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Riley bringing Air Raid back to Oklahoma

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops wants new offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley to take his offense back in time. Well, not all the way back. But the 31-year-old Riley will bring back the pass-happy Air Raid offense that helped Stoops and the Sooners dominate the Big 12 in the 2000s. ''We had so much success with it through the years, and just little by little here in...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Riley do the same for Oklahoma offense that Leach did?

NORMAN, Okla. -- In 1999, Bob Stoops came to Oklahoma and brought Mike Leach in to run the offense. Leach and Stoops took players and moved them to parts unknown.  Players like Brandon Daniels, a one-time running back, quarterback and strong safety, moved to receiver under Stoops and Leach. A player like J.T. Thatcher moved from receiver to running back to defensive back to a field...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas hires former OU co-coordinator Norvell as WR coach

AUSTIN, Texas -- Former Oklahoma co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell has joined Texas coach Charlie Strong's staff as a wide receivers coach. The Longhorns announced Norvell's hiring in a statement issued Friday. Norvell had served on Sooners coach Bob Stoops' staff since 2008, the last four as co-offensive coordinator. Previously, he was an offensive coordinator at Nebraska in...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas hires ex-OU co-offensive coordinator Norvell

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Former Oklahoma co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell has joined Texas coach Charlie Strong's staff as a wide receivers coach. The Longhorns announced Norvell's hiring in a statement issued Friday. Norvell had served on Sooners coach Bob Stoops' staff since 2008, the last four as co-offensive coordinator. Previously, he was an offensive coordinator at Nebraska...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Oklahoma OC Jay Norvell Is Joining Charlie Strong’s Staff At Texas

After spending seven years on the Oklahoma side of the Red River Showdown rivalry, Jay Norvell is joining forces with the Sooners’ enemy.  A member of the Oklahoma’s offensive staff since 2008, Norvell was fired by Bob Stoops earlier this month. The 51-year-old Iowa alumnus is no longer unemployed. Norvell is now part of Charlie Strong’s staff at Texas.  The Longhorns made...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The 5 College Football Coaches Facing The Most Pressure In 2015

In looking back at the 2014 season, several coaches looked down the barrel of Old Demon Pressure and produced some of their best work. Paul Johnson, Kyle Flood, Bret Bielema, Mark Helfrich, Gary Patterson are primary examples of coaches who had a lot to prove to their critics last season, and promptly answered the bell. Which coaches face the most pressure — not necessarily hot...
Via Bloguin Best
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The 5 College Football Coaches Facing The Most Pressure In 2015

In looking back at the 2014 season, several coaches looked down the barrel of Old Demon Pressure and produced some of their best work. Paul Johnson, Kyle Flood, Bret Bielema, Mark Helfrich, Gary Patterson are primary examples of coaches who had a lot to prove to their critics last season, and promptly answered the bell. Which coaches face the most pressure — not necessarily hot...
Via The Student Section
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma assistant Bobby Jack Wright retires

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma assistant head coach Bobby Jack Wright has retired from coaching. The school made the announcement on Tuesday. The 64-year-old Wright most recently coached cornerbacks. He has been with the Sooners during coach Bob Stoops' entire 16-year run. He coached defensive ends, defensive backs and special teams at various times and was recruiting coordinator from...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Source: Oklahoma hires ECU's Lincoln Riley as new Sooners OC

ECU OC Lincoln Riley will become the new Oklahoma offensive coordinator, a source told FOX Sports Monday.  The 31-year-old Riley, a protege of Mike Leach, who is close to Bob Stoops, is widely considered one of the rising stars in the football coaching world. Riley sparked a Pirates attack that was No. 5 in the nation in total offense in 2014 and No. 1 in total offense in games...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Garrick McGee spurns Oklahoma offer to remain Louisville's OC

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Garrick McGee is staying at Louisville as offensive coordinator. McGee had been mentioned for several openings including offensive coordinator at Oklahoma, but turned down his alma mater and Sooners coach Bob Stoops to remain on Bobby Petrino's staff. The Oklahoma native said in a statement Thursday that ''OU has a special place in my heart, but Petrino and the...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

McGee spurns Oklahoma offer to remain Louisville's OC

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Garrick McGee is staying at Louisville as offensive coordinator. McGee had been mentioned for several openings including offensive coordinator at Oklahoma, but turned down his alma mater and Sooners coach Bob Stoops to remain on Bobby Petrino's staff. The Oklahoma native said in a statement Thursday that ''OU has a special place in my heart, but Petrino and...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Garrick McGee Turns Down Opportunity From Oklahoma & Will Remain At Louisville

Photo: J.D. Coffey – The Cardinal ConnectOn Thursday afternoon reports surfaced that Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops was interested in interviewing Louisville offensive coordinator Garrick McGee for the same position with the Sooners. Just hours later, the University of Louisville sent out a release stating that McGee will remain the offensive coordinator under Bobby Petrino. “I...
Via The Cardinal Connect
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Oklahoma Targeting Garrick McGee To Become Their Next Offensive Coordinator

