Fans in Norman and Stillwater stepping up to the Mikes

Sports | Published: Sun, Aug 26, 2012 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

Approval ratings in Norman and Stillwater could not be higher for Oklahoma's Mike Stoops and Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy.

Landry Jones chose to temporarily put aside the NFL and return for his fourth season in Norman. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Landry Jones is back. Do you still want term limits?

Sports | Published: Sun, Aug 26, 2012 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

OU FOOTBALL — In January, Jones announced he would serve his final term as Oklahoma quarterback, choosing to temporarily put aside NFL riches for another season in the near-the-South-Oval office.
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    BY JASON KERSEY | Updated: 5 hr ago

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    BY RYAN ABER | Yesterday

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    BY JOHN HELSLEY | Yesterday

    Just as the S-E-C chants were rising out of control, even in enemy stadiums, agitating the fine fans from all the other leagues and leaving them grumbling about that conference's death grip on the national championship trophy, there came a quieting. The 2015 postseason saw conference kingpin...

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    BY KYLE FREDRICKSON | Yesterday

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    BY KYLE FREDRICKSON | Published: Thu, Sep 3, 2015

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    BY KYLE FREDRICKSON | Published: Thu, Sep 3, 2015

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    BY KYLE FREDRICKSON | Updated: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

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    By BERRY TRAMEL | Updated: Wed, Aug 26, 2015

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