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Sooners boast WR duo in ranking of Big 12's top 10

There's certainly plenty of reasons to be intrigued by the Oklahoma Sooners' return to the Air Raid offense.New offensive coordinator, young whiz kid Lincoln Riley, seems to have an excellent grasp of what he wants to do. Sophomore running back Samaje Perine could be the best in the country. Now imagine if Riley can get the best out of quarterback Baker Mayfield, or even a revitalized...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lacking one of Big 12's top 10 receivers leaves Texas only with hope

Quick, name just one Texas Longhorns wide receiver on the 2015 roster. Remarkably, it's not so easy. And in a conference where everybody's chucking it all over the field, the fact that Texas possesses so little experience and proven production at a key skill position is, at best, problematic. At worst, it can be catastrophic considering the Longhorns also aren't exactly feeling comfortable...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

OU matches Baylor, TCU with five on Athlon's All-Big 12 First Team

Talent-for-talent, the Oklahoma Sooners should be contenders for the Big 12 title.Nobody is picking OU to win it over last season's co-champs, Baylor and TCU, both of whom are expected to be the conference frontrunners again. But Oklahoma does share something in common with their two southern rivals: All three placed five players on Athlon's All-Big 12 First Team.Running back Samaje...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

If Sooners look as good as their posters, 2015 will be a good year

The Oklahoma Sooners recently released their 2015 schedule posters, you know those posters you see on the windows of restaurants, bars and stores around town that include the team's schedule and usually a picture of a player or a team shot.   Well, OU has set the bar high for other teams and their schedule posters with this double-sided doozy that features the teams seniors on one...
Via Fox Sports
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Among concerns, Horns' underwhelming wide receivers are a big one

The Texas Longhorns coaching staff clearly sees wide receiver as a glaring weakness by the way it pursued the position on the 2015 recruiting trail, and continues to do so.There simply isn't a head-turning receiver on the roster, or at least not one that's emerged, with the type of fear factor seen on other Big 12 teams such as KD Cannon (and others) at Baylor, Josh Doctson (and...
Via Fox Sports
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Photos: Oklahoma Football Has A Double-Sided Schedule Poster, Featuring Seniors And All-Conference Players

We are in the heart of college football schedule poster season, and by the looks of things, the Oklahoma Sooners are trying to raise everyone else’s game. OU has a double-sided poster this year, with one side featuring the team’s schedule and all of the Sooner seniors, and the other with the team’s four All-Big 12 players: Samaje Perine, Zach Sanchez, Sterling Shepard, and...
Via College Spun
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Spring depth chart: Where will the wide receivers fall?

Arguably the most anticipated spring since coach Bob Stoops took over is over and there aren't as many answers to urgent questions as Sooners fans might like, such as, who the heck is going to play quarterback?Here's another one: Who the heck will the Sooners' quarterback throw passes to other than Sterling Shepard?Oklahoma's post-spring depth chart lists as starters, senior Durron...
Via Fox Sports
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Oklahoma Football: 5 Biggest Questions Heading Into 2015

To say the University of Oklahoma had a rough season in 2014, would be an understatement. In fact, OU was looking at rough in the rear-view mirror. The Sooners had a season that left them with lots of questions and a “back to the drawing board” mentality. While OU was heavily ranked and favored at the start of last season, issues began to take hold leaving OU football in the...
Via Football Nation
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Expelled student apologized to Oklahoma football players

The University of Oklahoma football team's unity was on display in early March after the racist Sigma Alpha Epsilon video surfaced. The Sooners and coach Bob Stoops showed solidarity on the campus and to the nation in the midst of the ugly incident. They did not practice for a week and walked arm in arm silently across campus. The message was strong. On Saturday, USA Today reported...
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April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Oklahoma receivers like new Air Raid offense

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma receiver Durron Neal wasn't sure what to think when the Sooners hired Lincoln Riley away from East Carolina to bring in the Air Raid offense. After getting started with spring practice, Neal and the Sooners' receivers are all in with their new offensive coordinator's scheme. They are looking forward to unveiling the pass-happy system at the spring game...
Via AP on Fox
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft: Russell Athletic Bowl Scouting Preview – Oklahoma vs. Clemson

Both Oklahoma and Clemson have excellent draft prospects worth taking a look at in this bowl game, particularly on the edges. Oklahoma senior offensive tackles Daryl Williams and Tyrus Thompson will have their hands full with a very explosive edge rusher in senior Vic Beasley. It’ll also be interesting to see how Clemson’s offense performs after losing their starting QB Deshaun...
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December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Sooners get back 3 key players for bowl vs Clemson

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops says three key offensive players - quarterback Trevor Knight, running back Samaje Perine and wide receiver Sterling Shepard - should be ready to play when the Sooners face No. 18 Clemson in the Russell Athletic Bowl. Stoops said Wednesday that Knight has looked sharp since returning to practice Saturday. Knight suffered a neck injury...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Irish Insights: Receiver Rant, Recruiting, 2015 Season

