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Wichita Warriors football News
BASEBALL Hunter Aguirre, Westmoore (Cowley County) Garrett Benge, Yukon (Cowley County) Jordan Boyer, Deer Creek (Wichita State) Jenner Brown, Bethany (SNU) Caleb Caldwell, Edmond North (Tabor) Brian Canfield, Bishop McGuinness (Newman) Patton Collie, Deer Creek (Colorado School of Mines) Austin Cranford, Norman North (Connors State) Corey Cupp, Tuttle (SW Christian) Garrett Degelos, Southmoore...
Oklahoma high school sports signing list: Sunday, March 23
Mar 22, 2014BASEBALL Hunter Aguirre, Westmoore (Cowley County) Garrett Benge, Yukon (Cowley County) Jordan Boyer, Deer Creek (Wichita State) Jenner Brown, Bethany (SNU) Caleb Caldwell, Edmond North (Tabor) Brian Canfield, Bishop McGuinness (Newman) Patton Collie, Deer Creek (Colorado School of Mines) Austin Cranford, Norman North (Connors State) Corey Cupp, Tuttle (SW Christian) Garrett Degelos, Southmoore (Coffeyville) Jake Dyer, Westmoore (Ft. Scott CC) Caleb Eldridge, Deer Creek (OSU) Brenden Fowler, Yukon (Crowder) Josh Garbrecht, Edmond North (Redlands) Aaron Garner, Edmond North (Oklahoma Wesleyan) Colton Huggard, Southmoore (Connors St.) Ty Jackson, Southmoore (Midland) Bradley Kinsey, Norman North (Wichita State) Gavin LaValley, Carl Albert (OU) Connor Litterell, Tuttle (Cowley County) Joe Lytle, Yukon (OCU) Mitch Malherbe, Bishop McGuinness (Barton CC) Conner Mangham, Pocola (Connors St.) Mason McAlister, Yukon (Cowley County) Justin McGregor, Carl Albert (Cowley County) Tyler McIntosh, Tuttle (SW Christian) Joe Nostrand, Norman North (Frank Phillips) Blake Owen, Blanchard (Arkansas Tech) Paul Reed, Norman (Pomona College) Luke Reynolds, Edmond North (Butler County) Reed Roberts, Guthrie (Harding) Seth Sandlin, Stigler (Carl Albert) Dalton Secrist, Tuttle (SW Christian) Ryan Skalnik, Verdigris (Neosho) Will Sprayberry, Moore (NOC-Enid) Dalton Tillison, Dale (Seminole St.) Quin Walbergh, Edmond Santa Fe (OU) Reid Wall, Byng (OSU) Cameron Warren, Carl Albert (OU) Hunter Wilson, Spiro (Stephen F. Austin) Logan Wigley, Yukon (NOC-Enid) BOYS BASKETBALL Chauncey Collins, OKC Storm (TCU) Stephen Edwards, Putnam City West (Santa Clara) Omega Harris, Putnam City West (UTEP) Collin Jennings, Harrah (UMKC) Jace Kerr, Forgan (UCO) Mitch Solomon, Bixby (OSU) GIRLS BASKETBALL Jasauen Beard, Midwest City (Oral Roberts) Kaely Bond, Mount St. Mary (American) Katy Custer, Dickson (OBU) Jordan Gilbert, Carl Albert (Oral Roberts) Miranda Griffin, Ketchum (NSU) Tamara Lee, Edmond Santa Fe (Denver) Jayden Oliver, Putnam City (Oral Roberts) Chandler Roof, Weatherford (UMKC) Erika Wakefield, Heritage Hall (Tulsa) LaNesia Williams, Northeast (OU) CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK Rylee Bellmon, Perry (UCO) Deven Bond, Poteau (UCO) Maddie Brown, Jenks (UCO) Karlie Hamman, Edmond Santa Fe (William Jewell) Taylor Harrill, Cache (St. Gregory’s) Emily Hart, Edmond Santa Fe (OBU) Erin Hart, Edmond Santa Fe (OBU) Grey Howard, Edmond Memorial (Tulsa) Mikayla Howorka, Tuttle (SWOSU) Anthonio Humphrey, Douglass (Kansas) Ainsley Ibison, Broken Arrow (OC) Heather Johnson, Noble (St. Gregory’s) Abbey Mace, Norman North (OU) Kambre Major, Millwood (Missouri Baptist) Katherine Muegge, Deer Creek-Lamont (OBU) Courtney Nelson, Putnam City North (Pittsburg St.) Hayley Redwine, Norman (OU) Kevin Roddy, Duncan (Virginia) Stephen Snider, Edmond Santa Fe (William Jewell) Sheri Snyder, Deer Creek (UCO) Belle Wallace, Norman North (OU) Michaela Werner, Grove (OCU) FOOTBALL Jalen Adams, Southmoore (North Texas) Gyasi Akem, Broken Arrow (OSU) Ashton Antwine, Edmond Memorial (NEO) John Ashcraft, Southmoore (NEO) Fre’Darian Ashley, Northwest Classen (NEO) Keaton Baggs, Broken Arrow (La.-Monroe) Nick Basquine, Norman North (OU)* Trenton Ball, Carl Albert (Emporia St.) Cameron Batson, Millwood (Texas Tech) Ty-Chris Beasley, Muskogee (NWOSU) Kevin Bell, Lawton (NSU) Tyler Bess, Hollis (Langston) Tre Betts, Sand Springs (Missouri St.) Tyrone Beverly, Lawton Eisenhower (Langston) Dustin Blasingame, Carl Albert (Southwestern, Kan.) Trevor Blassingame, Guthrie (UCO) Dominic Blue, Muldrow (SWOSU) Samuel Bond, Madill, (UCO) Luke Booker, Edmond Memorial (OBU) Cameron Booty, Jenks (NEO) Tyler Bowling, Yukon (Tulsa) Rashaad Boyd, Putnam City West (Langston) Jordan Brailford, Tulsa Washington (OSU) D’Angelo Brewer, Tulsa Central (Tulsa) Anthony Bryant, Southeast (SNU) Trey Buckner, Kingfisher (OBU) Madison Bunch, Roland (SNU) Thor Burnside, Oologah (NEO) Darrius Burris, Piedmont (NEO) Tristan Butcher, Coweta (UCO) Beau Butler, Midwest City (Wesleyan University) Kai Callins, Guthrie (Emporia St.) Mason Camp, Enid (Baker) Patrick Cantrell, Beggs (NWOSU) Cody Carnes, Alex (NWOSU) Nigel Carter, Tulsa McLain (Tulsa) Zac Cater, Durant (NEO)* D.C. Chance, Commerce (NEO) Adim Chukwurah, Norman North (UCO) Montana Clark, Tuttle (NEO) Sam Clemens, Enid (Baker) Emmanuel Cole, Millwood (OBU) Drew Cook, Casady (Emporia St.) David Cornwell, Norman North (Alabama) Austin Cross, Grove (OBU) John Custar, Sharon-Mutual (OBU) Jalan Daniels, Blanchard (NEO) R.J. Dantzler, Southmoore (Panhandle St.) Cole Darnell, Edmond Memorial/OSU (OBU) Ronnie Davis, Midwest City/NEO (Kansas) Matt Day, Westmoore (ECU) Jakcob Dean, Norman (Arkansas Tech) Mike’Quan Deane, Tulsa Memorial (NEO) Robbie Decker, Elk City (Henderson St.) Rayce Denton, Heritage Hall (Arizona Christian) Quincy Dotson, Millwood (NSU) Andre Dowuona-Hammond, Yukon (OSU)* Garrett Duckworth, OCS (OBU) Malik Earl, Edmond Santa Fe (Missouri St.) Frankie Edwards, Mustang (OBU) Lawrence Evitt, Wagoner (UCO) Josh Farley, Norman (NSU) Michael Farmer, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) T.J. Filer, Chickasha (NEO) Jared Fink, Dewey (OBU) Hadyn Ford, Wagoner (UCO) Cooper Free, Sharon-Mutual (SWOSU) Trayvon Gamble, Edmond Memorial (Langston) Max Gillett, Norman (William and Mary)* Matt Giroux, Yukon (Tabor) Diesen Gorham, Perkins (Emporia St.) Karson Green, Madill (NEO) Jesse Gregory, Tuttle (NEO) Anthony Grimes, Norman (Hastings) Aaron Guess, Prague (NWOSU) Blake Gunn, Casady (Pomona College) Noah Hammons, Westmoore (UCO) Cameron Hanan, Plainview (ECU) Justice Hansen, Edmond Santa Fe (OU) Dylan Harding, Jenks (OSU) Kieron Hardrick, Westmoore (SEOSU) Cade Harkins, McAlester (SNU) Bryan Hartfield, Midwest City (NEO) Tre Harvey, Catoosa (ECU) Hunter Hasen, Barnsdall (Langston) Dakota Haynes, Southmoore (Doane) Riley Hess, Alva (NWOSU) Tristan Hill, Mustang (Georgia Southern) Daavon Hilley, Tulsa East Central (Langston) Stephen Hocker, Enid (Emporia St.) Matt Hockett, Norman (OSU)* Craig Hofeld, Destiny Christian (OBU) Eli Hooks, Deer Creek (UCO) Ty Hooper, Alva (NWOSU) Jordan Huff, Midwest City (Southwestern, Kan.) Armando Ibarra, Tulsa Washington (Langston) Dallas Jackson, Meeker (NWOSU) Mack Jensen, Casady (OBU) Tazden Jevons, Dibble (NSU) Laquan Johnson, Del City (Langston) Louden Johnson, Wayne (ECU) Trey Johnson, Hugo (NEO) Corben Jones, Yukon/Emporia St. (SWOSU) Brandon Jones, Midwest City (NSU) Jake Jones, Verdigris (Ottawa) Johnny Jones, Douglass (UCO) Miles Jones, Edmond North (Briarcliff) Quinzell Jones, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO)* Wyatt Jones, Sulphur (ECU) Robert Jordan, Yukon (Tabor) Taber Jordan, Plainview (OBU) Drew Kaiser, Broken Arrow (Evangel) Blake Kalman, Bethany (UCO) Micah Kee, Woodward (NWOSU) Ryland Ketchum, Alex (NWOSU) Coleman Key, Broken Arrow (Colorado State) Cory Keyes, Southmoore (Missouri Southern) Connor Kinsey, Midwest City (Southwestern, Kan.) Chris Klick, Cherokee (SWOSU) JaVone Knox, Putnam City (SNU) Larry Lambeth, Millwood (Panhandle St.) Camron Large, Ada (ECU) Grant Lee, Clinton (NWOSU) Andrew Lesnick, Ponca City (NWOSU) Wiley Lester, Putnam City (NEO) Alex Lewis, Broken Arrow (OBU) Billy Lewis, Durant (NEO)* Jacob Lewis, Bishop McGuinness (Princeton) Colton Lindsey, Christian Heritage (UCO) Austin Link, Tuttle (NEO) Boyea Lockett, Tulsa Union/Illinois (OBU) Bishop Louie, Tulsa McLain (Tulsa) Jaylen Lowe, Owasso (NEO) Noble Lybrand, Bethany (ECU) Kameron Lyons, Millwood (Panhandle St.) Austin Mack, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) Austin Madison, Oologah (SNU) Anthony Mason, Del City (NEO)* Zac Maynard, Davis/NEO (SWOSU) Bailey McKay, Claremore (SWOSU) Corneilus McKiver, Centennial (NEO) Gary McKnight Jr., Lawton MacArthur (NEO) Devin McLelland, Midwest City (Southwestern, Kan.) Ace McMahan, Ringling (SWOSU) Alfonzo McMillian, Millwood (Sam Houston St.) Jacob McMullen, Choctaw (NEO) John McQueen, Claremore (NEO) Jeffrey Mead, Tulsa Union (OU) Seth Mead, Woodward (NWOSU) Carson Meier, Tulsa Union (OU) Gage Meisinger, Claremore (OBU) Bradyn Meyer, Yukon (Baker) Chandler Miller, Bixby (Tulsa) Nick Mills, Tuttle (NEO) Jordan Mitchell, Owasso (Tulsa) Trevor Mitchem, Spiro (NEO) Michael Moana, Lawton Eisenhower (Houston) Tyler Moniz, Sequoyah-Claremore Mildren Montgomery, Douglass (Tulsa) Daniel Moore, Duncan (Henderson St.) Khalil Moore, John Marshall (NEO) Trevor Moore, Edmond North (North Texas) Zack Moore, Kingfisher (SWOSU) Cole Moos, Broken Arrow (NEO)* Luis Morales, Guthrie (Langston) Gerrell Murry, Putnam City (SWOSU) Dawson Myers, Cushing/NEO (OBU) Quentin Nails, Tulsa McLain (NEO) Landon Nault, Kingfisher (Emporia St.) Joe Neece, Cashion (Emporia St.) John Cole Neph, Owasso (OSU)* Jose Ochoa, Alex (NWOSU) Cameron Oliver, Owasso (UT-San Antonio) Brendan O’Steen, Seminole (NEO) Jacob Overton, Minco (OBU) Zak Owen, Blanchard (NEO) Cade Parker, Norman (OU)* Steven Parker, Jenks (OU) Logan Parks, Yukon (NEO) Cade Pfleider, Avla (NWOSU) Dustin Pierce, Jones (Mid-America Nazerene) Caden Pratt, McAlester (SEOSU) Christian Preston, Savanna (SEOSU) Stephen Price, Empire (SNU) Payton Prince, Norman North (Tulsa) Ryan Rackley, Sulphur (ECU) Wyatt Rathjen, Miami (NEO) Kale Reed, Comanche (SNU) Shaliamere Rentie, Beggs (NEO) Keishawn Richardson, Putnam City/NEO (West Virginia) Cole Ridgway, Norman (NSU) Wesley Rivas, Tahlequah (William Penn) Tanner Robertson, Mustang (OBU) Korie Robinson, Lawton MacArthur (NEO) Sinue Rodriguez, Sallisaw (NEO) Sam Rolle, Edmond Memorial (Hastings) Tyquae Russell, Midwest City (NEO) Caden Sander, Deer Creek (OU)* A.J. Sanders, Elk City (Panhandle St.) John Sasser, Perkins (SEOSU) David Seagle, Cascia Hall (UCO) Dallas Sealey, Lawton (Abilene Christian) Myykhail Shaw, Lawton (NEO) Isaiah Shawver, Carl Albert (Hastings) Tyler Sipe, Norman North (UCO) Akii Smith, Stilwell/NEO (North Texas) Devion Smith, John Marshall (NEO) Dillon Smith, Meeker (SEOSU) Jalen Smith, Tulsa Memorial (NEO) Janson Smith, Tulsa Union (NEO) Jarome Smith, McAlester (SEOSU) Jeremy Smith, Berryhill (Tulsa) Marguess Smith, Southeast (NEO) Myles Smith, Broken Arrow (SNU) Trey Smith, Guthrie (Langston) Nathan Sosa, Christian Heritage (OBU) Jacob Spady, Hinton (SNU) Pierce Spead, Southmoore (NEO) Evan Sprayberry, Moore (Tabor) Jordan Stafford, Hugo (UCO) Dalton Stout, Bethany (Southwestern, Kan.) Ross Stovall, Tulsa Washington (NEO) Braden Stringer, Blanchard (Arkansas Tech) Payton Striplin, Little Axe (Langston) Carter Swanson, Ardmore (Garden City CC) Trent Taber, Jenks (OSU)* Lindell Tate, Edmond North (OU)* Myles Tease, Tulsa Washington (UCO) Justin Tharp, Thomas (SWOSU) Devon Thomas, Broken Arrow (OSU) Ivan Thomas, Lawton (OSU)* Stevie Thompson, Carl Albert (Pitt St.) Devin Thornburg, Alex (NWOSU) Quintonio Tolon, Broken Arrow (NEO)* Clay Trotter, Mustang (SW Assemblies of God) Trey Tully, Plainview (OBU) Brett Tye, Jenks (Pitt St.) Houston Tyler, Southmoore (The Citadel) Nathan Voreis, Tuttle (SNU) Rowdy Votaw, Madill (NEO) Jaelon Walker, Southmoore (UCO) Malik Walker, Spiro (NEO) Cody Ward, Hartshorne (SWOSU) Khalil Warren, Del City (NEO) Michael Warren, Lawton (Iowa State) Ty Watkins, Westmoore (NEO) Caleb Webster, Claremore (NWOSU) Eric Weed, Putnam City (SNU) Jordan Weltzheimer, Edmond Memorial (Air Force) Cameron Westbrook, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) Papi White, Seminole (Ohio) Xavier Whitehead, Mustang (Langston) Kelby Wickline, Stillwater (UT-San Antonio) Terrell Willliams, Lawton (NEO) Jonathan Willis, Tulsa Washington (Oregon St.) Dolee Wolf, Beggs (NEO) Conner Wood, Owasso (NEO) Skyler Wood, Nowata (UCO) Chantz Woodberry, Carl Albert (SWOSU) Ryan Woolman, Locust Grove (NSU) Trey Wormington, Norman North (UCO) Colton Wright, Tahlequah (SWOSU) Ty Yeates, Jenks (William Penn) Dakota Young, Lawton Eisenhower (NWOSU) GOLF Emma Allen, Tulsa Union (OCU) Lexi Armon, Owasso (NSU) Jacob Bishop, Edmond Memorial (Wichita State) Trent Evans, Edmond Memorial (Kansas State) Talor Fisher, Bethel (St. Gregory’s) Emily Folsom, Deer Creek (SWOSU) Jessica Gremling, Moore (Southwestern, Kan.) Nick Heinen, Edmond North (OSU) Matthew Henry, Pauls Valley (ECU) Madison Herron, Edmond Santa Fe (OBU) Alexander Hughes, Tulsa Edison (UCO) Sam Humphreys, Edmond North (Tulsa) Drew Ison, Edmond Santa Fe (Drake) Ashley Moore, Edmond Santa Fe (SNU) Kaylee Neff, Mustang (Redlands) Casey Paul, Owasso (Tulsa) Griffin Pierce, Edmond North (OU) Zac Schaefer, Oklahoma Christian (OC) Chad Smith, Plainview/OU (OBU) Marla Souvannasing, Tulsa Union (UCO) Ty Tamura, Edmond Memorial (OC) Cody Troutman, Edmond Santa Fe (UCO Hannah Ward, Poteau (Arkansas-Little Rock) Emilee White, Comanche (SNU) Ariel Wixson, Jenks (Rogers State) Hayden Wood, Edmond North (OSU) Daniel Echevarria, Cascia Hall (Wichita State) LACROSSE Sam Heaton, Edmond North (Lindenwood) Jake Hobbs, Edmond North (Lindenwood) Jessica Prewitt, Broken Arrow (OBU) ROWING Charlotte McMeekin, Classen SAS (Princeton) Hannah Naylor, Edmond Santa Fe (OU) Rachel Parks, Classen SAS (Tulsa) Cody Shafer, Tulsa Union (OCU) Madison Wilfong, Washington (UCO) BOYS SOCCER Truman Berghall, Jenks (OBU) Durham Chilcoat, Jenks (OBU) Clay Collier, Edmond North (OC) Josue Depaz, Putnam City West (OBU) Tyler Hatfield, Norman North (Harding) Julius James, Moore (NSU) Zac Medawattage, Edmond North (Eastern Illinois) Michael Mitrik, Jenks (Tulsa) Alex Mullet, Edmond North (Midwestern St., Iowa) Nathan Osborne, Jenks (OBU) Daniel Paugh, Heritage Hall (OCU) Tyler Ridener, Jenks (Central Arkansas) Keaton Van Eck, Norman North (Dallas) GIRLS SOCCER Reagan Ballard, Edmond Memorial (UCO) Anna Beffer, Tulsa Union (OSU) Abby Bright, Edmond North (OSU)* Kayla Buster, Broken Arrow (NSU) Olivia Butler, Putnam City West (SWOSU) Karla Cabello, Puntam City North (Mid-America