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Oklahoma starts season ranked No. 19

Coming off an 8-5 season where it was destroyed in a lower-tier bowl game and with the quarterback situation still in flux, Oklahoma was picked No. 19 in the preseason coaches poll. OU started last season, fresh off a Sugar Bowl against Alabama, No. 3 in the nation. But in 2015 it's only the second time since 2000 OU has started the season outside the top 10. Oklahoma was not ranked...
Via Fox Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

SQ Top-25 Preview: #19 Oklahoma

The college football staff at SQ have put together a ranking of the top-25 teams heading into 2015. To get our readers prepared for the upcoming season, the staff has created a preview for each one of these teams. Today’s focus is on #19 Oklahoma.Team: Oklahoma SoonersSQ Ranking: 192014 Record: 8-5Finish in AP Poll: Not RankedHead Coach: Bob Stoops (17th Year)Key Arrivals: DT Neville...
Via The Sports Quotient
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma is way better than the dumpster fire you think it is

Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from Stewart Mandel's Mailbag. Send questions for future Mailbags to stewart.mandel@fox.com. *** Hey Stewart. Love the column. We're all familiar with the 2012 West Virginia and 2014 Oklahoma Bowl Effect [where a team gets wildly overrated coming off a tremendous bowl performance], but is it possible there's an opposite effect in which...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma State In The Big 12: A Sense Of Where You Are

When learning to write about an athlete in a context far beyond game nights, journalism students or aspiring writers could find a far worse example than John McPhee’s profile of legendary college basketball star Bill Bradley. McPhee’s book, “A Sense Of Where You Are: Bill Bradley At Princeton,” set a very high standard for profiles of athletes. The fact that Bradley represented...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma State In The Big 12: A Sense Of Where You Are

When learning to write about an athlete in a context far beyond game nights, journalism students or aspiring writers could find a far worse example than John McPhee’s profile of legendary college basketball star Bill Bradley. McPhee’s book, “A Sense Of Where You Are: Bill Bradley At Princeton,” set a very high standard for profiles of athletes. The fact that Bradley represented...
Via The Student Section
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How will Perine be used in 2015?

The best part of the Oklahoma offense a season ago was its running game. But heading into the 2015 season, Bob Stoops has hired an offensive coordinator who prefers the short-passing game. What doe this mean for record-setter Samaje Perine? Well, Lincoln Riley, believer in the "Air Raid" offense and the new Oklahoma offensive coordinator said Perine will continue to be used, despite...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bedlam loss haunted Sooners

It's hard to disagree with Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops when he said the Sooners never got over the Bedlam loss to Oklahoma State a season ago. Remember that? Well, OU had a late lead against Oklahoma State in Norman, Okla., but the Cowboys rallied, helped by Stoops who made an errant coaching decision, choosing to re-punt a ball late in the fourth quarter. The re-punt was...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma’s Dimitri Flowers gushes over new offense

Oklahoma’s offense was forgettable last season, ranking 82nd in the nation in the passing game, so longtime coach Bob Stoops let co-offensive coordinators Josh Huepel and Jay Norvell go and replaced them with East Carolina offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley. Heading into the season, it appears that nobody is more excited than sophomore fullback Dimitri Flowers, who posted his...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma’s Dimitri Flowers “Loves” Team’s New Offense, “Can’t Wait” To Get Season Started

After a lackluster 8-5 season in Norman, Bob Stoops and Oklahoma made a number of coaching changes following the 2014 campaign. Most notably, the Sooners parted ways with co-offensive coordinators Josh Heupel and Jay Norvell, who oversaw one of the worst passing attacks in the Big 12 last year. Oklahoma then hired Lincoln Riley away from East Carolina to become its next offensive...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Oklahoma Releases Short Hype Video To Tease 2015 Season

As anticipation for college football season grows, hype videos will continue to come out in waves. And Friday morning, Oklahoma’s Director of Player Personnel Drew Hill shared a really cool, but short, hype video for the upcoming season via his Twitter account.  It’s almost that time!! #OUDNA #BoomerSooner pic.twitter.com/bPjjXeNM2Q — Coach Drew Hill (@OU_CoachHill) July...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Season Of Yore Review: Part III

I will do no research to confirm this, but I believe that by appearing here for the third time, the Season of Yore Review series has set a new record for longest-running series on this here site. So BOW TO YOUR KING, OTHER ATTEMPTED SERIES THAT WERE GOOD IDEAS BUT I FORGOT ABOUT YOU. If you’ve forgotten what this series is about, you can review previous versions here (Vanderbilt...
Via The Belly of the Beast
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Here are some Big 12 issues to ponder while waiting for season

DALLAS -- TCU has gone from Big 12 newcomer to preseason favorite after only three seasons, eight-time champion Oklahoma has an unprecedented title drought for coach Bob Stoops and West Virginia finally feels experienced in the conference. Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury still has to settle on a starting quarterback, the position he played for the Red Raiders, former Oklahoma State...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Here are some Big 12 issues to ponder while waiting for season

