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  • NFL draft prospects to watch: Alabama's Jerry Jeudy needs a bounceback game

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF "We’re hitting the home stretch of the college football season — single tear forming — but there are many good games this week, with 22 of the top-25 teams in action, including four games involving two ranked teams facing each other. We didn’t feature a..." November 14

  • OU football: Trey Sermon, Kenneth Mann out for season

    The Oklahoma Daily "No. 9 Oklahoma (8-1, 5-1) barely escaped a late comeback attempt from Iowa State in a 42-41 Saturday night in Norman. Now the Sooners turn their focus to No. 12 Baylor (9-0, 6-0 Big 12) for a 6:30 p.m matchup Saturday in Waco, Texas.  Sooner coach Lincoln Riley discussed injuries..." November 11

  • Most Compelling Match-ups In College Football Week 11

    Sportsnaut "November is here, and with it comes the first College Football Playoff rankings of the season ahead of Week 11. Those rankings won’t stand for long, though, thanks to some outstanding matchups this weekend. The biggest game of the college football season so far is taking place..." November 08

  • How each College Football Playoff contender could fare with its backup quarterback under center

    CBS Sports "As the College Football Playoff picture starts to come into focus, it's understandable that quarterbacks like Tua Tagovailoa, Justin Fields and Joe Burrow have become the faces of their team's playoff runs. But in four of the five College..." November 02

  • Writing off Oklahoma as College Football Playoff contender ridiculous

    USA Today "As soon as Oklahoma fell behind by 25 points on Saturday at Kansas State, you could practically hear the clickety-clack of keyboards all over America declaring the Sooners dead in the College Football Playoff race.  But have we learned nothing over the last..." October 27

  • No. 5 Oklahoma hit with first loss after illegally touching onside kick vs. Kansas State

    Sporting News "The Sooners are undefeated no more. No. 5 Oklahoma suffered its first loss of the season after a 48-41 defeat on the road to Kansas State. After a Wildcat touchdown at the start of the fourth quarter, the Sooners found themselves trailing 48-23 with 12:54 to..." October 26

  • Nick Saban: Jalen Hurts thriving at Oklahoma 'doesn't surprise me at all'

    The Spun "This offseason, Jalen Hurts made the decision to grad transfer to Oklahoma for this final collegiate season. He has not regretted that move one bit. Through seven games, Hurts is firmly in the Heisman Trophy conversation. He’s completing 74 percent of his passes and has thrown..." October 25

  • Lincoln Riley: Oklahoma not a stepping stone for NFL job

    The Score "It doesn't appear Lincoln Riley is eyeing a move to the NFL anytime soon. Appearing on the "Dan Patrick Show" on Thursday, Riley claimed that leaving Oklahoma for an NFL head coaching job isn't currently a goal of his and he doesn't see major..." October 24

  • Oklahoma's Sooner Schooner out of action for remainder of 2019 season following crash

    CBS Sports "One of college football's best traditions is heading to the pits. Oklahoma's Sooner Schooner will not run for the rest of the season but could return to action by next season's spring game, senior associate athletic director Kenny Mossman told The OU Daily on..." October 23

  • Sooner Schooner flips in scary crash during Oklahoma-West Virginia game

    Sporting News - NCAAF "The two-horse wagon — which earned an honorable mention in Sporting News’ top 10 college football traditions this week — had a scary moment when it took a hard turn and fell over at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. " October 20

  • Urban Meyer would 'absolutely' be open to taking Dallas Cowboys coaching job if an offer came his way

    CBS Sports "The Dallas Cowboys aren't currently looking for a new head coach, but if that job should come open in the next few months, there's already at least one well-qualified candidate who would definitely be interested in filling the position, and that's Urban..." October 19

  • College football winners and losers: Parsing through the remaining unbeatens

    Washington Post "It’s down to a dozen. At the midpoint of the regular season (seven full weeks in the books, seven more to come before the conference title games), there are 12 undefeated teams left in the FBS. Not all unblemished records are the same, and some of those perfect teams have far..." October 19

  • Heisman Trophy Rankings After College Football Week 7

    The Big Lead "his Saturday's college football slate narrowed the field of the best players in the nation. Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger's performance against Oklahoma most likely knocked him from the conversation, while Joe Burrow's performance catapulted him to the forefront. " October 14

  • Oklahoma proves its offensive firepower is much more than just Jalen Hurts in win over Texas

    CBS Sports "On a day when Oklahoma's third-straight Heisman Trophy contending quarterback had a minor setback, two other stars picked up the slack.  To be clear, there was nothing pedestrian about quarterback Jalen Hurts in No. 6 Oklahoma's 34-27 win over No...." October 14

