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Oklahoma Sooners Football: Aaron Ripkowski: The Humble Power of the Pack Attack

Oklahoma Sooners Football: Aaron Ripkowski: The Humble Power of the Pack Attack

Rip and the Packers roll into Dallas this weekend as the former Oklahoma fullback’s NFL rise continues. Imagine if Lincoln Riley had been the offensive coordinator during fullback Aaron Ripkowski’s career at Oklahoma. One can’t help but picture the former walk-on, who has grown into an unlikely but effective NFL multiple threat, being deployed out of the backfield possibly like a Dimitri Flowers Light (Though, I’m not sure a 6’1”, 246-pound, freight train could ever be called “light”, but you know what I mean). This is all assuming Rip’s not just a late bloomer who has...
Hot Links: National Signing Day, Jeffrey Mead, Basketball Woes, and more

Hot Links: National Signing Day, Jeffrey Mead, Basketball Woes, and more

Find out which pieces OU needs most next season Hang in there, Sooners fans—almost to Friday! If you live in the Oklahoma City metro, I wish you luck in whatever combination of rain/ice/sleet/snow/tornadoes we endure in the coming days. OU Links ESPN’s Jake Trotter details which pieces the Sooners need for next season. He mostly talks offense, but he brings up a great point: OU needs an inside force to pair with linebackers Caleb Kelley and Obo Okoronkwo. One area Trotter cited is the receiving corps, especially in the absence of DeDe Westbrook. NEWSOK.com’s Brooke Pryor wrote a...
Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting: Corey Bethley Includes Sooners in Top 3

Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting: Corey Bethley Includes Sooners in Top 3

The defensive lineman is also considering TCU and Texas A&M Corey Bethley, a defensive lineman from Katy, Texas, has revealed that he is still considering the Oklahoma Sooners. Very blessed for the opportunity every school has given me to live out my dream but it's coming to a close! pic.twitter.com/a4uFiBExcs— coreybethley (@coreybethley7) January 12, 2017 Oklahoma’s inclusion on this list is a bit of a surprise, but it’s definitely a welcome one. Bethley is listed as a defensive tackle, but he’s someone who could play as a defensive end in OU’s 3-4 system. OU could take...
Oklahoma Sooners Basketball: The Return of Jordan Woodard

Oklahoma Sooners Basketball: The Return of Jordan Woodard

The Sooners’ season got a boost with their star’s unexpected return to action against Kansas. Most of us learned only minutes before gametime that OU would have senior star and leading scorer Jordan Woodard available to play against the No. 2-ranked Kansas Jayhawks last night in Norman. It was a surprise to us all, including Lon Kruger, that his point guard who had just been cleared to practice the day before, was able to return to game action this soon. But showing the mark of a true leader and star, Woodard came back to give his young and struggling teammates whatever little boost he...
Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting: OU Target Austin Faoliu Decommits From Arizona

Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting: OU Target Austin Faoliu Decommits From Arizona

The fast-rising defensive tackle prospect will announce his decision on Jan. 21 Three-star defensive tackle prospect Austin Faoliu, who received an offer from Oklahoma last week, has announced that he is no longer committed to Arizona. De-Committed!!! @adamgorney @GregBiggins pic.twitter.com/Wu2hXR3dwj— Austin Faoliu (@Faoliu_10) January 11, 2017 Faoliu’s stock has risen significantly in recent weeks. In fact, the Santa Ana, Calif., native has received scholarship offers from Oklahoma, Texas, Ole Miss and Michigan State since Christmas, and I wouldn’t expect that momentum to...
Oklahoma Sooners Basketball: Despite fast start, Sooners lose 81-70

Oklahoma Sooners Basketball: Despite fast start, Sooners lose 81-70

In the return of Jordan Woodard, the Sooners showed real promise despite loss to better Kansas team. Although Oklahoma lost 81-70, this Sooner squad showed some real fight against the no. 2 Kansas Jayhawks. After surprising the country and the Jayhawks by establishing a nine point lead at the half, OU cooled off in the second as KU heated up. Here is what you need to know. The Sooners’ night began with some positive highlights, the biggest being Jordan Woodard's availability for the big home matchup. Khadeem Lattin provided some early sparks, grabbing a steal and blocking a shot in the...
Oklahoma Sooners Basketball: Oklahoma vs. Kansas Q&A With Rock Chalk Talk

