Found January 11, 2013 on Blatant Homerism:
Last week’s shellacking from Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl has sent Sooner fans into a tizzy wondering how Oklahoma can get back on track. Fresh off of taking the OU coaching staff to task for poor preparation in bowl games, Tulsa World columnist John Hoover has further cemented his reputation as Bob Stoops’ chief watchdog with another scathing column. This one takes aim at the program’s offense. Hoover's long-winded critique raises plenty of solid points about the diminishing returns from OU’s no-huddle spread* scheme. While the blog post hits on a host of tangential issues, the thrust of his argument is that the Sooners’ reliance on the spread is driving elite players away from Norman. (*This is where I insert my normal caveat about my frustrations with the ubiquitous application of the term “spread offense.” In this context, I’m using spread to refer to OU’s version of the Air Raid.) I have given this issue plenty of thought, even before Hoover raised it. I r...

Championship hunger rumbles for Stoops, Sooners

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated.) By JEFF LATZKE AP College Football Writer After 14 seasons at Oklahoma, Bob Stoops understands the all-or-nothing culture that surrounds his Sooners. Anything less than a national championship equates to a disappointing season in the eyes of many. So, after a second straight season came to a close with a 10-3 record, Stoops knows much of the focus...

Post-season talk with Bob Stoops: Part IV

NORMAN, Okla. — Sooners Illustrated sat in on an extended discussion with head coach Bob Stoops Friday morning the detailed all things players leaving to outlook for next season.

Oklahoma LB Wort skipping senior year

The Oklahoma Sooners continue to lose underclassmen to the NFL Draft. Earlier this week wide receiver Kenny Stills and defensive back Tony Jefferson opted to skip their senior year with the Sooners and Wednesday linebacker Tom Wort joined them. "We wish Tom the very best as he concludes his time at the University of Oklahoma," head coach Bob Stoops said. "Tom has...

Post-season talk with Bob Stoops: Part V

NORMAN, Okla. — Sooners Illustrated sat in on an extended discussion with head coach Bob Stoops Friday morning the detailed all things players leaving to outlook for next season.

Oklahoma LB Wort to enter NFL draft

Middle linebacker Tom Wort will skip his senior season at Oklahoma and declare his eligibility for the NFL draft. Coach Bob Stoops announced Wednesday that Wort would not be back for next season, noting that he had already earned his degree. He's the third Oklahoma player who's leaving early, joining safety Tony Jefferson and receiver Kenny Stills. Wort started 33 games...

Lack of defensive talent hamstringing Sooners

“If you can’t play defense, people will beat your ass.” Legendary Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer made that statement to the Tulsa World three days after the Sooners lost to Kansas State last year. And the King is right. The Sooners played horrible defense in 2012—ranking 45th in total defense by giving up nearly 379 yards a game and 40th in scoring by allowing 24.2...

Oklahoma's Mike Stoops Says Sorry For Disrespectful Comments About Johnny Manziel

Oklahoma’s Defensive Coordinator, Mike Stoops, has apologized for disrespecting the name of the newest college football Jesus, Johnny Manziel. During an interview on the radio in Tulsa, Stoops said that Manziel may win another Heisman, if the Aggies star stays off twitter, and stays out of jail. Since it isn’t common practice, or very sportsman … Continue reading »

Sooners take edition one of Bedlam 2013

NORMAN, Okla. — The Sooners scored a big time, early conference season statement win, knocking off their Bedlam rival Oklahoma State Cowboys XXXXX Saturday afternoon at Lloyd Noble Center.

Oklahoma 77, Oklahoma St. 68

Romero Osby scored 17 points, Amath M'Baye and freshman Buddy Hield added 15 apiece and Oklahoma beat Oklahoma State 77-68 Saturday in the Bedlam rivalry game. M'Baye came up with seven straight points for the Sooners (11-3, 2-0 Big 12) late in the second half to put the game away after their 14-point lead had been nearly eliminated. Oklahoma went 8 for 13 from 3-point...

Osby previews Bedlam battle

NORMAN, Okla. — OU forward Romero Osby has been the most productive Sooner this year, and he'll have to keep that up if OU is to knock off Bedlam rival Oklahoma State. He discusses that and the rest of the pivotal contest right here.

Sooners finding right mix with veterans, youth

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JEFF LATZKE AP Sports Writer Take a couple of veteran players who are used to starting, give their roles to unpolished freshmen and it might spell trouble for a basketball team's chemistry. Lon Kruger is making it work at Oklahoma. In his second season in charge of the Sooners, Kruger has put three freshmen and transfer Amath M'Baye in prominent...

No. 16 Oklahoma 85, TCU 79

Aaryn Ellenberg scored 26 points and Joanna McFarland had 24 points and 11 rebounds Wednesday night to lead No. 16 Oklahoma to an 85-79 victory over TCU. Morgan Hook had 13 points and 12 assists. Her three-point play with 1:33 to play put the Sooners (13-2, 3-0 Big 12) ahead 79-77, and they maintained the lead after that. Ellenberg was 6 of 15 from behind the 3-point line, accounting...

Bedlam: Live game thread

NORMAN, Okla. — The Sooners and Oklahoma State Cowboys are battling it out in the first edition of Bedlam 2013.

Bedlam Sooners postgame presser: part I

NORMAN, Okla. — OU head coach Lon Kruger, guard Buddy Hield and forwards Romero Osby and Amath M'Baye discuss their 77-68 Bedlam victory over Oklahoma State.

Miami Cornerback Lamar Robbins Will Visit Louisville Next Weekend

Lamar Robbins, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound cornerback from Miami, Florida will take an official visit to Louisville on Saturday, Jan. 18. Robbins is one of the many class of 2013 prospects that will visit Louisville within in the next two weeks. Robbins is rated as a 3-star prospect and has more than a dozen offers from BCS schools. He has already visited Oklahoma, West Virginia and Purdue...
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