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Oklahoma Sooners CB Jordan Thomas Arrested Thursday Morning

On Thursday morning, cornerback Jordan Thomas of the Oklahoma Sooners was arrested due to public intoxication alongside assault and battery. Initially reported by SoonerScoop.com, the incident marks the second arrest for the budding star in the secondary during his time in Norman. The first came in December of 2015 when Thomas failed to appear in court following a traffic citation. However, earlier in the year, the corner was forced to miss the time against the Akron Zips and Tulsa Golden Hurricane due to a violation of team rules. Looking toward Thomas as the anchor with the departure of...

2016 Oklahoma Sooners Football Countdown To Kickoff | 66 Days!

Next to the Texas Longhorns, there may not be a team that the Sooners enjoyed beating up on more that the Texas A&M Aggies. Oklahoma owns a 19-12 overall record against A&M and the Sooners have certainly put the Aggies on the business end of some tremendous blowouts. Of course 77-0 will come to mind for a lot of fans but let's also not forget 66-28 during the 2008 season. Sam Bradford passed for 320 yards and four touchdowns, while the Sooners also ran for 328 yards and another four touchdowns on the ground. It was certainly a banner day for the Oklahoma's historic 2008 offense, with...

Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting | Where Things Stand with the Defensive Line in the Class of 2017

Calvin Thibodeaux has a difficult task following both Jerry Montgomery and Diron Reynolds. In recruiting building relationships with high school coaches and recruits is a multi year task. Thibodeaux had to immediately hit the ground running and recruit arguably the most important position in the class of 2017 (some might say running back). While the Sooners have some solid talent in Romar, Gallimore, Overton, and Lampkin just to name a few, there is a definite need to land some premier talent that can continue to build depth and upgrade the talent along the defensive line. Here is a quick...

2016 Oklahoma Sooners Football Countdown To Kickoff | 67 Days!

Sam Bradford took over as the starting quarterback for the Oklahoma Sooners in 2007 as a redshirt freshman. Quickly finding his footing, the young signal caller threw for an NCAA Freshman record 36 touchdowns at the time while leading with a passing efficiency rating of 176.53. While Bradford's collegiate career may have been cut short, the quarterback continued to se numerous school records before declaring for the NFL Draft. Touted as an accurate passer, the Oklahoma City native completed 67% of his pass attempts during his time in Norman.

2016 Oklahoma Sooners Football Countdown To Kickoff | 68 days!

Last season, the Oklahoma Sooners clinched their ninth Big XII Championship with a 58-23 win over the Oklahoma State Cowboys in late November. While an electric return game and high powered offense put points on the board for the crimson and cream, the folks from Stillwater opted to rotate quarterbacks hoping for an answer. During the outing, Samaje Perine received two carries through the first three drives. However, the second carry of the night for the young running back resulted in a 68-yard touchdown run. Ultimately, the Sooners took the lead 14-10 on the score and never looked...

Ryan Spangler Invited To Play For OKC Thunder Summer League

Despite having the opportunity to work out for multiple teams before last week's NBA Draft, former Oklahoma forward Ryan Spangler has the opportunity to be the hometown hero for the local team. The Thunder invited Spangler to play on their summer league team in Orlando, Florida next week which will give the Bridge Creek native the opportunity to impress. While an actual roster spot is a bit of a stretch for the three-year starter at OU, a spot on the developmental team isn't too far out of the question. Spangler nearly averaged a double-double (10.2 points/9 rebound) while starting every...

2016 Oklahoma Sooners Football Countdown To Kickoff | 69 Days!

After a lackluster performance, on the road, against UTEP to start the 2012 season the Oklahoma Sooners opened their home season with a 69-13 shellacking of Florida A&M. Landry Jones passed for 252 yards and two scores in the game but was overshadowed by the performance of Damien Williams. OU's running back averaged 15.6 yards per carry on his way to a 156 yard/4 touchdown performance. Perhaps the biggest highlight of the night for Williams was an 89-yard touchdown in the third quarter that put the Sooners up 48-10. His 156 rushing yards set a school record for the most yards by an...

