Oklahoma Rumors & News

  • Oklahoma quarterback Justice Hansen to transfer

    CBSSports.com "Justice Hansen was one of the top recruits in Oklahoma's 2014 class, but the four-star quarterback will never take a snap in a Sooners uniform. Hansen took to his Twitter account Wednesday to announce he's decided to transfer. "I have done a lot of thinking, talking with friends and family, and..." May 28

  • Oklahoma transfer Keith Ford picks Texas A&M

    Sporting News - NCAAF "After his unofficial visit to College Station on Thursday, former Oklahoma running back Keith Ford decided Texas A&M was where he saw himself next year. “I’m going to Aggieland,” Ford told 247Sports. “It feels great. When I went up there today you could really tell how much time they put into..." May 22

  • Ex-Sooners RB Keith Ford: I'm 'leaning towards Texas A&M'

    CBSSports.com "Keith Ford isn't shy about where he feels he could end up after his transfer from Oklahoma -- or why he felt the need to leave Norman. The former five-star running back recruit spoke extensively to GigEm247.com on Tuesday, telling the 247Sports affiliate he's "leaning" towards enrolling at..." May 21

  • Oklahoma sophomore wide receiver K.J. Young dismissed from the team

    The Oklahoman "Oklahoma redshirt sophomore wide receiver K.J. Young has been dismissed from the team for violating unspecified team rules, an OU spokesman confirmed Sunday. Young, from Perris, Calif., started three games last season and appeared in 12, catching 19 passes for 215 yards and a touchdown. He..." May 19

  • OU running back Keith Ford to transfer

    The Oklahoman "Oklahoma has a strong stable of running backs but the field got a bit thinner Wednesday when Keith Ford announced he would transfer. SoonerScoop.com first reported the decision. The junior was suspended indefinitely earlier in the spring for academic and team rules violations. “The past 2..." May 13

  • Sooners indefinitely suspend RB Keith Ford

    College Football Talk "With rumors and speculation swirling that there was some type of an issue with Keith Ford, Bob Stoops confirmed as much Monday morning. According to Oklahoma’s Twitter account, the head coach acknowledged that Ford has been indefinitely suspended from the OU football program. Stoops stated..." March 30

  • Stoops: 'Proud' of players' response to video

    ESPN.com "Oklahoma Sooners coach Bob Stoops says he still has a difficult time comprehending the level of racism in an OU fraternity video but now believes his program and his players might be the best option to help frame a national discussion of the issue. "This was caught here," Stoops said Tuesday in..." March 24

  • Oklahoma tight end Taylor McNamara transferring to USC

    The Oklahoman "Former Oklahoma tight end Taylor McNamara will transfer to USC, he announced on his Twitter account Monday. McNamara, who signed with OU in its recruiting class of 2012, only recorded one career reception -- a four-yard grab in the Sooners' 2014 Sugar Bowl win over Alabama. He was injured..." March 24

  • Oklahoma football players to wear black, have silent protest

    USA Today "The University of Oklahoma football team released a statement Thursday morning calling for further investigation of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity chapter on their Norman, Okla., campus and pledged continued protest. Through his Twitter account, Sooners quarterback Trevor Knight posted a..." March 12

  • Former OU running back David Smith headed to Jacksonville State

    The Oklahoman "Shortly after Oklahoma’s loss to Oklahoma State last December, Sooners running back David Smith made it known that he would transfer. Thursday, Smith made his destination known with an Instagram post. Jacksonville State plays in the Football Championship Subdivision and Smith will be..." March 12

  • Oklahoma scales back planned stadium renovation to $160 million upgrade

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Low oil prices are keeping Oklahoma from checking all the boxes on its stadium wish list. The school announced Tuesday its Board of Regents approved a $160 million upgrade to the south end zone of Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. The project will cost less than half of Oklahoma's..." March 10

  • 4-star recruit decommits from Oklahoma, reportedly 'disturbed' by racist frat video

    SB Nation "Could the Sooners suffer more recruiting consequences as a result of the video? North Mesquite (Texas) offensive tackle Jean Delance officially re-opened his recruitment on Monday morning, decommitting from the Oklahoma Sooners: It was a move that came just days after Delance visited Norman..." March 09

  • OU coaches attend rally protesting racist video

    Fox Sports Southwest "Oklahoma coaches Bob Stoops and Lon Kruger joined their players at a demonstration on Monday protesting a racist video that surfaced on Sunday. The video showed reported members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity chanting "there will never be a n----- SAE" and references to a lynching...." March 09

