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Oklahoma HC Bob Stoops reiterated that under no circumstances will senior TE Blake Bell be moved back to QB.

"Not at all. He is the prototype tight end. Great hands. Can run," Stoops said. Many evaluators were hoping for Virginia Tech's Logan Thomas to make the move from quarterback to tight end, especially following his Combine numbers (for the record, we think it was wise not to). Those evaluators will have to settle for Bell. However, the biggest question is: can he catch, especially in contested situations? Trevor Knight is firmly planted as the team's starting quarterback after his superstar performance against Alabama.
Jul 22 - 1:01 PM

Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel is not involved in Oklahoma junior (or redshirt sophomore) WR Dorial Green-Beckham's waiver situation.

"He's in a good place," Pinkel told reporters at SEC Media Days. "I want things to work well for Dorial." Green-Beckham and Oklahoma are hoping the talented wide receiver will be deemed eligible to play in 2014. If not, there is a chance he declares for the 2015 NFL Draft and never plays a meaningful snap for Oklahoma. Regardless of the eligibility ruling, DGB will practice with the Sooners this season.
Jul 16 - 9:31 AM

Oklahoma senior TE Blake Bell was one of 40 tight ends named on the Mackey Award preseason watch list.

This speaks to Bell's athletic ability as much as anything, since he's in the process of transitioning to tight end. The 6-foot-6, 265-pounder started eight games at QB last year. He's joined on the list by big names such as Iowa State's E.J. Bibbs, Ohio State's Jeff Heuerman, Alabama's O.J. Howard, Notre Dame's Ben Koyack and Florida State's Nick O'Leary.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 11 - 10:35 PM

Oklahoma will pursue a waiver from the NCAA for junior WR Dorial Green-Beckham to gain immediate eligibility, according to beat writer Jason Kersey.

We doubt the NCAA grants such a waiver, as many who were given immediate eligibility in the past transferred due to family emergencies or medical issues. As far as we know, DGB does not have either. The receiver was dismissed from Missouri after a number of off-field issues. He could be on the scout team with Baker Mayfield for the entire season.
Jul 3 - 2:15 PM

Former Missouri junior WR Dorial Green-Beckham has officially joined the Oklahoma football program.

DGB is not eligible to play until 2015, and we wonder if he ever takes an official snap for the Sooners. Green-Beckham might be taking this opportunity to be with a team during his "off" year, which is something NFL teams will likely prefer over sitting out the season at home. This would make the receiver a redshirt sophomore this season. Green-Beckham will enroll in classes and participate in team activities, and he could still enter the 2015 NFL Draft. DGB's final act that led to his dismissal from Missouri included unlawfully forcing his way into an apartment seeking his girlfriend and then pushed a different woman down "at least four stairs," causing a minor hand injury.
Jul 3 - 2:09 PM

Former Missouri junior WR Dorial Green-Beckham is on Oklahoma's campus Thursday morning visiting with coaches, according to Rivals' Carey Murdock.

The Oklahoman previously reported the Sooners had interested in the extremely talented but troubled receiver. DGB had previously been linked to Eastern Illinois, an FCS program, meaning he would have been eligible for the 2014 season. However, those rumors were never more than smoke, leading many to believe Green-Beckham would simply sit out the season and enter the 2015 draft. DGB's final act that led to his dismissal from Missouri included unlawfully forcing his way into an apartment seeking his girlfriend and then pushed a different woman down "at least four stairs," causing a minor hand injury. If the receiver chooses Oklahoma, he would have to sit out the upcoming season to satisfy NCAA regulations.
Jul 3 - 10:17 AM

ESPN's Phil Steele grades Oklahoma redshirt sophomore QB Trevor Knight as the No. 9 Heisman candidate.

Knight has emerged as a popular darkhorse candidate, which means he's no longer a sleeper. He started only five games last year, but put the nation on notice by completing 32 of 44 attempts for 348 yards, four touchdowns and an interception against Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. "Knight's stock and the Sooners' expectations have skyrocketed for 2014," Steele wrote. "Unlike other Oklahoma quarterbacks in the Bob Stoops era, Knight has great mobility and it will help playing on a Sooners team that is my favorite to win the Big 12 this year."
Jun 28 - 4:32 PM

ESPN's Kevin Weidl wrote that if Oklahoma sophomore DT Jordan Phillips "gets back to form from back surgery... watch out."

