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OU Fills Needs With Junior College Players

OU Fills Needs With Junior College Players | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it
Under Bob Stoops, the Sooners have relied on junior-college players from time to time.

Nothing, however, like this.

Seeking immediate impact at various positions, OU added a Stoops-high six juco players to this year’s signing class in wideout Courtney Gardner (Reno, Nev./Sierra College), defensive end Chaz Nelson (Columbus, Ohio/Garden City CC), cornerback Kasseim Everett (Philadelphia/Pierce College), offensive tackle Will Latu (St. Petersburg, Fla./College of the Canyons), tight end Brannon Green (Altamont, Kan./Fort Scott CC) and running back Damien Williams (San Diego/Arizona Western College).

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No questioning Ben Habern's toughness

No questioning Ben Habern's toughness | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it

Offensive line coach James Patton said last week he expects center Ben Habern to be ready for the summer.  Habern underwent neck surgery over the weekend.


“I don’t hope about Ben, he’ll be there. I’ve got no question about Ben,” Patton said. “Once we start spring ball, (trainer) Scott Anderson will be able to give you guys updates on it, but you look at Ben Habern, seriously now, the kid has overcome some injuries. He came back, probably two weeks early from that broken forearm this year and played every snap.”


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Big 12 Welcomes West Virginia

Big 12 Welcomes West Virginia | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it

Something happened just after midnight, leading into Friday. The Big 12 website, as part of its cycle of athletes from various teams within the conference, started to officially welcome West Virginia to the league. Mountaineers sophomore women’s basketball forward Jess Harlee was featured in the promotion.


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5 Opponents That Could Topple the Sooners In 2013

5 Opponents That Could Topple the Sooners In 2013 | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it
The Oklahoma Sooners will face several competitive opponents again in the new-look Big 12 in 2012. Matchups with TCU, West Virginia (hopefully) and Notre Dame should be entertaining.

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Oklahoma Sooners Sign Autographs After Spring Game

Oklahoma Sooners Sign Autographs After Spring Game | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it

Sooners will sign autographs after spring game.  It is your chance to get autographs of your 2012 Oklahoma Sooners Football team.


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Sooner's Receiver Ranked #1 For Breakout Year In 2012

Sooner's Receiver Ranked #1 For Breakout Year In 2012 | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it
KC Joyner of ESPN Insider named his five receivers in college football poised for a breakout season , and a Sooner was in his No. 1 spot.

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Oklahoma To Play Notre Dame, West Virgina and Possibly Florida State In 2012?

Oklahoma To Play Notre Dame, West Virgina and Possibly Florida State In 2012? | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it
Oklahoma vs. Florida State Part III? Maybe...but they are discussing it. FSU called Oklahoma last week to discuss a new home an home series. This is due to West Virginia cancelling it's game with FSU this Fall, as part of it's potential entry into the Big12. Stoops and the Administration at OU like to play a tough schedule, but Notre Dame, FSU, West Virginia, in addition to the rest of the conference schedule seems a little over the top.

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Restoring OU Defense First Order For Stoops

Restoring OU Defense First Order For Stoops | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it
Mike Stoops is back at Oklahoma for a second stint as defensive coordinator. And, my, how the job description has changed in the high-octane Big 12.

The 10-team league had six of the nation's top 13 offenses last season, including the Sooners', and 500-yard games are getting closer to becoming the norm instead of the exception.

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2012 Big 12 Football Schedule: Ranking the Best Non-Conference Games

2012 Big 12 Football Schedule: Ranking the Best Non-Conference Games | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it
The college football season may have recently come to a close, but we're already preparing for a season that doesn't start for another seven months.

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20 Teams with the Best Chances of Running the Table in 2012

20 Teams with the Best Chances of Running the Table in 2012 | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it
This list includes several teams from the SEC and Big12 conferences. But, they are not the only conferences in the race. This article lists 20 teams that have the potential to run the table in 2012. One of them is OU, who has a real chance at a strong for run for the National title.

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No. 4 Missouri Survives OU 71-68

No. 4 Missouri Survives OU 71-68 | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it

Romero Osby intentionally missed a free throw with 2.5 seconds left that helped Oklahoma get off a potential game-tying basket against the No. 4 team in the country.


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West Virginia Will Play In The Big12 No Matter What

West Virginia Will Play In The Big12 No Matter What | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it

WVU and Big 12 officials have spoken confidently, and at times even invoking a cocksure tone, that WVU will be a member of the league July 1 and play a Big 12 football schedule this fall.


The company line is repeated over and over, even in the face of a legal battle by the Big East to keep the Mountaineers from making a quick exit, and a contract that tilts in favor of the jilted conference.


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ESPN's Schlabach: Way-Too-Early College Football Top 25, Take 2

ESPN's Schlabach: Way-Too-Early College Football Top 25, Take 2 | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it

According to ESPN's Schlabach "Players have declared for the NFL draft. Recruits have signed their letters of intent. It's time to take a second look at the 2012 top 25."  In this second version of his way too early Top 25, OU has moved up a spot to #4.  It should be an interesting 2012 in college football.


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Oklahoma's Mike Stoops Shares Some Thoughts

Oklahoma's Mike Stoops Shares Some Thoughts | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it
No Big 12 offseason acquisition had a higher profile than Mike Stoops at Oklahoma.

