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Oklahoma Sooners Football: Sooners in the NFL – Week 2

It was a bittersweet week for some of your Sooners in the NFL. Sam Bradford was outstanding in his first start for the 2-0 Vikings in a 17-14 Sunday Night Football win against the Packers. Nice work, Mr. Bradford. #SKOL pic.twitter.com/PSDjahsyqM— NFL (@NFL) September 19, 2016 After just two weeks in Norv Turner’s offense in Minnesota, Sammy B looks to be in a decent spot to finally succeed, and capped this otherwise disastrous weekend for OU fans with a promising first performance that made the Sooner Nation proud. Unfortunately, his teammate, Adrian Peterson, suffered a...

Oklahoma Sooners Football: Dissecting a Disaster

I didn’t say it after the Week One loss. Was it because I didn’t believe it? For all I knew, with no all-22 footage to work with, Baker Mayfield struggled because his receivers weren’t open. But Bob Stoops’s comments undercut that theory. Maybe he’d just had a rough week. After tonight’s loss, there can be no real doubt: Mayfield isn’t living up to last season’s promise. With the weight of the world on his shoulders, Mayfield has failed to meet expectations and OU’s nightmare scenario came true: a 1-2 start with two overwhelming losses. Obviously Mayfield is not the...

Oklahoma Sooners Football: Ohio State Preview

What to watch on Saturday, and the keys to game For the second time already this season, Oklahoma is getting ready to suit up against a top-tier opponent in non-conference play. After starting the season 1-1, the Sooners know the margin from error the rest of the year is just about zero if they want to have any chance of making the playoffs. Their opponent—the Ohio State Buckeyes—comes in to Norman 2-0 after bouts with Bowling Green and Tulsa. But this game isn’t just another interesting non-conference game. The Buckeyes and Sooners are ranked #1 and #2, respectively, in the AP...

Oklahoma Sooners Football: Marquise Overton Out for the Season

Sophomore defensive tackle has undergone foot surgery Oklahoma defensive tackle Marquise Overton will miss the remainder of the 2016 season with a foot injury, according to the university. He sustained a sprained foot against Louisiana-Monroe and has undergone season-ending surgery. #Sooners Marquise Overton had surgery on a left foot sprain suffered in Saturday's game, he's officially done for the season (per @mhouckOU)— Derek Peterson (@DrPetey15) September 13, 2016 Overton, a sophomore out of Jenks HS in the Tulsa area, was a four-star prospect in the 247 Composite rankings for...

Oklahoma Sooners Football: Reviewing Bob’s Monday Presser

Stoops indicated that OU could someday let Mixon talk to the media On Monday, Bob Stoops had his weekly press conference, and there were a few interesting tidbits to take from it. Stoops said D.J. Ward, Tay Evans and Charles Walker should practice this week. RB Daniel Brooks might miss the Ohio St. with injury.— John Shinn (@john_shinn) September 12, 2016 Ward’s injury looked pretty serious at the time, but when you saw him in street clothes acting normally on the sideline, you figured he was probably fine and was kept out for precautionary reasons. We obviously can’t afford to...

Oklahoma Sooners Football: WEDNESDAY BULLETPOINTS 9/7/16

Roman mythology, The Matrix, and Douglas Adams Happy Labor Day Wednesday, Sooners fans! Good gracious, that stung, dinnit? WHY WE LOST TO HOUSTON: Angering the football gods. As with much of the state of Oklahoma, I was awakened at 7:00 in the morning on gameday Saturday by a powerful earthquake. I had thought this merely to be a random geological event, the result of a shifting of the earth’s tectonic plates. I was wrong. I would soon come to understand that no, this was a premonition from the football gods. Very Roman. For the remaining season ahead, I shall have to learn to...

