Oklahoma Rumors & News

  • Baylor suspends assistant Jeff Lebby for first half of game against Oklahoma

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Baylor assistant Jeff Lebby will miss the first half of the Nov. 14 contest between Baylor and Oklahoma as a result of his appearance on the Tulsa sideline during last week’s Tulsa-Oklahoma contest. The suspension was imposed by Baylor athletic director Ian McCaw and accepted by Big 12..." September 24

  • Did Baylor benefit from RBs coach on Tulsa's sideline vs. Oklahoma?

    Football Scoop "A little bit of a developing situation has broken out in Norman, where Baylor running backs coach Jeff Lebby was reportedly spotted on Tulsa’s sideline during the Golden Hurricane’s game with Oklahoma in Norman on Saturday. Asked Monday about Lebby being spotted on the sideline (Baylor was off..." September 21

  • Sooners' Eric Striker, Hatari Byrd apologize for postgame incidents

    ESPN "Oklahoma linebacker Eric Striker and safety Hatari Byrd have apologized for their behavior in the wake of the Sooners' double-overtime win at Tennessee on Saturday, when they were seen and heard shouting obscenities and making an insulting gesture before leaving the field. Sooners coach Bob..." September 15

  • Baker Mayfield to be named Sooners starting quarterback

    The Oklahoman "Baker Mayfield has done it again. Mayfield, who walked on first at Texas Tech and then at Oklahoma, will be the Sooners’ starting quarterback for the Sept. 5 season opener against Akron, according to sources close to the program. Mayfield beat out the two quarterbacks who started games last..." August 24

  • 2015 Texas signee says he’s been ‘admitted at Oklahoma University’

    College Football Talk "The Red River Shootout rivalry has yet another delicious layer added to it, albeit unofficially. Friday, Du’Vonta Lampkin announced via Twitter that he has “[o]fficially been admitted at Oklahoma University.” The fact that it’s the University of Oklahoma notwithstanding, his mother subsequently..." August 24

  • JuCo DE Austin Roberts cleared, will join Oklahoma

    College Spun "The road to college football has been a long one for defensive end recruit Austin Roberts, but he is finally cleared to play football at Oklahoma. Roberts, a three-star defensive end, was originally an Alabama commit, but after two years at two different junior colleges, he will be a Sooner this..." August 15

  • Back from one-year suspension, Frank Shannon addresses his return to OU

    Tulsa World "Ten minutes into Oklahoma’s 2014 football season, Frank Shannon wanted in. Jordan Evans had been ejected for targeting midway through the first quarter of OU’s opener against Louisiana Tech and suddenly the Sooners needed a new inside linebacker. “Deep down in the back of my head I still had..." August 11

  • Offensive tackle Kenyon Frison suspended indefinitely

    The Oklahoman "Oklahoma redshirt freshman offensive tackle Kenyon Frison has been suspended indefinitely, coach Bob Stoops announced Monday afternoon. The suspension is for a violation of unspecified team rules. According to a news release, Frison hasn’t been with the team for the past several weeks and won’t..." August 10

  • Bob Stoops will name starting QB when it’s earned, Perine suffers minor knee injury

    College Football Talk "With fall camps opening up and ongoing across the country, one of the most popular questions the majority of coaches must answer is when a starting quarterback will be named. That includes Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops, but he is not going to rush to a decision for the sake of making a..." August 09

  • JUCO WR Jarvis Baxter gets release from LOI at USF, walking on at Oklahoma

    College Football Talk "Junior college wide receiver Jarvis Baxter set his sights on joining the South Florida Bulls this fall, but academic concerns forced him to try and back out of a letter of intent. USF’s loss will be Oklahoma’s gain. Baxter will reportedly walk-on with the Sooners and report to fall camp this..." August 04

  • Oklahoma Quarterback Trevor Knight Says He Will Not Transfer If He Loses Starting Job

    College Spun "Trevor Knight entered 2014 with all kinds of hype after dominating Alabama in the Sugar Bowl the year before, but his season did not go as planned. Knight threw for 2,300 yards, with 14 touchdowns and 12 interceptions, and completed 56.6% of his passes. He missed the three final games of the..." July 23

  • Bob Stoops reveals he's had 'many more than 5 offers' while at OU

    Sporting News - NCAAF "It's no secret that the game's top coaches are pursued for other jobs. Sometimes we know they've been courted; other times we only can assume. On Wednesday, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops told ESPN.com's Brett McMurphy that he's had multiple offers over the years." July 22

  • Bob Stoops says Oklahoma QB competition is still a 'tight race'

    CBS Sports "The Oklahoma quarterback competition is still going on according to coach Bob Stoops, who shot down reports that Texas Tech transfer Baker Mayfield had already distanced himself in the race this spring. Mayfield is competing with Trevor Knight -- last year's starter for the Sooners -- and at Big..." July 21

  • Inside Oklahoma's Healing Process in the Aftermath of the SAE Racism Scandal

    Bleacher Report "Charles Tapper, a junior defensive end for the Oklahoma Sooners, was lounging around his off-campus apartment playing NBA 2K with fellow lineman Charles Walker and cornerback Zack Sanchez on the evening of Sunday, March 8. With a 5:45 a.m. workout scheduled for the next day, the time was quickly..." July 21

  • Tony Casillas chastises Sooners for handling of Joe Mixon in wake of FSU’s dismissal of QB

    College Football Talk "You just had a feeling something like this was going to happen. As you are well aware, Florida State dismissed touted 2015 quarterback signee De’Andre Johnson after video of him punching a woman in the face surfaced. Some in the media had compared the situation to one at Oklahoma, with the..." July 08

  • Oklahoma says QB Baker Mayfield has ‘shoulder fatigue,’ shoots down report of serious injury

    Dallas Morning News "Baker Mayfield is the name on every Oklahoma fan’s mind as the season slowly approaches The Sooners are looking for an answer at quarterback, and many feel the Texas Tech transfer is the right fit in Lincoln Riley’s new offense. But reports of the quarterback missing practices this week with a..." July 02

  • Justice Hansen transferring to Butler Community College, per report

    The Oklahoman "Former Oklahoma quarterback Justice Hansen is expected to transfer to Butler (Kan.) Community College, according to an ESPN.com report Tuesday afternoon. Hansen, a former Edmond Santa Fe standout, signed with the Sooners in their recruiting class of 2014 and redshirted last season. He competed..." June 16

  • Dalton Wood's status with OU football remains unclear

    Tulsa World "Oklahoma’s 2015 signing class is nearly complete. All but one player from the class that signed in February is on campus—or headed there shortly—for summer workouts but the one remaining piece remains a mystery." June 08

  • Teammate: Frank Shannon back with Sooners after suspension

    The Oklahoman "Linebacker Frank Shannon is back with Oklahoma after a nearly year-long suspension, according to a tweet from teammate Zack Sanchez. Shannon was suspended by the school last summer for violating the school’s Title IX sexual misconduct policy. A female student alleged Shannon sexually..." June 02

  • Oklahoma quarterback Justice Hansen to transfer

    CBS Sports "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'

    CBS Sports "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 "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 "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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

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