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  • Will South Carolina football continue its rise with new QB Spencer Rattler?

    The Athletic "Shane Beamer didn’t seem distracted. He was talking one recent spring day about how excited the South Carolina fan base was, how energetic his players had been, what an era of great feelings it was … when he had to stop. “Can I call you back in five..." June 17

  • Lincoln Riley on his Oklahoma exit, the appeal of USC in college football's changing landscape

    ESPN "Lincoln Riley's meteoric rise has been a bit surreal, even for Riley himself. Not even 10 years ago, he was living in Greenville, North Carolina, and working as East Carolina's offensive coordinator. Fast forward to now, and the 38-year-old Riley makes his home in..." June 10

  • Bryce Young, Caleb Williams, More Agree to NIL Trading Card Contracts with Topps

    Bleacher Report "Topps has secured NIL deals for trading card rights with about 200 student-athletes, including some of the biggest stars in college football, per Jeremy Crabtree of On3. Alabama quarterback Bryce Young, Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett and USC quarterback Caleb Williams..." June 09

  • Spencer Rattler reveals which NFL offense he is studying closely

    Larry Brown Sports "Spencer Rattler is looking to re-establish himself as a top NFL prospect after transferring to South Carolina. To do that, he’s watching one NFL offense quite closely. Rattler said in a recent interview that he has been watching a lot of video of the Los Angeles Rams. According..." May 24

  • Oklahoma Sooners up 3 spots in latest ESPN power rankings

    USA Today "Coming out of spring ball, the vibes are all positive for the Oklahoma Sooners. A tremendous crowd at the spring game, followed by several solid recruiting weekends has the Sooners heading into the summer with quite a bit of momentum. Still months away from the start of the 2022 season,..." May 22

  • Loyalty once questioned, Brent Venables out to prove patience pays off in heralded return to Oklahoma

    CBS Sports "Bob Stoops stopped by a table in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa last week. It was doubling as a workspace. Media had posted up knowing full well that coaches and administrators had to pass by on their way to check in for conference spring meetings. In quiet..." May 12

  • Former Oklahoma DT Du'Vonta Lampkin Killed in Shooting at Age 25

    Bleacher Report "Former Oklahoma defensive tackle Du'Vonta Lampkin, 25, was killed in a shooting in the Dallas area on Thursday.  The Dallas Police Department announced it was investigating a homicide after officers responded to a call about a..." May 06

  • Bob Stoops: Lincoln Riley 'Didn't Invent' Oklahoma Football, Backs Program's Future

    Bleacher Report "Lincoln Riley was Bob Stoops' handpicked successor at Oklahoma, but the Sooners coaching legend isn't too concerned about his protege's departure. "Lincoln Riley didn't invent OU football," Stoops said Tuesday when being honored by the Oklahoma..." April 26

  • USC coach Lincoln Riley pens letter to Oklahoma fans, explains abruptly leaving Sooners to Trojans

    CBS Sports "Nearly five months after his stunning decision to leave Oklahoma for USC, Lincoln Riley has penned an open letter to Sooners fans in the Players' Tribune explaining his decision to leave the storied Big 12 program for the West Coast. After sharing several of his best memories from..." April 20

  • Spencer Rattler Says Oklahoma Was a 'Toxic Situation' Before South Carolina Transfer

    Bleacher Report "Four months after transferring from Oklahoma to South Carolina, quarterback Spencer Rattler has opened up about his departure from the Sooners. Speaking to ESPN's Chris Low, Rattler called Oklahoma "a toxic situation" and said he is happy to "get somewhere..." April 15

  • Lebbeus Overton Commits to Texas A&M over Georgia, Ohio State, Oklahoma

    Bleacher Report "Lebbeus Overton, a 5-star defensive lineman out of Milton (Georgia) High School, has chosen to play college ball at Texas A&M. Overton chose the Aggies after naming Georgia, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon and Texas A&M as his final five schools, according to Peter..." April 01

  • Baker Mayfield to be honored with statue at Sooners’ Spring Game

    Clutch Points "The Oklahoma Sooners’ Spring Game is less than a month away. This year, the game includes a special tribute to former Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield. Oklahoma Football tweeted the news Thursday afternoon. During his three years at Oklahoma, Mayfield..." March 31