Christian) Lexi Carroll, Norman North (UCO) Jordan Cleveland, Moore (USAO) Anna Crawford, Mustang (OU)* Amanda Dial, Edmond Memorial (ORU) Lana Duke, Edmond Memorial (OSU)* Courtney Essary, Carl Albert (UCO) Hannah Frogge, McGuinness (UC-Santa Barbara) Melissa Giles, Broken Arrow (NSU) Caitlyn Hanslovan, Verdigris (ORU) Hannah Hover, Edmond Santa Fe (Ouachita Baptist) Morgan Kent, Sapulpa (NSU) Bri Kuestersteffen, Norman North (Alabama-Birmingham) Madi Logsdon, Tulsa Union (NSU) Mikayla Lowery, Deer Creek (OBU) Mackenzie Marquardt, Norman North (OC) Julia Mathis, Broken Arrow (NSU) Kayle Moore, Southmoore (USAO) Kali Newman, Norman North (OU) Lauren Parker, Stillwater (USAO) Hannah Robinson, Southmoore (SNU) Simone Ryan, Norman North (UCO) Sheridan Spelman, Norman North (Lindenwood) Katelin Teter, Claremore (NSU) Victoria VanHootegem, Norman North (Florida Atlantic) Sydni Wiles, Mustang (OC) Katelyn Williams, Moore (USAO) Morgan Wilson, Piedmont (USAO) Summer Witt, Verdigris (ECU) SOFTBALL Kelsey Arnold, Holland Hall (OU) K.C. Beardsley, Southmoore (Ft. Scott) Sheridan Bond, Edmond North (OC) Kelsey Bortvit, Carl Albert (USAO) Katelyn Brown, Southmoore (SNU) Kortney Brown, Duncan (Rose St.) Riley Brown, Bethany (Lipscomb) Kasey Jo Burgess, Sand Springs (OBU) Shelby Carel, Tuttle (UCO) Makenzie Carpenter, Jenks (Connors St.) Chloe Clifton, Wayne (Seminole St.) Cheyanne Coffman, Apache (Rose St.) Mallory Collins, Sand Springs (OSU) Chris Coplen, Stigler (Eastern) Bre Davis, Piedmont (UCO) Peyton Garrett, Tuttle (NWOSU) Shannon Godfrey, Tulsa Kelley (St. Gregory’s) Ashli Hafford, Blanchard (East Central) Caitlin Hall, Moore (OBU) Sable Hankins, Moore (Lamar) Macey Hatfield, Lindsay/Seminole State (OU) Morgan Heard, Carl Albert (UCO) McKayla Hendrix, Jenks (Seminole St.) Morgan Hildebrandt, Lincoln Christian (Central Christian, Kan.) Heather Jones, Norman (Oklahoma Wesleyan) Kaitlyn Kromer, Putnam City North (SWOSU) Reneé Leonard, Rush Springs (Rose St.) Brayden Lindsey, Wynnewood (Western Texas) Destinie Lookout, Westmoore (OU) Shayla Lucas, Westmoore (USAO) Jenna Lynn, Moore (OBU) McKenzie Martin, Perkins-Tryon (NOC-Tonkawa) Stephanie Martin, Kellyville (Rose St.) Lauren Mason, Cache (Rose St.) Brianna McArthur, Moore (Central Arkansas) Kierra McFadden, Bethany (Oklahoma Wesleyan) Abby Meador, Carl Albert (OCU) Lauren Miller, Blanchard (East Central) Shelby Miller, Bethel (Seminole St.) Kate Myers, Jenks (Tulsa) Alexa Nolen, Stigler (Connors St.) Madison Norkyke, Edmond North (OC) Randee O’Donnell, Tahlequah (OSU) Amy Reynolds, Putnam City North (Rose St.) Shelby Robinett, Tuttle (SW Christian) Michael Rowlen, Jones (Des Moines CC) Kecia Sharp, Mount St. Mary (Robert Morris) Michaela Smith, Norman North (UT-Dallas) Sethe Story, Heritage Hall (Austin College) Kourtney Tanner, Edmond North (UCO) Aspen Vail, Little Axe (St. Gregory’s) Katie Ventress, Bethany (Rose St.) Krista Waggoner, Carl Albert (West Virginia Wesleyan) Taylor Watham, Blanchard/Cowley (NWOSU) Jessica Watkins, Glenpool (Rose St.) Emily Watson, Deer Creek (Tulsa) Mindy Winters, Tuttle (Rose St.) MacKenzie Wright, Carl Albert (Wichita State) Lauren Zalewski, Rush Springs (Rose St.) SWIMMING Reid Hibbs, Southmoore (Towson) Jessi Hildebrand, Newcastle (Evansville) Kasey Rein, Piedmont (Evansville) TENNIS Taylor Factor, Moore (Seminole) Emily Faulkner, Casady (Harding) David Hager, Edmond North (Davidson) Annie Hayes, Edmond North (UM-St. Louis) Spencer Papa, Edmond North (Tulsa) Easton Parker, Bixby (NSU) VOLLEYBALL McKayla Benner, Norman North (SNU) Dani Chase, Yukon (SNU) Kate Decker, Edmond North (OBU) Madison McClure, Mustang (SW Assemblies of God) Kenzie McMullen, Edmond North (OCU) Micayla Payne, Southmoore (Hillsdale) Holly Randall, Edmond North (OCU) Kamille Smith, Midwest City (Bellevue) Taylor Turner, Deer Creek (ECU) WRESTLING Andrew Dixon, Edmond North (OU) Joel Dixon, Edmond North (OU) Lance Dixon, Edmond North (OU) Nathan Marek, Southmoore (OU) Derek White, Edmond North (Nebraska) *-Will walk on Know of a player who signed a letter of intent but isn't on this list? 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A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience.
Tributes: Former Sooner Les Layton hit a homer in first big league at bat
By Scott Munn | Mar 16, 2014A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed a game day experience: •Les Layton grew up in Nardin, a Kay County community just south of the Kansas border. He played the 1942 baseball season for Oklahoma, which would suspend its program the next three years due to World War II. Layton had a brief stint in the Navy, before resuming his baseball career with the New York Giants organization. The outfielder/pinch hitter played 63 games of the 1948 season with the Giants, hitting a home run in his first big league at bat. The remainder of Layton’s pro career was spent in the minors for teams affiliated with the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs and Baltimore Orioles. He played a few seasons of semi-pro baseball with the Wichita Boeing Bombers, helping the Jayhawk League team win National Baseball Congress championships in 1954 and 1955. After baseball, Layton worked in the aircraft industry and was inducted into the Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame. He was retired in Scottsdale, Ariz., when he died at 92. •Former State Fair Speedway champion Larry Allen died after suffering a heart attack. He was 51. Allen, who started racing cars at age 15, won Super Stock points championships at the famed Oklahoma City track in 1982 and 1984. The Mustang resident added a Super Modified title in 1989. Allen worked for Wesmar Racing Engines in Bixby for several years before starting his own business — Allen Competition Engines. He also spent time in Pennsylvania working for Leitzinger Racing. •Johnnie Risinger, 81, of Altus went to Southside High School and then on to OU, where he was a first baseman over the 1952-54 seasons under coach Jack Baer. Risinger went into coaching after school, and then became a partner in R&S Sporting Goods. He was a founder of the Jackson County Athletic Hall of Fame and helped organize the Altus All-Sports Association. •Oklahoma City attorney Bob McCandless represented Nixon White House counsel John Dean before the U.S. Senate committee investigating Watergate. McCandless also served as Sen. Hubert Humphrey’s western states delegate coordinator for the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago. Long before a career on the political big stage, McCandless lived in southwestern Oklahoma, where he played high school football for the Hobart Bearcats. He died recently at age 76. •Webb City native James Benge, 79, was a volunteer with Little League baseball and American Legion baseball. He was a long-time employee of Phillips Petroleum and often participated in the company’s bowling leagues. Also an avid golfer. •Chuck Kress of Colville, Wash., played professional baseball in Oklahoma. The first baseman spent the 1948 season with the Tulsa Oilers, then the Texas League affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. Kress had an exceptional summer, batting .312 with 13 homers, 12 triples and 41 doubles. He would play only 175 games in the big leagues during a 16-year pro career. He retired after the 1961 season and went to work for Tasty Baking Co., where he would become vice president for shipping and supplies. Kress died at 92. •Richard Dermer, 74, Stillwater. Founder of Hideaway Pizza. Really — what is a game day in Stillwater without stopping for a Hideaway pie? •Mike Wright, 57, of Quapaw liked to compete in figure-8 dirt car racing. He also participated in demolition derbies. A fan of the Denver Broncos — and of any team that played the Kansas City Chiefs. •Opal Akins, 84, of Oklahoma City played school basketball in Bromide. ... Lyn Cooper, 56, of Marlow trained horses and was a member of the Hunter-Jumper Association. She also taught the handicapped how to enjoy horseback riding....Retired Oklahoma City accountant John Wagner, 64, was an All-American grandpa to Coleman Wagner McIntyre. A family obituary said, “John was an avid baseball fan, and when he could be at the ballpark with Coleman, there was nowhere else he wanted to be.” •Richard Landsberg, 58, was an Urbandale, Iowa, native who attended the University of Tulsa on a golf scholarship....Fred Tinsley, 66, of Ardmore loved to scuba dive. He would become dive chief for the Carter County Sheriff’s Department....Jesse Robertson, 83, played football at Lawton High School. The construction engineer also spent many weekends at Lawton Speedway....J. Doyal Nicholson, 94, of Edmond held OU football season tickets for 60 years. •Jess Cooper III of Talihina was being watched by professional baseball scouts, but lingering arm troubles kept him from playing at the next level. Cooper, who died at age 69, settled for fishing and hunting when he wasn’t building homes.... Lewis Dillier, 86, of Oklahoma City was a dedicated jogger until age 72....Rob Yandle, 47, of Harrah once spent fall football Saturdays marching with the Pride of Oklahoma band.
Lee averaged 15.1 points per game for the Vikings, who finished 26-2 and state runner-up. The General Motors employee died at age 59.
Tributes: Stanley Stanley Lee helped Northeast reach the Class 3A basketball finals in 1972
By Scott Munn | Feb 26, 2014A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: •Stanley Lee, 59, of Oklahoma City earned a basketball scholarship to Texas Tech, where he earned a degree in physical education. He spent 30 years working for General Motors, where he stood tall among his co-workers. At 6-foot-7, Lee teamed with fellow starters Lawrence Wilson, Roy Burris, Russell Post and Clarence Lucky to help the Northeast High School basketball team reach the Class 3A state championship game in 1972. The No. 1-ranked Vikings entered the tournament at the Big House with a 24-1 record, their only loss coming against Tulsa Washington. Lee and Co. beat Guthrie and Okmulgee in the first-two rounds but lost a 64-59 title decision to an unbeaten Miami squad that received game-clinching free throws from future OU All-America wide receiver Tinker Owens. Lee finished the season averaging 15.1 points per game. •Curtis Richmond, 68, was a customer service manager for United Airlines in Houston. He grew up in Oklahoma, where he excelled in football, basketball and tennis in the 1960s at Shawnee High School. As a senior, Richmond was named Shawnee’s Athlete of the Year. He won state tennis championships in singles and doubles and compiled an 82-4 record as a high-schooler. Richmond then played tennis at Southeastern State University and was an NAIA All-American as well as the Oklahoma Collegiate Conference champion in singles and doubles. He was inducted into the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame and also the Missouri Valley/Oklahoma Tennis Hall of Fame. •John Langford, 88, of Oklahoma City was a member of the PGA for 66 years. He played in the PGA Championship eight times and had two top-10 finishes. Langford later played in the Senior PGA Championship as well as several local tournaments. •Former Oklahoma wrestler Sid Terry died in Wichita, Kan., at age 75. Terry was a championship wrestler at Edmond High School and received a scholarship to OU. He lettered for the 1958, ’59 and ’60 seasons. Terry won the Big Eight championship at 157 pounds in 1960, the same season the Sooners won the national championship. Terry was a second-team All-American in 1959; that season, he had a landmark victory as a 167-pounder. He defeated previously unbeaten Bruce Campbell to help OU stun defending national champion Oklahoma State. After college, Terry was a flight instructor for the Air Force and worked in the insurance business. •Louis Arambula, 80, of Moore was a Golden Gloves boxing champion as a teenager. Arambula fought in the 126- and 135-pound divisions for the Oklahoma City Elks and Southside boxing clubs. He was a veteran of the Korean War and spent 37 years as an air traffic controller. • Danny Thurman, 68, of Sand Springs was an Army veteran who served during the Vietnam War. He would spend 22 years as a mechanic at Fred Jones Ford and used those wrenching skills in dirt car racing. Thurman owned and served as a crew chief for local super modified drivers such as D.E. Suggs, George Armstrong, Donnie Crawford and Herb Copeland. Thurman owned race cars that twice won points championships at Tulsa Speedway. • Dwight Rymer had a way of breaking away from the pack. He starred in track and field at Cheyenne High School, winning five first-place ribbons during his career. That speed and agility came in handy as an Army soldier during World War II. Rymer was captured in Luxembourg by German forces, and while marching to a prisoner of war camp, he and comrade slipped under a bridge. They then hiked through the mountains to freedom in Belgium. Rymer, a Morrison resident, died at age 89 after careers in dairy farming, education and banking. • Deneen Olson Uhrman, 49, of Jenks was a career educator. As a youngster, she was one of the first girls to play Little League baseball in her native Ohio. She was a four-sport letterman at Loraine Catholic High School. • Donald Booher, 80, of Tulsa remained a Chickasha Chicks sports fan long after he graduated. He was a member of Oklahoma State baseball teams that qualified for the College World Series in 1954 and 1955. Booher liked to hunt and fish, and he was an avid golfer who played on courses in Ireland and Scotland. He had a hole-in-one. •John Yaroslavski Jr., 66, of Norman was a high school cross country and track standout in his native New Jersey....Jack Hammock, 80, of Oklahoma City was a cabinet maker who enjoyed calf roping on the side....Ann Jones Colby, 80, of Vinita played high school basketball with sister Sallye at White Oak. ... Mildred Turner Marshall, 85, of Lawton was a barrel racer and played basketball at Walters High School. ... • Joe Richardson, 74, of Fort Worth was a Snyder High School graduate who returned to his alma-mater as a coach. He spent three years at Snyder before coaching in Irving, Texas. ... Jimmy Brown, 16, was a junior at Tecumseh High School. He played for the Savages’ bowling and golf teams. ... Raymond Lutomski, 79, of Shawnee was a bullrider who often participated in the old Harrah rodeo.
