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Anatomy Of A Play | This Is What Happens When You Don't Block Eric Striker

Eric Striker is establishing himself as one of the best defensive players in all of college football. He's got a super quick first step, he's violent on the attack, and he's a smart player. When you leave him unblocked then bad things can happen to your offense. Here's an example from last week's Tennessee game. On this play you get to see all three of those aspects of Striker's game in just a matter of seconds. Let's talk about what's going on right here. Here we find the Sooners lined up in their "3-4" base defense but don't be fooled by it. That's 6-4/252 outside linebacker Geno...
Mountaineers Suspend Worley And Reinstate Ishmael Banks

Mountaineers Suspend Worley And Reinstate Ishmael Banks

It was a bit of good news/bad news for West Virginia football on Monday. The good news was the end of the NCAA-mandated suspension for cornerback Ishmael Banks to potentially strengthen the Mountaineers' pass defense. The bad news was the announcement of the suspension of cornerback Daryl Worley which will no doubt weaken the Mountaineers' pass defense. Worley is West Virginia's third leading tackler in 2014 with 17 take downs to his credit. He is also the only member of the Mountaineers' defense who has recorded an interception (he has 2) on the year. On Monday night WVU Head Coach Dana...
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Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting | Recruits React to Tennessee Weekend

Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting | Recruits React to Tennessee Weekend

The Sooners have already received two verbal commits from this weekend in Will Sunderland and Jamal Danley. This weekend however went a long way to solidifying the Sooners at or near the top of their list during this weekend. Like usual the recruits took to twitter to let the world know how much they enjoyed the weekend in Norman. Here is a sampling of what was tweeted throughout the weekend. 1. Keisean Lucier-South Future squad? #BoomerSooner pic.twitter.com/a7k7H8NJeK — Keisean South1⃣6⃣ (@KLSouth16) September 15, 2014 Couple pics with the legend #CoachBobStoops...

2014 Oklahoma Sooners Football Opponent First Look: West Virginia Mountaineers

West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett is leading the Big XII in passing yards Conference: SEC Season Record: 2-0 Last Week's Opponent: Maryland (W 40-37) Points Scored Per Game: 39 (Ranks 40th Nationally) Points Allowed Per Game: 23.3 (Ranks 55th Nationally) Last Meeting With Sooners: September 7, 2013 (L 16-7) With Oklahoma set to take their first true road trip of the season (no, I'm not counting Tulsa as a road game) they were hit with some bad news on Monday that running back Keith Ford would not be available. In a game where offensive production will most likely come at a NASCAR...

Oklahoma Sooners Injury Report | 9.15.14

Throughout the duration of the season, injuries are inevitable. Whether season ending or simply missing a quarter of play, these things happen. Now a days, this part of the game has become accepted as officials continuously look for ways to limit major collisions. On Saturday, the Oklahoma Sooners must push on without three players as they travel to Morgantown to face a revived West Virginia Mountaineers squad. News on the condition of star running back Keith Ford was released earlier today. The verdict? A fracture in a non-weight bearing bone sidelines the versatile back for two to three...
Non-helmet stickers for the Tennessee game

Non-helmet stickers for the Tennessee game

(I couldn't figure out how to incorporate these into the bulletpoints.) Helmet stickers are for suckers.  It’s the vanity plates of college football.  So instead of awarding helmet stickers to various players, I’ll award SaintSooner Nicknames based upon their performances. Chuka Ndulue: "It’s Short For Chewbacca." Ahmad Thomas covering Smith on Tennessee’s touchdown: "Nowhere Man." Keith Ford on his touchdown run: "Bullet," because he was surrounded on all sides by an impenetrable cylinder. Quentin Hayes all game long: "Big Game Hunter."  Seriously, this guy was my vote...
Monday Morning Bulletpoints -- 9/15/14