Oklahoma Sooners Basketball: Oklahoma vs. Kansas Q&A With Rock Chalk Talk

Andy Mitts of Rock Chalk Talk discusses Kansas and Big 12 basketball with us. In today’s Q&A, we discuss this year’s Kansas team (and a few other things) with Andy Mitts of Rock Chalk Talk. Thanks for stopping by, Andy! Jack: On the surface, this team seems to have the same balance of veteran leadership and young talent that you often see from a Bill Self-coached squad. Is this team built to win another Big 12 title and make a deep run into the NCAA Tournament? Andy: This definitely isn’t your typical Bill Self team. The frontcourt is much thinner than we are used to seeing, and the...
Oklahoma Sooners Basketball: Oklahoma vs. Kansas Preview and Game Thread

Oklahoma Sooners Basketball: Oklahoma vs. Kansas Preview and Game Thread

Carrying a six-game losing streak, the Oklahoma Sooners unfortunately run into the No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks this evening The perfect storm that is the Oklahoma Sooners basketball season crescendos to an all-time high as the No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks visit the Sooners in Norman. With six straight losses under their belts and eight total, Oklahoma is officially last in the Big 12 standings. As OU experiences downward spiral, the Jayhawks’ momentum is moving in the complete opposite direction. Despite a four-point loss to commence their season, KU has managed to go on a tear of 14 straight wins....
Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting: Addison Gumbs Signs With Oklahoma

Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting: Addison Gumbs Signs With Oklahoma

The dynamic defensive prospect is expected to enroll at OU for the spring semester Addison Gumbs, one of the many talented recruits comprising OU’s 2017 class, has officially signed with the University of Oklahoma. Gumbs is expected to enroll at OU and participate in spring practice. Officially signed to the University of Oklahoma #boomersooner— Addison Gumbs (@Gumbs21) January 9, 2017 We said a little bit about Gumbs in our recap of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. It’s safe to say he’s gifted enough to contend for some playing time next year. If he takes care of business...
Oklahoma Sooners Basketball Recruiting: If Trae Young Signs, He Could Make OU an Immediate Contender

Oklahoma Sooners Basketball Recruiting: If Trae Young Signs, He Could Make OU an Immediate Contender

The Norman North PG could help bring OU back into the national limelight "It's a bird!" "It's a plane!" Nope, it's better. It's Trae Young. Only 14 games into the season, the Sooners have lost as many games as they did all of last season, and six of those defeats have occurred consecutively. Barring a miracle turnaround, we all look to next season to relieve the pain we are currently experiencing. What would be the perfect medicine to soothe the pains of an overwhelmingly disappointing season? A Trae Young commitment. What is so special about this high school senior? Young is a cut...
Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting: K’Jakyre Daley Reaffirms Commitment to OU

Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting: K’Jakyre Daley Reaffirms Commitment to OU

The outside linebacker prospect is no longer scheduled to visit Florida State Outside linebacker prospect K’Jakyre Daley has been committed to the Sooners since October, and today he reaffirmed that commitment. Staying True to Oklahoma ‼️ #boomersooner— Destroyer9⃣❄️ (@beachmaster_p) January 8, 2017 This may not seem like much of a statement on the surface, but it’s relevant when considering the circumstances. As of late, Florida State has been trying to woo the West Palm Beach native away from the Sooners. Because of this, many in the recruiting world saw Daley as a...
Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting: Jacob Phillips and Addison Gumbs Were Monsters at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl

Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting: Jacob Phillips and Addison Gumbs Were Monsters at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl

Oklahoma’s commits were impressive in front of a national TV audience on Saturday Oklahoma had five commitments on the field (and one on the sidelines) at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Saturday, and the prospects represented their future school about as well as they could have. The #SoonerSquad17 at the US Army All-American Bowl. #Sooners pic.twitter.com/UYNZPAnKQf— Sooner Gridiron (@soonergridiron) January 7, 2017 Jacob Phillips OU LB commit @jacobphillips_1 doing work in the US Army All-American Bowl. #SoonerSquad17. pic.twitter.com/Xh8GJaGseX— Sooner Gridiron...
Oklahoma Sooners Basketball: Sooners Fall 75-64 in Manhattan

Oklahoma Sooners Basketball: Sooners Fall 75-64 in Manhattan

K-State took out its frustration on the reeling Sooners on Saturday. After losing to Kansas on a ridiculous, uncalled travel last week, the Kansas State Wildcats didn’t leave anything to the officials while dispatching the Oklahoma Sooners 75-64 in Manhattan on Saturday afternoon. Kansas State started hot out of the gate, nailing threes for its first three field goals while the Sooners struggled to answer. Darrion Strong-Moore got his first start of the season for OU and was responsible for the team’s first made bucket, but the Wildcats went on an 11-0 run after that for an early 14-3...
Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting: Chuck Filiaga Picks Michigan Over Oklahoma

Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting: Chuck Filiaga Picks Michigan Over Oklahoma