Bill Hancock, executive director of the College Football Playoff, is an Oklahoman and a man for all seasons. He routinely volunteers at every Olympics and gives friends and colleagues a peek at his adventures with daily email dispatches. Everyone looks forward to them, which is why I post them on the blog, so everyone can get a feel for what’s going on around the Olympics.
Bill Hancock's Olympic adventure: Walking to work in Sochi
Berry Tramel | Feb 15, 2014Bill Hancock, executive director of the College Football Playoff, is an Oklahoman and a man for all seasons. He routinely volunteers at every Olympics and gives friends and colleagues a peek at his adventures with daily email dispatches. Everyone looks forward to them, which is why I post them on the blog, so everyone can get a feel for what’s going on around the Olympics. Friday, February 14 (Please excuse the typos and just lousy writing in this friendly message to family members. They are sweethearts and so will not object to sloppiness. Will hurry. There’s too much Olympics to explore.) Breakfast: Pear chunk, apple chunk, cucumber chunk, green pepper chunk, toast with tasty raspberry preserves, orange juice, corn, “caned” peas, plump sausage, porridge, cheese, and yogurt drink. Commute: took advantage of the beautiful morning by continuing a personal tradition and walking from my living quarters to the Main Press Center. This one felt like cheating because it was just an easy two miles and change. Started the tradition in 1984 by walking from the Biltmore Hotel to the MPC in the Los Angeles convention center. We saw about 25 Chistye Prudy housekeepers getting their morning assignments on the sidewalk. Walked through about four blocks of fairly new houses here. All had red roofs. Craig Bohnert accompanied me. A little dog yapped at us in Russian. A man sat on his front porch. It was an upscale neighborhood, but roosters crowed from backyards. They were upscale roosters, no doubt. Forsythia bloomed yellow, just like back home. We heard footsteps behind us. Then I saw shadows. It was two other Olympic folks also walking to work. We passed the partially constructed building that had been wrapped on cloth painted to look like a building. And some pigeons cooing at us in Russian. More than half the walkabout was inside Olympic Park. It was fun to see the Olympics wake up. Nicki brought Valentine candy and valentines for each member of the. Everyone loved it. Note from Overland Park – PS, are you sure you know what Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 sounds like? Maybe you’ve heard it and not recognized it. Response — Uh, yes, I know it by heart. I used to play it on mother’s and daddy’s 78 rpm records, on the old record player. Here’s a link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItSJ_woWnmk We’re advised to carry our passports at all times. Previously, I locked mine in the hotel safe when I arrived and carried a photocopy. At the Olympics, when you leave your hotel room, it’s wise to make sure you have the three C’s: cell phone, credential and keys. Appropriately it’s CCCP here, adding the passport. Yesterday I garbled a reference to the Hollywood Squares, a double-decker set of cubicles where local affiliates broadcast. London had the same thing. I expected Paul Lynde to pop out and say something funny. Cheerleaders at hockey. One kind with short skirts. One kind with very, very short shirts. These volunteers are tremendous. They want to make things right. Bravo! Grandfather Frost—sorta the Russian version of Santa Claus—was in Olympic Park today. Dressed all in red with a beard down to his knees, he led children in a little parade around a Christmas tree. The kids loved it. Volunteer Artyom told me his name is something like “Ded Moroz.” That’s Grandfather Frost in English, I think. (It could also be translated as Old Man Frost, or Father Frost.) Anyhow, Grandfather sang/chanted some songs and people joined. Artyom said people retain Christmas trees about one month. What was Grandfather Frost doing here on February 14? Artyom didn’t know. The Christmas tree looked just like one we saw at Wal-Mart in October. (I wanted to ask if Christmas season begins in the summer here, like at home. But decided they’d think I was another silly American.) Grandfather Frost’s uniform is more spectacular than Santa Claus’s. A woman in a beautiful Carolina blue dress was with him. I thought she might be his agent, but a Russian said she was the snow maiden instead. It’s all quite charming. Artyom said New Year’s is bigger than Christmas. A woman nearby shook her head “nyet.” Grandfather Frost delivers his presents in person New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day. (This year, he will bring a College Football Playoff to all good little boys and girls.) USA-Russia curling game tonight. Bagpipers played in the opening ceremony, like always. There were two bagpipers tonight, plus two drummers. They led the teams out of the dressing rooms before the games. No, they did not stick a flaming spear into the ice. The Russian fans went crazy. They’re not great on etiquette and made noise at the wrong times, sort of like Mickelson fans cheering a shank by Tiger Woods. But the fans were SO cute. They screamed and clapped and chanted. It’s like a high school wrestling tournament. Four games happen at once. So if China vs. Netherlands gets boring, you can watch Great Britain vs. Switzerland on mat four. Or Germany vs. Denmark. The place will be pandemonium one minute, then silent the next. The Brits sang. Some fan beat on a drum. Another yelled his lungs out. We wore our coats. American Norm Reilly, an Olympic veteran, works for Olympic Broadcast Service here; we didn’t get to see him. Did talk to Rick Patzke, my old Olympics pal who is Chief Operating Officer for USA Curling and a really good guy. Curling is as nerve-racking as college basketball. And as poetic as morning dew. They sweep infield after the fifth inning. (Okay, they’re not innings; they’re ends. Same difference.) Volunteer du jour: Anastaysia, but said to call her Nastya. Stood alone in the middle of a large parking lot neat to Olympic Park. Was relieving the boredom by dancing to the music of Pit Bull on her ear buds. Began studying English when she was 10 years old. “I like to pract-ICE,” she said, rhyming it with head lice. Not beautiful, but a sweetheart. And astoundingly dedicated, evidenced by her willingness to stand in this parking lot all by herself. I was glad to add a little humanity to her life. She certainly added some to mine. Lunch: Peanut butter and crackers. Nutri-grain. Weather: Just gorgeous, if a little breezy. High 63, low 45 here in the coastal cluster. High 57, low 41 at the alpine center. Daily reminder: it’s 10 hours different from Central time. So when it’s 10 a.m. in Hannibal, it’s 8 p.m. in Sochi. Russia Fact that surely must be true because somebody told me: As of 2010, greater Sochi had a population of 346,000 people. That’s about like Wichita. With a lot less wheat. But many more snowy mountains. A bright spot in the Main Press Center is the sunflower area. I’ll enclose a photo. It’s warm, colorful and cheerful. Ladies from the region provide the media with complimentary tea and cookies. And the space—right on the way to the news conference rooms—is all decked out in a Kansas sunflower motif. Sunflowers must be the state flower or something. Report from Nicki: I went down to the sunflower area to get tea and cookies. A red-headed woman in a lovely ethnic costume gave me a tour of the display of hand-made crafts from the region (like a state) of Krasnador, where Sochi is. Beautiful ceramics, hand-made lace, carved wood, metal work. I also learned why there are pictures of sunflowers everywhere. The official symbol Krasnador is the sunflower. I knew I felt at home here. It’s connected to Kansas! And more: They’ve put up a large mural of a place about 100 miles from Sochi but still in Krasnador region. She told me that in the late 1700s Catherine the Great gave the area to the Kosacks and that’s where they landed when they came to Russia. But there was never a monument to the place, so 6 years ago the government built a village with houses of the kind they would have lived in and people go there and experience life as it was at the time. I have the idea it’s like Williamsburg. A volunteer today said Russians pronounce that state north of Oklahoma as kan-ZUSS. Of course, it’s hard to know what to believe. Another person said Russians called the money “rubbles”—like Barney Rubble. But another said, ‘no, it’s roobles.’ Only the English call it ‘rubbles.’” Things are really humming. Reporters are enjoying the fantastic transportation system, the venues are nearly full, and the park is buzzing. Dinner: ham and cheese sandwich. Ice cream One American columnist, a Missouri graduate, went for a swim in the Black Sea yesterday. Great column idea! A hot dog costs about $3 at the concession stand. Cabbage hotdog deal costs the same. Each venue has a nice concession stand for the media. Prices are fairly reasonable. There’s soup, sandwiches and a hot entrée like salmon. There’s no free food, although the hockey folks did have complimentary cookies. Humid and comfortable night under the same full moon you have back at Las Colinas. Returned Chistye Prudy by 10:30 p.m. Slept with the window open. A group of Japanese people returned loudly from a party at 4 a.m. What a privilege to be here! Every day is an adventure. Sochi. Hot. Cool. Yours. Da Svidanya for now.
Berry Tramel jumped on to talk Thunder, Sooners and Cowboys on the Power Lunch chat today. Here's the full transcript.
Berry Tramel talks Travis Ford, Lon Kruger and OU's chances of going unbeaten in football in 2014
berry tramel | Feb 13, 2014NewsOK Sports 10:14 a.m. Welcome to the Power Lunch chat. Berry Tramel will be on at 11 a.m., but it's never too early to get those questions in. Fire away. NewsOK Sports 10:45 a.m. This is a test. NewsOK Sports 10:46 a.m. OK, let's try this again. NewsOK Sports 10:47 a.m. This is Berry Tramel, seeing if my name will appear. Berry Tramel 10:48 a.m. OK, let's try it again. Berry Tramel 10:50 a.m. OK, I'm up and running. So send in your questions and we'll get started soon. dr. el prez 10:53 a.m. Berry, always enjoy talking college hoops with you. Lloyd Noble was pretty much a morgue last night despite Kruger doing a solid job and playing a fan friendly style of hoops. Hypothetically...if Capel had won say twenty-four games his last season and made the Sweet Sixteen....would Joe C have hung with him on the NCAA deal with Tiny Gallon? Berry Tramel 10:54 a.m. Oh sure. Capel got fired for lack of on-court success and lack of fan appeal. And the two are related. If the Sooners had won that second year after Blake Griffin (2010-11), Capel would have kept his job. Guest 10:54 a.m. Robert Allen had said yesterday that the new offensive line coach could be named as soon as last night. I have not heard of any announcement . Do you know of who it might be or when it would be announced? Berry Tramel 10:55 a.m. I have no idea when it will be announced. I know my cousin Jimmie in Tulsa reported that the Oregon State o-line coach is the likely hire, but I don't know anything beyond that. Guest 10:55 a.m. Hey Berry...as a died hard OSU fan I was surprised by the play of Mason Cox against UT. Wheres Ford been hiding this guy???? Hammonds and Gaskins olay without any passion...and thats poor coaching, right? Berry Tramel 10:56 a.m. Anyone who plays without passion cannot blame the coach. That's on the player. You can blame the coach for playing a guy with no passion, but Ford hasn't played them enough to warrant that charge. If you want to blame Ford for something, blame him for not using Mason Cox earlier. The guy looked like he had a little promise. GilaPete 10:56 a.m. Berry, Do you think Coach Gundy is working any better with the media after his couple of altercations with DOK? Berry Tramel 10:58 a.m. I only know of one altercation with the Oklahoman, and that was six years ago. But Gundy is not working well with any media, except the in-house people. I don't know why he wants to be at war with the media, but he obviously does and has succeeded. Max 10:58 a.m. Apparently Bell was a great receiver in high school and worked some at tight end in Norman. Now that TE is his position; have you or anyone you know ever seen him catch a pass? If so what are your thoughts? I don't doubt his ability as much as I'm curios of his style of play. Berry Tramel 10:59 a.m. If Bell has good hands, then no reason he should be a quality tight end. He shows no signs of not wanting to hit or get hit, so if he can block some, he could be a threat. Of course, the biggest key is, will his heart be in it? Quarterbacking can get in your blood. Cowboy organge 10:59 a.m. berry, u mentioned OSU's PR firm. Can you shed a little lite to us about it? Berry Tramel 11:00 a.m. OSU has hired a professional PR firm to help it through dicey situations. SI, Sutton's car crash, Marcus Smart. Good business. Mark KC 11:00 a.m. Does the SEC (Alabama) have enough power to push through this 10 second rule change for defensive substitutions? Berry Tramel 11:01 a.m. I don't think it's an SEC deal. I think most of college football will support it. HEck, OU and OSU rarely snap the ball inside 10 seconds. Baylor does some, but most schools do not. So I think it will pass with wide support. Luvee 11:02 a.m. When does Holder take a serious look at buying out Ford and making a new hire? Lack of depth and recruiting whiffs are why this team will miss the tourney again, not Cobbins injury or Smarts suspension, and it's an issue that keeps repeating itself. Berry Tramel 11:03 a.m. I don't know. The Cowboys were riding high until losing Cobbins. That's because the depth was shaky, but OSU had a big-time team when it had Cobbins and Smart. Now, it's got a ghost of a team. With that said, I wouldn't fire Ford. The contract costs too much -- he's still got five years left -- and Ford has recruited well. There is reason for optimism, though not nearly the optimism going into this season. Mark KC 11:03 a.m. Living in KC I hear from KU fans asking what is wrong in Stillwater that we can't fill Gallagher IBA arena anymore. I tell them to just be thankful the Thunder didn't end up in KC or the same would be happening in the Fieldhouse. Do you think that is true? Berry Tramel 11:05 a.m. No. I don't think that is true. I think the Thunder has hurt OSU to some degree, but a couple of other things have happened. GIA is too big. 13,611. That's too many for a school that's not located in a metro area. Plus, OSU has done a wonderful job building up its football attendance. OSU's fan base is not infinite. Many Cowboy fans have had to make a decision on which sport to buy tickets for, and they've chosen football. I think KU basketball is tradition-rich enough that it would survive challenges from the KC market. Cowboy organge 11:05 a.m. when IS ou going to get a new arena? make it about 9k and very small. Heard the Smu arena is awesome and loud but only seats 7k Berry Tramel 11:08 a.m. A new arena at OU would be nice, but I think it's unnecessary. Lloyd Noble is OK, not great. And there's not a great demand. So I think it would be a bad call. Guest 11:08 a.m. Berry, would a poorly attended Bedlam game by OSU fans send the message across to Holder that Ford needs to go? I imagine having more OU fans in Stillwater then OSU fans would not sit well. Berry Tramel 11:09 a.m. I think it would send a message. I think that would be very alarming. You know, I think fans got Gary Gibbs fired and helped get Sean Sutton fired. Fans most definitely could fire Travis Ford, if enough bolt. Shawn 11:09 a.m. I've heard many point guards referred to as the fastest in the NBA (John Wall, Ty Lawson, Westbrook, Lillard, and probably others). How would you rank the top five or so? Berry Tramel 11:10 a.m. 1. Lawson. 