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Walter Football's Charlie Campbell hears that it's not outside the realm of possibility that Oklahoma redshirt junior T Cody Ford could receive some Day 1 draft interest.

At this juncture, Campbell is being told that a high selection on Day 2 probably represents the ceiling of Ford's stock, but sounds as though Day 1 is not out of the question if things break right. Especially if the 6-foot-4, 338-pound redshirt junior continues to impress as he has early in the season. To whit, Ford did not allow a single quarterback pressure on his 18 snaps in pass protection against Army in that thriller of a win several weeks back.
Oct 12 - 5:25 PM

Oklahoma named assistant head coach and defensive tackles coach Ruffin McNeill interim defensive coordinator.

The Sooners fired Mike Stoops on Monday after giving up 33 points in a victory over Baylor two weeks ago and 48 (and 501 total yards) in a loss to Texas last week. Oklahoma HC Lincoln Riley and McNeill have a long history together. They coached together at Texas Tech from 2007-09. When McNeill was hired as coach of East Carolina, he hired Riley as his offensive coordinator. Riley served in that function from 2010-14 before moving on to Norman. In June 2017, after he'd been named head coach at Oklahoma, Riley hired McNeill on as an assistant coach.
Source: ESPN
Oct 8 - 12:10 PM

Oklahoma fired defensive coordinator Mike Stoops.

The announcement comes less than 48 hours after the Sooners' 48-45 loss on to Texas, the most points ever scored against OU in the Red River Showdown. After the game, Stoops took the blame. "I'm extremely disappointed in my ability to get this team to play at a higher level," he said. "Certainly, I take a lot of that responsibility. That's for sure." HC Lincoln Riley has promoted assistant HC and DT coach Ruffin McNeill to defensive coordinator for the rest of the season. Stoops, the former HC at Arizona, is the younger brother of former Oklahoma HC Bob Stoops and older brother of Kentucky HC Mark Stoops.
Source: ESPN
Oct 8 - 11:39 AM

Oklahoma junior WR Marquise Brown caught nine passes for 131 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 48-45 loss to Texas.

Brown (5'10/168) came through with scoring grabs of four yards (in the first quarter) and 77 yards (in the third quarter). This was just the continuation of what's been a marvelous season put forth by the junior wideout to date. This was Brown's fourth game of at least 130 yards receiving, and he's now caught at least one touchdown pass in every game this season outside of OU's narrow win over Army several weekends back. He's working to a 33-675-7 receiving line for the campaign as a whole.
Oct 6 - 4:56 PM

Oklahoma redshirt junior QB Kyler Murray completed 19-of-26 passes for 304 yards and four touchdowns while rushing for 92 yards and a score in Saturday's 48-45 loss to Texas.

Murray and the Sooners trailed 45-24 heading into the fourth quarter, but he would lead the team all the way back to tie the game before Texas calmed the waters long enough to put together a final go-ahead drive. The redshirt junior got the comeback started with a 19-yard touchdown pass to Lee Morris with 8:45 remaining in the contest, then followed that scoring toss up with a blistering 67-yard run to glory to draw OU within a touchdown on the scoreboard. Trey Sermon would knot up the score with a seven-yard touchdown run a short while later, before Texas came back from the finishing blow. Tough loss aside, Murray has now accounted for a hearty 26 total touchdowns through six games played.
Oct 6 - 4:51 PM

Oklahoma junior WR Marquise Brown snagged five balls for 132 yards and two scores in Saturday's 66-33 win over Baylor.

Brown (5'10/168) once again functioned as Kyler Murray's go-to receiver. Outside of last week's game against Army, the funky near-upset where Brown was held without a catch, he's had a minimum of 88 receiving yards and one touchdown in the other four games. Hollywood and his Oklahoma Sooners have a big rivalry game on deck against Texas.
Sep 29 - 7:30 PM

Oklahoma redshirt junior QB Kyler Murray completed 17-of-21 passes for 432 yards and six touchdowns in Saturday's 66-33 demolition of Baylor.