  • Report: DGB would’ve returned to OU if Jay Norvell did, too

    College Football Talk "Oklahoma’s collapse against Oklahoma State and Clemson may have cost the Sooners more than just a couple games. It probably cost co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell his job, which in turn cost OU a season of Dorial Green-Beckham. At least, that’s how NFL Network’s Albert Breer tells it. In a..." February 18

  • Oklahoma co-DC Jerry Montgomery leaves for NFL coaching position with Packers

    The Oklahoman "Jerry Montgomery's run as co-defensive coordinator at Oklahoma lasted all of five weeks. Montgomery, who has coached Sooner defensive linemen the last two seasons, has accepted an NFL position, the school announced in a Tuesday afternoon news release. Multiple sources confirmed to The..." February 10

  • Joe Mixon, called a 'caged tiger' by his coach, has returned to the Sooners

    Tulsa World "Joe Mixon, the freshman running back who was banished from the Oklahoma football program during the 2014 season after he was brought up on a misdemeanor charge for punching a female OU student in the face last July, has rejoined the Sooners. “He’s been like a caged tiger, I can tell you that,”..." February 05

  • Wazzu's Dennis Simmons will be Oklahoma's new receivers coach

    Fox Sports - College Football "Dennis Simmons, who has proven to be one of the nation's top recruiters and receivers coaches in his time at Washington State, will be the new receivers coach at Oklahoma, he told FOX Sports. "It was really hard to leave the kids we have here and the relationships that we have formed," Simmons..." February 05

  • Oklahoma S Hatari Byrd cited on misdemeanor drug, alcohol complaints

    Dallas Morning News "Now the offseason is officially underway. Oklahoma safety Hatari Byrd was cited earlier this week on complaints of possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of alcohol. According to the incident report first obtained by the Tulsa World, the 20-year-old Byrd was stopped on..." January 28

  • Texas hires ex-Sooner Jay Norvell

    ESPN.com "The Red River rivalry added another layer of intrigue Friday when Texas hired former Oklahoma assistant Jay Norvell as its new wide receivers coach. Norvell left OU earlier this month after seven seasons, including four as co-offensive coordinator. "Jay is a guy that has always had an..." January 18

  • Oklahoma hires East Carolina's Lincoln Riley as offensive coordinator

    SI - College Football "East Carolina offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Lincoln Riley has accepted the same position at Oklahoma, according to a source. Riley is considered one of college football’s brightest young offensive minds and comes from the coaching tree of Washington State’s Mike Leach, a..." January 12

  • Oklahoma's Dorial Green-Beckham to declare for NFL Draft

    The Score "Oklahoma wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has elected to declare for the NFL Draft before ever playing a down for the Sooners, the team announced Tuesday. Green-Beckham transferred to OU this summer after being kicked off Missouri's squad. He was involved in a burglary and domestic violence..." January 06

  • Dorial Green-Beckham in talks with NFL about personal conduct policy

    SI - College Football "Oklahoma wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham is having ongoing discussions with the NFL about how the league’s new personal conduct policy could impact him and has yet to officially declare for the NFL draft, according to a source close to him. During a press conference Tuesday morning, Sooners..." January 06

  • Josh Heupel out as Oklahoma offensive coordinator

    CBSSports.com "Josh Heupel, offensive coordinator and play-caller since getting promoted from quarterbacks coach in 2011, has been dismissed as part of Bob Stoops' staff overhaul at Oklahoma . Stoops will address the changes during a news conference on Tuesday. Heupel's ouster was first reported by Sports..." January 06

  • Sources: Bob Stoops making major staff changes at Oklahoma

    Fox Sports "After being picked No. 3 in the preseason, Oklahoma plummeted in the rankings, finishing just 8-5 in 2014, low-lighted by getting blown out by Clemson in its bowl game last week, 40-6. Now head coach Bob Stoops is making big changes to the Sooner staff, multiple sources have told FOX..." January 05

  • Key offensive Sooners should be ready for Russell Athletic Bowl

    College Football Talk "With the bowl season about the get started, Oklahoma is optimistic about the status of three key players on offense. Quarterback Trevor Knight, running back Samaje Perine and wide receiver Sterling Shepard are all expected to be available to play for the Sooners when they face Clemson in the..." December 18