The former Sooners defensive coordinator returned to Norman after seven-plus seasons as the head coach at Arizona. His entrance precipitated the exit of former coordinator Brent Venables, but all eyes will be on Stoops and his defense this spring.

The new man in charge of Oklahoma's defense took some time out to talk with ESPN.com this week.

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Former OU DE Ronnell Lewis' NFL Scouting Report

Former OU DE Ronnell Lewis' NFL Scouting Report | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it

A passionate football player who loves to leave it all on the field…a coach’s dream with his willingness to play special teams….has an explosive first step…love the way he comes off the ball showcases speed and power that make you want to watch it over and over again…never stopping motor to get after the QB…closes very quickly…has experience playing in a stand up or hand down role…has more advanced hand use than most DE prospects who use their speed rush a lot…can gain leverage off on contact and has the ability to disengage…good awareness to recognize that he’s not going to get to the passer and get his hands up into the passing lanes.


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Big 12 Could Start Football Season With Six Teams In Top 25

Big 12 Could Start Football Season With Six Teams In Top 25 | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it

With the NFL Draft deadline passed and recruiting classes set, college football rosters across the country are finally starting to take shape. Which can only mean one thing: it's time for rankings.
ESPN's Mark Schlabach released a revised list of his 2012 preseason Top 25 rankings, and the Big 12 have five -- or is it six? -- teams in the fold.

Not surprisingly, the Oklahoma Sooners checked in as the conference's top team, ranking fourth overall thanks largely to the trio of Landry Jones, Kenny Still and Jaz Reynolds on offense, as well as a crop of young receivers who should help ease the loss of leading pass catcher Ryan Broyles.

"There's no question OU will sorely miss record-setting receiver Ryan Broyles," Schlabach wrote. "But the Sooners signed a deep corps of receivers in their 2012 recruiting class, including Sterling Shepard, Durron Neal and Derrick Woods."

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Crunching The 2013 OU Recruitng Numbers On Offense

Crunching The 2013 OU Recruitng Numbers On Offense | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it
Oklahoma held it's first Junior Day almost one week ago and is scheduled to be hosting a second the first weekend in March. As you've likely surmised, the college football recruiting cycle never really ends. Heck, it only even slows down during NCAA mandated silent periods. So as we close out the 2012 recruiting calendar, we simultaneously turn the first page of 2013. The Sooners took a full class of 25 commits in 2012, so this 2013 class projects to be a little smaller. Probably more in the 17-22 range depending of course on possible transfers or NFL early entrants. It's also a class that should feature many more players on the defensive side of the ball after a very heavy offensive class.

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Five OU Recruits to Watch in 2012

Five OU Recruits to Watch in 2012 | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it

The Oklahoma Sooners are looking for a bounce-back year in 2012. They were handed the preseason No. 1 ranking in 2011, only to suffer devastating losses to Oklahoma State and Baylor, and had to watch the former compete in a BCS bowl. 


With QB Landry Jones returning to school and a Top 10 recruiting class so far, the Sooners will look to control the Big 12 and be a contender for the BCS championship once again.


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Thirteen Oklahoma Players Invited to NFL Combine

Thirteen Oklahoma Players Invited to NFL Combine | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it
Seven OU Sooners and six Okie State Cowboys were invited to the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

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The Offseason "To Do" List for the Sooners

The Offseason "To Do" List for the Sooners | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it
Now that the season is over and the 2012 recruiting class has been close to finalized, the Sooners can now prepare for what might be the most important time of the year: the off-season.

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Four New Helmet Designs For OU Football

Four New Helmet Designs For OU Football | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it
Here are four new OU football helmet designs by Charles Sollars. Be sure you click through all four designs. They are interesting, but I still like the traditional OU design.

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Getting 2012 Big 12 Football Schedule Soon?

Getting 2012 Big 12 Football Schedule Soon? | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it
The conference is close to finalizing the 2012 Big 12 football schedule, according to a person familiar with the tedious task being tackled by league.

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OU Defensive Comparison With Texas

OU Defensive Comparison With Texas | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it

We need to look at other "like" teams when evaluating the OU defensive performance under Venables. We chose to dig into Texas' defensive stats then brush upon other teams with similarities to Oklahoma. The Longhorns were chosen as a comparable team due to their perceived superior defensive play over the timeframe of this analysis. This theory was supported through data attained from http://www.cfbstats.com pertaining to Big 12 conference total defense ratings since 2007. See below for a Texas/OU comparison in this area. I'll note that the overall total defense is determined by yards given up per game and is restricted to only conference contests.


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Post-signing Day Big 12 Power Rankings

Post-signing Day Big 12 Power Rankings | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it

Signing day has come and gone. NFL decisions have been made. Coaching staffs -- the major moves, at least -- have been settled.


The league membership looks close to being settled.  With all that stuff behind us, it's time to update our Big 12 Power Rankings with spring football quickly approaching.


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OU Among Best Recruiting Programs In Last 5 Years

OU Among Best Recruiting Programs In Last 5 Years | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it

ESPN The Magazine and RecruitingNation compiled the past five years (2007-11) of ESPNU 150 rankings and then crowned college football's top 10 recruiting programs.  OU comes in tied at number 10.


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