2. Rose. 3. Westbrook. 4. Wall. 5. I have no idea. The reason Rose (when healthy) and Westbrook are ahead of Lawson in general is strength. Lawson is as fast. But not nearly as strong. harry man 11:11 a.m. are you going to the VOVERRATED nba all-star game in new orleans? Berry Tramel 11:11 a.m. No. That's Darnell Mayberry territory. Sam 11:11 a.m. Hi Berry, love you on thunder buddies. My question is do you think OKC will try to build Adams post game over the next few years and try to feed the offense through him as an extra threat? And are we ever going to see another high scoring game from him again? Berry Tramel 11:12 a.m. We'll not see Adams have a high-scoring game this season. That's not his gig. As long as Durant and Westbrook are in the saddle, there's no reason to run an offense through a postman. He'll just be in the way. Adams can still score a bunch on putbacks and occasional postups. -M 11:13 a.m. The Thunder need to go 19-9 to once again better their winning percentage from the previous season, you think they'll do that right? Berry Tramel 11:13 a.m. Yes, I do. The only drawback would be is if Westbrook returns and there's an adjustment period. That could always happen, leading to a few losses. But OKC is 21-4 with Westbrook and 21-8 without Westbrook. I think they can go 19-9 down the stretch. Joel 11:13 a.m. Assuming OU can remain relatively healthy next year in football and Knight can come anywhere close to his performance against Alabama on a consistent basis I have them going undefeated next year. The schedule looks great with OSU and Baylor in Norman and Texas likely will struggle with a first year head coach. Your thoughts on next year and your prediction on their record? Berry Tramel 11:15 a.m. I think OU has a chance for a very good year. But I would not predict an unbeaten regular season. As good as OU played in NEw Orleans, the Sooners still had struggles at times. The schedule does break for OU, but the Sooners have to go to Lubbock and Manhattan and Dallas and Morgantown. Not easy places to play. Guest 11:15 a.m. I understand that Ford has a huge buyout in his contract. But if Ford is brought back next year isn't it a decision between Losing Fan's Money vs Losing Buyout Money? Berry Tramel 11:15 a.m. Well, I don't think fans could cancel enough tickets to offset Ford's contract. It's more of an interest issue. 8,000 empty seats in GIA speaks to the long-term health of the program, more than any ecomoic immediacy issue. Mark 11:16 a.m. With what happened last night in Norman, how do you see things going down in Stillwater this Saturday? Berry Tramel 11:16 a.m. Man, I don't know. That was a clunker of a game OU played against Tech. I'm sort of leaning toward OSU now. Foul trouble would end the discussion, however. Guest 11:16 a.m. You on the radio may be the best thing ever... more please! Berry Tramel 11:16 a.m. Better than the Fabulous Sports Babe? Bill 11:17 a.m. Do you see the Thunder making any moves before the trade dealine? Berry Tramel 11:19 a.m. No. My guess is that the Thunder stands pat. The team is playing well, it's staying under the luxury tax. I see no reason to make a move. Guest 11:19 a.m. As an OSU Alumni and Fan, I'm done supporting Travis Ford. I had high hopes that this would be the year the Ford would show that he was the right person for Stillwater, but all I have seen is the total lack of control that he has over this program and players. If he is brought back next year, it would be a real shame and a slap in the face of former players and coaches that built this program and made it one of the Top 10-15 programs in the country at one time. Berry Tramel 11:22 a.m. I still support Ford. But you're right. He seems to have lost the mainstream Cowboy fan. It's going to be tough to get them back. Caleb Lance 11:22 a.m. Really excited what Lon Kruger is doing at OU. He has been so succesfull everywhere he has gone, leading 5 teams to the tourney. This being said, since he has already done well here and taken us to the tournament, does this mean we wont have him long? and will he be off to his next challenge say a 6th school to the tournament? Berry Tramel 11:23 a.m. I would be stunned if Lon Kruger left OU for another job. He's in his 60s. I would think retirement would be the big scare for OU. Guest 11:23 a.m. If Ford is fired at the end of this year, who would be a realistic Top 5 Candidates for the position? Would OSU have a chance to go after the Wichita State Coach? Berry Tramel 11:24 a.m. I don't know. He's got a good thing going. Talking about Gregg Marshall. It's been harder to get coaches away from big-time mid-majors -- Mark Few, Shaka Smart, etc. Jack 11:24 a.m. Berry. I think with the new 4 team play off in College football expansion in the Big 12 is dead. And I think the Big 12 should have tried to get Louisville and Cincy in the fold. What do you think? Berry Tramel 11:26 a.m. The playoff should have no effect on the Big 12. Everyone is fighting the SEC hype machine, but if the Big 12 will produce a top-flight team, it should be OK. OSU would have made the four-teamer in 2011. Nobody would have made it in 2013. NO one deserved to make it. Sure, the Big 12 should have jumped on Louisville; could have added the 'Ville and stayed at 11., if need be. Guest 11:26 a.m. Would a Thunder NBA Championship have a larger impact on the state of Oklahoma then any National Championships by OSU or OU? Berry Tramel 11:26 a.m. I'm going to say yes, because the Thunder has everyone on board. A good portion of the state doesn't support either the Sooners or the Cowboys. But virtually everyone is a Thunder fan. Cameron 11:27 a.m. Do you think Westy will be ready to go when the Heat come to town? Berry Tramel 11:27 a.m. I'm going to guess yes. But I have no idea. Colton 11:27 a.m. I heard you say on WWLS that your picks for Big 12 expansion were Arkansas and LSU. Do you think there is any realistic chance the Big 12 pursues schools of that caliber? Or any chance said schools would consider joining? Berry Tramel 11:28 a.m. I think the Big 12 probably has sent out feelers. But I doubt either school would jump. It would be a longshot. Some bad stuff would have to happen in the SEC -- politics, disgust with the new 14-team format, etc. -- for them to consider. And the Big 12 would have to show stability. harry man 11:28 a.m. NIT for OSU? Berry Tramel 11:28 a.m. It could happen. osu823 11:28 a.m. Based on what we've seen with the tailspin of OSU basketball, and the talent on this team, do you think Travis Ford should be ousted as coach? Berry Tramel 11:29 a.m. No. I think OSU could use some stability. And while this team has some talent, it also has some deficiencies. I would not fire Ford. But he has to know he's on alert. Guest 11:29 a.m. With all of the talk lately of Thunder rivalies. Does anyone remember when th Lakers were considered a rival? Berry Tramel 11:29 a.m. I certainly remember it. It was fun. Two playoff series against the Lakers. But those seem long ago and far away. Guest 11:29 a.m. Would an NBA Championship all but guarantee that Durant and Westbrook would retire in Thunder uniforms? Reason for asking is that guys like LeBron, Bosh, Garnett, Malone, Barkley, Shaq all came close with their first teams, but left to other teams to get that title. Had they won with their 1st team, chances are they might have stayed longer, perhaps retired with them. Thoughts? Berry Tramel 11:31 a.m. I think the best way to keep Durant and Westbrook is to win the title. The main reason you leave is to seek a title. If you've got one, you know it can be done here. The Thunder has done everything it can to set up a good shop for its superstars. Winning the title would make the future look even brighter. harry man 11:32 a.m. derek jeter is retiring after 2014 season. love me some jeter. love the way he presents himself off on the field. made the annoucement about retiring and that's it...low key Berry Tramel 11:32 a.m. It's tough to say anything bad about Derek Jeter. Class all the way. Brad 11:32 a.m. Isn't it true that this "lack of control" narrative surround Ford and OSU basketball was non-existent until this year with Smart's outbursts? Berry Tramel 11:33 a.m. I would agree. I can't think of any of these issues in years past. More talent and depth problems. The lack of control narrative is relatively new. Guest 11:33 a.m. Are you multi tasking? Or do you have a clone on the radio rigth now? Berry Tramel 11:34 a.m. Multi-tasking. Brad 11:34 a.m. Is it fair that Travis Ford gets compared to the likes of Eddie Sutton, Tubby Smith, Rick Barnes, Lon Kruger, and Bill Self? Berry Tramel 11:35 a.m. Sure. That's his competition. That's who he's got to be compared to. And he's paid well. So yes. Very fair. Guest 11:35 a.m. Do you think the thunder will amnesty Perkins in the offseason Berry Tramel 11:36 a.m. Don't know. Depends on how the season plays out. I'm leaning toward no. Leaning toward Perk staying. Cross Timber 11:36 a.m. Here's one for you to tackle Berry...why does society/media glorify homosexuality (ie Michael Sam)? I'm not one of these homophobic people who thinks gay people are the worst thing in our society. But I also don't think that lifestyle should be glorified and put up on a pedestal (and I think the vast majority of your readers are probably with me). Thoughts? Berry Tramel 11:39 a.m. I don't know if it's being glorified, but I do think the media is asking everyone to accept it. You can be tolerant without acceptance, if you know what I mean. I think a lot of media isn't really asking for tolerance. They're asking everyone to accept it. I think there's a difference. Haze 11:39 a.m. Berry, KSTATE to Norman next year, correct? Remember great win in Manhattan this year, Lockett career game in the first half Berry Tramel 11:40 a.m. Oh, yeah, I'm mixed up. I was thinking 2011 in Manhattan, forgetting that we're in 2014. The years are going by too fast. You're right. That's another scheduling break for OU. Guest 11:40 a.m. I love the Thunder, but growing up in OK with no team I loved the Bulls with Jordan. If the current Thunder roster remained healthy the entire year, could they have challenged the Bulls 72 win season in 95'-96'? Berry Tramel 11:40 a.m. I assume not. That team won 72 games. Let's let this Thunder team win one title before we get too carried away. willie 11:40 a.m. Were the last 3 games of the Sooner football season a sign that Stoops wants to start coaching again? Berry Tramel 11:41 a.m. Stoops never stopped coaching. I would say demoting Brent Venables and firing four coaches was all the sign you needed. Guest 11:41 a.m. If the THunder win the title this year, pretty much everybody is under contract next year except Thabo and Fish. Is there a chance they could look at 70 wins next year? Berry Tramel 11:42 a.m. Again, how about making the NBA Finals before we start talking history? No reason to get too far ahead of ourselves. Jeff 11:42 a.m. I have no problem with the role Perkins plays on the team, but his salary will keep us from re signing Thabo next year and I think we need Thabo back. They have to amnesty Perkins and use the cap savings for Thabo and the draft picks and maybe add a veteran Big or shooter Berry Tramel 11:42 a.m. Thabo will not command much money. There is not a big market for defensive specialists who are almost 30 and not that good on offense. I doubt Thabo would cost more than $7 million over two years. $3.5M per year. Brad 11:43 a.m. What do you think are the chances that Michael Cobbins gets a medical redshirt from the NCAA? Berry Tramel 11:43 a.m. I haven't done the math. Has he played more than 20 percent of the season? But he already redshirted, which won't help. Guest 11:43 a.m. any news on OU stadium renovation? Berry Tramel 11:43 a.m. They're discussing things. I'll check. Berry Tramel 11:43 a.m. OK, everyone, great questions. Talk to you next week.
Feb 8, 2014
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Oklahoma high school sports signing list: Feb. 8, 2014
Feb 8, 2014BASEBALL Hunter Aguirre, Westmoore (Cowley County) Jordan Boyer, Deer Creek (Wichita State) Jenner Brown, Bethany (SNU) Caleb Caldwell, Edmond North (Tabor) Brian Canfield, Bishop McGuinness (Newman) Patton Collie, Deer Creek (Colorado School of Mines) Austin Cranford, Norman North (Connors State) Garrett Degelos, Southmoore (Coffeyville) Jake Dyer, Westmoore (Ft. Scott CC) Caleb Eldridge, Deer Creek (OSU) Josh Garbrecht, Edmond North (Redlands) Aaron Garner, Edmond North (Oklahoma Wesleyan) Colton Huggard, Southmoore (Connors St.) Ty Jackson, Southmoore (Midland) Bradley Kinsey, Norman North (Wichita State) Gavin LaValley, Carl Albert (OU) Joe Lytle, Yukon (OCU) Mitch Malherbe, Bishop McGuinness (Barton CC) Conner Mangham, Pocola (Connors St.) Justin McGregor, Carl Albert (Cowley County) Joe Nostrand, Norman North (Frank Phillips) Blake Owen, Blanchard (Arkansas Tech) Paul Reed, Norman (Pomona College) Luke Reynolds, Edmond North (Butler County) Reed Roberts, Guthrie (Harding) Dalton Tillison, Dale (Seminole St.) Quin Walbergh, Edmond Santa Fe (OU) Reid Wall, Byng (OSU) Cameron Warren, Carl Albert (OU) Hunter Wilson, Spiro (Stephen F. Austin) BOYS BASKETBALL Chauncey Collins, OKC Storm (TCU) Stephen Edwards, Putnam City West (Santa Clara) Omega Harris, Putnam City West (UTEP) Collin Jennings, Harrah (UMKC) Jace Kerr, Forgan (UCO) Mitch Solomon, Bixby (OSU) GIRLS BASKETBALL Jasauen Beard, Midwest City (Oral Roberts) Kaely Bond, Mount St. Mary (American) Katy Custer, Dickson (OBU) Jordan Gilbert, Carl Albert (Oral Roberts) Miranda Griffin, Ketchum (NSU) Tamara Lee, Edmond Santa Fe (Denver) Jayden Oliver, Putnam City (Oral Roberts) Chandler Roof, Weatherford (UMKC) Erika Wakefield, Heritage Hall (Tulsa) LaNesia Williams, Northeast (OU) CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK Karlie Hamman, Edmond Santa Fe (William Jewell) Emily Hart, Edmond Santa Fe (OBU) Erin Hart, Edmond Santa Fe (OBU) Grey Howard, Edmond Memorial (Tulsa) Ainsley Ibison, Broken Arrow (OC) Abbey Mace, Norman North (OU) Kambre Major, Millwood (Missouri Baptist) Katherine Muegge, Deer Creek-Lamont (OBU) Kevin Roddy, Duncan (Virginia) Stephen Snider, Edmond Santa Fe (William Jewell) Belle Wallace, Norman North (OU) Michaela Werner, Grove (OCU) FOOTBALL Jalen Adams, Southmoore (North Texas) Gyasi Akem, Broken Arrow (OSU) Ashton Antwine, Edmond Memorial (NEO) John Ashcraft, Southmoore (NEO) Fre'Darian Ashley, Northwest Classen (NEO) Keaton Baggs, Broken Arrow (La.