Photo: Pete CautilliTurnover within college football coaching staff’s is at an all time high these days. It’s actually very rare to keep an entire coaching staff intact in between seasons. Not only do some coaches get relieved of their duties, some also get better opportunities with other programs. As of right now, Bobby Petrino’s staff is still in place, but according to reports...
Via The Cardinal Connect
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: TCU OC Sonny Cumbie Meeting With Oklahoma Staff

TCU’s Sonny Cumbie has had an impressive two year stretch. In 2013, as co-offensive coordinator at Texas Tech, the Red Raiders finished 8th in total offense. This season, he jumped to TCU where he served as co-offensive coordinator with Doug Meachem, as well as quarterbacks coach, and he helped the Horned Frogs’ offense jump from 106th in 2013 to 5th this past season. Cumbie...
Via College Spun
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Stoops takes responsibility for Sooners' underwhelming season

NORMAN, Okla. - Bob Stoops walked in and went straight to the podium. There wasn't any chit-chat or small talk or lingering around, only to be trapped in an awkward conversation with a reporter, like he does before his weekly, in-season press conferences. There was no introduction, just, 3 ... 2 ... 1 ... Go.  "I take accountability and responsibility for all of it," Stoops said...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Stoops and Ferentz at same restarting point

The parallels between the football programs at Iowa and Oklahoma are many.Both programs have head coaches who just finished their 16th season at their current job. Former Iowa player Bob Stoops has had the Oklahoma job since the 1999
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
19 days ago

Former SEC star Dorial Green-Beckham entering 2015 NFL Draft

Oklahoma Sooners head coach Bob Stoops announced Tuesday that wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham is entering the 2015 NFL Draft. Green-Beckham, who transferred to OU in the summer of 2014 after being kicked off the Missouri football team, practiced with the Sooners this season, but never saw game action after his appeal for immediately eligibility was […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Bob Stoops: Fired Oklahoma coaches are 'by no means scapegoats'

After going from preseason No. 3 to an 8-5 finish, culminating with a 40-6 loss to Clemson in the Russell Athletic Bowl, Bob Stoops has made big staff changes at Oklahoma, as FOX Sports first reported he would last weekend. As earlier reported by FOX Sports, co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell is out, as is play-caller and co-OC Josh Heupel, a former star QB for the Sooners and...
Via Fox Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma fires co-offensive coordinators Heupel, Norvell

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma has fired co-offensive coordinators Josh Heupel and Jay Norvell. Coach Bob Stoops announced the moves Tuesday and promoted Jerry Montgomery from defensive line coach to co-defensive coordinator. Oklahoma won the Sugar Bowl at the end of last season and entered this season with national championship hopes and a No. 4 ranking. The Sooners won five of their...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Bob Stoops Announces Oklahoma WR Dorial Green-Beckham Will Enter The NFL Draft

Dorial Green-Beckham’s time in Norman, Okla., will be short-lived.  The former Missouri wide receiver, who was dismissed from the Tigers’ program last spring after an off-the-field incident, joined the Oklahoma football program in July. He had to sit out this past season, per NCAA rules, after his waiver to play immediately was denied.  Green-Beckham will not be suiting up...
Via College Spun
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Bob Stoops Says No Other Staff Changes Coming “At This Point”

According to Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops, no other staff changes will be made in the immediate future in Norman. Stoops, speaking at a press conference Tuesday morning, confirmed, as was reported, that co-offensive coordinators Jay Norvell and Josh Heupel had been let go. He also said that he expects that his brother, defensive coordinator Mike Stoops, will remain part of the...
Via College Spun
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Sooners OC Josh Heupel Posts Heartfelt Note After Being Fired By Oklahoma

Oklahoma co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Josh Heupel, who led the team to its only national title in the Bob Stoops era back in 2000, has been let go by the university. Heupel, who had been with the school in some capacity since 2006, posted a heartfelt note to OU fans on Twitter. SI’s Thayer Evans was the first to report the news. pic.twitter.com/ftrICFj4t1 ...
Via College Spun
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Oklahoma Wideout Says Jay Norvell Played Favorites, Mike Stoops Is Next To Be Fired

Oklahoma’s lopsided Russell Athletic Bowl loss to Clemson has set off an interesting chain of events in Norman. With fans clamoring for change, head coach Bob Stoops has already fired co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell. And according to a number of sources, there are only a few assistant coaches who have job security. Mike Stoops, the team’s defensive coordinator, who also...
Via College Spun
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Sources: Bob Stoops making major staff changes at Oklahoma

After being picked No. 3 in the preseason, Oklahoma plummeted in the rankings, finishing just 8-5 in 2014, low-lighted by getting blown out by Clemson in its bowl game last week, 40-6. Now head coach Bob Stoops is making big changes to the Sooner staff, multiple sources have told FOX Sports. Among those changes is the firing of co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell, according to sources...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh to Michigan: Where There’s a Will…

Under the current paradigm of college football success, Michigan is not a great job. It’s located in a region of the country that is bleeding jobs and people. The weather sucks. The Wolverines play in a punchline of a conference. In the era of realignment, we’ve moneyballed college football by fixating on proximity to recruits and TV sets and conference Q Rating as keys to success...
Via The Student Section
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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