  • Oklahoma's Trevor Knight cleared to play in bowl game

    The Score "Trevor Knight is back. The Oklahoma quarterback has been cleared to make his return when the Sooners take on Clemson in the Russell Athletic Bowl, the team announced Saturday." December 13

  • Bob Stoops says Trevor Knight could be cleared for bowl game

    The Oklahoman "Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said Wednesday that sophomore quarterback Trevor Knight is running and throwing passes in practice, although he's still not in pads. "We're hopeful -- I don't want anyone's hopes up, but -- it's looking positive that he may be cleared to play for the bowl game," Stoops..." December 04

  • Oklahoma QB Trevor Knight will not play against Oklahoma State

    CBSSports.com "Trevor Knight will not return for Oklahoma's regular season finale against rival Oklahoma State, announced Bob Stoops on Monday. Knight has missed Oklahoma's last two games after being diagnosed with a condition known as transient quadripilegia. Knight suffered the injury after taking a big hit..." December 01

  • Oklahoma's Samaje Perine sets new FBS rushing record with 427 yards

    CBSSports.com "Melvin Gordon's new FBS single-game rushing record lasted all of seven days. Only a week after Gordon broke LaDainian Tomlinson's 15-year-old mark with 408 rushing yards against Nebraska, Oklahoma freshman Samaje Perine rushed for 427 yards against Kansas, setting the new FBS record. Perine..." November 23

  • Sooners turn to backup QB again

    Covers.com "Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight will not play on Saturday when the Sooners face the Kansas Jayhawks. OU football head coach Bob Stoops said Monday that team doctors were not pleased with the lack of progress Knight has made from recovering from a neck injury suffered on Nov. 8 against..." November 17

  • Oklahoma QB Trevor Knight out Saturday vs. Texas Tech

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Oklahoma will be without starting quarterback Trevor Knight against Texas Tech on Saturday. Sooners head coach Bob Stoops announced Thursday that Knight was not medically cleared to play after going down with a neck injury in last weekend’s loss to Baylor. Redshirt freshman Cody Thomas will..." November 13

  • Bob Stoops can't update statuses of Trevor Knight, Sterling Shepard or Julian Wilson just yet

    The Oklahoman "Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops had no update on the statuses of several of his injured players moving forward, including sophomore quarterback Trevor Knight, junior wide receiver Sterling Shepard and senior cornerback Julian Wilson. Knight sustained a neck injury in the fourth quarter of Saturday's..." November 10

  • Sooners QB Trevor Knight injured

    CBSSports.com "What was already a historically bad day for the Oklahoma Sooners got much worse when Trevor Knight was carted off the field in the fourth quarter of a 48-14 loss to Baylor on Saturday. The worst home loss under Bob Stoops marked the first time the Sooners have lost back-to-back games at home..." November 08

  • Suspended Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon agrees to probation in plea deal

    CBSSports.com "Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon entered a plea deal, agreeing to a one-year deferred sentence, 100 hours of community service and mandatory counseling, instead of a trial that was set to begin in January 2015. Mixon was charged with one misdemeanor count of an act resulting in gross injury for..." October 30

  • OU freshman Joe Mixon reaches plea agreement with District Attorney's office

    The Oklahoman "Oklahoma freshman running back Joe Mixon reached a plea agreement Thursday, avoiding a misdemeanor trial for acts resulting in gross injury. Mixon’s trial had been scheduled for early January. Mixon, 18, entered an Alford Plea, continuing to assert his innocence. Mixon was given a one-year..." October 30

  • WR Dannon Cavil leaves Sooners

    The Oklahoman "Redshirt freshman wide receiver Dannon Cavil tweeted Wednesday night that he had decided to leave the Sooners. “After careful consideration and much prayer, I’ve decided to pursue a transfer from the University of Oklahoma,” Cavil posted. “This was not an easy decision to make however, I..." October 30

  • Report: Expect Florida to make a run at Bob Stoops

    Rumors & Rants "Florida’s football program is an absolute mess right now. The Gators are 3-3 with a 2-3 record in the SEC and no hope of recovering under current head coach Will Muschamp. Fans are ready for a new regime after three-plus years and a 25-19 record under Muschamp, and a familiar name has popped up as..." October 23

  • Sooners' Sterling Shepard landed on my camera, and I feel bad about that

    Tulsa World "I have been shooting football on the sidelines just about every weekend for 26 years. I have shot every level of this sport, from pee-wee to NFL and everything in between. There have been close calls, but I can say that in those 26 years I have never been hit by a player. On Saturday while..." October 20

