Jake Trotter of the Oklahoman: "It's rare for an individual defensive player to demoralize an opposing offense. But on Sept. 1, 2001, that's essentially what happened. Play after play, like a missile fired out of the secondary, Oklahoma's Brandon Everage hammered Air Force's triple-option pitch back in one of the most..."
From Yahoo Sports: "After getting a good look at Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford during a 2008 season in which he put up numbers most non-spread quarterbacks would find inconceivable and watching him recover from two 2009 shoulder injuries, I opined that if he stayed healthy and his work ethic matched..."
From Yahoo Sports: "The Sooners won the BCS title with four wins over top-10 teams in 2000, and were back in the championship game in 2003, 2004 and 2008. As far as getting there, they've owned the Big 12, with four of the last five and seven of the last 11 conference championships. Jones gets back not only..."
Jake Trotter of the Oklahoman: "McCoy, who recently returned from a humanitarian mission in Uganda and Rwanda with Pros for Africa, made a surprise visit Friday to Southeast High School, his alma mater, where during a school assembly he donated four bass drums and new uniforms for the band. McCoy, a member of the..."
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Thursday, May 19
From ESPN: "The past two seasons, this has been one of the best pass-catch combos in college football. Broyles has 220 catches for 2,742 yards in the past two seasons, despite missing two games and nearly all of two others in 2009 with a fractured shoulder blade. In 2010, Jones made big strides as a passer, finding..."
From ESPN: "A group of former Oklahoma players founded the group, "Pros for Africa" and colleague Bruce Feldman profiled the group, which provides water, food, medicine, schools and other humanitarian needs to the war torn continent, specifically Northern Uganda. The non-profit organization is based in Oklahoma City..."
Jake Trotter of the Oklahoman interviewed Sam Bradford: "What do you think of the Sooners going into next season? "I think they've got a shot to be great. If you look at all the guys that have experience, experience playing in big games, they didn't lose a lot from last year. I think they've got a shot to be a legitimate national..."
From the Sporting News: "I don't think there is any question," Stoops said earlier this spring, "that we have more players ready to play this year than maybe at any other time." They'll need it. Not only do the Sooners have the Big 12's toughest nonconference schedule (what's new?), they also could begin the season..."
The Sept. 17 Oklahoma at Florida State game will be a night game and will air either on ESPN or ABC nationally. The networks made the announcement today. Kickoff will take place at either 7:30 or 8 p.m. The final determination for the actual starting time and network will be made Sept. 6. The Sooners will open the season Sept. 3 in a home game against Tulsa and will then be idle on Sept. 10 before the game at Tallahassee, Fla. Oklahoma's players are completing finals this week. They report back for fall drills on Aug. 3.
From CBS Sports: "Running back Brandon Williams is a talented running back out of the state of Texas who is expected to play right away with DeMarco Murray gone and the offense needing another player in their "diamond" formation with three running backs. Dodd notes that the class of 2010 has turned out very well..."
From CBS Sports: "It seems like Oklahoma is always No. 1 at something. It has won more Big 12 titles than any school by a large margin -- seven of the 15 in the conference's existence. No program has been No. 1 in the BCS more times (20). The Sooners led the country averaging 87 plays per game in 2010. The nation's..."
Using the 45-degree satellite function of Google Maps, fans can check out the city of Norman including all of OU's facilities from the air. The pass appears to have taken place in 2009 considering construction is evident on the football facilities under the south end zone. Coach Stoops is clear in the middle of team stretch:
Stewart Mandel of Sports Illustrated: "...the scary thing we learned this spring is that even some of the returning non-starters are pretty darn good. Bob Stoops at one point called sophomore linebacker Corey Nelson the best player on OU's defense, which is interesting considering Nelson began spring as the backup to ..."
Oklahoma announced its 2011 football schedule on Thursday. The 12-game slate features six home games. Due to the adjustment to the Big 12 schedule and ongoing discussions with television partners, the release of the schedule has been delayed by several months.
Jake Trotter of the Oklahoman: "OU is able to recruit to a lot of things. Tradition. The chance to win a national title. A track record of getting players to the pros. A stable coaching staff. Before long, OU will be able to recruit to its living quarters, too. Two months ago, OU countered, approving designs for a new $75 million dormitory..."
From ESPN: "Travis Lewis, LB, Oklahoma: Lewis tops the list based on his history. In three years, he has 360 tackles for the Sooners, and has topped 100 in all three seasons. He's got a hungry youngster in Corey Nelson nipping at his heels, but he's one of the defense's leaders. There's no reason to think he won't have..."
SOONER FANS IN UNITED KINGDOM
The Sooners welcomed a Twitter mention and link from the United Kingdom on Tuesday. The site ukamericansportsfans.com made our Sooner Football Notebook its featured blog on its front page. From the site: "Today's guest blog is the Oklahoma Sooners Football Notebook. The Sooners are the team of Crawley (Sussex) born Linebacker Tom Wort." Welcome and Boomer Sooner!
Monday, May 2
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Jake Trotter of the Oklahoman: "Back in August, Barry Switzer took in one of Oklahoma's two-a-day practices alongside Bob Stoops. Together, they began eyeballing quarterback Landry Jones. "He's sitting there for about a half-hour and says, `Bob, this guy is going to be a first-round draft pick,'" Stoops recalled Fiesta..."
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