Four Players That Will Be Difference Makers For Oklahoma’s Defense In 2016

What became a huge benefit to the NFL left a huge hole in Oklahoma's defense as Zack Sanchez, Charles Tapper, Eric Striker and Dominique Alexander have all moved on to the next phase of their football careers. Now the Sooners are looking at a rebuilding phase in 2016 and these four players will be the key to holding the OU defense together in 2016. Defensive Tackle Charles Walker | Walker has played in 20 games over the last two seasons (where he's racked up 46 tackles and 6.5 sacks) but will be making his first start in 2016. A Second Team All-Conference selection in 2015, Walker should be...

2016 Oklahoma Sooners Football Countdown To Kickoff | 70 Days!

It's not often that a kicker makes it on our countdown list two times in a seven day span but it's not often that a team has a kicker like Oklahoma's Austin Seibert. At 5-10/214 Seibert was a semifinalists for the Ray Guy award and was a Second Team All Conference selection as a punter with an average of 42 yards per boot. Seibert wasn't too shabby as a place kicker either. During his freshman campaign, Austin connected on 78% of his field goal opportunities (with a long of 46) and was also good for 97% of his point after tries. It wasn't his arrival in Norman that brought Seibert to...

2016 Oklahoma Sooners Football Countdown To Kickoff | 71 Days!

Regardless of how you feel about former Oklahoma Sooner and quarterback, Landry Jones, the reality of this situation is this -- Jones was asked to do more as a quarterback than most are even capable of doing. That was no more apparent than it was in 2012 against the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Hosting the Bedlam game in Norman a year after being blown out, Oklahoma looked to secure a win in front of a home crowd. Without a punishing rushing attack, Jones dropped back 71 times hurling the ball downfield. Completing 46 of those attempts, the quarterback eclipsed the 500 yard mark with three...

Sacramento Kings Draft Isaiah Cousins with 59th Overall Pick

It took longer than a lot of people expected, but you can bet Isaiah Cousins was all smiles when he heard his name called late in the second round of the NBA Draft after being drafted by the Kings. No, him and Buddy Hield didn't become the first pair of Sooner guards to get selected in the first round, but having two players go in a two round draft is nothing to scoff at. Isaiah Cousins averaged 12.6 points per game, 4.5 rebounds, and 4.5 assists his senior season at Oklahoma, where he switched to point guard for his final year in Norman. With the Kings, he gets a chance to play with point...

Buddy Hield Drafted by the New Orleans Pelicans

The dream has come true for Buddy Hield as he was just selected by the New Orleans Pelicans with the 6th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. With the sixth pick in the 2016 #NBADraft, the Pelicans select @BuddyHield!!! #PelicansDraft pic.twitter.com/SIy0KB6Svq — New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) June 24, 2016 This is really about the best case scenario for Hield as he will join all-everything Anthony Davis to provide immediate help to a team with major needs on the wing. The Pelicans are likely going to lose Eric Gordon in Free Agency, which means Hield barring something crazy...

2016 Oklahoma Sooners Football Countdown To Kickoff | 72 Days!

Let's be honest here, kickers often receive little fanfare after connecting on a field goal or point after. On the other side of the coin, the kicker receives all the criticism for a missed kick at a crucial moment. With that in mind, I decided to throw some love toward one kicker whose career is just beginning. It's not often that a freshman kicker arrives on campus winning two starting job. However, that's a feat Austin Seibert completed during the 2015 season. Drawing plenty of attention for the video below, fans continued to hold high expectations for the incoming talent. Taking over...