  • Kyler Murray goes ‘Horns Down’ with tweet to prepare for Red River Rivalry

    Larry Brown Sports "Kyler Murray is in the rivalry mindset ahead of the Oklahoma Sooners’ Red River Rivalry game with the Texas Longhorns. Murray, who spent three years and played two seasons for Oklahoma, sent a tweet on Friday night telling the Sooners to “run it up tomorrow!” in..." October 12

  • Bold predictions for Week 7 in college football

    USA Today "Shocking disappointments and better-than-expected performances are anticipated each weekend in the wild world of college football. Even if everyone knows they are coming, guessing when and where they will happen is difficult.  The USA TODAY Sports college football..." October 12

  • Former Rutgers HC Chris Ash Working With Texas Ahead Of Oklahoma Game

    Sportsnaut "The Red River Shootout is going to be something at the Cotton Bowl on Saturday as No. 6 Oklahoma takes on the 11th-ranked Texas Longhorns. It’s always one of the games we look forward to the most on an annual basis. We also now have a new wrinkle. " October 10

  • Facing Longhorns gets personal for Texans like Baker Mayfield, Kyler Murray and Jalen Hurts

    ESPN "Jalen Hurts is the most experienced quarterback in college football and among the most successful in the history of the game. When he takes the field for No. 6 Oklahoma on Saturday (noon ET, Fox), Hurts will play in his 48th collegiate game. He is 31-2 as a starter. He played in three..." October 10

  • Oklahoma Finally Gives in and Trolls Texas With 'Horns Down' on Twitter

    12 Up "Many were disappointed when Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley revealed that his team would not show the "Horns Down" hand gesture before or during Saturday's rivalry game against Texas. Well, good things he's not in charge of the school's Twitter..." October 08

  • Texas Player Has Ominous Warning For Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts

    Sportsnaut "Hard-hitting Texas Longhorns safety B.J. Foster will definitely have a target in his back when his team takes on the hated Oklahoma Sooners in Saturday’s Red River Shootout. Talking to the media on Tuesday, Foster had a warning for Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts. Slide or face..." October 08

  • Lincoln Riley: Sooners won't do Horns Down vs. Texas

    ESPN "Lincoln Riley found a way to handle the Horns Down controversy that has lingered in the Big 12. Asked Monday how he'll address the issue with his team for Saturday's Red River Showdown between No. 6 Oklahoma and No. 11 Texas at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Riley simply said,..." October 07

  • Oklahoma suspends kicker Calum Sutherland indefinitely amid Title IX investigation

    CBS Sports "Oklahoma place-kicker Calum Sutherland is embroiled in a Title IX investigation after his girlfriend, who is a student at the school, made allegations that the sophomore physically assaulted her last month. Sutherland has been suspended indefinitely according to The..." October 04

  • Top 5 Heisman Trophy candidates for 2019

    Larry Brown Sports "The college football season is nearing the quarter mark, and the race for the College Football Playoff is in full swing. So is the race for the Heisman Trophy, with a talented group of players — primarily quarterbacks — who have already put themselves in contention for the..." September 25

  • 2020 NFL Draft QB Stock Watch: Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa was clinical in debut, former backup Jalen Hurts was better

    CBS Sports "We all knew Tua Tagovailoa headed into the 2019 college football season as one of the country's best quarterbacks. And that, in all likelihood, would translate into a first-round grade once the NFL Draft rolls around in the spring. But few people..." September 07

  • Oklahoma already feels like home for Jalen Hurts as his second chapter starts with a bang

    CBS Sports "They came to sweat, one way or another, at No. 4 Oklahoma's sweltering season opener on Sunday. Auditioning for the role of keeper of the OU championship flame -- and the Sooners' potential third consecutive Heisman Trophy winner -- was graduate transfer quarterback Jalen..." September 02

  • Lincoln Riley insists Spencer Rattler, Tanner Mordecai got fair shot at starting job

    Larry Brown Sports "When Jalen Hurts chose Oklahoma as his transfer destination following his graduation from Alabama, many assumed his choice came with the promise that he would be the program’s starting quarterback. Lincoln Riley has insisted that is not the case. During Oklahoma’s..." September 02

  • How Lincoln Riley became football's unlikeliest QB guru

    ESPN "Lincoln Riley's voice drips with contempt. The 35-year-old Oklahoma Soonerscoach is describing a failed play -- from 1999. It's not surprising that he can remember the details. His high school coach swears that Riley has a photographic memory, says he could watch film once and..." August 26

  • Tanner Mordecai wins Oklahoma backup QB job over Spencer Rattler

    Larry Brown Sports "Oklahoma Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley announced on Monday that Jalen Hurts had won the team’s starting quarterback job. That was expected ever since Hurts moved to Oklahoma from Alabama as a graduate transfer. But that wasn’t the team’s only battle at the..." August 21