-Monroe) Nick Basquine, Norman North (OU)* Trenton Ball, Carl Albert (Emporia St.) Cameron Batson, Millwood (Texas Tech) Ty-Chris Beasley, Muskogee (NWOSU) Kevin Bell, Lawton (NSU) Tyler Bess, Hollis (Langston) Tre Betts, Sand Springs (Missouri St.) Tyrone Beverly, Lawton Eisenhower (Langston) Trevor Blassingame, Guthrie (UCO) Dominic Blue, Muldrow (SWOSU) Samuel Bond, Madill, (UCO) Cameron Booty, Jenks (NEO) Tyler Bowling, Yukon (Tulsa) Rashaad Boyd, Putnam City West (Langston) Jordan Brailford, Tulsa Washington (OSU) D'Angelo Brewer, Tulsa Central (Tulsa) Anthony Bryant, Southeast (SNU) Trey Buckner, Kingfisher (OBU) Madison Bunch, Roland (SNU) Thor Burnside, Oologah (NEO) Darrius Burris, Piedmont (NEO) Tristan Butcher, Coweta (UCO) Beau Butler, Midwest City (Wesleyan University) Kai Callins, Guthrie (Emporia St.) Mason Camp, Enid (Baker) Patrick Cantrell, Beggs (NWOSU) Cody Carnes, Alex (NWOSU) Nigel Carter, Tulsa McLain (Tulsa) Zac Cater, Durant (NEO)* D.C. Chance, Commerce (NEO) Adim Chukwurah, Norman North (UCO) Montana Clark, Tuttle (NEO) Sam Clemens, Enid (Baker) Emmanuel Cole, Millwood (OBU) Drew Cook, Casady (Emporia St.) David Cornwell, Norman North (Alabama) John Custar, Sharon-Mutual (OBU) Jalan Daniels, Blanchard (NEO) R.J. Dantzler, Southmoore (Panhandle St.) Cole Darnell, Edmond Memorial/OSU (OBU) Ronnie Davis, Midwest City/NEO (Kansas) Matt Day, Westmoore (ECU) Jakcob Dean, Norman (Arkansas Tech) Mike'Quan Deane, Tulsa Memorial (NEO) Robbie Decker, Elk City (Henderson St.) Quincy Dotson, Millwood (NSU) Andre Dowuona-Hammond, Yukon (OSU)* Malik Earl, Edmond Santa Fe (Missouri St.) Frankie Edwards, Mustang (OBU) Lawrence Evitt, Wagoner (UCO) Josh Farley, Norman (NSU) Michael Farmer, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) T.J. Filer, Chickasha (NEO) Hadyn Ford, Wagoner (UCO) Cooper Free, Sharon-Mutual (SWOSU) Trayvon Gamble, Edmond Memorial (Langston) Max Gillett, Norman (William and Mary)* Matt Giroux, Yukon (Tabor) Janari Glover, Millwood (Western Illinois) Diesen Gorham, Perkins (Emporia St.) Karson Green, Madill (NEO) Jessie Gregory, Tuttle (NEO) Anthony Grimes, Norman (Hastings) Aaron Guess, Prague (NWOSU) Blake Gunn, Casady (Pomona College) Noah Hammons, Westmoore (UCO) Cameron Hanan, Plainview (ECU) Justice Hansen, Edmond Santa Fe (OU) Dylan Harding, Jenks (OSU) Kieron Hardrick, Westmoore (SEOSU) Cade Harkins, McAlester (SNU) Bryan Hartfield, Midwest City (NEO) Tre Harvey, Catoosa (ECU) Hunter Hasen, Barnsdall (Langston) Dakota Haynes, Southmoore (Doane) Riley Hess, Alva (NWOSU) Tristan Hill, Mustang (Georgia Southern) Daavon Hilley, Tulsa East Central (Langston) Stephen Hocker, Enid (Emporia St.) Matt Hockett, Norman (OSU)* Eli Hooks, Deer Creek (UCO) Ty Hooper, Alva (NWOSU) Jordan Huff, Midwest City (Southwestern, Kan.) Armando Ibarra, Tulsa Washington (Langston) Dallas Jackson, Meeker (NWOSU) Mack Jensen, Casady (OBU) Tazden Jevons, Dibble (NSU) Laquan Johnson, Del City (Langston) Louden Johnson, Wayne (ECU) Trey Johnson, Hugo (NEO) Corben Jones, Yukon/Emporia St. (SWOSU) Brandon Jones, Midwest City (NSU) Johnny Jones, Douglass (UCO) Miles Jones, Edmond North (Briarcliff) Quinzell Jones, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO)* Wyatt Jones, Sulphur (ECU) Robert Jordan, Yukon (Tabor) Taber Jordan, Plainview (OBU) Blake Kalman, Bethany (UCO) Micah Kee, Woodward (NWOSU) Ryland Ketchum, Alex (NWOSU) Coleman Key, Broken Arrow (Colorado State) Cory Keyes, Southmoore (Missouri Southern) Connor Kinsey, Midwest City (Southwestern, Kan.) Chris Klick, Cherokee (SWOSU) JaVone Knox, Putnam City (SNU) Larry Lambeth, Millwood (Panhandle St.) Camron Large, Ada (ECU) Grant Lee, Clinton (NWOSU) Andrew Lesnick, Ponca City (NWOSU) Wiley Lester, Putnam City (NEO) Alex Lewis, Broken Arrow (OBU) Billy Lewis, Durant (NEO)* Jacob Lewis, Bishop McGuinness (Princeton) Colton Lindsey, Christian Heritage (UCO) Austin Link, Tuttle (NEO) Boyea Lockett, Tulsa Union/Illinois (OBU) Bishop Louie, Tulsa McLain (Tulsa) Jaylen Lowe, Owasso (NEO) Noble Lybrand, Bethany (ECU) Kameron Lyons, Millwood (Panhandle St.) Austin Mack, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) Austin Madison, Oologah (SNU) Anthony Mason, Del City (NEO)* Zac Maynard, Davis/NEO (SWOSU) Bailey McKay, Claremore (SWOSU) Corneilus McKiver, Centennial (NEO) Gary McKnight Jr., Lawton MacArthur (NEO) Devin McLelland, Midwest City (Southwestern, Kan.) Ace McMahan, Ringling (SWOSU) Alfonzo McMillian, Millwood (Sam Houston St.) Jacob McMullen, Choctaw (NEO) John McQueen, Claremore (NEO) Jeffrey Mead, Tulsa Union (OU) Seth Mead, Woodward (NWOSU) Carson Meier, Tulsa Union (OU) Gage Meisinger, Claremore (OBU) Bradyn Meyer, Yukon (Baker) Chandler Miller, Bixby (Tulsa) Nick Mills, Tuttle (NEO) Jordan Mitchell, Owasso (Tulsa) Trevor Mitchem, Spiro (NEO) Michael Moana, Lawton Eisenhower (Houston) Tyler Moniz, Sequoyah-Claremore Mildren Montgomery, Douglass (Tulsa) Daniel Moore, Duncan (Henderson St.) Khalil Moore, John Marshall (NEO) Trevor Moore, Edmond North (North Texas) Zack Moore, Kingfisher (SWOSU) Cole Moos, Broken Arrow (NEO)* Luis Morales, Guthrie (Langston) Dawson Myers, Cushing/NEO (OBU) Quentin Nails, Tulsa McLain (NEO) Landon Nault, Kingfisher (Emporia St.) Joe Neece, Cashion (Emporia St.) John Cole Neph, Owasso (OSU)* Jose Ochoa, Alex (NWOSU) Cameron Oliver, Owasso (UT-San Antonio) Brendan O'Steen, Seminole (NEO) Jacob Overton, Minco (OBU) Zak Owen, Blanchard (NEO) Cade Parker, Norman (OU)* Steven Parker, Jenks (OU) Logan Parks, Yukon (NEO) Cade Pfleider, Avla (NWOSU) Caden Pratt, McAlester (SEOSU) Christian Preston, Savanna (SEOSU) Stephen Price, Empire (SNU) Payton Prince, Norman North (Tulsa) Ryan Rackley, Sulphur (ECU) Wyatt Rathjen, Miami (NEO) Kale Reed, Comanche (SNU) Shaliamere Rentie, Beggs (NEO) Keishawn Richardson, Putnam City/NEO (West Virginia) Cole Ridgway, Norman (NSU) Korie Robinson, Lawton MacArthur (NEO) Sinue Rodriguez, Sallisaw (NEO) Sam Rolle, Edmond Memorial (Hastings) Tyquae Russell, Midwest City (NEO) Caden Sander, Deer Creek (OU)* A.J. Sanders, Elk City (Panhandle St.) John Sasser, Perkins (SEOSU) David Seagle, Cascia Hall (UCO) Dallas Sealey, Lawton (Abilene Christian) Myykhail Shaw, Lawton (NEO) Isaiah Shawver, Carl Albert (Hastings) Tyler Sipe, Norman North (UCO) Akii Smith, Stilwell/NEO (North Texas) Devion Smith, John Marshall (NEO) Dillon Smith, Meeker (SEOSU) Jalen Smith, Tulsa Memorial (NEO) Janson Smith, Tulsa Union (NEO) Jarome Smith, McAlester (SEOSU) Jeremy Smith, Berryhill (Tulsa) Marguess Smith, Southeast (NEO) Myles Smith, Broken Arrow (SNU) Trey Smith, Guthrie (Langston) Nathan Sosa, Christian Heritage (OBU) Jacob Spady, Hinton (SNU) Pierce Spead, Southmoore (NEO) Jordan Stafford, Hugo (UCO) Dalton Stout, Bethany (Southwestern, Kan.) Ross Stovall, Tulsa Washington (NEO) Braden Stringer, Blanchard (Arkansas Tech) Payton Striplin, Little Axe (Langston) Carter Swanson, Ardmore (Garden City CC) Trent Taber, Jenks (OSU)* Lindell Tate, Edmond North (OU)* Myles Tease, Tulsa Washington (UCO) Justin Tharp, Thomas (SWOSU) Devon Thomas, Broken Arrow (OSU) Ivan Thomas, Lawton (OSU)* Stevie Thompson, Carl Albert (Pitt St.) Devin Thornburg, Alex (NWOSU) Quintonio Tolon, Broken Arrow (NEO)* Clay Trotter, Mustang (SW Assemblies of God) Trey Tully, Plainview (OBU) Houston Tyler, Southmoore (The Citadel) Rowdy Votaw, Madill (NEO) Jaelon Walker, Southmoore (UCO) Malik Walker, Spiro (NEO) Cody Ward, Hartshorne (SWOSU) Khalil Warren, Del City (NEO) Michael Warren, Lawton (Iowa State) Ty Watkins, Westmoore (NEO) Caleb Webster, Claremore (NWOSU) Eric Weed, Putnam City (SNU) Jordan Weltzheimer, Edmond Memorial (Air Force) Cameron Westbrook, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) Papi White, Seminole (Ohio) Xavier Whitehead, Mustang (Langston) Kelby Wickline, Stillwater (UT-San Antonio) Terrell Williams, Lawton (NEO) Jonathan Willis, Tulsa Washington (Oregon St.) Dolee Wolf, Beggs (NEO) Conner Wood, Owasso (NEO) Skyler Wood, Nowata (UCO) Chantz Woodberry, Carl Albert (SWOSU) Ryan Woolman, Locust Grove (NSU) Trey Wormington, Norman North (UCO) Colton Wright, Tahlequah (SWOSU) Dakota Young, Lawton Eisenhower (NWOSU) GOLF Emma Allen, Tulsa Union (OCU) Lexi Armon, Owasso (NSU) Jacob Bishop, Edmond Memorial (Wichita State) Trent Evans, Edmond Memorial (Kansas State) Talor Fisher, Bethel (Arizona Christian) Emily Folsom, Deer Creek (SWOSU) Nick Heinen, Edmond North (OSU) Matthew Henry, Pauls Valley (ECU) Madison Herron, Edmond Santa Fe (OBU) Alexander Hughes, Tulsa Edison (UCO) Sam Humphreys, Edmond North (Tulsa) Drew Ison, Edmond Santa Fe (Drake) Ashley Moore, Edmond Santa Fe (SNU) Kaylee Neff, Mustang (Redlands) Casey Paul, Owasso (Tulsa) Griffin Pierce, Edmond North (OU) Zac Schaefer, Oklahoma Christian (OC) Marla Souvannasing, Tulsa Union (UCO) Ty Tamura, Edmond Memorial (OC) Cody Troutman, Edmond Santa Fe (UCO Hannah Ward, Poteau (Arkansas-Little Rock) Emilee White, Comanche (SNU) Ariel Wixson, Jenks (Rogers State) Hayden Wood, Edmond North (OSU) Daniel Echevarria, Cascia Hall (Wichita State) LACROSSE Sam Heaton, Edmond North (Lindenwood) Jake Hobbs, Edmond North (Lindenwood) ROWING Charlotte McMeekin, Classen SAS (Princeton) Hannah Naylor, Edmond Memorial (OU) Rachel Parks, Classen SAS (Tulsa) Cody Shafer, Tulsa Union (OCU) Madison Wilfong, Washington (UCO) BOYS SOCCER Clay Collier, Edmond North (OC) Josue Depaz, Putnam City West (OBU) Tyler Hatfield, Norman North (Harding) Zac Medawattage, Edmond North (Eastern Illinois) Alex Mullet, Edmond North (Midwestern St., Iowa) Keaton Van Eck, Norman North (Dallas) GIRLS SOCCER Anna Beffer, Tulsa Union (OSU) Abby Bright, Edmond North (OSU)* Olivia Butler, Putnam City West (SWOSU) Lexi Carroll, Norman North (UCO) Amanda Dial, Edmond Memorial (ORU) Lana Duke, Edmond Memorial (OSU)* Courtney Essary, Carl Albert (UCO) Hannah Frogge, McGuinness (UC-Santa Barbara) Hannah Hover, Edmond Santa Fe (Ouachita Baptist) Bri Kuestersteffen, Norman North (Alabama-Birmingham) Mikayla Lowery, Deer Creek (OBU) Mackenzie Marquardt, Norman North (OC) Kayle Moore, Southmoore (USAO) Kali Newman, Norman North (OU) Hannah Robinson, Southmoore (SNU) Simone Ryan, Norman North (UCO) Sheridan Spelman, Norman North (Lindenwood) Victoria VanHootegem, Norman North (Florida Atlantic) SOFTBALL Kelsey Arnold, Holland Hall (OU) K.C. Beardsley, Southmoore (Ft. Scott) Sheridan Bond, Edmond North (OC) Kelsey Bortvit, Carl Albert (USAO) Katelyn Brown, Southmoore (SNU) Riley Brown, Bethany (Lipscomb) Kasey Jo Burgess, Sand Springs (OBU) Shelby Carel, Tuttle (UCO) Mallory Collins, Sand Springs (OSU) Bre Davis, Piedmont (UCO) Ashli Hafford, Blanchard (East Central) Macey Hatfield, Lindsay/Seminole State (OU) Morgan Heard, Carl Albert (UCO) Morgan Hildebrandt, Lincoln Christian (Central Christian, Kan.) Heather Jones, Norman (Oklahoma Wesleyan) Kaitlyn Kromer, Putnam City North (SWOSU) Destinie Lookout, Westmoore (OU) Shayla Lucas, Westmoore (USAO) Kierra McFadden, Bethany (Oklahoma Wesleyan) Abby Meador, Carl Albert (OCU) Lauren Miller, Blanchard (East Central) Kate Myers, Jenks (Tulsa) Madison Norkyke, Edmond North (OC) Randee O'Donnell, Tahlequah (OSU) Amy Reynolds, Putnam City North (Rose St.) Shelby Robinett, Tuttle (SW Christian) Michael Rowlen, Jones (Des Moines CC) Kecia Sharp, Mount St. Mary (Robert Morris) Michaela Smith, Norman North (UT-Dallas) Kourtney Tanner, Edmond North (UCO) Katie Ventress, Bethany (Rose St.) Krista Waggoner, Carl Albert (West Virginia Wesleyan) Taylor Watham, Blanchard/Cowley (NWOSU) Emily Watson, Deer Creek (Tulsa) MacKenzie Wright, Carl Albert (Wichita State) SWIMMING Reid Hibbs, Southmoore (Towson) Jessi Hildebrand, Newcastle (Evansville) Kasey Rein, Piedmont (Evansville) TENNIS Emily Faulkner, Casady (Harding) David Hager, Edmond North (Davidson) Annie Hayes, Edmond North (UM-St. Louis) Spencer Papa, Edmond North (Tulsa) Easton Parker, Bixby (NSU) VOLLEYBALL McKayla Benner, Norman North (SNU) Dani Chase, Yukon (SNU) Kate Decker, Edmond North (OBU) Madison McClure, Mustang (SW Assemblies of God) Kenzie McMullen, Edmond North (OCU) Micayla Payne, Southmoore (Hillsdale) Holly Randall, Edmond North (OCU) Kamille Smith, Midwest City (Bellevue) Taylor Turner, Deer Creek (ECU) WRESTLING Andrew Dixon, Edmond North (OU) Joel Dixon, Edmond North (OU) Lance Dixon, Edmond North (OU) Nathan Marek, Southmoore (OU) Derek White, Edmond North (Nebraska) *-Will walk on Know of a player who signed a letter of intent but isn't on this list? 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Feb 8, 2014
Rather than transfer, Blake Bell decided to take a stab at another position, one that slid into virtual irrelevancy in Oklahoma's offense the past few seasons. The artist formerly known as the “Belldozer” plans to play tight end as a senior.
Oklahoma football: A closer look at what went into Blake Bell's decision to move to tight end
BY JASON KERSEY | Feb 8, 2014The day after Blake Bell returned home to Wichita, Kan., from the Sugar Bowl, he sat down in the living room to discuss his future with his parents, Mark and Sherry. Following Trevor Knight's MVP performance in the Sooners' 45-31 win over Alabama, Blake knew his chances of starting another game at quarterback for Oklahoma weren't great. The redshirt junior is set to graduate in May, meaning he could transfer to another Division I school and be immediately eligible if he enrolled in a graduate program OU doesn't offer. But when the subject of transferring came up, Blake quickly made it clear that wasn't an option he wanted to consider. “I want to stay at Oklahoma,” Blake told his parents. “So you want to play quarterback?” Mark responded. “I don't want to be a backup.” “Are you telling me you're willing to give up the quarterback position?” Blake looked at his father and said, “I don't know, but I do know one thing: I don't want to be a backup.” So rather than transfer, Blake decided to take a stab at another position, one that slid into virtual irrelevancy in Oklahoma's offense the past few seasons. The artist formerly known as the “Belldozer” plans to play tight end as a senior. “He switched because he has the prototypical size and ability of an NFL tight end,” said former OU center Gabe Ikard, one of Bell's closest friends. “He did this for himself, but he also did this because it is the best thing for the team. He loves being at OU; didn't want to leave the friendships he has established in Norman; and wanted to have an opportunity to play for a national championship next year.” Bell's size (6-foot-6, 252 pounds) does give him the ideal size of a tight end. He's also athletic for his size, as evidenced by his 24 rushing touchdowns throughout his freshman and sophomore seasons in the “Belldozer” package. He was also an All-State basketball player at Wichita's Bishop Carroll High School. When Bell was a high-school sophomore and Bishop Carroll had a senior quarterback, he was a standout wide receiver, even grabbing a 58-yard touchdown reception in the Kansas Class 5A state championship game that season. “Blake has the size, the athleticism and the speed to do that,” OU coach Bob Stoops said. “He has exhibited his toughness through the years. I think it'll be a great fit for him.” A few springs ago during Oklahoma's Landry Jones era, Bell worked some at tight end, but the move never became permanent. Although Bell has some pass-catching experience and has exhibited the toughness needed to succeed at tight end, he's never been asked to block. “I think his biggest struggle will be with his blocking,” said former OU fullback/tight end Trey Millard. “That's something he hasn't really done and that's a big part of what tight end is.” Tight ends were an important piece of Oklahoma's offense throughout the vast majority of the Stoops era, but the past two seasons, the unit has been thin and rarely used. Millard and fellow fullback Aaron Ripkowski served as the Sooner tight ends when needed. Next season, Oklahoma returns Ripkowski, sophomores Taylor McNamara — who made the first catch of his career in the Sugar Bowl — and Sam Grant, and adds junior-college transfer Isaac Ijalana and freshman Carson Meier, meaning Bell will surely encounter lots of competition when spring practices begin next month. OU's offensive players have already started organizing 7-on-7 workouts, and Knight said Bell has looked good at tight end thus far. “I think it's awesome,” Knight said of Bell's move. “He's gonna do great things no matter where he's at. “He's too valuable to our team to not be on the field. For him to do that speaks a lot about his character and about him as a teammate.”
Winters guided the Bronchos to three conference championships and one NAIA Tournament appearance.
