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.

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    By Ryan Aber, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, May 5, 2016

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  • Texas A&M flootball coach apologizes for tweets on player's reversal

    By The Associated Press, Associated Press | Updated: 15 hr ago

    A few minutes after Tate Martell from Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas tweeted Wednesday night he was reopening his recruitment, Moorhead posted "I feel sorry for ppl who never understand loyalty." Moorehead followed with more critical tweets, never naming Martell. Soon after, another...

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    Published: Thu, May 5, 2016

    Adrian Peterson hasn’t run the ball in a preseason game since 2011. He would like to change that this summer. The Vikings have been careful not to risk their star running back getting hurt in exhibition play since he suffered a serious knee injury in December 2011. Peterson, though, believes...

  • Bedlam golf rivalry featured in NCAA Stillwater Regional May 16-18 in Stillwater

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, May 5, 2016

    STILLWATER -- Bedlam rivals Oklahoma State and Oklahoma will compete in the NCAA Golf Stillwater Regional May 16-18 at  Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Okla, the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Committee announced Thursday. The 14-team, 54-hole tournament, hosted by No....

  • Villanova's Arcidiacono wins Eddie Sutton Tustenugee Award

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Wed, May 4, 2016

    Villanova's Ryan Arciadiacono is the sixth winner of the Eddie Sutton Tustenugee Award. The award, presented by Tulsa Sports Charities, is given to the player "who best exhibits the traits of tenacity and unselfishness that Sutton advocated as a coach. Arciadiacono assisted on...

  • Power Lunch: Chat with columnist Jenni Carlson

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Wed, May 4, 2016

    Join columnist Jenni Carlson to talk OU, OSU, the Thunder and more from the NBA playoffs in today's Power Lunch live chat at 11 a.m.

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    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, May 3, 2016

    NORMAN — Oklahoma started a four-game homestand with a 12-3 drubbing of Oral Roberts on Tuesday at L. Dale Mitchell Park. The Sooners wasted no time getting runs on the scoreboard. Sheldon Nuese had the bases loaded in the bottom of the first when he knocked in a two-RBI single scoring...

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    Jenni Carlson | Updated: Tue, May 3, 2016

    Baker Mayfield's moves are well documented. He's done the whip in front of his teammates. He's led the Dougie in the locker room at Tennessee. He's even danced (and lip-synced) to Katy Perry at a fundraiser in Norman.  So, of course, the Oklahoma quarterback had to take it to...

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    Jason Kersey | Updated: Mon, May 2, 2016

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    By Jason Kersey | Published: Mon, May 2, 2016

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    Jenni Carlson | Updated: Mon, May 2, 2016

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  • Tulsa Memorial's Isaiah Thomas offered by Alabama

    Updated: Mon, May 2, 2016

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