  • Jalen Hurts officially named starting quarterback for Oklahoma

    Sportsnaut "To nobody’s surprise, Jalen Hurts has been officially named the starting quarterback for the Oklahoma Sooners heading into the 2019 season. The team announced the decision on its official website Monday. Hurts transferred to Oklahoma this past winter by way..." August 19

  • The 10 college football coaches with the hottest of hot seats entering the season

    USA Today "For every head coach with rock-solid job security — Dabo Swinney and Nick Saban, to name two — there are a couple of dozen firmly on the hot seat heading into the 2019 season. One name in particular stands out: Southern California coach Clay Helton. On the heels of last..." August 19

  • 25 Names You Need to Watch for 2019 College Football Season

    Bleacher Report "Heading into the 2019 season, there is a general consensus on the top players in college football. However, the order changes a bit when thinking about the most noteworthy. We've highlighted 25 names you should prepare to hear constantly this campaign. Many of them are..." August 15

  • Oklahoma loses starting DB Tre Norwood to season-ending injury

    The Oklahoman "Oklahoma junior defensive back Tre Norwood will miss the 2019 season after suffering a non-contact injury in the first week of fall camp, coach Lincoln Riley announced Friday.  "One of those that you wonder," Riley said. "You see guys make plays or movements like..." August 09

  • Oklahoma Sooners RB Being Accused of Physical & Mental Abuse By Student

    Norman Transcript "A University of Oklahoma student named Mallory Jech on Friday identified herself as an alleged victim of abuse by Oklahoma running back Kennedy Brooks, who was cleared by OU’s Title IX office in an investigation nearly one month ago. Brooks was held out of OU football activities..." August 03

  • Lincoln Riley may not name Sooners' QB during camp

    ESPN "Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said he would prefer to name a starting quarterback during the Sooners' fall camp but isn't guaranteeing that'll happen. "You get a lot more accurate snapshot of where these guys are really at, as camp unfolds," Riley said during..." August 02

  • Big 12 Says 'Horns Down' Will Be Penalized 'Like Any Other Celebration Foul'

    Bleacher Report "Big 12 players who flash the "Horns Down" sign—a mocking inverse of Texas' famous "Hook 'Em Horns" gesture—will be subject to the same rules as when they partake in any other celebration this season. The Big 12's coordinator of football..." July 16

  • Jalen Hurts has not won starting job yet, Lincoln Riley says

    Sportsnaut "Lincoln Riley added to what figures to already be a pretty big chip on Jalen Hurts’ shoulder on Monday saying the quarterback has yet to earn the starting job. Hurts, who transferred to Oklahoma from Alabama, will almost certainly be the starter for the Sooners this..." July 15

  • Lincoln Riley: Oklahoma offense won’t dip even without Kyler Murray

    Larry Brown Sports "The Oklahoma Sooners have had back-to-back Heisman Trophy winners at quarterback, so it would only be logical to expect the offense to dip a bit. Not according to coach Lincoln Riley, though. Riley said he doesn’t anticipate any regression from the Oklahoma offense in 2019,..." July 15

  • Oklahoma set to reap rewards after Jalen Hurts developed as passer while Alabama backup

    USA Today "It took the most critical situation for Dan Enos to fully recognize the evolution. Fourth quarter. Trailing Georgia by a touchdown. Third-and-12. No one open. Tua Tagovailoa was out, injured. So much more than a pocket threatened to collapse for Alabama. But Jalen Hurts..." July 10

  • Oklahoma gets 4-star safety recruit out of Texas

    OU Daily "Four-star safety Bryson Washington verbally committed to Oklahoma had coach Lincoln Riley's class of 2020 on the Fourth of July, via social media. The 6-foot-2, 196 pound recruit out of C.E. King High School in Houston, Texas, chose OU over 23 other schools, which includes Texas..." July 06

  • Lincoln Riley has $4.6 million buyout if he leaves for NFL after 2019

    Pro Football Talk "Lincoln Riley said he was not tempted to leave Oklahoma for an NFL job this offseason, failing to show any interest even in leaving for the Browns, where his former quarterback, Baker Mayfield, plays. Riley explained it’s “hard to see myself leaving..." June 24

  • Sooners land commitment of five-star 2021 quarterback Brock Vandagriff

    CBS Sports "Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley has produced back-to-back Heisman Trophy winning quarterbacks, back-to-back No. 1 overall draft picks in the NFL Draft and developed himself into a quarterback whisperer. That whisper was loud enough to lure one of the top prospects in the class of 2021 out of..." June 20