  • Brent Venables hopes to turn page at Oklahoma

    CBS Sports "Oklahoma begins a new era this week as Brent Venables opens his inaugural spring camp as a head coach. The Sooners were forced to conduct their first external coaching search since 1998 after Lincoln Riley shockingly left for USC, leaving Venables as the new man tasked with leading..." March 21

  • South Carolina QB Spencer Rattler Gets Brand New Truck With NIL Deal

    Total Pro Sports "Spencer Rattler, the former Oklahoma five-star quarterback who transferred to South Carolina in December, is so far loving his time in South Carolina. Rattler is already taking advantage of NIL policies at his new program. The South Carolina quarterback has some new wheels after..." February 26

  • 8 Underclassmen with the Best Shot at the Heisman Trophy

    Bleacher Report "The 2021 college football season began with the likes of quarterbacks Spencer Rattler and D.J. Uiagalelei leading the Heisman Trophy odds. Instead, Alabama quarterback Bryce Young took home the hardware. Young became the second Bama player to win in two seasons, following Tide receiver Devonta..." February 23

  • Arkansas Transfer WR Jadon Haselwood Has Blunt Message For Sooners Fans

    The Spun "In early December, wide receiver Jadon Haselwood announced his transfer away from the Oklahoma Sooners. The former five-star recruit was part of a mass exodus that included head coach Lincoln Riley and star quarterback Spencer Rattler and Caleb Williams. He announced his transfer to..." February 23

  • Caleb Williams’ final 3 transfer options revealed

    Larry Brown Sports "In early February, Caleb Williams officially made his transfer decision. He opted to depart Oklahoma in favor of USC, following in the footsteps of head coach Lincoln Riley. “I wanted to go somewhere I thought would provide me with the best development both on and off..." February 19

  • Spencer Rattler’s dad sets record straight in dispute with ESPN host

    Larry Brown Sports "The father of Spencer Rattler went on Twitter Friday to set the record straight about his son. Rattler played at Oklahoma from 2019-2021 but was replaced by Caleb Williams as the Sooners’ starting quarterback last season. Rattler ended up leaving as a transfer. He initially had..." February 19

  • In and out: Big 12's biggest winners, losers in Transfer Portal

    247 Sports "The transfer portal can change a program for the better, but which teams have best managed to master the incredibly difficult numbers game this cycle?  Over 2,000 college football players have entered the portal during the current cycle starting Aug. 1. Not every..." February 17

  • Caleb Williams Reveals Which Top School His Father Wouldn’t Let Him Go To

    Total Pro Sports "Last week, Caleb Williams announced that he was officially taking his talents to the USC Trojans. This week, he appeared on Good Morning America to discuss his recent move. During his conversation with Robin Roberts — Williams stated that he was not allowed to go to..." February 11

  • USC Trojans QB Caleb Williams talks West Coast adjustment, 2022 expectations

    ESPN "USC Trojans quarterback Caleb Williams' first week on campus includes some of the typical trappings of college life. He has papers due on art history, ageism and cultural dance. He's introducing himself to new teammates, hunting for a new apartment and got cleared to work out..." February 10

  • Lincoln Riley Defends USC's Transfer Moves: 'We Didn't Take Players from Oklahoma

    Bleacher Report "Don't worry, Oklahoma fans. It may seem like former head coach Lincoln Riley has convinced plenty of players to join him in departing the Sooners for USC, but that's not actually the case according to him. Instead, he has simply taken the players from the transfer..." February 09

  • Congressional Probe to Examine Soaring College Football Coaching Contracts at Top Universities

    Sportsnaut "The 2021-’22 college football coaching carousel delivered a new wave of record-setting contracts that resulted in a shakeup among the highest-paid NCAA coaches. Coming off a year when so many schools were devastated financially by the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress is now investigating..." February 08

  • Oklahoma governor trolls Lincoln Riley in speech

    CBS Sports "Oklahoma governor Kevin Stitt found an easy way to earn some points with Sooners fans during his annual State of the State address on Monday by taking a thinly veiled shot at former OU head coach Lincoln Riley. While talking about his perceived divide between red states and blue states,..." February 07

  • Caleb Williams Agrees to NIL Deal with Beats by Dre After Transferring to USC

    SI "Beats by Dre announced their new NIL partnership with USC quarterback Caleb Williams on Friday. This is Williams' first name, image and likeness deal since committing to the Trojans. Williams announced his commitment to USC on Feb. 1, after entering the NCAA..." February 05

