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The NCAA denied Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield's immediate eligibility waiver, however he is allowed to be on scholarship with the Sooners.

Per Chip Brown of Horns Digest, Mayfield will not be eligible to play until 2015 and will then have two more years of eligibility. The Texas Tech transfer will continue to practice with the Sooners this season, forming the best scout team unit along with receiver Dorial Green-Beckham. Trevor Knight is only a redshirt sophomore, so it would be an upset if Mayfield enters next season as the outright starter.
Sep 23 - 9:22 AM

Oklahoma true freshman RB Samaje Perine has the "it" factor and "appears to be a rookie capable of putting an offense on his back," according to NFL media analyst Bucky Brooks.

The 5-foot-11, 243-pounder slapped down an incredible 242 yards on 34 carries against West Virginia on Saturday. "Most importantly, Perine closed the game with a series of power runs that allowed the Sooners to run out the clock," Brook wrote. "For Oklahoma to make a legitimate run at the title, it must be able to outmuscle the heavyweights that occupy the top of the rankings. Perine gives the Sooners the hard-nosed runner to lean on in a backyard brawl." Perine -- a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, 247sports.com and ESPN.com, and a three-star recruit by Scout.com -- was not as highly rated as you might have assumed watching Saturday's outburst.
Source: NFL.com
Sep 22 - 7:09 PM

Oklahoma sophomore DT Jordan Phillips is "already generating buzz within the scouting community," after his return from a back injury, according to NFL.com.

Phillips suffered a season-ending back injury in early October, but he wreaked havoc in the four games before that. "He's a massive presence on the interior at 6-foot-6, 334 pounds and can eat up blocks to let linebackers run free. He creates pressure up the middle vs. the pass, too," Daniel Jeremiah, Bucky Brooks and Charles Davis wrote. "An NFC scout said he expects Phillips to be a driving force behind the success of the Oklahoma defense this season." The prospect from Towanda, Kan., has the ability to collapse pockets and get into the backfield consistently. You can expect the Sooners to ramp up his playing time now that they're set to embark on Big 12 play.
Source: NFL.com
Sep 17 - 8:39 PM

Oklahoma junior OLB Eric Striker is one of the top defenders in the nation, according to Smart Football's Chris Brown.

"I don't know his pro grade but he's incredibly disruptive," Brown tweeted, adding Oklahoma's change from a 4-3 to a 3-4/3-3-5 prior to 2013 did not receive enough acclaim. Oklahoma has stumbled down the stretch multiple times under Bob Stoops, but last year's defensive change could alter their fate this season.
Sep 17 - 9:41 AM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wonders how the Ray Rice situation will impact Oklahoma redshirt sophomore WR Dorial Green-Beckham if he decides to enter the 2015 draft.

The star receiver was dismissed from Missouri after pushing a woman down stairs (amongst other transgressions). He was never charged. In announcing a six-game ban for first-time domestic abuse offenders, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a letter to each team which stated first-time offenders could be suspended longer if circumstances warranted it, including "a prior incident before joining the NFL." Wrote Brugler: "So if Green-Beckham is involved in a domestic abuse incident while on a NFL roster, he would be subject to a harsher penalty than just the expected six game suspension. It's very possible Green-Beckham stays out of trouble once in the NFL, but nonetheless, it's a factor for teams to consider when deciding whether or not to draft the super-talented pass catcher."
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 16 - 10:03 PM

Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione indicated that the school wouldn't repeat the decision to admit redshirt sophomore WR Dorial Green-Beckham if it had do the decision over.

"If someone presented a case like that now, I think you would be fair to say that he probably wouldn’t be at Oklahoma," Castiglione said, clarifying that Oklahoma didn’t regret admitting the receiver. The quote has less to do with Green-Beckham himself, and more to do with public perception. SI's The Inside Read column spoke with several college officials who said it "will be more difficult for schools to rely on the fact that a player wasn’t charged or preach that a player has 'learned his lesson.'" DGB was dismissed from Missouri after unlawfully forcing his way into an apartment seeking his girlfriend, and then pushing a different woman down stairs. He was never charged.
Sep 15 - 5:27 PM

Oklahoma sophomore RB Keith Ford will miss at least 2-3 with a slight foot fracture.

Ford is a member of the Sooners' running back trio, which includes Samaje Perine and Alex Ross. However, many consider Ford the best of the group. In their next three games, Oklahoma faces West Virginia, TCU and Texas, with an off week between the first two games. Ford has rushed for 194 yards and five touchdowns on 34 carries.
Sep 15 - 11:23 AM

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has upheld the suspension of Sooners redshirt junior LB Frank Shannon.

