to Clemson 37-17 in College Football Playoff Orange Bowl semifinal) 1 Burning Question: Is Bob Stoops ready to guide Oklahoma back to the top? After the Big 12 was left out of the College Football Playoff fun in the first...Read more
(by Ed Benkin) PHILADELPHIA -- Dorial Green-Beckham is used to second chances. He's getting another one in the NFL with the Eagles. The talented, but troubled, wide receiver was traded to Philadelphia on Monday in exchange for offensive lineman Dennis Kelly. Green-Beckham was a second round draft choice of...Read more
(by Brady Vardeman) As renovations to Oklahoma's stadium progress, the Sooners displayed one of the crown jewels of the project Monday. OU tweeted images of its new video board after crews finished installing the visual components. It appears fans somehow captured an early sneak peek, as well. Speakers will be added...Read more w/pic (Limited number of free article views w/DMN)
Nike Train Speed 4 AMP sneakers are available to order today, and fans of 13 programs can now order the new kicks in colorways based on their favorite teams. Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Michigan State, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Penn State, Tennessee,...Read more
(by Brady Vardeman) Oklahoma lost a lot from its 11-2 squad a season ago. Departures at wide receiver, linebacker, cornerback and both lines could severely impact the Sooners' chances of returning to the College Football Playoff. However, there are plenty of guys -- both new and old -- who have the tools to step in and fill the voids...Read more (Limited number of free article views w/DMN)

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