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  • Oklahoma football: Week One depth chart released

    Jason Kersey | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Oklahoma released its Week One depth chart Monday evening, a few days before the 2015 season kicks off against Akron on Owen Field. Here is a look at the depth chart: QB No.; Name; Cl.; Ht.; Wt. 6; Baker Mayfield; Jr.; 6-1; 209 9; Trevor Knight; RJr.; 6-1; 207 14; Cody Thomas; RSo.; 6-4;...

  • Oklahoma football: Some thoughts on the first depth chart

    Jason Kersey | Updated: 7 hr ago

    NORMAN — Oklahoma released its Week One depth chart Monday evening. You can check that out here. I wanted to get the depth chart posted as quickly as possible, but want to use this post to give a few quick thoughts about it. There were a couple surprises. * Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon...

  • OU football notebook: How freshman Austin Seibert won the Sooners' kicking and punting job

    By JASON KERSEY, RYAN ABER AND BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

      True freshman Austin Seibert will handle field goal kicking and punting duties in Oklahoma's season opener against Akron this weekend, coach Bob Stoops announced at his Monday news conference. Seibert hit 13 field goals as a senior at Belleville West (Ill.) High School, with a long of...

  • Big 12 football notebook: Briles not feeling pressure after Ukwuachu conviction

    BY RYAN ABER | Published: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    Briles said he hasn’t addressed the situation with his team, though said his players were “very aware” of what was going on.

  • OU football: Joe Mixon's highly anticipated debut only a few days away

    BY JASON KERSEY   | Published: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    Mixon makes his highly anticipated college football debut Saturday evening, when Oklahoma opens the 2015 season on Owen Field against Akron.

  • OSU Football: Inside a Cowboy linebacker's comeback story

    BY JENNI CARLSON | Updated: 13 hr ago

    During a week when you'll hear lots of coaches and players talk about how excited they are — it's finally time to play some games! — no one is more pumped than Devante Averette.

  • The real reason Illinois fired Tim Beckman

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 14 hr ago

    Illinois fired football coach Tim Beckman last week, and maybe the reasons were multiple. But we know of one. Beckman didn’t win enough games. That was unstated, of course. Beckman was booted after a preliminary review of an external investigation following a Chicago Tribune project that...

  • Oklahoma football: True freshman Austin Seibert will kick field goals and punt in season opener

    Jason Kersey | Updated: 15 hr ago

    NORMAN — True freshman Austin Seibert will handle field goal kicking and punting duties in Oklahoma’s season opener against Akron this weekend, coach Bob Stoops announced at his Monday news conference. Seibert hit 13 field goals as a senior at Belleville West (Ill.) High School, with a long of...

  • Oklahoma football: Du'Vonta Lampkin's eligibility still up in the air

    Jason Kersey | Updated: 16 hr ago

    NORMAN — Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said freshman defensive tackle Du’Vonta Lampkin still hasn’t been released from the National Letter of Intent he signed with Texas, and that Texas still hasn’t denied Lampkin admission into school. Lampkin, who committed to the Sooners in November 2013 and...

  • VIDEO: Richard Sherman wanted Tyler Lockett returns set to Mario Kart sounds, and he got his wish

    Erik Horne | Updated: 17 hr ago

    Want to see a Tyler Lockett punt return touchdown set to Mario Kart sounds? Of course you do. Lockett, the former Tulsa Washington and Kansas State standout, has been an immediate success for the Seattle Seahawks this preseason. He already has two special teams touchdowns in three games,...

  • How Terry Bowden lost his big chance at Owen Field

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 20 hr ago

    I wrote about Terry Bowden for the Monday Oklahoman, a column which you can read here. Bowden is a fascinating story, going from a 20-0 start as the Auburn coach more than 20 years ago to now coaching at Akron, which plays on Owen Field to open the 2015 season. A few Oklahoma writers chatted...

  • Redskins name Kirk Cousins starting quarterback for entire season. What's next for RGIII?

    Erik Horne | Updated: 18 hr ago

    What's next for Robert Griffin III? The No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft is now the Washington Redskins' backup, as head coach Jay Gruden has named Kirk Cousins the starting quarterback for the entire season, according to multiple reports. Griffin III, the 2012 Heisman Trophy...

  • Live Coverage: Bob Stoops' Press Conference

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 19 hr ago

    OU coach Bob Stoops steps to the podium at noon to preview the Sooners' opener against Akron. Follow live coverage with The Oklahoman and more from around the Web.

  • Q&A:'s Chris Brown talks Air Raid offense

    Jason Kersey | Yesterday

    Chris Brown started getting interested in football strategy as a high schooler in the 1990s, when he attended football camps at places like Tulane and Kentucky. At Tulane’s camp, his coach was Rich Rodriguez, and at Kentucky, his coach was Mike Leach. “I was fortunate,” Brown said. He...

  • Tramel: Terry Bowden returns to the spotlight -- but only temporarily

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    Terry Bowden is far from the bright lights of the SEC and the pressure-cooker of Auburn University. Bowden coaches the Akron Zips, who are just trying to climb above the bottom rungs of the Mid-American Conference.


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