Sooners have something special in Dynamic Duo of Landry Jones, Ryan Broyles

Updated: Fri, Aug 26, 2011 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

For most quarterback-receiver combos, it's easy to pin point the best highlight of the season. For Oklahoma's Ryan Broyles and Landry Jones, it's hard to pick a Top 10.
Q&A with Jones and Broyles OU's all-time best Dynamic Duos Stoops, Castiglione among OU's off-field duos

Berry Tramel: Sooners' longest running Dynamic Duo of Bob Stoops, Brent Venables still going strong

Updated: Thu, Aug 25, 2011 | Comment on this article Leave a comment
OU coach Bob Stoops, left, worked with defensive coordinator Brent Venables at Kansas State before hiring him for the Sooners' staff. PHOTO BY STEVE SISNEY, Oklahoman Archive  STEVE SISNEY

The original Dynamic Duo clearly had a pecking order. Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson were mentor/protégé.And so are OU football's longest running Dynamic Duo. Bob Stoops' relationship with Brent Venables has changed mightily over the years, if for no other reason than the 40-year-old Venables no longer is the Boy Wonder.

Sooners Kenny Stills, Tony Jefferson growing together on the field and off

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The University of Oklahoma's Tony Jefferson, left, and Kenny Stills pose for a photo during OU's football media day in Norman, Okla., Saturday August 6, 2011. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

They both grew up around San Diego. They came to OU together. They live together. They both love Twitter. Kenny Stills and Tony Jefferson seem to have as close a friendship as two college football players could have.

OU lineman Gabe Ikard an easy target for teammate Ben Habern

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The University of Oklahoma's Gabe Ikard and Ben Habern pose for a photo during OU's college football media day in Norman, Okla., Saturday August 6, 2011. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

Sooner offensive lineman Ben Habern and Gabe Ikard are more than a match made in the trenches. They are a match made in food.

Sooners LBs Tom Wort, Jayden Bird have been through the wringer

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The University of Oklahoma's Jaydan Bird, left, and Tom Wort pose for a photo during OU's football media day in Norman, Okla., Saturday August 6, 2011. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

The Oklahoma linebackers seem to take on the personality of their boss, defensive coordinator Brent Venables — loose and laid-back away from the field, giving way to hardcore intensity when there's work to be done. Tom Wort and Jaydan Bird have been through the wringer at OU since arriving in January 2009, and they're even closer friends because of everything they went through together.

OU Football Articles from NewsOK and The Oklahoman


  • OU Football: Evaluating OU's class of 2017, re-evaluating the meaning of commitment

    By Jason Kersey Staff Writer jkersey@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Feb 7, 2016

    NORMAN — There's an old recruiting maxim uttered by dozens of college football coaches through the years: It's like shaving; do it every day or, pretty soon, you'll look like a bum. That's why there's no rest for coaches around the country, despite having just signed their 2016 classes...

  • Oklahoma basketball journal: Spangler tweaks knee in Sooners' loss

    By Ryan Aber Staff Writer raber@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    Spangler landed awkwardly after missing a layup in the game’s opening minute and was hobbled, but stayed in the game until nearly midway through the first half before leaving. He received some treatment on the bench and returned shortly thereafter, playing 37 minutes.

  • Oklahoma basketball: Top-ranked Sooners upset at Kansas State

    By Ryan Aber Staff Writer raber@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    The Sooners (19-3, 7-3 Big 12) have now lost four consecutive games in Manhattan.

  • Super Bowl: Three Oklahomans worth rooting for on Sunday

    By Jenni Carlson Columnist jcarlson@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    If you're after a rooting interest, look no further than Chris Harris, Antonio Smith and Corey Nelson.

  • OU Basketball: Sooner women roll post TCU

    By Trent Crabtree For The Oklahoman | Updated: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    NORMAN — Poor shooting starts have plagued Oklahoma women's basketball team this season. Losses to North Texas and at Oklahoma State come to mind. It happened again Saturday against TCU, only this time it wasn't fatal. Oklahoma beat TCU 77-64 at Lloyd Noble Center, jumping out to a 10-2 lead...

  • Oklahoma football: QB Tanner Schafer to walk on for Sooners

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    NORMAN — Oklahoma might only have two eligible scholarship quarterbacks but they added another preferred walk-on quarterback Friday in Tanner Schafer. Schafer (6-foot-3, 180 pounds) joins Reece Clark and Connor McGinnis as walk-on quarterbacks for the Sooners....

  • OU women's basketball: Gioya Carter getting healthy, making a difference

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    The junior guard from Carl Albert has scored in double figures in four of the last five games, including a season-high 17 points in Wednesday’s 71-69 home loss to Oklahoma State.

  • OU basketball: OU assistant Steve Henson ready for a head coaching position

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    Saturday night, as Lon Kruger and Henson return to their alma mater coaching the top-ranked team in the country, Kruger knows it might be their last visit to Bramlage Coliseum together.

  • Super Bowl: A look at Oklahomans with their Super Bowl rings

    Berry Tramel, Jenni Carlson, John Helsley | Updated: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    Oklahomans who have won Super Bowl rings share their stories with The Oklahoman.

  • OU basketball: Buddy Hield, Ryan Spangler keep an eye on other teams, players

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    Oklahoma faces Kansas State on Saturday (5 p.m., ESPNU) in Manhattan. The Sooners beat the Wildcats 86-76 in Norman on Jan. 9 but haven’t defeated Kansas State in Manhattan since 2012, before any of the players on this year’s team were on campus.

  • Signing day: Bob Stoops calls Tulsa McLain's Joshua Jacobs an 'excellent player'

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    NORMAN — Bob Stoops said he knew that once his staff offered Tulsa McLain’s Joshua Jacobs a scholarship, the floodgates could open. “As soon as it happened, we said, ‘Here it goes,’” Stoops said during Wednesday’s signing day news conference. “And it did.” Jacobs signed with Alabama on...

  • OU football: Signing day odds and ends on problems with recruiting, Jon-Michael Terry, emojis and more

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    [brightcove]4739400308001[/brightcove] NORMAN — Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops announced his 2016 signing class Wednesday, meaning that — barring any surprise additions to the class in the next few months — we have a pretty solid idea of what next year’s team will look like. The Sooners signed 18...

  • Big 12 baseball: OSU picked second, OU fourth in preseason poll

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    Just four points separate the three top teams in the Big 12 baseball preseason coaches' poll. TCU tops the poll with 57 points, while Oklahoma State is second with 55 and Texas sits third with 53. All three teams earned three first-place votes marking the first time in conference preseason...

  • OU football: A look at the Sooners' recruits

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    Oklahoma boosted one of the nation's top recruiting classes with the addition of linebacker Caleb Kelly late Wednesday. Kelly, a 6-foot-3, 225-pounder from Clovis West High School in Fresno, California, was listed as a five-star prospect by Rivals and Scout. He chose the Sooners over Alabama,...

  • Power Lunch: Chat with OU writer Ryan Aber

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    Join The Oklahoman's OU writer Ryan Aber to talk about Sooners football, basketball and the 2016 football recruiting class in today's Power Lunch live chat at 11 a.m.