2016 NBA Draft Profile | Oklahoma's Buddy Hield

A four year starter, Buddy Hield developed into a special player under the direction of Lon Kruger. Over time, the Bahamas native extended the range of his jump shot. That jump shot grabbed enough attention to land Hield as the Player of the Year during his senior campaign. However, the biggest question remaining centers around the ceiling of the former Oklahoma Sooner star guard. A Case For Inclusion In The Top Five As the prominent style of the NBA shifts toward jump shooter, a premium has been placed on players with seemingly unlimited range. While others lag behind, those franchises...

Oklahoma Sooners Baseball | Cody Thomas Signs With LA Dodgers

A dual sport athlete, Cody Thomas was recruiting by the Oklahoma Sooners to play football and baseball eventually signing a letter of intent in 2013. As a freshman, the quarterback's commitment remained first with the football program as the department supplied his scholarship while Thomas sat out after receiving a redshirt. The following year, the talented athlete attempted to compete at the Division I level in both sports. Seeing time in seven games along with three starts, Thomas threw 66 passes connecting on two touchdowns while rushing for another. With a window of opportunity...

2016 Oklahoma Sooners Football Countdown To Kickoff | 73 Days!

In 2012, the Oklahoma Sooners possessed one of the best fullbacks in the nation in Trey Millard. Heading into the Red River Rivalry, Millard sported career highs of three receptions and 39 receiving yards. However, those numbers would fall quickly as the versatility of the player was unleashed upon the Texas Longhorns in front of a roaring crowd. Racking up five receptions alongside 119 receiving yards, Millard left behind a moment that will forever live in infamy. Using play-action, Landry Jones rolls toward his right finding a wide open Millard behind the line of scrimmage. Hurling the...

2016 NBA Draft Profile | Oklahoma's Isaiah Cousins

Isaiah Cousins has seen his draft stock skyrocket over the last month and a lot of it has to do with his versatility. While teammate Buddy Hield has been grabbing headlines for potentially being a top-3 pick, Cousins has quietly been moving up on draft boards across the league as well. Like Hield, Cousins was a four-year player at Oklahoma and played a vital role in the Sooners' postseason success the last two seasons. Why He Could Be A First Rounder Cousins finished his collegiate career with an average of 9.7 points per game, so what would he be a first round pick? Because his senior...

2016 Oklahoma Sooners Football Countdown To Kickoff | 74 Days!

In 2013, a young Zack Sanchez stepped onto the field in a starting role for the Oklahoma Sooners as a redshirt freshman. Finishing the season by starting all 13 games, the future star recorded 13 pass break ups along side 46 tackles. However, the most impressive play produced by the budding star came against the Kansas State Wildcats in November of that year. A low snap picked up by KSU quarterback, Jake Waters, was thrown towards a tightly covered receiver just beyond the first down marker. Holding his ground, Sanchez reaches up securing the first interception of his career. Racing down...

Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting | A Slightly Optimistic Class of 2017 Prediction

We are now entrenched in the dog days of summer and as such recruiting takes a back seat. That doesn't mean that commits won't occur, but it's safe to say we have reached a point where news will trickle out and not come in waves. With that being said, we thought it might be a good time to check on that state of Sooners class of 2017 and give you all a slightly optimistic class of 2017 commitment prediction list. You will also notice that this class is slightly larger than previously expected. More on this in another post. So here goes the homerism. 1. 4-Star QB Chris Robison 6-2/195 from...

2016 Oklahoma Sooners Football Countdown To Kickoff | 75 Days!

On their first offensive play of the game against the Iowa State Cyclones in 2015, the Oklahoma Sooners dipped into their bag of tricks. Snapping the ball, chaos ensues in the back field leaving Dimitri Flowers wide open for a 75-yard sprint into the endzone. Initially, Baker Mayfied turned while handing the ball off to Samaje Perine, Following the hand-off, fans witness the running back reverse the ball as he's being wrapped up by a defender to a speedy Sterling Shepard. However, when Shepard crosses in front of his quarterback, he flicks the ball back to Mayfield who stares down a wide...