The talented offensive tackle from Texas makes OU’s 2017 class even stronger Chuck Filiaga, a four-star offensive tackle from Aledo, Texas, has committed to Michigan at the U.S. Army All-American Game. Filiaga is listed as the No. 98 overall player and No. 14 offensive tackle in the country. He also has offers from Oregon, Alabama, Auburn, Nebraska, Tennessee and Texas among others. It would have been great to secure a commitment from Filiaga, OU recently received a pledge from Baton Rouge, La., offensive tackle Adrian Ealy, who is quite a talented player in his own right. As cool as a...
Oklahoma Sooners Basketball: Oklahoma vs. Kansas State Preview and Game Thread

Oklahoma Sooners Basketball: Oklahoma vs. Kansas State Preview and Game Thread

Lon Kruger looks to upset his alma mater and avoid losing six straight games. The Oklahoma Sooners did not have sky-high expectations going into the season, however those expectations have managed to drop. Lon Kruger has done what he can with a very young squad, but the absence of Jordan Woodard has been too much to overcome. With the Big 12 looking as dangerous as ever, the Sooners’ drop-off year is looking very problematic for their chances of making the NCAA tournament. With only 17 regular season games left, the Sooners would need to win nearly 75 percent of their games to have a...
Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting: U.S. Army All-American Game — Preview and Viewing Guide

Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting: U.S. Army All-American Game — Preview and Viewing Guide

Five Sooners will see action in San Antonio on Saturday. On Saturday, five Oklahoma commitments will be in San Antonio to play in the U.S. Army All-American Game. One additional commitment — Robert Barnes — will not be able to participate as he’s still recovering from an injury. How to watch Time and TV: 12 p.m. CT on NBC Live stream: NBCSports.com/Live Oklahoma Commits Robert Barnes - Southlake, Texas (Carroll HS) 247 Composite - No. 95 overall, No. 13 safety, No. 13 overall in Texas Note: Barnes is still recovering from a broken fibula and will not participate. Levi Draper -...
Oklahoma Sooners Football: Baker Mayfield vs. The Greats

Oklahoma Sooners Football: Baker Mayfield vs. The Greats

How does Mayfield’s 2016 stack in up Sooners history? As one of college football’s most storied programs, Oklahoma has developed more than its share of superstar quarterbacks. Yet OU signal-callers were traditionally option quarterbacks, especially in Barry Switzer’s wishbone. They rarely had to pass well, and no Oklahoma QB won the Heisman (or even an O’Brien) until the Stoops era. Baker Mayfield represents a fun fusion of these traditions. He plays with some of the athleticism and escapability that made guys like Jamelle Holieway special, but also has an arm to rival taller, more...
Oklahoma Sooners Football: Sooners in the NFL – Playoff Preview and Top Plays of the Season

Oklahoma Sooners Football: Sooners in the NFL – Playoff Preview and Top Plays of the Season

The NFL Playoffs loom for a few Sooners this weekend including Shep, Rip and the Dolphins’ trio. Plus, a look back through the season’s top plays. Before we get to the playoffs and top plays, let’s run through a quick recap of Week 17. Sam Bradford capped a record-setting season for completion percentage as the Vikings beat the Bears to finish 8-8. Sammy B, who didn’t even play in the fourth quarter, went 25-of-33 for 250 yards, 3 touchdowns and 1 interception, and added one carry for 24 yards (!) in the win. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer this week also stated that Bradford, who in 2016...
Joe Mixon Will Enter the NFL Draft

Joe Mixon Will Enter the NFL Draft

Mixon led OU with 1,274 rushing yards in 2016. According to multiple news outlets (including The Oklahoman), Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon will enter the 2017 NFL Draft. UPDATE: It's official. Here's Mixon’s statement. BREAKING: Joe Mixon headed the NFL draft, sources close to the running back confirm https://t.co/3h7dxX7RYw— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) January 5, 2017 Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon turning pro.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 5, 2017 This news comes just two days after record-breaking running back Samaje Perine announced he would enter the draft. Mixon ran...
Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting: Adrian Ealy Commits to Oklahoma

Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting: Adrian Ealy Commits to Oklahoma

The offensive tackle from Louisiana has chosen Oklahoma over Auburn, Florida, Kansas and LSU Four-star offensive tackle Adrian Ealy announced his commitment to Oklahoma on Thursday, and he did so with a clever video produced by Bleacher Report. 4-star OT @adrian_ealy hits New Orleans to announce his commitment 'Reservoir Dogs'-style. Is there a Quentin Tarantino twist in the end? pic.twitter.com/GcUCZsrZKf— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 5, 2017 As a Sooner fan, this brought me some joy. As a huge fan of “Reservoir Dogs” and “Pulp Fiction”, I am over the...

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