Oklahoma suspended the linebacker for the season which stemmed from an internal Title IX investigation into an alleged sexual assault case. Shannon contested the suspension, but this should be the final word.
Sep 8 - 3:16 PM

Oklahoma DT Quincy Russell posted on social media he has been dismissed from the program.

Russell is a former four-star JUCO recruit but only played in two games in 2013. No details have been disclosed regarding the dismissal, other than head coach Bob Stoops saying Russell "was not able to do the things everyone else was doing, and that's not gonna work."
Sep 8 - 1:55 PM

Oklahoma redshirt sophomore QB Trevor Knight completed 21 of 34 attempts for 299 yards and two touchdowns in the school's 52-7 win over Tulsa.

Knight added another score on 35 rushing yards. One touchdown pass went to former starting quarterback Blake Bell, who is now a tight end. Knight has a long way to go before being considered a bonafide NFL prospect.
Sep 6 - 5:21 PM

Oklahoma media viewed the security tape that showed suspended freshman RB Joe Mixon punch a 20-year-old OU female student after a brief confrontation.

The three-minute clip was shown five times to the group of 40 media members. "Neither (Amelia Rae) Molitor nor Mixon appear threatened based on their body language and Mixon appears to start to walk away before Molitor pushes him," beat writer Ryan Aber writes. "Mixon lunges at her with a closed fist by his side before Molitor slaps him near the top of his neck on his left side. That’s when Mixon delivers a right hook that knocks Molitor first into the table on her left ear and then to the floor where she laid motionless for several moments." Mixon remains suspended for one year.
Source: News OK
Sep 4 - 12:17 PM

Oklahoma HC Bob Stoops seemed to indicate that redshirt sophomore WR Dorial Green-Beckham intends to return and play for the school in 2015.

"That isn’t something that’s been decided," Stoops said of DGB. "Right now it seems that he wants to do that and is heading that way and we want to support him in every possible way." Green-Beckham will be eligible to practice and attend classes all year despite his eligibility appeal being denied. We still think it is 50-50, at best, that DGB actually stays and plays for the Sooners in 2015. His talent is incredible.
Source: News OK
Aug 27 - 12:35 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang ranks Oklahoma redshirt sophomore WR Dorial Green-Beckham as the No. 15 overall prospect.

"The character concerns which prompted Green-Beckham's transfer from Missouri will certainly require investigating but there is no denying his blend of size, acceleration and ball-skills," Rang wrote. "The skill-set is so rare, in fact, that DGB is likely to earn first round consideration in 2015 even though the NCAA ruled the junior ineligible to play this year." ESPN's Todd McShay calls DGB the draft's biggest boom-or-bust prospect. We probably won't know until January whether he'll bolt for the draft or return to play a season for the Sooners.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 26 - 7:06 PM

Oklahoma senior Blake Bell won the starting tight end job.

The 6-foot-6, 260-pound former starting quarterback beat out Taylor McNamara in Monday's depth chart. "Blake, he's been really solid," Sooners coach Bob Stoops said Monday. "He loves doing it. He's really a big a target, a comfortable target for Trevor or any quarterback when in the middle of the field. He's got great hands. The different lifting and training from a quarterback to a tight end has helped him get stronger and bigger, so the blocking has been solid, and I think that's something that as we go through the year that will improve the more he's on the field and the more opportunities he gets." Bell struggled with his accuracy as a signal-caller, but he also practiced a little bit at QB in camp and is being viewed as an emergency option if Trevor Knight gets injured. Stoops said "it never hurts to have an emergency plan." Currently, Cody Thomas is listed as the second-team quarterback.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 26 - 4:41 PM

Oklahoma redshirt sophomore WR Dorial Green-Beckham "could easily be the top-rated wide receiver prospect" based on talent alone, writes ESPN's Todd McShay.

According to the analyst, DGB is the draft's biggest boom-or-bust prospect. "He's still an unfinished product on the field and he has some serious red flags off the field," McShay wrote. "He was dismissed from the Missouri football program in April after allegedly forcing his way into an apartment and pushing a woman down stairs (he was not arrested and is not facing charges), after some previous run-ins with the law during his time there. What he brings as a player is an elite combination of height, bulk and straight-line speed; he possesses good separation skills, a massive catch radius with good body control and overall ball skills, and excellent big-play ability." McShay wrote this analysis before Green-Beckham's appeal for immediate eligibility was denied. We might not know until January whether DGB will bolt for the 2015 draft or return to play a season for the Sooners. NFLDraftScout.com ranks Green-Beckham as the No. 39 overall player in the 2015 class.
Aug 25 - 7:35 PM


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