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The oft-rumored departure of Oklahoma offensive line coach James Patton finally came to fruition on Monday, as Patton "left" Norman for some kind of utility man position on the Indiana coaching staff.
While Patton's job change is being characterized as voluntary by the school, few people – if any – in the know are buying that. As Oklahoman columnist Berry Tramel points out, you don't just up and leave a program of OU's stature for a Big Ten bottom feeder.
Bob Stoops so rarely sends a coach packing that it raises the question of why Patton? And why now?
In his seven seasons overseeing Oklahoma's big uglies, the uneven play of Patton's units frequently exasperated Sooner fans, myself included. Although OU generally protected the quarterback well during that stint, blame for the Sooners' inconsistent running game and poor execution in short-yardage situations typically fell on the shoulders of the line.
Furthermore, Patton isn't o...
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NORMAN, Okla. -- Two seasons ago, reserve quarterback Blake Bell replaced Landry Jones and the Sooners picked up a first down.
And another. Then a bunch more. Then the Oklahoma football team went on beat Kansas State in a dominant second half of a 58-17 victory.
With it, the Belldozer was born and a statement was made.
Sometimes, when things aren't working, Bob Stoops does...
A polarizing quarterback from the University of Oklahoma, Landry Jones was a four year starter at QB for the Sooners. We talked with Jordan Esco of the Crimson and Cream Machine, an Oklahoma Sooners community on SB Nation, about the Big 12’s all-time leader in passing yards and total offense.
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Bob Stoops, it's like we don't even know you anymore.
According to reports, Oklahoma has given defensive line coach Jackie Shipp and tackles/tight ends coach Bruce Kittle their release. They joined former offensive line coach James Patton among those who have left Stoops' staff in the last two days.
In the past, OU has rarely seen three assistants leave the program...
NORMAN, Okla. -- A few days before the season started, long-time Oklahoma softball coach Patty Gasso said Lauren Chamberlain is the best hitter she's ever seen.
Quite a compliment, considering the Sooners have Keilani Ricketts on the team.
Chamberlain is an accomplished hitter, but Ricketts is the best player in softball and the kind of rarity who has a chance to grow the game...
Nicole Griffin scored 21 points and Sharane Campbell and Joanna McFarland each posted double-doubles Sunday as No. 23 Oklahoma routed No. 22 Oklahoma State 80-61.
The Sooners (18-5, 8-3 Big 12) took the lead for good at 27-26 late in the first half, held a 31-28 edge at halftime, then shot 53 percent in the second half to turn the Bedlam rivalry game into a runaway.
Oklahoma capped off its 2013 recruiting class last week with National Signing Day. Attention has already shifted ahead to the 2014 crop. Josh McCuistion of SoonerScoop.com joins Homerism for a podcast to recap the latest signees and look ahead to next year.
Josh and I cover:
*Some fans' general disappointment with the 2013 class.
*The Sooners' image with high...
NORMAN, Okla. — The Sooners have struck first in Bedlam 2013 edition, knocking off in-state rival Oklahoma State 80-61 Sunday afternoon at Lloyd Noble Center.
NORMAN, Okla. — The Sooners suffered a severe hit Monday evening, as energetic freshman guard Buddy Hield broke a bone in his right foot with 7:34 left in the contest.