  • Oklahoma State students troll Oklahoma over Lincoln Riley's departure

    247 Sports "Oklahoma fans want to move on from Lincoln Riley, but Oklahoma State fans refuse to let that happen. At the basketball game between the Cowboys and the Sooners, Oklahoma State had fun trolling its in-state rival. Gallagher-Iba Arena was ready for the Sooners, and the Oklahoma..." February 05

  • LSU, Oklahoma among schools to offer customizable jerseys with players receiving compensation

    CBS Sports "Several schools have announced plans to offer wide release of player-specific jerseys through a partnership between Fanatics and OneTeam Partners that was announced on Thursday. So far, LSU, Oklahoma, Washington and Penn State are among the programs that have publicly..." February 05

  • Oklahoma Sorority Girls Randomly Expose USC QB Caleb Williams For Having Foot Fetish After USC Transfer

    Total Pro Sports "Star quarterback Caleb Williams is transferring to USC, the former Oklahoma quarterback announced earlier this week. The move reunites Williams with first-year USC head coach Lincoln Riley, for whom Williams played during his breakthrough freshman campaign where he was put into the starting..." February 04

  • Caleb Williams will transfer to Southern Cal, reunite with coach Lincoln Riley

    USA Today "Caleb Williams is transferring to Southern California, the rising sophomore and Heisman Trophy contender announced on Tuesday. The move to USC will reunite Williams with his former coach at Oklahoma, Lincoln Riley, who left the Sooners for the Trojans at the end of the regular..." February 01

  • Bryce Young, Caleb Williams Among 2022 Heisman Trophy Candidates

    Sportsnaut "Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Bryce Young won the 2021 Heisman Trophy. Below, we examine the 2022 Heisman Watch and candidates that will have a shot at taking the trophy away from Stroud next season. It should come as no surprise that Young is the 2022 Heisman favorite. He’ll..." February 01

  • Sooners could lose top prospect Deandre Moore Jr. to Lincoln Riley, USC

    Clutch Points "The Oklahoma Sooners have endured a rough stretch with their recruits after the departure of former head coach Lincoln Riley to USC. Several players have left the Sooners to follow Riley to the Trojans, with the speculation that more are to follow. Well, the Sooners lost out on one of..." January 31

  • Deandre Moore Jr, top WR in 2023 class, decommits from Oklahoma football program

    ESPN "Wide receiver Deandre Moore Jr. decommitted from Oklahoma on Monday. Moore is the No. 11 prospect in the 2023 class and was the highest ranked commitment in the Sooners class. A 5-foot-11, 190-pound receiver out of Los Alamitos High School in Los Alamitos,..." January 31

  • Wisconin Alumni Montee Ball Sends Message to Caleb Williams

    Larry Brown Sports "The Wisconsin Badgers are serious enough about trying to land Caleb Williams that one of the school’s most legendary players saw fit to reach out to the transfer quarterback. Montee Ball, a former All-American running back for the Badgers, sent Williams a tweet on Friday..." January 29

  • Caleb Williams Transfer: Pros and Cons of Each Possible Destination

    247 Sports "The college football world is still waiting for Oklahoma transfer quarterback Caleb Williams to make his decision. He has several high-profile options, and there are pros and cons to each of Williams’ potential transfer destinations. Right now, USC, LSU, Wisconsin, and Oklahoma..." January 28

  • Secrets of the college football transfer portal: ‘There’s definitely tampering going on’

    The Athletic "The standout running back from a Group of 5 program got an unsolicited call from a coach at a Power 5 program. The coach made a promise: Come here, and we can make sure you make the most of your name, image and likeness. And he put a number on it:..." January 27

  • Wisconsin Emerges as Potential Destination for Caleb Williams

    USA Today "The unending saga of where former Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Caleb Williams continues his college career has taken a somewhat unexpected turn as Wisconsin has joined the fray for the quarterback’s services. The No. 1 player in the transfer portal has been consistently linked..." January 25

  • The Biggest Offseason Priority for Every New Power 5 CFB Coach in 2022

    Bleacher Report "If you only pay attention to what happens on the college football field, you're going to have a difficult time figuring out all of the new faces roaming the sidelines in 2022. There was more turnover than an Olympic swimming event in this year's coaching carousel, and plenty..." January 25