Tributes: Former UCO basketball coach Mark Winters dies at age 85
BY SCOTT MUNN, Assistant Sports Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org | Feb 3, 2014A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed a game day experience: *Mark Winters, 85, spent 16 years as men's head basketball coach at the University of Central Oklahoma. He guided the Bronchos to a 239-185 record with three Oklahoma Intercollegiate Conference championships and one NAIA Tournament appearance over the 1962-78 seasons. Winters was inducted into the UCO Athletics Hall of Fame in 2004. He also spent time as a basketball coach at the high school level and at Eastern Oklahoma Junior College. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at first Presbyterian Church in Edmond. *Leland Crissman, 86, of Duncan was a pitcher in the Cleveland Indians organization. The right-hander spent the 1947 season with the Ardmore Indians of the Sooner State League, tying for the team lead with 11 wins. Crissman threw for the Indians' farm teams in Midland, Texas (1948) and Spartanburg, S.C. (1949), before returning to Oklahoma for one more season of pro ball. He played parts of the 1950 season with the Chickasha Chiefs of the Sooner State League and the Oklahoma City Indians of the Texas League. After his playing days, he coached American Legion baseball and worked for Haliburton Services. *Stillwater resident Joan Bauer Wittner was a New York native who coached at the elementary and high school levels. She and husband Bob moved to Oklahoma in 1982 (Bob accepted a position at Oklahoma State), and Joan continued her involvement in athletics. She was a youth soccer coach; officiated youth and adult sports; and worked as a coach and volunteer coordinator for Special Olympics. Joan was a Donna Nigh Award recipient for her service as a volunteer. She died recently at age 73. *Vern Benson, 89, of Granite Quarry, N.C., spent the 1959 and 1960 baseball seasons as manager of the Tulsa Oilers. Benson guided the St. Louis Cardinals farm team to a 153-135 record and two third-place finishes in the Texas League. He then served as an assistant coach for several big league teams, including the Cardinals' 1964 world champions. In an unusual twist to Benson's career, he spent one game as manager of a bad Atlanta Braves team, in 1977. He replaced Braves owner and television magnate Ted Turner, who managed one game while regular skipper, Dave Bristol, was on a reported scouting assignment. National League president Chub Feeney told Turner rules prohibited managers from having ownership in a team. So Benson, the Braves' third-base coach, took over for Turner until Bristol returned to finish out a 61-101 season. *Archie Franz, 88, played basketball for Corn High School. He became a farmer and rancher in the area, supplementing his income by refereeing basketball games. *Seth Martin, 15, played basketball for the Cement junior high and high school teams. A devoted fan of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Kevin Durant. *Racine, Wis., native Virgil Carlson had a successful tryout with the old Milwaukee Braves — but any thoughts of playing pro baseball were dashed later that week, when he was drafted into the Navy. He was a Broken Arrow resident at the time of death at age 74. *Stanley Hardrick played football at Central High School in Oklahoma City and Cameron University in Lawton. Hardrick was a 240-pound all-district and All-Capital Conference lineman for Central, which clinched its league championship in 1966 with an 18-16 victory over Southeast. The title was the Cardinals' first of any kind since 1947. After college, Hardrick went on to become a supervisor for the City of Oklahoma City. *Tulsa native Linda Ishmael Smith, 78, was an all-conference basketball player at Jenks. She worked in speech therapy in Oklahoma, Illinois, Virginia and Wisconsin before retiring to Sarasota, Fla. *Dwight Ward, 57, of Maysville owned the D&L Tackle Shop. He also donated time to the Pauls Valley rodeo arena, helping build bleachers. *Wes Burton, 58, of Tulsa was a professional golfer and teaching pro in New York, Florida and Argentina. He spent 30 years playing on either the South American Tour or the Champions Tour. Burton qualified for the 2007 U.S. Senior Open with a record-low 64. *Yvonne Blount Chesnutt, 94, of Oklahoma City played tennis for Central High School, finishing as state runner-up in May 1937. ... Norman Schulz, 76, was a Lone Wolf native who played college football at Southwestern State. ... Patti Baker Crosby, 67, of Edmond was a Cushing High School cheerleader. ... Mary Penner, 57, of Wayne played high school basketball at Lexington. ... Jack Staiger, 83, of Tulsa owned the Staiger Tennis Center for 20 years. *Glen Richardson, 95, of Edmond was a golfer who played at Wichita State. ... Charlene Thorpe Black, 74, of Courtney coached youth softball and was an avid Ringling Blue Devils fan. ... Kevin Weedle, 58, of Denton, Texas, was a record-setting basketball player at Chattanooga High School. ... Sue Parker Wild, 66, of Fox assisted husband Ed in training bird dogs for field trials competition. *Paul Seiter, 74, played baseball and football at Moore High School. ... Elinor Russell Lehman, 91, of Commerce was a cheerleader and football queen at Kingfisher High School. ... John Hudspeth, 78, of Shawnee played baseball at Durant High School and then freshman football at OU. ... Delbert Kauk, 89, of Clinton played sandlot baseball in the 1940s for Johnniesville in western Oklahoma. BY SCOTT MUNN
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Jan 15, 2014
For the Wednesday Oklahoman, I wrote about how the decision-makers at some schools don’t trust their own judgments. They would rather hire a proven coach — even if that proof is less than appetizing — than venture into the unknown. You can read that column here.
College football hires: Where the coaches comes from
Berry Tramel | Jan 15, 2014[img]2319553[/img] For the Wednesday Oklahoman, I wrote about how the decision-makers at some schools don’t trust their own judgments. They would rather hire a proven coach — even if that proof is less than appetizing — than venture into the unknown. You can read that column here. I also listed the five schools with the best track record of hiring assistant coaches to be head coach — and the five schools with the best track record of hiring head coaches to be head coach. But I had the data for every major-conference school, and I thought I would share it. Here’s what I did. I went back to every hire since roughly World War II. I made some judgment calls. If a coach was hired before the war but coached well after the war — Gen. Robert Neyland at Tennessee, Wally Butts at Georgia, Jim Lookabaugh at OSU — I included him. If a coach came in in 1945 and coached a year or two, I mostly ignored him. Remarkably, I found the previous employer of every coach on this list except one — Pitt’s John Michelosen, who coached Pitt from 1955 through 1965. I found some of his previous history, but I never could figure out what he was doing in 1954. Probably coaching in the NFL, but I couldn’t be sure. Anyway, I thought this was fantastic information, because it can be used so many ways. Which I intend to in the next few days. Who’s had the most stable environment for head coaches? Which school has lost the most assistants to head coaching jobs? What’s been the most prolific stepping stone job? Funny job switches over the years. All kinds of interesting topics, and I tend to get to them in the next few days. But first, I thought I’d just give you the data, ranking the schools from most likely to hire an assistant coach to be head coach, to least likely. It’s a great tour through post-war college football history. If you’re of a certain age, you’ll see all kinds of names you once knew but forgot about it. Pepper Rodgers from Kansas, UCLA and Georgia Tech. John Pont at Indiana and Alex Agase at Purdue. Bo Rein at North Carolina State and, tragically, LSU. John Ralston at Stanford. Pete Elliott, the former Bud Wilkinson lieutenant, at Nebraska, California, Illinois and Miami. Forest Evashevski at Iowa. You can look at coaches’ strange circles. Paul Dietzel going from LSU to Army to South Carolina. Bill Curry from Georgia Tech to Alabama to Kentucky. Wes Fesler from Pitt to Ohio State to Minnesota. You can look at oddities, like Stanford’s amazing affinity for NFL coaches and how Notre Dame isn’t the only school to hire a high school coach. Well, there’s a bunch you can look for. But I’ll get you started by just listing the schools. For OU and OSU, I went way back in time. And I didn’t make note of several coaches who had been head coaches at one time but were assistants when hired at certain jobs: *-denotes sat out one season before being hired; **-denotes sitting out multiple seasons before being hired; OKLAHOMA STATE 91.7 percent Mike Gundy 2005 Oklahoma State assistant Les Miles 2001 Dallas Cowboys assistant Bob Simmons 1995 Colorado assistant Pat Jones 1984 Oklahoma State assistant Jimmy Johnson 1979 Pitt assistant Jim Stanley 1976 Oklahoma State assistant Dave Smith 1972 Winnipeg Blue Bombers assistant Floyd Gass 1969 Austin College Phil Cutchin 1963 Alabama assistant Cliff Speegle 1955 Edmonton Eskimos assistant J.B. Whitworth 1950 Georgia assistant Jim Lookabaugh 1939 Capitol Hill High School Ted Cox 1936 Tulane Albert Exendine 1934 Oklahoma State assistant Pappy Waldorf 1929 Kansas assistant John Maulbetsch 1921 Phillips SYRACUSE 88.9 percent Scott Shaffer 2013 Syracuse assistant Doug Marrone 2009 New Orleans Saints assistant Greg Robinson 2005 Texas assistant Paul Pasqualoni 1991 Syracuse assistant Dick MacPherson 1981 Cleveland Browns assistant Frank Maloney 1974 Michigan assistant Ben Schwartzwalder 1949 Muhlenberg Reaves Baysinger 1947 Syracuse assistant Biggie Munn 1946 Michigan assistant OKLAHOMA 85 percent Bob Stoops 1999 Florida assistant John Blake 1996 Dallas Cowboys assistant Howard Schnellenberger 1995 Louisville Gary Gibbs 1989 Oklahoma assistant Barry Switzer 1973 Oklahoma assistant Chuck Fairbanks 1967 Oklahoma assistant Jim Mackenzie 1966 Arkansas assistant Gomer Jones 1964 Oklahoma assistant Bud Wilkinson 1947 Oklahoma assistant Jim Tatum 1946 Iowa Pre-Flight Snorter Luster 1941 New York Giants assistant Tom Stidham 1937 Oklahoma assistant Biff Jones 1935 LSU Lewie Hardage 1932 Vanderbilt assistant Adrian Lindsey 1927 Bethany (KS) Bennie Owen 1905 Bethany (KS) GEORGIA 83.3 percent Mark Richt 2001 Florida State assistant Jim Donnan 1996 Marshall Ray Goff 1989 Georgia assistant Vince Dooley 1964 Auburn assistant Johnny Griffith 1961 Georgia assistant Wally Butts 1939 Georgia assistant WEST VIRGINIA 81.8 percent Dana Holgorsen 2011 Oklahoma State assistant Bill Stewart 2007 West Virginia assistant Rich Rodriguez 2001 Clemson assistant Don Nehlen 1980 Michigan assistant Frank Cignetti 1976 West Virginia assistant Bobby Bowden 1970 West Virginia assistant Jim Carlen 1966 Georgia Tech assistant Gene Corum 1960 West Virginia assistant Art Lewis 1950 Mississippi State assistant Dudley DeGroot 1948 Los Angeles Dons Bill Kern 1940 Carnegie Tech KANSAS STATE 77.8 percent Bill Snyder 2009 retired Ron Prince 2006 Virginia assistant Bill Snyder 1989 Iowa assistant Stan Parrish 1986 Marshall Jim Dickey 1979 North Carolina assistant Ellis Rainsberger 1975 Wisconsin assistant Vince Gibson 1967 Tennessee assistant Doug Weaver 1960 Missouri assistant Bus Mertes 1955 Kansas State assistant VANDERBILT 78.6 percent James Franklin 2011 Maryland assistant Robbie Caldwell 2010 Vanderbilt assistant Bobby Johnson 2002 Furman Woody Widenhofer 1995 Vanderbilt assistant Rod Dowhower 1995 Cleveland Browns assistant Gerry DiNardo 1991 Colorado assistant Watson Brown 1986 Rice George MacIntyre 1979 Ole Miss assistant Fred Pancoast 1975 Memphis Steve Sloan 1973 Georgia Tech assistant Bill Pace 1967 Arkansas assistant John Green 1963 Florida assistant Arthur Guepe 1953 Virginia assistant Bill Edwards 1949 Cleveland Browns assistant NORTHWESTERN 72.7 percent Pat Fitzgerald, 2006, Northwestern assistant Randy Walker, 1999, Miami-Ohio GaryBarnett,1992, Colorado assistant Francis Peay, 1986, Northwestern assistant Dennis Green, 1981, Stanford assistant Rick Venturi, 1978, Illinois assistant John Pont, 1973, Indiana Alex Agase, 1964, Northwestern assistant Ara Parseghian, 1956, Miami-Ohio Lou Saban, 1955, Washington assistant Bob Voigts, 1947, Cleveland Browns assistant VIRGINIA TECH 71.4 percent Frank Beamer 1987 Murray State Bill Dooley 1978 North Carolina Jimmy Sharpe 1974 Alabama assistant Charlie Coffey 1971 Arkansas assistant Jerry Claiborne 1960 Alabama assistant Frank Moseley 1951 Kentucky assistant Robert McNeish 1948 Navy assistant CALIFORNIA 69.2 percent Sonny Dykes 2012 Louisiana Tech Jeff Tedford 2002 Oregon assistant Tom Holmoe 1997 California assistant Steve Mariucci 1996 Green Bay Packers assistant Keith Gilbertson 1992 Washington assistant Bruce Snyder 1987 Los Angeles Rams assistant Joe Kapp 1982 non-football Roger Theder 1978 California assistant Mike White 1972 Stanford assistant Ray Willsey 1964 NFL assistant Marv Levy 1960 New Mexico Pete Elliott 1957 Nebraska Pappy Waldorf 1947 Northwestern BAYLOR 66.7 percent Art Briles 2008 Houston Guy Morriss 2003 Kentucky Kevin Steele 1999 Carolina Panthers assistant Dave Roberts 1997 Notre Dame assistant Chuck Reedy 1993 Baylor assistant Grant Teaff 1972 Angelo State Bill Beall 1969 LSU assistant John Bridgers 1959 Baltimore Colts assistant Sam Boyd 1956 Baylor assistant WAKE FOREST 64.2 percent Dave Clawson 2014 Bowling Green Jim Grobe 2001 Ohio Jim Caldwell 1993 Penn State assistant Bill Dooley 1987 Virginia Tech Al Groh 1981 Texas Tech assistant John Mackovic 1978 Purdue assistant Chuck Mills 1973 Utah State Tom Harper 1972 Wake Forest assistant Cal Stoll 1969 Michigan State assistant Bill Tate 1964 Illinois assistant Billy Hildebrand 1960 Wake Forest assistant Paul Amen 1956 Army assistant Tom Rogers 1951 Wake Forest assistant Peahead Walker 1937 Elon UTAH 63.6 percent Kyle Whittingham 2005 Utah assistant Urban Meyer 2003 Bowling Green Ron McBride 1990 Arizona assistant Jim Fassel 1985 New Orleans Breakers assistant Chuck Stobart 1982 Toledo Wayne Howard 1977 Long BeachState Tom Lovat 1974 Utah assistant Bill Meek 1968 Army assistant Mike Giddings 1966 Southern Cal assistant Ray Nagel 1958 UCLA assistant Jack Curtice 1950 Texas-El Paso TEXAS TECH 63.6 percent Kliff Kingsbury 2013 Texas A&M assistant Tommy Tuberville 2010 Auburn* Mike Leach 2000 Oklahoma assistant Spike Dykes 1987 Tech assistant David McWilliams 1986 Texas assistant Jerry Moore 1981 North Texas Rex Dockery 1977 Tech assistant Steve Sloan 1975 Vanderbilt Jim Carlen 1970 West Virginia J.T. King 1961 Tech assistant DeWitt Weaver 1951 Tulsa assistant NEBRASKA 62.5 percent Bo Pelini 2008 LSU assistant Bill Callahan 2004 Oakland