Monday Morning Bulletpoints -- 9/15/14

Brought to you by the makers of DuckVision(tm) Happy Monday, Sooners fans! Don’t they always feel just a little bit nicer after a win? Let’s just get this straight right now: Bob Stoops is not obsessed with the SEC. The national sports media is obsessed with having Bob Stoops obsessed with the SEC. Everybody got it? Are we good here? One thing I’ve noticed about our young wide receivers that kind of perplexes me: their ball-catching seems questionable, but their downfield blocking for the most part has looked really good. First person who says the words "Cleveland Browns" or...
Oklahoma Sooners Running Back Keith Ford Out 2-3 Weeks With Leg Injury

Oklahoma Sooners Running Back Keith Ford Out 2-3 Weeks With Leg Injury

Keith Ford is averaging 5.5 yards per carry in 2014 Bob Stoops and his Oklahoma Sooners will face their first injury hurdle of the season this weekend when they'll travel to Morgantown to take on West Virginia without their leading rusher Keith Ford. "He won't play this week for sure. After that it's a little unsure," Stoops said in his Monday Big XII teleconference. The injury happened at some point in the first half with Ford trying to play through. After getting his lower left leg taped he re-entered the game and carried the ball to end the third quarter. Following that play he was taken...
Sooner Nation Podcast Tonight At 6:30 (CST) | The Aftermath Of The Tennessee Beat Down

Sooner Nation Podcast Tonight At 6:30 (CST) | The Aftermath Of The Tennessee Beat Down

Oklahoma won a physical contest over the Tennessee Volunteers and while the games raised many question marks about the Sooners it also provided a large dose of confidence about certain aspects on both sides of the ball. We'll address both sides of the issue in this episode of the Sooner Nation Podcast. Use the media player to listen to the Sooner Nation Podcast We'll give our complete recap of both the offensive and defensive performances, with opinions and analysis, as well as raise an eyebrow at the special teams strategy...errr...personnel. How about the Big XII rundown? It was a...

Week 4 Rankings | Oklahoma Sooners Drop After Win Over Tennessee Vols

While two of the top teams remain questionable at best, the Oregon Ducks retain one of the most impressive wins of the season. Some would argue that the program hailing from Eugene should find their name atop these polls yet it still hasn't happened. Regardless the Ducks steal the No. 3 ranking from the Oklahoma Sooners in this week's Coaches' Poll. AP Coaches Sagarin 1 Florida State (37) Florida State (50) Oregon 2 Oregon (17) Alabama (1) Alabama 3 Alabama (1) Oregon (6) Oklahoma 4 Oklahoma (2) Oklahoma (4) Texas A&M 5 Auburn Auburn Auburn 6 Texas A&M...

Relive The Moment | Video Highlights Of Oklahoma's 34-10 Win Over Tennessee

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Ranting And Raving | Here's What Tennessee Fans Were Saying About The 34-10 Loss To Oklahoma

As you can imagine, it was a mixed bag of emotions for Tennessee fans as they watch their team fall to the Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday night. Their defense played lights out against an OU offense that was deemed to be superior long before the game ever kicked off, and their offense kept picking themselves up and coming back at a Sooner defense that is just plain nasty. So you can also imagine that it was also a wide variety of comments made by Vols fans as well. For a small sampling of Saturday night's internet chatter we visited our friends at VolNation and here's what they were...

Sooner Defense Bends But Doesn't Break In 34-10 Win Over Tennessee Volunteers

Oklahoma's defense sacked Tennessee quarterback Justin Worley five times and forced three turnovers in 34-10 win Saturday night. "They’re playing really well. They are not making mistakes. They are competing for balls and they’re making big plays. It may be as good of a three game stretch as we have had." -Bob Stoops on the defensive secondary At glance at the stats tells one story of Oklahoma's defense and a look at the scoreboard tells another. The Tennessee Volunteers averaged 36 points a game before coming to Norman and a 313 yard performance against the Sooners, with an...
Oklahoma Sooners Football | Keith Ford Proves Irreplaceable In 34-10 Win Over Tennessee

Oklahoma Sooners Football | Keith Ford Proves Irreplaceable In 34-10 Win Over Tennessee

The Oklahoma Sooners' offense continues to hum along lead by Trevor Knight. Throughout each game this season, this unit continuously provides a fast start, setting the pace for the rest of the game. Against Tennessee, the storyline was no different as the offense scored 13 unanswered points in the first quarter. "It just shows you have come prepared to play and ready to execute. It doesn't give you that much comfort when it's early and you still have another two and a half to three quarters to go. You better keep playing. But it is a positive, it gives you energy and it gives you a little...

