8:17 PM EDT, Wed July 23, 2014
Crimson And Cream Machine 22 hours ago

Alabama's Nick Saban Admits That He's A Poor Motivator

Nick Saban doesn't do a whole lot to discredit the stereotype of him being an egotistical jerk-wad who just also happens to be a successful college football coach. I'm sure at some level someone outside of the state of Alabama thinks highly of the guy but it seems like every time he's opened his mouth recently it has angered people. His most recent comments may have the Sooner Nation up in arms as he's tried to downplay the Crimson Tide's Sugar Bowl loss to Oklahoma last January by citing it as a "consolation" game that he had to try and get his team motivated to play in. Nick Saban said...

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Oklahoman 1 hour ago
Super 30: Jenks defensive tackle Marquise Overton ready to become the latest Trojan-turned-Sooner

Super 30: Jenks defensive tackle Marquise Overton ready to become the latest Trojan-turned-Sooner

By Jason KerseyJENKS — Marquise Overton is excited to be the latest in a long line of Jenks football products to become a Sooner. “It’s really cool,” Overton said.Read more on NewsOK.com
Oklahoman 2 hours ago

Oklahoma football: Sooners get commitment from defensive end Kenneth Mann

Ryan Aber   NORMAN — Oklahoma’s recruiting momentum continued Wednesday when defensive end Kenneth Mann committed to the Sooners. OU has now received two defensive line commitments in three days and picked up five overall commitments in the past two months. Mann (6-foot-4, 240 pounds) is rated as a two-star recruit by Rivals.com and had offers that included Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Iowa, Wake Forest and Cal among others. The commitment was first reported by TheFootballBrainiacs.com. The Burleson, Texas, product received an offer from the Sooners last week and committed during a...
Oklahoman Jul 22, 2014

Oklahoma football: Trevor Knight shines in the spotlight at Big 12 Media Days

BY JASON KERSEYDALLAS — Trevor Knight stood up after a 90-minute interview session at Big 12 Media Days and chuckled at how much he’s changed. “I used to hate public speaking,” Knight said. Oklahoma’s sophomore quarterback spent the better part of five grueling hours Tuesday answering hundreds of questions, many repetitive — “What was the Sugar Bowl like?” — and some uncomfortable — “Were the Alabama players really motivated to play that game?” — but through it all, the new face of Sooner football maintained a remarkably consistent, sunny disposition. “I’m just...
Oklahoman Jul 22, 2014

Oklahoma football notebook: Bob Stoops on Alabama, 'You can make all the excuses you want'

BY RYAN ABER AND JASON KERSEYAlabama coach Nick Saban continued the talk, started by Baylor’s Shawn Oakman a day earlier, that the Crimson Tide was unmotivated when facing Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl. Saban, in an appearance on ESPN’s College Football Live on Tuesday, said he had to convince his team “to try to play in a consolation game” after losing to Auburn in the Iron Bowl. Sooners coach Bob Stoops wasn’t buying it Tuesday when he made his appearance at Big 12 Media Days, eventually working up to the point that Alabama jumped out to a 7-0 lead less than two minutes into the game...

The No. 1 thing to know about Oklahoma’s media day: Sooners are confident, expect to be champions

Jul 22, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Oklahoma Sooners offensive tackle Daryl Williams speaks to the media during the Big 12 Media Day at the Omni Dallas. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Oklahoman Jul 22, 2014

Big 12 football: Question of the Day

By Jenni CarlsonQUESTION OF THE DAY Unlimited meals and snacks: what’s on your wish list? *An NCAA rule adopted earlier this year allows athletes to receive unlimited meals and snacks starting Aug.Read more on NewsOK.com

Bob Stoops opens up on the arrival of Dorial Green-Beckham at Oklahoma

With expectations again high for the Oklahoma Sooners, Bob Stoops addressed the media on topics ranging from the arrival of DGB to the end of the Belldozer. Stoops spoke at Big 12 media day Tuesday with his squad predicted to …
Oklahoman Jul 21, 2014

Big 12 football: Bob Bowlsby gets serious with 'cheating pays' pronouncement

BY BERRY TRAMELDALLAS — Cheating pays. You want a cold slap across the face? You want to be jerked back from the halcyon belief that college athletics have discovered purity?Read more on NewsOK.com
Oklahoman Jul 21, 2014

Big 12 Football: Baylor content to stay with soft non-conference schedule

By Berry TramelDALLAS — Defending Big 12 champion Baylor plays SMU, Buffalo and Northwestern (La.) State in the non-conference.Read more on NewsOK.com
Oklahoman Jul 19, 2014

Midsummer, Knight's dream: How Sooner quarterback Trevor Knight spent his summer vacation

BY JASON KERSEYNORMAN — Earlier this summer, Trevor Knight called his parents and asked for their prayers. “I just have felt a little overwhelmed lately,” he said. His mother, Tricia, was taken aback by the admission, but also happy to hear it. “He’s never expressed that to us,” Tricia Knight said.Read more on NewsOK.com

3 Oklahoma media-day storylines to follow: Little experience left at running back; Will these guys be available for the opener?

Apr 12, 2014; Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooners head coach Bob Stoops looks on during the spring game at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma impact freshmen: Lack of depth at skill positions will give newcomers a chance

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) checks on Dimitri Flowers (36) who was hurt in the fourth quarter of the annual NCAA college spring football game in Norman, Okla., Saturday, April 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
Oklahoman Jul 17, 2014
Big 12 football: Sooners top preseason media poll

Big 12 football: Sooners top preseason media poll

By Jason KerseyNORMAN — Oklahoma found itself in a familiar spot Thursday morning: Sitting atop the Big 12’s preseason media poll. The Sooners received 47 of 56 first-place votes, landing them as the league favorite for the third time in the past four seasons.Read more on NewsOK.com

Oklahoma projected starters: OU’s kickers are solid, but the returner job is wide open

Kicker Michael Hunnicutt #18 of the Oklahoma Sooners November 10, 2012 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Baylor 42-34. (Photo by Brett Deering/)

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