Raiders Frank Solich 1998 Nebraska assistant Tom Osborne 1973 Nebraska assistant Bob Devaney 1962 Wyoming Bill Jennings 1957 Nebraska assistant Pete Elliott 1956 Oklahoma assistant Bill Glassford 1949 New Hampshire FLORIDA STATE 62.5 percent Jimbo Fisher 2010 Florida State assistant Bobby Bowden 1976 West Virginia Darrell Mudra 1974 Western Illinois Larry Jones 1971 Tennessee assistant Bill Peterson 1960 LSU assistant Perry Moss 1959 Wisconsin assistant Tom Nugent 1953 VMI Don Veller 1948 Indiana assistant MISSISSIPPI STATE 61.5 percent Dan Mullen 2009 Florid assistant Sylvester Croom 2004 Green Bay Packers assistant Jackie Sherrill 1991 Texas A&M** Rockey Felker 1986 Alabama assistant Emory Bellard 1979 Texas A&M Bob Tyler 1973 MississippiState assistant Charles Shira 1967 Texas assistant Paul Davis 1962 MississippiState assistant Wade Walker 1956 MississippiState assistant Darrell Royal 1954 Edmonton Eskimos Murray Warmath 1952 Army assistant Slick Morton 1949 VMI Allyn McKeen 1939 Memphis WASHINGTON STATE 61.5 percent Mike Leach 2012 Texas Tech** Paul Wulff 2008 Eastern Washington Bill Doba 2003 Washington State assistant Mike Price 1989 WeberS tate Dennis Erickson 1987 Wyoming Jim Walden 1978 Washington State assistant Warren Powers 1977 Nebraska assistant Jackie Sherrill 1976 Pittsburgh assistant Jim Sweeney 1968 Montana State Bert Clark 1964 Washington assistant Jim Sutherland 1958 Washington assistant Al Kircher 1952 Michigan State assistant Forest Evashevski 1950 Washington State assistant PITTSBURGH 61.1 percent Paul Chryst 2012 Wisconsin assistant Todd Graham 2011 Tulsa Dave Wannstedt 2005 Miami Dolphins Walt Harris 1997 Ohio State assistant Johnny Majors 1993 Tennessee Paul Hackett 1989 Pittsburgh assistant Mike Gottfried 1986 Kansas Foge Fazio 1982 Pittsburgh assistant Jackie Sherrill 1977 Washington State Johnny Majors 1973 Iowa State Carl DePasqua 1969 Pittsburgh Steelers assistant Dave Hart 1966 Navy assistant John Michelosen 1955 assistant Red Dawson 1952 Michigan State assistant* Tom Hamilton 1951 Pittsburgh administrator Len Casanova 1950 Santa Clara Mike Milligan 1947 Pittsburgh assistant Wes Fesler 1946 Princeton assistant OREGON 60 percent Mark Helfrich 2013 Oregon assistant Chip Kelly 2009 Oregon assistant Mike Bellotti 1995 Oregon assistant Rich Brooks 1977 UCLA assistant Don Read 1974 Portland State** Dick Enright 1972 Oregon assistant Jerry Frei 1967 Oregon assistant Len Casanova 1951 Pittsburgh Jim Aiken 1947 Nevada Tex Oliver 1938 Arizona STANFORD 60 percent David Shaw 2011 Stanford assistant Jim Harbaugh 2007 San Diego Walt Harris 2005 Pittsburgh Buddy Teevens 2002 Florida assistant Tyrone Willingham 1995 Minnesota Vikings assistant Dennis Green 1989 San Francisco 49ers assistant Jack Elway 1984 San Jose State Paul Wiggin 1980 New Orleans Saints assistant Rod Dowhower 1979 Stanford assistant Bill Walsh 1977 San Diego Chargers assistant Jack Christiansen 1972 Stanford assistant John Ralston 1963 Utah State Jack Curtice 1958 Utah Chuck Taylor 1951 San Francisco 49ers assistant Marchmont Schwartz 1942 Stanford assistant OLE MISS 60 percent Hugh Freeze 2012 ArkansasState Houston Nutt 2008 Arkansas Ed Orgeron 2005 Southern Cal assistant David Cutcliffe 1998 Tennesee assistant Tommy Tuberville 1995 Texas A&M assistant Billy Brewer 1983 Louisiana Tech Steve Sloan 1978 Texas Tech Ken Cooper 1974 Ole Miss assistant Billy Kinard 1971 Arkansas assistant John Vaught 1947 Ole Miss assistant TCU 60 percent Gary Patterson 2000 TCU assistant Dennis Franchione 1998 New Mexico Pat Sullivan 1992 Auburn assistant Jim Wacker 1983 Texas State F.A. Dry 1977 Tulsa Jim Shofner 1974 San Francisco 49ers assistant Billy Tohill 1972 TCU assistant Jim Pittman 1971 Tulane Fred Taylor 1967 TCU assistant Abe Martin 1953 TCU assistant ILLINOIS 59.1 percent Tim Beckman, 2012, Toledo Ron Zook, 2005, Florida Ron Turner, 1997, Chicago Bears assistant Lou Tepper, 1991, Illinois assistant John Mackovic, 1988, Kansas City Chiefs* Mike White, 1980, San Francisco 49ers assistant Gary Moeller, 1977, Michigan assistant Bob Blackman, 1971, Dartmouth Jim Valek, 1967, South Carolina assistant Pete Elliot,1960, California Ray Eliot,1942, Illinois assistant UCLA 59.1 percent Jim Mora Jr. 2012 Seattle Seahawks** Rick Neuheisel 2008 Baltimore Ravens assistant Karl Dorrell 2003 Denver Broncos assistant Bob Toledo 1996 UCLA assistant Terry Donahue 1976 UCLA assistant Dick Vermeil 1974 Los Angeles Rams assistant Pepper Rodgers 1971 Kansas Tommy Prothro 1965 Oregon State Bill Barnes 1958 UCLA assistant Red Sanders 1949 Vanderbilt Bert LaBrucherie 1945 Los Angeles High School KENTUCKY 58.3 percent Mark Stoops 2013 Florida State assistant Joker Phillips 2010 Kentucky assistant Rich Brooks 2003 Atlanta Falcons assistant** Guy Morriss 2001 Kentucky assistant Hal Mumme 1997 Valdosta State Bill Curry 1990 Alabama Jerry Claiborne 1982 Maryland Fran Curci 1973 Miami John Ray 1969 Notre Dame assistant Charlie Bradshaw 1962 Alabama assistant Blanton Collier 1954 Cleveland Browns assistant Bear Bryant 1946 Maryland LSU 58.3 percent Les Miles 2005 Oklahoma State Nick Saban 2000 Michigan State Gerry DiNardo 1995 Vanderbilt Curley Hallman 1991 Southern Miss Mike Archer 1987 LSU assistant Bill Arnsparger 1984 Miami Dolphins assistant Jerry Stovall 1980 LSU assistant Bo Rein 1980 North Carolina State Charlie McClendon 1962 LSU assistant Paul Dietzel 1955 Army assistant Gaynell Tinsley 1948 LSU assistant Bernie Moore 1935 LSU assistant IOWASTATE 58.3 percent Paul Rhoads 2009 Auburn assistant Gene Chizik 2007 Texas assistant Dan McCarney 1995 Iowa assistant Jim Walden 1987 Washington State Jim Criner 1983 Boise State Donnie Duncan 1979 Oklahoma assistant Earle Bruce 1973 Tampa Johnny Majors 1968 Arkansas assistant Clay Stapleton 1958 Oregon State assistant Jim Myers 1957 UCLA assistant Vince DiFranceca 1954 Western Illinois Emmett Stuber 1947 Southeast Missouri State VIRGINIA 58.3 percent Mike London 2010 Richmond Al Groh 2001 New York Jets George Welsh 1982 Navy Dick Bestwick 1976 Georgia Tech assistant Sonny Randle 1974 East Carolina Don Lawrence 1971 Virginia assistant George Blackburn 1965 Virginia assistant Bill Elias 1961 George Washington Richard Voris 1958 Army assistant Ben Martin 1956 Navy assistant Ned McDonald 1953 Virginia assistant Arthur Guepe 1946 Virginia assistant BOSTON COLLEGE 57.7 percent Steve Addazio 2013 Temple Frank Spaziani 2009 Boston College assistant Jeff Jagodzinksi 2007 Green Bay Packers assistant Tom O’Brien 1997 Virginia assistant coach Dan Henning 1994 Detroit Lions assistant Tom Coughlin 1991 New York Giants assistant Jack Bicknell 1981 Maine Ed Chlebek 1978 Eastern Michigan Joe Yukica 1968 New Hampshire Jim Miller 1962 Detroit Ernie Hefferle 1960 Washington Redskins assistant Mike Holovak 1951 Boston College assistant Denny Myers 1946 Brown assistant CLEMSON 55.6 percent Dabo Swinney 2008 Clemson assistant Tommy Bowden 1999 Tulane Tommy West 1993 Chattanooga Ken Hatfield 1990 Arkansas Danny Ford 1978 Clemson assistant Charley Pell 1977 Clemson assistant Red Parker 1973 The Citadel Hootie Ingram 1970 Arkansas assistant Frank Howard 1940 Clemson assistant PURDUE 54.5 percent Darrell Hazell 2013 Kent State Danny Hope 2009 Purdue assistant Joe Tiller 1997 Wyoming Jim Colletto 1991 Ohio State assistant Fred Akers 1987 Texas Leon Burtnett 1982 Purdue assistant Jim Young 1977 Arizona Alex Agase 1973 Northwestern Bob DeMoss 1970 Purdue assistant Jack Mollenkopf 1956 Purdue assistant Stu Holcomb 1947 Army assistant SOUTHERN CAL 54.5 percent Steve Sarkisian 2014 Washington Lane Kiffin 2010 Tennessee Pete Carroll 2001 New England Patriots* Paul Hackett 1998 Kansas City Chiefs assistant John Robinson 1993 Los Angeles Rams Larry Smith 1987 Arizona Ted Tollner 1983 Southern Cal assistant John Robinson 1976 Oakland Raiders assistant John McKay 1960 Southern Cal assistant Don Clark 1957 Southern Cal assistant Jeff Cravath 1942 Southern Cal assistant NORTH CAROLINA STATE 53.8 percent Dave Doeren 2013 Northern Illinois Tom O’Brien 2007 Boston College Chuck Amato 2000 Florida State assistant Mike O’Cain 1993 North Carolina State assistant Dick Sheridan 1986 Furman Tom Reed 1983 Miami-Ohio Monte Kiffin 1980 Arkansas assistant Bo Rein 1976 Arkansas assistant Lou Holtz 1972 William & Mary Al Michaels 1971 North Carolina State assistant Earle Edwards 1954 MichiganState assistant Horace Hendrickson 1952 North Carolina State assistant Beattie Feathers 1944 Appalachian State* COLORADO 53.8 percent Mike MacIntyre 2013 San Jose State Jon Embree 2010 Washington Redskins assistant Dan Hawkins 2006 Boise State Gary Barnett 1999 Northwestern Rick Neuheisel 1995 Colorado assistant Bill McCartney 1982 Michigan assistant Chuck Fairbanks 1979 New England Patriots Bill Mallory 1974 Miami-Ohio Eddie Crowder 1963 Oklahoma assistant Bud Davis 1962 Colorado administrator Sonny Grandelius 1959 MichiganState assistant Dal Ward 1948 Minnesota assistant Jim Yeager 1941 IowaState OREGON STATE 50 percent Mike Riley 2003 New Orleans Saints assistant Dennis Erickson 1999 Seattle Seahawks Mike Riley 1997 Southern Cal assistant Jerry Pettibone 1991 Northern Illinois Dave Kragthorpe 1985 IdahoState Joe Avezzano 1980 Tennessee assistant Craig Fertig 1976 Southern Cal assistant Dee Andros 1965 Idaho Tommy Prothro 1955 UCLA assistant Kip Taylor 1949 Michigan State Lon Stiner 1933 Oregon State assistant ARIZONA 50 percent Rich Rodriguez 2012 Michigan Mike Stoops 2004 Oklahoma assistant John Mackovic 2001 Texas** Dick Tomey 1987 Hawaii Larry Smith 1980 Tulane Tony Mason 1977 Cincinnati Jim Young 1973 Michigan assistant Bob Weber 1969 Arizona assistant Darrell Mudra 1967 Montreal Alouettes Jim LaRue 1959 Houston assistant coach Ed Doherty 1957 Philadelphia Eagles assistant Warren Woodson 1952 Hardin-Simmons Robert Winslow 1949 Southern Cal assistant Miles Casteel 1939 Michigan State assistant MARYLAND 50 percent Randy Edsall 2011 Connecticut Ralph Fridgen 2001 Georgia Tech assistant Ron Vanderlinden 1997 Northwestern assistant Mark Duffner 1992 Holy Cross Joe Krivak 1987 Maryland assistant Bobby Ross 1982 Kansas City Chiefs assistant Jerry Claiborne 1972 Virginia Tech* Roy Lester 1969 Rockville Montgomery High School Bob Ward 1967 Army assistant Lou Saban 1966 Buffalo Bills Tom Nugent 1959 Florida State Tommy Mont 1956 Maryland assistant Jim Tatum 1947 Oklahoma Clark Shaughnessy 1946 Pittsburgh WISCONSIN 50 percent Gary Andersen 2013 Utah State Bret Bielema 2006 Wisconsin assistant Barry Alvarez 1990 Notre Dame assistant Don Morton 1987 Tulsa Dave McClain 1978 Ball State John Jardine 1970 UCLA assistant John Coatta 1967 Wisconsin assistant Milt Bruhn 1956 Wisconsin assistant Ivy Williamson 1949 Lafayette Harry Stuhldreher 1936 Villanova PENN STATE 50 percent James Franklin 2014 Vanderbilt Bill O’Brien 2012 New England Patriots assistant Joe Paterno 1966 Penn State assistant Rip Engle 1950 Brown FLORIDA 50 percent Will Muschamp 2011 Texas assistant Urban Meyer 2005 Utah Ron Zook 2002 New Orleans Saints assistant Steve Spurrier 1990 Duke Galen Hall 1984 Florida assistant Charley Pell 1979 Clemson Doug Dickey 1970 Tennessee Ray Graves 1960 Georgia Tech assistant Bob Woodruff 1950 Baylor Bear Wolf 1946 Navy Pre-Flight KANSAS 46.4 percent Charlie Weis 2012 Florida assistant Turner Gill 2010 Buffalo Mark Mangino 2002 Oklahoma assistant Terry Allen 1997 Missouri State Glen Mason 1988 Kent State Bob Valesente 1986 Kansas assistant Mike Gottfried 1983 Cincinnati Don Fambrough 1979 retired Bud Moore 1975 Alabama Don Fambrough 1971 Kansas assistant Pepper Rodgers 1967 UCLA assistant Jack Mitchell 1958 Arkansas Chuck Mather 1954 Massillon Washington HS Jules Sikes 1948 Georgia assistant MIAMI 45.8 percent Al Golden 2011 Temple Randy Shannon 2007 Miami assistant Larry Coker 2001 Miami assistant Butch Davis 1995 Dallas Cowboys assistant Dennis Erickson 1989 Washington State Jimmy Johnson 1984 Oklahoma State Howard Schnellenberger 1979 Miami Dolphins assistant Lou Saban 1977 Buffalo Bills Pete Elliott 1973 retired Fran Curci 1971 Tampa Charlie Tate 1964 Georgia Tech assistant Andy Gustafson 1948 Army assistant TEXAS A&M 45.8 percent Kevin Sumlin 2012 Houston Mike Sherman 2008 Houston Texans assistant Dennis Franchione 2003 Alabama R.C. Slocum 1989 Texas A&M assistant Jackie Sherrill 1982 Pittsburgh Tom Wilson 1978 Texas A&M assistant Emory Bellard 1972 Texas assistant Gene Stallings 1965 Alabama assistant Henry Foldberg 1962 Wichita State Jim Myers 1958 Iowa State Bear Bryant 1954 Kentucky Ray George 1951 Southern Cal assistant NORTH CAROLINA 45.5 percent Larry Fedora 2012 Southern Miss Butch Davis 2007 Cleveland Browns** John Bunting 2001 New Orleans Saints assistant Carl Torbush 1997 North Carolina assistant Mack Brown 1988 Tulane Dick Crum 1987 Miami-Ohio Bill Dooley 1967 Georgia assistant Jim Hickey 1959 North Carolina assistant Jim Tatum 1956 Maryland George Barclay 1953 North Carolina assistant Carl Snavely 1934 Bucknell TENNESSEE 45.4 percent Butch Jones 2013 Cincinnati Derek Dooley 2010 Louisiana Tech Lane Kiffin 2009 Oakland Raiders Phil Fulmer 1992 Tennessee assistant Johnny Majors 1977 Pittsburgh Bill Battle 1970 Tennessee assistant Doug Dickey 1964 Arkansas assistant Jim McDonald 1963 Tennessee assistant Bowden Wyatt 1955 Arkansas Harvey Robinson 1953 Tennessee assistant Robert Neyland 1926 Tennessee assistant GEORGIA TECH 45 percent Paul Johnson 2008 Navy Chan Gailey 2002 Miami Dolphins assistant George O’Leary 1994 San Diego Chargers assistant Bill Lewis 1992 East Carolina Bobby Ross 1987 Maryland Bill Curry 1980 Green Bay Packers assistant Pepper Rodgers 1974 UCLA Bull Fulcher 1972 Tampa Bud Carson 1967 Georgia Tech assistant Bobby Dodd 1945 Georgia Tech assistant MICHIGAN 45 percent Brady Hoke 2011 San Diego State Rich Rodriguez 2008 West Virginia Lloyd Carr 1995 Michigan assistant Gary Moeller 1990 Michigan assistant Bo Schembechler 1969 Miami-Ohio Bump Elliott 1959 Michigan assistant Bennie Oosterbaan 1948 Michigan assistant Fritz Crisler 1938 Princeton IOWA 44.4 percent Kirk Ferentz, 1999, Baltimore Ravens assistant Hayden Fry, 1979, North Texas Bob Commings, 1974, Massillon Washington High School Frank Lauterbur, 1971, Toledo Ray Nagel, 1966, Utah Jerry Burns, 1961, Iowa assistant Forest Evashevski, 1952, Washington State Leonard Raffensperger, 1950, Iowa assistant Eddiel Anderson, 1939, Holy Cross INDIANA 42.3 percent Kevin Wilson,2011, Oklahoma assistant Bill Lynch, 2007, Indiana assistant Terry Hoeppner, 2005, Miami-Ohio Gerry DiNardo, 2002, Birmingham Thunderbolts Cam Cameron,1997, Washington Redskins assistant Bill Mallory, 1984, Northern Illinois Sam Wyche, 1983, San Francisco 49ers assistant Lee Corso, 1973, Louisville John Pont, 1965, Yale Phil Dickens, 1958, Wyoming Bob Hicks, 1957, Wyoming assistant Bernie Crimmins, 1952, Notre Dame assistant Clyde Smith, 1948, Wisconsin-La Crosse Bo McMillin, 1934, Kansas State DUKE 41.6 percent David