DALLAS -- TCU has gone from Big 12 newcomer to preseason favorite after only three seasons, eight-time champion Oklahoma has an unprecedented title drought for coach Bob Stoops and West Virginia finally feels experienced in the conference. Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury still has to settle on a starting quarterback, the position he played for the Red Raiders, former Oklahoma State...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Strong says Joe Mixon wouldn’t still be playing for him

The Oklahoma Sooners and head coach Bob Stoops are receiving plenty of backlash for the decision to keep running back Joe Mixon on the team. Mixon was charged with a misdemeanor for allegedly hitting a female Oklahoma student last July, but remained on the team and will suit up for Stoops this season. That isn’t flying with a lot of people — especially following the dismissal...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bob Stoops Is College Football's Latest Appeaser

The Oklahoma Sooners, a traditional Big 12 powerhouse, had a down year last year. Eight wins, five losses, tied for fourth in the conference and a loss in a lower tier bowl game gave rise to the belief that the program was no longer the perennial national championship contender of years past. Baylor, Texas Christian, and even Texas A&M, despite moving to the SEC, are taking wins...
Via Football Nation
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Head Coach Charlie Strong On Oklahoma’s Joe Mixon: “If You Hit A Young Lady…You Can’t Play For Me”

Twitter/@News9 In light of the multiple incidents involving Florida State players allegedly hitting women at Tallahassee bars last month, there has been some higher scrutiny on Bob Stoops’ decision to keep running back Joe Mixon on the team. Mixon, who was suspended for his freshman season after being charged with a misdemeanor for allegedly hitting a fellow Oklahoma student last...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Audible: Why TCU has a better shot than Baylor to win Big 12

FOX Sports Southwest Big 12 reporter David Ubben joins Bruce Feldman and Stewart Mandel to discuss why TCU has a better chance to win the Big 12 title this year than Baylor. To listen to the podcast, click on the embedded player at the top. You can get every episode of The Audible delivered to you by subscribing on iTunes. MORE BIG 12 TALK Why Big 12's expansion quest will be...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Bob Stoops ever turn Oklahoma into a powerhouse again?

FOX Sports Southwest Big 12 reporter David Ubben joins Bruce Feldman and Stewart Mandel on The Audible to discuss if Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops can ever turn the Sooners back into a national power. Ubben explains why he doesn't see it happening. To listen to the podcast, click on the embedded player at the top. You can get every episode of The Audible delivered to you by subscribing...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Some Big 12 issues to ponder while waiting for season

DALLAS (AP) TCU has gone from Big 12 newcomer to preseason favorite after only three seasons, eight-time champion Oklahoma has an unprecedented title drought for coach Bob Stoops and West Virginia finally feels experienced in the conference. Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury still has to settle on a starting quarterback, the position he played for the Red Raiders, former Oklahoma...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma QB competition is still very tight

The Oklahoma Sooners are looking to bounce back after a disappointing season last year. Their success will heavily depend on the type of play they get at the quarterback position. According to College Spun, head Coach Bob Stoops made it known that there will be an open competition for who will take snaps under center come this fall. Most thought it would be former Texas Tech starter...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bob Stoops defends decision to keep Joe Mixon on team

Oklahoma Sooners running back Joe Mixon missed all of last season after being charged with a misdemeanor for punching a woman in the face, and head football coach Bob Stoops has been criticized for keeping him on the team despite that. Speaking to ESPN’s Brandon Chatmon, Stoops defended his decision to keep the former four-star recruit on the team. “First, let me say there...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Stoops non-committal on Oklahoma quarterback

DALLAS -- Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops wasn't about to tip his quarterback hand Tuesday at Big 12 media days. Stoops named everyone this side of Jason White when talking about the Sooners options for the fall. Both Baker Mayfield and Trevor Knight appear to be the frontrunners and Cody Thomas could also figure into the mix. Just don't expect Stoops to give any more information...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Big 12 expansion: Why adding teams will be a major headache

FOX Sports Southwest Big 12 reporter David Ubben joins Bruce Feldman and Stewart Mandel to discuss a bunch of topics around Big 12 Media Days, including: * Why the league faces a perception problem deeper than Texas and Oklahoma's struggles * Why the league would love to expand, but that will be very difficult * A sleeper team to watch in the conference title race this year * If...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma looks to pass forward to more Big 12 championships

DALLAS (AP) Bob Stoops is bringing a pass-happy offense back to Oklahoma. The Sooners want to get back to winning Big 12 Conference championships. Their two-year title drought is the longest in their 16 seasons under Stoops. Even after an 8-5 season capped by a lopsided Orange Bowl loss, Stoops said Tuesday at Big 12 media days that a long track record of success gives him optimism...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma looks to pass forward to more Big 12 titles

DALLAS — Bob Stoops is bringing a pass-happy offense back to Oklahoma.
Via WacoTrib.com - Baylor Football
9 days ago
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