"Explosive athlete for 320-plus [pounds] on tape," Weidl wrote. Phillips suffered a season-ending back injury in early October, but he wreaked havoc in the four games before that. The 6-foot-6, 324-pounder from Towanda, Kan., has the ability to collapse pockets and get into the backfield consistently when healthy.
Jun 28 - 2:35 PM

ESPN's Kevin Weidl was "most impressed" with Oklahoma redshirt sophomore QB Trevor Knight's "decisiveness and anticipation" during his performance in the Sugar Bowl.

"OU QB Trevor Knight put on a show in the Sugar Bowl. Most impressed by his decisiveness and anticipation. Tape littered with dimes," Weidl tweeted. Knight completed 32 of 44 attempts for 348 yards, four touchdowns and an interception against Alabama. With only eight starts under his belt, Knight will have an opportunity to fully showcase his talents as the Sooners' starting QB in 2014.
Jun 26 - 7:17 AM

Oklahoma HC Bob Stoops is on the verge of receiving a new contract that would pay him $5 million per season, according to CBS Sports' Jeremy Fowler.

Stoops did reportedly draw some interest from the NFL this offseason, namely the Cleveland Browns, which could be one reason for a new deal to be made. Stoops' new figures put him in the Kevin Sumlin and Charlie Strong range. Fowler notes the revised contract will go before the school's board of regents on Wednesday.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 24 - 2:12 PM

Gil Brandt of NFL.com calls Oklahoma sophomore RB Keith Ford a future star.

The 5-foot-11, 205-pounder, a former five-star recruit, is a punishing and tough runner. He'd have a more promising fantasy prognosis in a different program, but Sooners' coach Bob Stoops has shown a propensity to platoon his rushers. As such, expect sophomore Alex Ross and true freshmen Joe Mixon and Samaje Perine to steal carries. Even so, Ford is a complete back who projects as a three-down contributor. He rushed for 134 yards on 23 carries last year.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 22 - 4:53 PM

The Oklahoman reports that former Missouri junior WR Dorial Green-Beckham interests the Sooners.

"Sources with knowledge of Green-Beckham’s situation have indicated there’s at least marginal interest in bringing the troubled superstar to Oklahoma," read the report. Green-Beckham's previously was leaning towards transferring to Eastern Illinois in order to retain his 2014 eligibility, but those plans hit a snag for unspecified reasons. If DGB were to sign with Oklahoma, he would be forced to sit out a season. Green-Beckham (6-foot-6, 225 pounds) was dismissed by Mizzou after a burglary investigation and alleged unlawful entry into an apartment searching for his girlfriend. DGB was also previously suspended twice for drug related issues. He comes with a laundry list of off-the-field problems, but the former No. 1 overall recruit also possesses No. 1 overall pick talent.
Jun 18 - 8:26 PM

Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl believes Oklahoma will deploy a strong defense in 2014.

Weidl notes the Sooners are returning talent at all three levels of the defense. Up front, they will likely be led by defensive End Charles Tapper. Defensive tackle Jordan Phillips will also help let back seven defenders run free.
Jun 11 - 3:06 PM

Scout Inc.'s Kevin Weidl notes that Oklahoma junior DE Charles Tapper is "heavy handed with strong point-of-attack skills."

"Studying the Sooners on Defense today. DE Charles Tapper has flashed early on. Heavy handed with strong point-of-attack skills," Weidl tweeted. Tapper had a breakout sophomore season for the Sooners, recording 49 tackles and 5.5 sacks. If Tapper can put together another solid season, and show more consistency when finishing, it could greatly improve his stock amongst evaluators.
Jun 9 - 8:53 PM

Oklahoma senior RT Daryl Williams helped the school post 223.9 rushing yards per game last year, the most since Bob Stoops became head coach.

The 6-foot-5, 321-pounder returns along with senior LT Tyrus Thompson to form one of the nation's better OT duos. "Williams looks the part with excellent body thickness throughout and an anchor to hold his ground," CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote. "He displays an understanding of angles, but has a bad habit of lunging and doesn't properly use his length, lacking the aggressive hands to punch and initiate contact. Williams doesn't burst off the snap and plays heavy." The prospect, in fact, has admitted be being "not even close" to as athletically gifted as former teammate Lane Johnson or Thompson. "Williams sees the field well mentally but doesn't always show the physical gifts needed to react consistently, which could ultimately hurt his NFL value," Brugler wrote.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 6 - 10:42 PM


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