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Baker Mayfield Expected to be Named Oklahoma Sooners Starting Quarterback

During the 2013 season the quarterback position was in flux for the Oklahoma Sooners. At times it looked like Blake Bell was going to be the answer, but when Trevor Knight led the team to an upset win over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl (and threw for 348 yards and four touchdowns) it appeared that the QB of the future was found.Last season did not go well for Knight and it appears that...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers 2015 NFL Draft – Sixth Round Pick: Aaron Ripkowski, Fullback, Oklahoma

With their sixth-round pick (206th overall) in the 2015 NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers select Aaron Ripkowksi, fullback, Oklahoma. PLAYER DETAILS:  Aaron Ripkowski Fullback Oklahoma 6-1/257 lbs CAREER NOTES:  Scored 5 career touchdowns in 46 games and 17 starts … rushed for 13 yards and had 41 yards receiving … known as a true fullback with tremendous blocking ability. PRO...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Round Four: San Francisco 49ers switch gears to focus on upgrading offense

So far in the draft the San Francisco 49ers have been focused on filling their holes on their front seven, but with their number 117 overall pick, they changed course and selected tight end Blake Bell from Oklahoma. https://twitter.com/grantcohn/status/594545590484094976 Bell was ranked the ninth best tight end in his class by CBS Sports. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions back...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Blake Bell drafted by 49ers in fourth round

Former Oklahoma Sooners tight end and quarterback Blake Bell was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday. The selection of Bell was announced on ESPN by country music entertainer Kenny Chesney at Levi’s Stadium. Bell spent four years as a quarterback and short yardage running back for the Sooners before converting to the tight end position...
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Panthers trade up to get OT Williams from Oklahoma

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Panthers have traded up to select Oklahoma offensive tackle Daryl Williams in the fourth round of the NFL draft. The Panthers gave up their fourth round (124th), fifth round (161st) and seventh round (242nd) picks to move up 22 spots. It's the second time in this draft the Panthers have traded away three picks to move up. Carolina gave up three picks on...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick Raves About Geneo Grissom’s Versatility Along Front Seven

FOXBORO, Mass. — Bill Belichick was in a great mood Friday night after drafting Oklahoma defender Geneo Grissom. Belichick raved about his new chess piece’s versatility and all of the different roles Grissom played with the Sooners. “In 2013, they played a 3-4 defense,” Belichick said about Oklahoma. “He’s played under two different coordinators, but when Mike Stoops...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots pick Sooners' Grissom in 3rd round of NFL draft

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- The New England Patriots have selected Oklahoma defensive end Geneo Grissom in the third round of the NFL draft. The Patriots went into Friday night with back-to-back picks at Nos. 96 and 97. They traded the first one, their regular pick, to the Cleveland Browns. Then they picked the 6-foot-3, 262-pound lineman. In exchange for the 96th pick and the Patriots...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dolphins take Oklahoma nose tackle Phillips in 2nd round

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) The Miami Dolphins have selected Oklahoma nose tackle Jordan Phillips in the second round of the NFL draft. The Dolphins made the choice Friday after trading down five picks to No. 52 overall. They gave the Eagles the 47th overall pick and acquired two additional fifth-round picks. Phillips becomes a potential protege for All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh,...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

A mismatch, Andrews has chance for big impact as inside receiver

Baker Mayfield, the Texas Tech transfer battling to take over as Oklahoma's starting quarterback, recently compared tight end Mark Andrews to former Red Raiders star Jace Amaro, who now plays for the New York Jets.   In the Sooners' new Air Raid offense, Andrews won't be your traditional blocking tight end, but rather a pass-catching inside receiver. And at 6-foot-6, 247 pounds...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Why fourth in Big 12 is right where Sooners should be as spring ends

TCU is will be ranked in the top three when the preseason polls come out and is favorite to not only win the Big 12, but to land in the playoff as well.Baylor isn't far behind.So where does Oklahoma fit in the 2015 Big 12 picture? Coming out of spring, they can't be considered any better than fourth, behind Bedlam rival Oklahoma State, which at least has an exciting quarterback to...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Late-bloomer Geneo Grissom eager to show NFL team what he's got

Remember when Geneo Grissom played tight end? It seems like eons ago after he took off during his last two seasons at Oklahoma playing defensive end as a junior and linebacker as a senior.That move might now be responsible for yet another Sooner making it in the NFL. Grissom isn't likely to hear his name called during Thursday night's first round or even Friday during the second...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

A Sooner in name only, Green-Beckham awaits the NFL draft

When Dorial Green-Beckham is selected in the NFL draft, quite possibly as a high first-round pick, he will be announced as a wide receiver from Oklahoma.But as Sooners fans know, the talented, but troubled athlete never played a down for Oklahoma after transferring from Missouri, where he was kicked off the team after a young woman claimed that he forced his way into an apartment...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bob Stoops’ Heartwarming Secret

Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops has a secret he hides from the media. Every Thursday before home games Stoops spends time visiting sick youth at the Children’s Hospital at the OU Medical Center. He doesn’t take any media with him, saying he wants the visits to be intimate, personal. Anyway, he’s not looking to publicize his good deeds. The report made it’s way to the media...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Bob Stoops Makes Weekly Hospital Visits To See Sick Children, And It’s Heartwarming

Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops has a personal tradition, and it is definitely one worth learning about. During the season, Stoops spends time each Thursday before a home game at The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center, visiting sick youths. Stoops doesn’t invite any media with him when he goes, as he says he wants each visit to be personal and intimate. In this video feature...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Buy This Oklahoma Sooners Tailgate Bus (w/ Back Patio) — $15,000

Are you an Oklahoman depressed about not having playoff basketball for the first time in years? If so, you can always try some retail therapy and prepare for the 2015 Oklahoma Sooners season with a badass tailgate bus. For just $15,000, “The Crimson & Cream Tailgate Machine” can be the place to be —more information from the seller: For sale 15,000.00 O.B.O. Trade equal...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Prospects the Broncos Should Target in Round One

The NFL draft is right around the corner and a lot of focus will be on who the Broncos will select in round 1. While the team has an already AFC championship caliber roster, there still are some holes that need to be filled and the draft will provide an opportunity for that. While it is tough to predict who will be around at pick 28, here are 5 prospects that the Broncos should...
Via TopSportsReport
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Former OU wide receiver gets probation in indecent exposure case

NORMAN, Okla. -- Former Oklahoma wide receiver Trey Metoyer has been sentenced to eight years of probation following accusations he exposed himself to women. Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn's office says Metoyer was convicted of indecent exposure after entering a blind plea, meaning he didn't strike a deal with prosecutors. The state had requested a prison sentence...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Former OU wide receiver enters plea, gets probation

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Former Oklahoma wide receiver Trey Metoyer has been sentenced to eight years of probation following accusations he exposed himself to women. Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn's office says Metoyer was convicted of indecent exposure after entering a blind plea, meaning he didn't strike a deal with prosecutors. The state had requested a prison sentence...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dorial Green-Beckham will be ‘great or a zero’ in NFL

Former Missouri Tigers and Oklahoma Sooners wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham is one of the most naturally talented players in the 2015 NFL Draft class. No one can deny his abilities on the field, but it’s the off-field issues that have some teams worried. NFL Draft analyst Lance Zuerlein commented on Green-Beckham’s abilities in a recent post on NFL.com, saying that the former...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

At $6 million, Stoops needs more wins in '15 to be a Big 12 value

With an annual compensation of $6 million per season, Oklahoma is paying out a lot of cash per win when the Sooners only bring home eight victories like last season.Of course OU isn't paying Bob Stoops for only last season. He earned that salary with a strong track record of winning football games. But what if Stoops led the Sooners to 10 wins in 2015, or 11. Maybe 12? What kind...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Tyrus Thompson soft? At least one NFL scout thinks so

Tyrus Thompson, a three-year starter for Oklahoma, is entering the NFL Draft with an annoying label he must shake.He's perceived as being soft.From Sooners Illustrated: From an article in the Milwaukee Journal Constitution, one NFL Scout said that Tyrus Thompson "Has all the talent in the world but he scares the hell out of you."Why?He "plays soft."Whether or not it's a fair knock...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cyclone Georges Niang Congratulates Buddy Hield’s Return

Though some sports rivalries are incredibly intense and sometimes get nasty, one thing is always common: Earlier today, Hield announced his intention to return to school for his senior season. In response, Niang took to Twitter and posted his feelings on the subject. Glad I get another year to compete against one of the best players in the country!! Congrats on your decision bro...
Via Campus Sports Net
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Buddy Hield will return to Oklahoma for his senior season

Lon Kruger was waiting for one final decision, from his best player, before setting his expectations straight for this upcoming season at Oklahoma. On Friday morning, those expectations rose to a another level as soon-to-be senior guard Buddy Hield announced he was returning to Norman instead of launching an early career in the NBA. The decision has been made. #BuddyIsBack #Sooners...
Via Campus Sports Net
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Big 12 player of year Hield returning to Oklahoma for senior season

NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield has chosen to return for his senior season. Hield made the announcement Friday with his coach, Lon Kruger, next to him. Hield was the Big 12 Player of the Year this past season. He averaged 17.4 points and 5.4 rebounds per game while shooting 41 percent from the field. He said he wants to take the Sooners to the Final Four next season....
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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