Oklahoma Sooners Football: The “What-If” Game

More than most weeks, yesterday’s loss to Houston had several clear turning points. Here are five moments that swung the game. The Oklahoma Sooners didn’t play well in yesterday’s loss, it’s true. Between bad penalties, poor third-down defense and total offensive stagnation, Oklahoma got what it deserved. But it also didn’t catch many breaks. In my opinion, there were five moments in particular that swung the game towards the Cougars. If only one or two of these 50/50 plays went Oklahoma’s way, the outcome probably wouldn’t have changed. Three or four of them, however, and we...

Oklahoma Sooners Football: Where Do We Go From Here?

Profound takeaways from a splendid afternoon of college football If you came here for the positive spin on where the Sooners go from here, I’m sorry to disappoint, but you’ve come to the wrong place, my friend. What is about to follow is a series of descriptively explicit obscenities with accompanying artwork…. Ready? OK, so I actually only know, like, seven cuss words. So it would probably get a little redundant, and my mom will probably read this at some point. But I was spinning my wheels all afternoon (while sadistically listening to post-game radio coverage) trying to come up...

Oklahoma Sooners Football: OU vs. Houston Preview

What to watch for as #3 Oklahoma takes on #15 Houston Praise the universe, Sooner gameday is finally upon us. We've all been very impatiently awaiting this day for months. As you surely know by now, the storyline for today is: can a well-coached, up-and-coming Houston team with a star quarterback topple the Sooners (who should be more physically dominant on paper) and continue their rise up the college football hierarchy. That certainly will be one of the takeaways from today’s game, but there are a lot of other things going on that you’ll want to pay attention to in this one. ...

Oklahoma Sooners Football: Our Preseason Predictions

Some of us are more optimistic than others The season is upon us, which means its time for each of us to give our preseason predictions! Jack Shields Oklahoma’s Record: Houston: W UL Monroe: W Ohio State: W @ TCU: L Texas: W Kansas State: W @ Texas Tech: W Kansas: W @ Iowa State: W Baylor: W @ West Virginia: W Oklahoma State: W Regular season W/L: 11-1 Big 12 Standings: Oklahoma: 8-1 Baylor: 7-2 TCU: 7-2 Texas Tech: 6-3 Texas: 6-3 Oklahoma State: 5-4 Iowa State: 3-6 West Virginia: 2-7 Kansas State: 1-8 Kansas: 0-9 Jack’s explanation: The non-conference slate is going to be very, very...

Oklahoma Sooners Football: Week 1 Viewing Guide

Join us on Periscope this Friday and on the discussion board this Saturday Football season is upon us, people! There will be no shortage of games to watch this weekend, and we’d love for all of you to join us on the board. Before, during and after the OU game on Saturday, we’ll be down in the comments section airing our grievances (hopefully we wont’t be complaining about Mike Stoops too much) and discussing the events that occur. We’d love for all of you to contribute to the conversation! Additionally, “Welcome to the Machine” (that’s the name of our Periscope!) will...

2016 Oklahoma Sooners Football Countdown To Kickoff | 3 Days!

Is Sterling Shepard the greatest receiver in OU history? Wake up, Sooner fans! It’s Sterling Shepard Day! Sterling Shepard came to OU from nearby Heritage Hall in OKC, and his father (Derrick Shepard) and two uncles (Darrell and Woody) all starred for the Sooners. After his father’s death in 1999, Bob Stoops made it a point to welcome Sterling into the OU family with open arms. I believe that Sterling’s appreciation for the tradition and culture at Oklahoma is part of what made him such a special player in Norman. Shepard only stands at 5-10 and isn’t necessarily the fastest guy...

Oklahoma Sooners Football: A Closer Look At Houston QB Greg Ward, Jr.

The Sooners look to stifle the Cougars’ electric playmaker as he hopes to start his senior season with a signature moment. Just a mere week from now the eyes of the college football world will turn to a scintillating early matchup as No. 3 Oklahoma faces No. 15 Houston at NRG Stadium. The highly anticipated contest will feature two of the nation’s most exciting quarterbacks, and as we all know what Baker Mayfield can do, the Cougars’ own daredevil playmaker is not short on dynamic talent or explosive plays either. Greg Ward, Jr., initially played wide receiver his first two seasons at...