  • Oklahoma lands commitment from 2023 4-star QB Jackson Arnold

    The Athletic "Oklahoma landed a commitment Monday from 2023 four-star quarterback Jackson Arnold of Denton, Texas. Arnold, the No. 7 QB and No. 72 overall prospect in his class per the 247Sports Composite Rating, is the first 2023 commit for new Sooners coach Brent Venables. Oklahoma had the..." January 24

  • Caleb Williams reportedly deciding between 2 schools

    The Spun "After he announced his decision to enter the NCAA transfer portal, former Oklahoma quarterback Caleb Williams quickly became one of the most highly-sought-after prospects in the 2022 pool. According to Oklahoma insider Dean Blevins of OKC-KWTV Sports, Williams has narrowed his options..." January 22

  • Spencer Rattler Shows Off Dynamic Arm By Throwing 75-Yard Bomb

    Total Pro Sports "After several years at Oklahoma, quarterback Spencer Rattler chose to finish his college career with the South Carolina Gamecocks. Rattler might be looking to comeback in a huge way after losing his job to Caleb Williams, who didn’t even stick around at Oklahoma when he put his..." January 21

  • Winners and Losers of the College Football Transfer Portal so Far

    Bleacher Report "As has become tradition in the college football offseason, there isn't a busier place than the transfer portal. Well over 1,000 players from Football Bowl Subdivision programs alone have entered the portal, hoping to find a better fit on the other side. Naturally, that moment is..." January 20

  • Top 20 College Football Players Who Spurned the Pros to Return For Another Season

    CBS Sports "The NFL's early entrant deadline for the 2022 NFL Draft came and went on Monday, and there were several stars who passed up massive paychecks at the next level to return to college football next season and compete for the national championship. Quarterbacks Spencer..." January 19

  • Big 12 Engaged in Plans To Split Into Two Seven-Team Divisions Beginning in 2023

    CBS Sports "The Big 12 is engaged in plans to split into two seven-team divisions in football beginning in 2023 to temporarily restructure as a 14-team league as the realignment process unfolds, league sources tell CBS Sports. Big 12 athletic directors -- including those from conference newcomers..." January 18

  • How Does The College Football Playoff Expansion Stalemate Get Resolved?

    ESPN "On the eve of the College Football Playoff's national title game, Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick and Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby were sitting next to each other during yet another lengthy meeting about playoff expansion, aligned in their support for the 12-team..." January 18

  • Caleb Williams transfer to USC announcement coming soon?

    Larry Brown Sports "One of Lincoln Riley’s former Oklahoma players committed to USC on Saturday. An even more well-known former player of his could be committing to the school soon too. Former Oklahoma wide receiver Mario Williams announced on Saturday that he was committed to the..." January 16

  • Mario Williams Transfers to USC; Caleb Williams is Likely to Follow

    USA Today "USC is getting better. Lincoln Riley is building the Trojans brick by brick, transfer by transfer, recruit by recruit. The latest transfer news at Heritage Hall points the way to an even bigger fish who is about to come to Los Angeles. Mario Williams, the Oklahoma wide receiver who..." January 15

  • Oklahoma hires Alabama cornerbacks coach Jay Valai, finalizes on-field staff

    The Athletic "Oklahoma coach Brent Venables completed his inaugural on-field staff with the hiring of co-defensive coordinator/cornerbacks coach Jay Valai, the school announced Tuesday evening. Valai spent the 2021 season coaching Alabama cornerbacks; he was the final OU coaching staff announcement because..." January 12

  • Missouri Transfer Mekhi Wingo To Visit LSU, Oklahoma, USC

    247 Sports "Former Missouri defensive lineman Mekhi Wingo is in high demand as a transfer, since recently entering the portal. Wingo — a three-star recruit in the Class of 2021 — will visit LSU Wednesday through Friday, Oklahoma Friday and Saturday and USC Sunday and..." January 12

  • All Signs Point to Caleb Williams Rejoining Lincoln Riley at USC

    The Big Lead "Caleb Williams is in the transfer portal after an excellent freshman season at Oklahoma. It seems like young star quarterback may be close to figuring out his next destination, and it all might seem pretty familiar. Rumors are swirling that Williams will be teaming back up with Lincoln Riley at..." January 11

  • Caleb Williams Receives A $1 Million Transfer Offer

    Total Pro Sports "Caleb Williams is easily the biggest transfer that is in the portal who is looking for a new program to take his talents to. Williams, a five-star recruit who starred for the Sooners in 2021 as a true freshman, announced Monday that he will put his name into the NCAA transfer portal...." January 08