    Receiver Rant.....In all the despair that is currently in play in South Bend, a glaring oversight is occuring in college football.And it perhaps could be because of the season the Irish are having.Or bias.'If Notre Dame is losing, maybe the roster is minus some talent.'The Biletnikoff Award watch list announced it's 10 semifinalists on Monday, the trophy thrown to the best...
Via Football Nation
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas has been competitive more often than not under Bowen

NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma has turned back the clock, with old-school results. With quarterback Trevor Knight and star wide receiver Sterling Shepard nursing injuries, the 23rd-ranked Sooners have found their identity with an offense heavy on power football and option plays. Three weeks ago, Oklahoma ran for 510 yards in a 59-14 win over Iowa State, the most yards rushing for the...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas has been competitive more often than not under Bowen

NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma has turned back the clock, with old-school results. With quarterback Trevor Knight and star wide receiver Sterling Shepard nursing injuries, the 23rd-ranked Sooners have found their identity with an offense heavy on power football and option plays. Three weeks ago, Oklahoma ran for 510 yards in a 59-14 win over Iowa State, the most yards rushing for the...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 23 Oklahoma running game concerns Kansas

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma has found its identity with a bruising running game. With quarterback Trevor Knight and star wide receiver Sterling Shepard nursing injuries, the 23rd-ranked Sooners have turned to an offense heavy on power football and option plays. Three weeks ago, Oklahoma (7-3, 4-3 Big 12) ran for 510 yards in a 59-14 win over Iowa State, the most yards rushing for...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas-Oklahoma Preview

Injuries are piling up for Oklahoma, but another strong rushing performance against a struggling opponent should prevent that from being an issue. With quarterback Trevor Knight out again, the No. 23 Sooners look to continue their dominance of Kansas on Saturday in order to avoid their first three-game home skid in 17 years. Oklahoma (7-3, 4-3 in Big 12) will be without Knight for...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Bob Stoops, Sterling Shepard win Disney Sports Spirit Award

Bob Stoops and Sterling Shepard have won the Disney Sports Spirit Award which goes to college football's most-inspirational figure. Shepard, a junior receiver on the Oklahoma football team and Stoops, the coach at Oklahoma since 1999, will be honored at the Home Depot College Football Awards on Dec. 11 in Florida. Shepard's father Derrick played receiver at Oklahoma and was a graduate...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Stoops brushes off Sooners' boo birds following home loss to Baylor

NORMAN, Okla. - The crowd booed and the Sooners lost in grand fashion. Hard to remember either of the two happening in Norman in a long time. Oklahoma lost to Baylor 48-14 on Saturday, ending any chance of a successful season for the Sooners and before the fans flooded out well before the game was official, a good number booed. And loudly. After the game, coach Bob Stoops was defiant...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

35 predictions for Oklahoma vs. Baylor

The game supposed to be for the Big 12 title is now at 11 a.m. Seems like there is something wrong with that. Instead of Baylor and Oklahoma battling for the conference crown, the bigger game in the Big 12 – and the nation – is in Fort Worth, Texas, where TCU is home against Kansas State. Just like we all predicted, right? The point is, no one can guess what's going to...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor-Oklahoma Capsule

No. 10 Baylor (7-1, 4-1 Big 12) at No. 16 Oklahoma (6-2, 3-2),Noon ET (Fox Sports 1) Line: Oklahoma by 6 1/2. Series Record: Oklahoma leads 21-2. WHAT'S AT STAKE Baylor and is trying to stay within reach of leader Kansas State in the conference race and in the mix for a spot in the playoff. A second straight win over the Sooners would be another key step to the Bears establishing...
Via AP on Fox
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Big 12, national implications for TCU vs K-State

Things to watch in Week 11 of the Big 12 Conference season, when two huge games Saturday will impact the upper half of the standings. GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 9 Kansas State at No. 6 TCU. The game matching Horned Frogs coach Gary Patterson against his alma mater will have huge implications in the Big 12 race - and the College Football Playoff rankings. While K-State (7-1, 5-0) tops...
Via AP on Fox
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor-Oklahoma Preview

(AP) - Baylor coach Art Briles admits he was a bit surprised by how quarterback Bryce Petty answered questions after the No. 10 Bears' bounce-back victory. "But I was kind of pleased," Briles said Monday. In the postgame interview after Petty threw three touchdowns and Baylor scored on 11 consecutive possessions in a 60-14 victory over Kansas last Saturday, the usually talkative...
Via AP on Fox
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Stoops: WR Shepard should play vs. Baylor

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops expects injured receiver Sterling Shepard to be ready for No. 16 Oklahoma's showdown with No. 10 Baylor on Saturday. Shepard left last weekend's game against Iowa State with a groin strain after catching a 46-yard pass on the Sooners' first offensive play. Stoops said Monday that it seemed minor when it was checked out Sunday, but the...
Via AP on Fox
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 25 Capsules

AMES, Iowa (AP) Trevor Knight became the first FBS player this season to throw three touchdown passes and rush for three scores, helping No. 19 Oklahoma beat Iowa State 59-14 on Saturday. Knight had 230 yards passing and a career-high 146 yards rushing for the Sooners (6-2, 3-2 Big 12). They gained a season-high 751 yards in beating the Cyclones for the 43rd time in their past 45...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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