Tennessee Volunteers At Oklahoma Sooners | The Complete Football Preview

Here's the complete rundown of our game coverage this week Conference: SEC Season Record: 2-0 Last Week's Opponent: Arkansas State (W 34-19) Points Scored Per Game: 36 (Ranks 51st Nationally) Points Allowed Per Game: 13 (Ranks 21st Nationally) Last Meeting With Sooners: January 1, 1967 (L 26-24) On Saturday night the Sooners and Tennessee Volunteers will meet in the regular season for the very first time. The two have a 1-and-1 record against each other with both of their previous meetings taking place in the Orange Bowl. Tennessee won the first ever meeting between the two schools by...

Friday Locks | Split On Baylor And Buffalo But Feeling Good About Arkansas At Texas Tech

Can the Baylor Bears cover 35 points on the road? And here we thought it was a rough week to start the season for our Friday Locks but then last week was downright atrocious. So now we've got to rebound and were hoping it happens tonight...and it will for at least one of us. Rich and St. Sooner are on the opposite side of the Baylor game and I honestly don't know which way to lean with it. My guy says take Buffalo and the 35 though. Saint Sooner and I are on the same page with the Arkansas/Texas Tech game and Rich and I agree on Georgia/South Carolina. Beyond those three games it's pretty...

Opponent Q&A | Talkin' Tennessee Vols Vs. Oklahoma Sooners With Rocky Top Talk

Our Friday opponent Q&A's are becoming one of my favorite features of the week. As the Sooners and Volunteers prepare to tangle for the very first time in the regular season we reached out to our SBN buddies at Rocky Top Talk to give us the lowdown on Tennessee football. CCM: Two games into his second season, where can you see the most improvement under Butch Jones? RTT: The most visible improvement is the increased speed and athleticism on the roster. Formeur Tennessee head Derek Dooley had some recruiting successes, but near the end of his tenure he had a number of failures in recruiting...

Anatomy Of A Play | Alex Ross' 82-Yard Touchdown Run

We've long been told about Alex Ross' speed and have even been given glimpses of it from time to time. That was until last Saturday when the sophomore put his wheels on display when he sprinted 82 yards through the Tulsa defense. If you've been keeping up with our "Anatomy of a Play" posts then there are a couple of familiar things you'll see in this play. Let's see if you can recognize them. If you picked out motion and Adam Shead blocking down field then you're a winner! Go ahead and pat yourself on the back...seriously...go ahead, we'll wait. Now that we've got that taken care of...

Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting | Elite Cornerback Set to Visit

This recruiting continues to get even bigger. Kendall Sheffield will be visiting this weekend to watch the Sooners and Volunteers in Norman. Sheffield (5'11" 185lbs.) plays for Fort Bend Marshall High School in Missouri City, TX. Depending on which recruiting website you look at, Sheffield is either a 5 star or one of the highest 4 star players in the class of 2015. Soonerscoop.com was one the first to confirm his visit via twitter with the following tweet. As we reported earlier this morning, the #Sooners will be hosting #Rivals100 CB Kendall Sheffield this weekend....

Sooner Nation Podcast | Previewing Tennessee At Oklahoma With Play-By-Play Voice Bob Kesling

The Sooners have the Big XII's big game this weekend and we've brought in Tennessee play-by-play voice Bob Kesling to help us preview it. Kesling breaks down the good and the bad of Tennessee football as well as talks about the team's first ever trip to Norman. Use the media player to listen to the Sooner Nation Podcast Outside of the interview with Kesling, we've got complete breakdown of game coverage for you. What needs to happen offensively and defensively for Oklahoma to be successful and what absolutely cannot happen. We've also got the Big XII rundown and predictions coming up in...

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    Baker Mayfield

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