  • OU chaplain lured man from home

    ESPN.com "Oklahoma football chaplain and Oklahoma Fellowship of Christian Athletes representative Kent Bowles was arrested on drug and larceny charges Wednesday after allegedly taking pills from a Norman, Oklahoma, residence. The arrest was originally reported by The Oklahoman. Bowles, 45, was..." October 18

  • Bob Stoops not happy with Zack Sanchez's messages to suspended teammate

    The Oklahoman "Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops didn’t know until Monday morning that Zack Sanchez expressed public support for Frank Shannon during Saturday’s win over Texas, and the coach wasn’t pleased about it. “I don’t like that,” Stoops said. “I stand by the university and what we’ve done. So that’ll be..." October 14

  • Former Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer admits he covered up minor charges against players

    USA Today "Barry Switzer said he never tried to cover up a felony when he was coaching football at the University of Oklahoma in the 1970s and 1980s. But misdemeanors, well, that’s a different story. Switzer told USA TODAY Sports a cozy relationship with the local sheriff and other officials helped keep..." October 10

  • NCAA gives OU scholarship waiver for Baker Mayfield

    The Oklahoman "A day after learning the walk-on quarterback Baker Mayfield‘s appeal to the NCAA for immediate eligibility was denied, Mayfield got some good news. In a statement Tuesday, the Oklahoma athletic department confirmed that Mayfield’s appeal to the NCAA had been denied but said the NCAA had granted..." October 01

  • Oklahoma running back Keith Ford out 2-3 weeks

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Oklahoma will be without its leading rusher against West Virginia on Saturday. Head coach Bob Stoops said Monday that sophomore Keith Ford will be out for the next two or three weeks after suffering a slight fracture to his ankle in the Sooners’ win over Tennessee. “He won’t play this week..." September 15

  • Suspended Joe Mixon takes part in Sooners pep rally

    The Oklahoman "The University of Oklahoma suspended freshman running back Joe Mixon from all team activities after he pleaded not guilty a misdemeanor charge last month, stemming from an altercation that ended in Mixon punching a female OU student in the face. Mixon was seen walking off the practice field..." September 13

  • Quincy Russell says on Facebook he was kicked off Oklahoma football team

    The Oklahoman "Wonder why Quincy Russell hasn't played or even suited up for OU this season so far? Well, the Sooners' defensive tackle said Monday via Facebook that he was kicked off the team. "Well good bye Oklahoma. Time to find new home," Russell said in a post Monday morning. In the comments..." September 09

  • Frank Shannon suspension upheld by Oklahoma State Supreme Court

    The Oklahoman "The Oklahoma State Supreme Court took action Monday to allow the University of Oklahoma to enforce its one-year suspension of junior linebacker Frank Shannon, according to court documents. The state’s highest court ruled that Cleveland County District Judge Tracy Schumacher should not have..." September 09

  • Stoops: Seems DGB wants to stay at OU

    The Oklahoman "Bob Stoops wouldn’t speak much Monday about Dorial Green-Beckham’s situation a few days after the NCAA denied a waiver request for immediate eligibility and Oklahoma all but announced it wouldn’t pursue the matter further. But Stoops did say Green-Beckham remained in class at OU and that he..." August 27

  • NCAA denies Oklahoma's waiver for Dorial Green-Beckham

    CBSSports.com "If Dorial Green-Beckham is ever going to play a game for the Oklahoma Sooners, it won't be this season. The school announced Friday evening that the NCAA had turned down its waiver request to give Green-Beckham eligibility for this season. "The University of Oklahoma has learned that the waiver..." August 23

  • Oklahoma suspends freshman Joe Mixon for entire season

    ESPN.com "Oklahoma freshman running back Joe Mixon has been suspended from all activities with the football team for the entire season, the university announced Monday. Mixon was charged Friday with misdemeanor assault stemming from an alleged incident in which he was accused of punching a woman in the..." August 19

  • Former OU commit Dalton Rodriguez transferring to Sooners from Tulsa

    The Oklahoman "Dalton Rodriguez committed to Oklahoma while he was at Tulsa Union but, wanting to play defense, eventually switched his commitment to Tulsa and eventually signed with the Golden Hurricane. Now, Rodriguez will wind up in Norman after all, deciding to transfer to OU after an up and down year..." August 18