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Sooners predicted to make College Football Playoff

TCU and Baylor are the run-away choices to battle for the Big 12, but ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit is picking Oklahoma to make the College Football Playoff. OU was just 8-5 a season ago, but Herbstreit selected the Sooners, LSU, Arizona State and Ohio State to make football's Final 4.  Herbstreit listed his predictions, along with several other awards including Oklahoma running back Samaje...
Via Fox Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

A pair of impact newcomers at receiver

Finding a receiver to fill in behind Sterling Shepard wasn't easy for the Sooners last season. Actually, it didn't work out at all, after Shepard got hurt for a good part of the 2014 season and the Sooners limped in to finish the season. With the new Air-Raid passing attack in 2015, figuring out who will complement Shepard is a priority. Two of the receivers fighting for that opportunity...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma return man Ross among nation's best

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Alex Ross is hard to figure out off the field, and easy to understand on it. Oklahoma's star return man is known for joking around in his sometimes strange interviews. In one session, he took reporters on a roller coaster ride in which he claimed he'd win the kicking job, had 95-yard field-goal capability and spent half his time practicing at quarterback. He's...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sooners under the radar heading into 2015 season

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Very little was said about championships at Oklahoma's media day. That's unusual for a Bob Stoops-coached team. A year ago, the Sooners were riding high off a Sugar Bowl win over Alabama, and they felt they had finally found the answer at quarterback after Trevor Knight's MVP performance against the Crimson Tide. Oklahoma entered last season ranked No. 4 and...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Sooners under the radar heading into 2015 season

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Very little was said about championships at Oklahoma's media day. That's unusual for a Bob Stoops-coached team. A year ago, the Sooners were riding high off a Sugar Bowl win over Alabama, and they felt they had finally found the answer at quarterback after Trevor Knight's MVP performance against the Crimson Tide. Oklahoma entered last season ranked No. 4 and...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma looks to bounce back from 8-5 season

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Very little was said about championships at Oklahoma's media day. That's unusual for a Bob Stoops-coached team. A year ago, the Sooners were riding high off a Sugar Bowl win over Alabama, and they felt they had finally found the answer at quarterback after Trevor Knight's MVP performance against the Crimson Tide. Oklahoma entered last season ranked No. 4 and was...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma receiver Sterling Shepard ready for comeback

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Sterling Shepard had one of the best seasons for an Oklahoma receiver. Also, one of the most disappointing. The speedster was among the nation's leaders with more than 900 yards in his first seven games, including a career-high 215 yards receiving against TCU and a school-record 15 receptions against Kansas State. He posted two of the top five receiving yardage...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma receiver Sterling Shepard ready for comeback

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Sterling Shepard had one of the best seasons for an Oklahoma receiver. Also, one of the most disappointing. The speedster was among the nation's leaders with more than 900 yards in his first seven games, including a career-high 215 yards receiving against TCU and a school-record 15 receptions against Kansas State. He posted two of the top five receiving yardage...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

College Fantasy Football 2015: Let's Play Fact or Fiction!

Fact or Fiction:  QB Josh Rosen of UCLA will be the highest scoring true Freshman QB and best dynasty draft pick this season.FICTION:  Rosen is penciled in to be the starter from day one and I have him projected at 240 fantasy points, but Seth Collins will score slightly better this year.   There is an ongoing battle for the QB position at Oregon State but Collins has the early...
Via Football Nation
20 days ago  |  Discuss

The Sooners could win the National Title (really)

Well, the Sooners went 8-5 last season, lost their identity on offense and then lost a handful of assistant coaches when Bob Stoops cleaned house. Not a lot of inspiration for 2015. But not according to collegespun.com. The site ranked Oklahoma as one of the 15 teams that has a chance to win the national title. Yeah, really. The Sooners start the season ranked No. 19 in the preseason...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Sooners can win the national title

Editor’s note: This is the second in a 15-part series in which we preview college football’s top teams. We’ll be counting down from 15 to one, with the final team, released on Sept. 3 – the day college football starts – serving as our national title pick. 14. Oklahoma Sooners Sooners fans expect a lot from their football program, and they’re hungry for another title...
Via College Spun
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Seven Big 12 Heisman candidates for 2015

Follow TSS on Twitter @TheStudentSect We’ve gone through the Big 10, SEC, Pac-12, and Gang of 5 Heisman candidates. The Big 12 exists too, with much of it being copious quantities of unknown talent. There is still immense skill position ability all over the conference, but it is just beginning to step into the limelight for the most part. You know that at places like Oklahoma...
Via The Student Section
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 7 Big 12 Heisman Candidates for 2015

Follow TSS on Twitter @TheStudentSect We’ve gone through the Big 10, SEC, Pac-12, and Gang of 5 Heisman candidates. The Big 12 exists too, with much of it being copious quantities of unknown talent. There is still immense skill position ability all over the conference, but it is just beginning to step into the limelight for the most part. You know that at places like Oklahoma...
Via Bloguin Best
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Should five All-Big 12 selections suggest good fortune for Sooners?

Hype and expectation didn't pan out in 2014, and heading into 2015, Oklahoma fans don't even know who their quarterback will be. What they do know is that the Sooners, at least on paper, bring back plenty of talent to make a run. With five players named Wednesday to the Preseason All-Big 12 team, the Sooners matched 2014 Big 12 co-champ TCU for the second-most selections behind the...
Via Fox Sports
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

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
July 01, 2015  |  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...
Via Fox Sports
July 01, 2015  |  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...
Via Fox Sports
June 12, 2015  |  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...
Via Fox Sports
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...
Via Optimum Scouting
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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