He also ran for 45 yards and a seventh score. Murray did not start the game as punishment for being late to Friday's practice. He entered to begin the team's second offensive series. From there, he lit up Baylor on nearly every series he participated in. Murray may be headed to the Oakland A's to begin a professional baseball career after this season, but his athleticism and arm talent play just as well on the gridiron. He's officially entered the Heisman race as a legitimate contender.
Sep 29 - 7:27 PM

Oklahoma sophomore TE Grant Calcaterra rejoined his teammates on the sideline after suffering an apparent shoulder injury during the first quarter of Saturday's game against Baylor.

Calcaterra suffered the injury on a 30-yard touchdown reception, with team trainers taking him back to the locker room for further evaluation. Calcaterra returned to the sideline shortly thereafter, and he has since been allowed to play.
Sep 29 - 4:42 PM

Oklahoma sophomore TE Grant Calcaterra (shoulder) was taken to the locker room by team trainers after suffering an injury during the first quarter of Saturday's game against Baylor.

According to a report trainers were looking at Calcaterra's right shoulder, which he was seen favoring after catching a 30-yard touchdown pass from Kyler Murray. Oklahoma has yet to announce the severity of the injury and whether or not the sophomore will be able to return.
Sep 29 - 4:10 PM

Oklahoma redshirt junior QB Kyler Murray entered Saturday's game against Baylor during the team's second offensive series.

Murray did not start the game as punishment for his being late to Friday's practice, with Austin Kendall getting the nod. Oklahoma's first drive ended with a punt, but after it was muffed by the Baylor return man Murray was inserted into the game. On his second play Murray connected with Lee Morris for an 8-yard touchdown.
Sep 29 - 3:44 PM

Oklahoma senior G Ben Powers was not in uniform for Saturday's game against Baylor due to an undisclosed injury.

That's a big personnel loss for the Sooners, as Powers is considered to be one of the best offensive linemen in the Big 12. With the senior out of the lineup, redshirt senior Jonathan Alvarez made the start at left guard.
Sep 29 - 3:40 PM

Oklahoma redshirt junior QB Kyler Murray (disciplinary) will not start against Baylor on Saturday.

Yahoo's Pat Forde confirms the news. Forde, however, wrote on Twitter that it "wouldn't shock" him if Murray enters the game very quickly. On Friday, Dean Blevins of OKC-KWTV reported that a "minor violation" of team rules was likely to blame for Murray's status. Austin Kendall will get the start against the Bears, but he likely won't be in the game long.
Sep 29 - 12:10 PM

Oklahoma redshirt sophomore QB Austin Kendall will draw the start against Baylor on Saturday.

This according to Kendall's mom, who posted the news to Twitter. Rumors had been swirling earlier on Saturday that regular starter Kyler Murray would be sitting out to start due to a possible minor disciplinary issue. Per Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman, Murray is not expected to sit the entire contest.
Sep 29 - 12:03 PM

Multiple outlets are reporting that Oklahoma redshirt junior QB Kyler Murray might not start against Baylor on Saturday for disciplinary reasons.

Dean Blevins of OKC-KWTV passed along on Friday that a possible "minor violation" of team rules (such as showing up to practice late) could potentially keep Murray on the bench come kickoff. College Gameday has also made mention of a potential slap on the wrist to open the game. If Murray does not start Saturday's contest, Austin Kendall would draw the call. We'll keep tabs on this one up until kickoff.
Source: 247Sports
Sep 29 - 10:25 AM

Pro Football Focus projects Oklahoma junior WR Marquise Brown to be drafted by the Jets with the No. 9 overall pick.

Of course this would be a good fit for Brown as the Jets don't have a true No. 1 receiver on their roster, but the real takeaway here is Brown being viewed as a potential top-10 selection. Brown (5'10/168) doesn't have the traditional size of a No. 1, but he has the production of one. As a sophomore last year with Baker Mayfield, Brown eclipsed 1,000 receiving yards and he's well on his way to another 1,000+ yard season with Kyler Murray. Brown will run well at the combine, as he's among the nation's best deep threats. Brown is in the mix to be a top-three selected receiver.
Sep 28 - 5:20 PM


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