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Big 12 football: Oklahoman writers offer up three bold predictions for the season

by Berry Tramel and Jenni Carlson and Ryan Aber and John Helsley and Jason Kersey and Kyle Fredrickson Published: July 20, 2014

Three bold predictions for the 2014 season:

Ryan Aber

OU Beat Writer

1. Oklahoma State knocks off Oklahoma, Baylor or Texas during what should be a rebuilding year for the Cowboys.

2. Outside of Dimitri Flowers, who was with the Sooners for spring practice, Michiah Quick becomes OU’s most impactful newcomer.

3. Two league coaches are fired after the season.

Jason Kersey

OU Beat Writer

1. Iowa State ends the regular season on a three-game winning streak, saving Paul Rhoads’ job for another year.

2. Sophomore Keith Ford becomes Oklahoma’s first 1,000-yard rusher since DeMarco Murray in 2010.

3. Texas drops two of its first three games, losing at home to BYU and to UCLA in Cowboys Stadium.

Kyle Fredrickson

OSU Beat Writer

1. Bryce Petty will be a Heisman Trophy finalist.

2. Charlie Weis will not return to coach the Jayhawks next season.

3. OU won't lose a home game in 2014.

John Helsley

OSU Beat Writer

1. West Virginia will win two of four at home against OU, Baylor, TCU and Kansas State, but lose all four Big 12 road games at Tech, OSU, Texas and Iowa State.

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by Berry Tramel
Columnist
Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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by Jenni Carlson
Columnist
Jenni Carlson, a sports columnist at The Oklahoman since 1999, came by her love of sports honestly. She grew up in a sports-loving family in Kansas. Her dad coached baseball and did color commentary on the radio for the high school football...
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by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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by Kyle Fredrickson
OSU beat writer
Kyle Fredrickson became the Oklahoma State beat writer for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com in July 2014. A native Coloradoan, Fredrickson attended Western State College before transferring to Oklahoma State in 2010 and graduating in 2012. Fredrickson...
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