Cutcliffe 2008 Tennessee assistant Ted Roof 2003 Duke assistant Carl Franks 1999 Florida assistant Fred Goldsmith 1994 Rice Barry Wilson 1990 Duke assistant Steve Spurrier 1987 Tampa Bay Bandits* Steve Sloan 1983 Ole Miss Shirley Wilson 1979 Duke assistant Mike McGee 1971 East Carolina Tom Harp 1966 Cornell Bill Murray 1951 Delaware Wallace Wade 1931 Alabama WASHINGTON 40.9 percent Chris Petersen 2014 Boise State Steve Sarkisian 2009 Southern Cal assistant Tyrone Willingham 2005 Notre Dame Keith Gilbertson 2003 Washington assistant Rick Neuheisel 1999 Colorado Jim Lambright 1993 Washington assistant Don James 1975 Kent State Jim Owens 1957 Texas A&M assistant Darrell Royal 1956 Mississippi State John Cherberg 1953 Washington assistant Howard Odell 1948 Yale MICHIGAN STATE 40 percent Mark Dantonio 2007 Cincinnati John L. Smith 2003 Utah State Bobby Williams 2000 Michigan State assistant Nick Saban 1995 Cleveland Browns assistant George Perles 1982 Philadelphia Stars Muddy Waters 1980 Saginaw Valley State Darryl Rogers 1976 San Jose State Denny Stolz 1973 Michigan State assistant Duffy Daugherty 1954 Michigan State assistant Biggie Munn 1946 Syracuse SOUTH CAROLINA 40 percent Steve Spurrier 2005 Washingon Redskins* Lou Holtz 1999 Notre Dame** Brad Scott 1994 Florida State assistant Sparky Woods 1989 Appalachian State Joe Morrison 1983 New Mexico Richard Bell 1982 South Carolina assistant Jim Carlen 1975 Texas Tech Paul Dietzel 1966 Army Marvin Bass 1961 Georgia Tech assistant Warren Giese 1956 Maryland assistant ARIZONA STATE 38.5 percent Todd Graham 2012 Pittsburgh Dennis Erickson 2007 Idaho Dirk Koetter 2001 Boise State Bruce Snyder 1992 California Larry Marmie 1988 Arizona State assistant John Cooper 1985 Tulsa Darryl Rogers 1980 Michigan State Frank Kush 1958 Arizona State assistant Dan Devine 1955 Michigan State assistant Clyde Smith 1952 Indiana Larry Siemering 1951 Pacific Ed Doherty 1947 Notre Dame assistant Steve Coutchie 1946 Mesa High School NOTRE DAME 33.3 percent Brian Kelly 2010 Cincinnati Charlie Weis 2005 New England Patriots assistant Tyrone Willingham 2002 Stanford George O’Leary 2002 Georgia Tech Bob Davie 1997 Notre Dame assistant Lou Holtz 1986 Minnesota Gerry Faust 1981 Cincinnati Moeller High School Dan Devine 1975 Green Bay Packers Ara Parseghian 1964 Northwestern Joe Kuharich 1959 Washington Redskins Terry Brennan 1953 Notre Dame assistant Frank Leahy 1941 Boston College MISSOURI 33.3 percent Gary Pinkel 2001 Toledo Larry Smith 1994 Southern Cal** Bob Stull 1989 Texas-El Paso Woody Widenhofer 1985 Oklahoma Outlaws Warren Powers 1978 Nebraska assistant Al Onofrio 1971 Missouri assistant Dan Devine 1958 Arizona State Frank Broyles 1957 Georgia Tech assistant Don Faurot 1935 Truman State AUBURN 28.3 percent Gus Malzahn 2013 Arkansas State Gene Chizik 2009 Iowa State Tommy Tuberville 1999 Ole Miss Terry Bowden 1993 Samford Pat Dye 1981 Wyoming Doug Barfield 1976 Auburn assistant Shug Jordan 1951 Georgia assistant OHIO STATE 25 percent Urban Meyer 2012 Florida* Luck Fickell 2011 Ohio State assistant Jim Tressel 2001 Youngstown State John Cooper 1988 Arizona State Earle Bruce 1979 Iowa State Woody Hayes 1954 Miami-Ohio Wes Fesler 1947 Pitt Paul Bixler 1946 Ohio State assistant TEXAS 22.2% Charlie Strong 2014 Louisville Mack Brown 1998 North Carolina John Mackovic 1992 Illinois David McWilliams 1987 Texas Tech Fred Akers 1977 Wyoming Darrell Royal 1957 Washington Ed Price 1951 Texas assistant Blair Cherry 1947 Texas assistant Dana X. Bible 1937 Nebraska ALABAMA 18.2 percent Nick Saban 2007 Miami Dolphins Mike Shula 2003 Miami Dolphins assistant Mike Price 2003 Washington State Dennis Franchione 2001 TCU Mike DuBose 1997 Alabama assistant Gene Stallings 1990 Phoenix Cardinals Bill Curry 1987 Georgia Tech Ray Perkins 1983 New York Giants Bear Bryant 1958 Texas A&M J.B. Whitworth 1955 Oklahoma State Red Drew 1947 Ole Miss MINNESOTA 18.1 percent Jerry Kill, 2011, Northern Illinois Tim Brewster, 2007, Denver Broncos assistant Glen Mason,1997, Kansas Jim Wacker, 1992, TCU John Gutekunst, 1986, Minnesota assistant Lou Holtz, 1984, Arkansas Joe Salem, 1979, Northern Arizona Cal Stoll, 1972, Wake Forest Murray ‘Warmath, 1954, Mississippi State Wes Fesler, 1951, Ohio State Bernie Bierman, 1932, Tulane ARKANSAS 9.1 percent Bret Bielema 2013 Wisconsin Bobby Petrino 2008 Atlanta Falcons Houston Nutt 1998 Boise State Danny Ford 1993 Clemson** Jack Crowe 1990 Arkansas assistant Ken Hatfield 1984 Air Force Lou Holtz 1977 New York Jets Frank Broyles 1958 Missouri Jack Mitchell 1955 Wichita state Bowden Wyatt 1953 Wyoming Otis Douglas 1950 Drexel
A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience.
Tributes: Oral Roberts' first baseball coach, former Holland Hall field hockey coach die
BY SCOTT MUNN | Dec 23, 2013A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: *Lavoy Hatchett, 83, of Tulsa helped establish the math department at Oral Roberts University. He was also the school's first baseball coach, guiding the then-Titans to a 40-37 record over the 1966-68 seasons. Hatchett remained involved in the athletic department after baseball, spending 33 years as the official scorebook keeper for the basketball teams. *Tulsa Holland Hall High School graduate Sarah Adams played field hockey at the University of Richmond. After earning a degree in sociology, she returned to Holland Hall, where she was the field hockey team's head coach and taught physical education. In 2009, Adams started missionary work in Africa, with a focus on children affected by AIDs. She died at age 32 from injuries suffered in a car accident in Zimbabwe. *Alfred Oulds of Ponca City was a golf instructor. He served as an assistant golf pro at the Ponca City Country Club and then Pawnee Prairie in Wichita, Kan. Oulds spent several years as head pro at the Creve Coeur Golf Course in St. Louis. He was named Gateway Section Teacher of the Year while at Creve Coeur. Oulds returned to Ponca City to retire, but he continued to teach golf to adults and kids at The Practice Tee. He also attended several PGA tournaments, including The Masters in Augusta, Ga. Oulds died at age 86, and per his request, his body was donated to medical science. *Detroit native Jeffery Jones attended Langston University, where he earned a journalism degree. He worked in several businesses by trade and spent down time officiating basketball, softball and baseball in Oklahoma. The Muskogee resident died at age 51. *John Geitgey, 94, of Jet played college football at Northwestern State in Alva. He was a fan of both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, often traveling to bowl games with wife Jane and friends. John Geitgey was a farmer by trade. A World War II veteran who rode on gliders that delivered heavy equipment to Allies in Europe. *Marvin Baker, 88, of Oklahoma City won the State Fair Senior Stroll seven consecutive years. The World War II veteran prepared for the 2-mile speed-walk by walking hundreds of miles each year. Baker's last win was in 2001. *Uncas native Ron Frick, 87, won the Kaw Lake Crappie Tournament championship. He also coached softball for St. Mary's Catholic Church. *Curtis Parks, 71, of Tulsa earned a tennis scholarship to the University of Tulsa out of Tulsa Rogers High School. He was a devoted hunter and fisherman. *Billy Warren, 82, played football and basketball and ran track at Woodward High School. He earned a basketball scholarship to Phillips University in Enid. Transferred to Oklahoma State and participated in intramural track. Warren worked in a family business after college. *Jerry Williams, 74, of Woodward played basketball and baseball at Leedey High School. He also enjoyed fishing for salmon in Alaska. *Wylie Loftin, 89, of Lawton. Played football and basketball at Graham High School in Texas. After serving in the Army Amphibian Special Forces during World War II, he co-captained the Midwestern State University football teams in 1946 and 1948. *Lorenza Thomas, 74, of Lawton was a heavyweight semipro boxer. ... Bert Hoffner, 67, of Woodward was a coach in the Mulhall-Orlando school district. ... Richard Mardis, 82, of Ponca City once held the record for the largest catfish to come out of Lake Ponca. ... Kiel Holladay, 28, of Checotah participated in rodeos. ... Judith Hosner Anderson, 69, of Duncan was a physical education teacher. ... Roger Ritchie, 64, was a swimmer for Muskogee Central High School. *James Hart, 87, of Tulsa played high school football in Pampa, Texas. ... Ginger Porter Klaver, 83, of Norman was a cheerleader in her native Iowa. ... Bernice Bryson Davis, 82, of Norman was a standout girls basketball player at Oney High School. ... John Cathey, 84, of Stillwater was a high school quarterback in Camden, Ark. ... James Fournier, 61, of Enid was an avid golfer who served as men's league president at the Meadowlake Course. BY SCOTT MUNN
SATURDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 1 p.m., Anadarko vs. Poteau, FSOK (Cox 37)/KRXO-FM 107.7/WWLS-FM 98.1 7 p.m., McAlester vs. Guthrie, FSOK (Cox 37)/KRXO-FM 107.7/WWLS-FM 98.1 NBA 6:30 p.m., Cleveland at Miami, NBATV (Cox 256) NHL 1 p.m., Los Angeles at Ottawa, NHLNET (Cox 263) 6 p.m., Pittsburgh at Detroit, NHLNET (Cox 263) GOLF 4:30 a.m., Nelson Mandela Championship, GOLF (Cox 60) Noon,...
Tuning In: Saturday, December 14
firstname.lastname@example.org | Dec 13, 2013SATURDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 1 p.m., Anadarko vs. Poteau, FSOK (Cox 37)/KRXO-FM 107.7/WWLS-FM 98.1 7 p.m., McAlester vs. Guthrie, FSOK (Cox 37)/KRXO-FM 107.7/WWLS-FM 98.1 NBA 6:30 p.m., Cleveland at Miami, NBATV (Cox 256) NHL 1 p.m., Los Angeles at Ottawa, NHLNET (Cox 263) 6 p.m., Pittsburgh at Detroit, NHLNET (Cox 263) GOLF 4:30 a.m., Nelson Mandela Championship, GOLF (Cox 60) Noon, Franklin Templeton Shootout, GOLF (Cox 60) 2 p.m., Franklin Templeton Shootout, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) 10:30 p.m., Thailand Championship, GOLF (Cox 60) COLLEGE FOOTBALL 11 a.m., Coastal Carolina vs. North Dakota St., ESPN (Cox 29) 2 p.m., Army vs. Navy, KWTV-9 (Cox 10) 7 p.m., Heisman Trophy Presentation, ESPN (Cox 29) MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 11 a.m., VCU at Northern Iowa, ESPNU (Cox 253) 11 a.m., Western Kentucky at Louisville, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 11 a.m., Arizona at Michigan, KWTV-9 (Cox 10) 11 a.m., St. Peter's at Seton Hall, FSOK (Cox 37) 11 a.m., Youngstown State at Pittsburgh, FSPLUS (Cox 68) 1 p.m., Louisiana Tech at Oklahoma State, ESPNU (Cox 253)/KXXY-FM 96.1 1 p.m., Tennessee at Wichita State, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 1p. m., Florida Atlantic at Maryland, FSPLUS (Cox 68) 2 p.m., IUPUI at Marquette, FS1 (Cox 67) 2 p.m., Northern Illinois at Massachusetts, NBCSN (Cox 251) 2:15 p.m., Notre Dame vs. Indiana, ESPN (Cox 29) 3 p.m., Michigan State at Oakland, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 4 p.m., Tulsa at Oklahoma, FSOK (Cox 37)/FCS (Cox 272)/KOKC-AM 1520/KRMG-AM 740 4:15 p.m., Kentucky at North Carolina, ESPN (Cox 29) 5 p.m., McNeese State at Texas A&M, FSPLUS (Cox 68) 6 p.m., New Mexico at Kansas, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 7 p.m., Texas State at Texas, LHN (Cox 274) 7 p.m., Cincinnati at Xavier, FS1 (Cox 67) 8 p.m., Illinois at Oregon, ESPN2 (Cox 28) WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 3:30 p.m., South Florida vs. Oklahoma State, KGFY-FM 105.5 AHL 7 p.m., Oklahoma City at Rockford, KXXY-FM 96.1 VOLLEYBALL 3 p.m., NCAA Regional Final, ESPNU (Cox 253) 5:30 p.m., NCAA Regional Final, ESPNU (Cox 253) 8 p.m., NCAA Regional Final, ESPNU (Cox 253) 10:30 p.m., NCAA Regional Final, ESPNU (Cox 253) BOXING 7 p.m., Amir Mansour vs. Kelvin Price, NBCSN (Cox 251) SUNDAY NFL Noon, New England at Miami, KWTV-9 (Cox 10)/KRXO-FM 107.7 Noon, Philadelphia at Minnesota, KOKH-25 (Cox 12) Noon, Seattle at N.Y. Giants, WWLS-FM 98.1 3:25 p.m., Green Bay at Dallas, KOKH-25 (Cox 12)/KGHM-AM 1340 7:20 p.m., Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, KFOR-4 (Cox 4)/KRXO-FM 107.7 NBA 6 p.m., Orlando at Oklahoma City, FSOK (Cox 37)/WWLS-AM 640/98.1 FM GOLF 4:30 a.m., Nelson Mandela Championship, GOLF (Cox 60) Noon, Franklin Templeton Shootout, GOLF (Cox 60) 1 p.m., Franklin Templeton Shootout, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) 3 p.m., Father/Son Challenge, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 11 a.m., Syracuse at St. John's, FS1 (Cox 67) 1 p.m., Central Arkansas at Texas Tech, FSPLUS (Cox 68) 1:30 p.m., La Salle at Villanova, FS1 (Cox 67) 3:30 p.m., Chicago State at DePaul, FS1 (Cox 67) 6 p.m., Western Michigan at Missouri, ESPNU (Cox 253) WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 2 p.m., Maryland E. Shore at Oklahoma, FSOK (Cox 37)/FCS (Cox 272)/KREF-AM 1400/KOKC-AM 1520 2 p.m., Sam Houston State at Texas, LHN (Cox 274) 4 p.m., Texas Pan-American at TCU, FSPLUS (Cox 68) COLLEGE WRESTLING Noon, Oklahoma State at Northern Colorado, KSPI-FM 93.7 7 p.m., Oklahoma State at Wyoming, KSPI-FM 93.7 MEN'S SOCCER 7:30 a.m., Aston Villa vs. Manchester United, NBCSN (Cox 251) 10 a.m., Tottenham Hotspur vs. Liverpool, NBCSN (Cox 251) 2 p.m., NCAA Championship, ESPNU (Cox 253)
FRIDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 7 p.m., Plainview vs. Blanchard, KRXO-FM 107.7 7 p.m., Kingfisher vs. Seminole, KIMY-FM 101.5 NBA 7 p.m., L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City, ESPN (Cox 29)/FSOK (Cox 37)/WWLS-AM 640/98.1 FM 9:30 p.m., Houston at Golden State, ESPN (Cox 29) GOLF 5:30 a.m., Nelson Mandela Championship, GOLF (Cox 60) Noon, Franklin Templeton Shootout, GOLF (Cox 60) 10:30 p.m., Thailand...
Tuning In: Friday, December 13
email@example.com | Dec 12, 2013FRIDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 7 p.m., Plainview vs. Blanchard, KRXO-FM 107.7 7 p.m., Kingfisher vs. Seminole, KIMY-FM 101.5 NBA 7 p.m., L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City, ESPN (Cox 29)/FSOK (Cox 37)/WWLS-AM 640/98.1 FM 9:30 p.m., Houston at Golden State, ESPN (Cox 29) GOLF 5:30 a.m., Nelson Mandela Championship, GOLF (Cox 60) Noon, Franklin Templeton Shootout, GOLF (Cox 60) 10:30 p.m., Thailand Championship, GOLF (Cox 60) COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7 p.m., Towson vs. Eastern Illinois, ESPN2 (Cox 28) MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 8:30 p.m., Iowa at Iowa State, ESPNU (Cox 253) AHL 7 p.m., Oklahoma City at Rockford, KXXY-FM 96.1 MEN'S SOCCER 4 p.m., Notre Dame vs. New Mexico, ESPNU (Cox 253) 6:30 p.m., Virginia vs. Maryland, ESPNU (Cox 253) BOXING 9 p.m., Josesito Lopez vs. Mike Arnaoutis, FS1 (Cox 67) COLLEGE HOCKEY 6:30 p.m., Colorado College at Wisconsin, NBCSN (Cox 251) SATURDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 1 p.m., Anadarko vs. Poteau, FSOK (Cox 37)/KRXO-FM 107.7/WWLS-FM 98.1 7 p.m., McAlester vs. Guthrie, FSOK (Cox 37)/KRXO-FM 107.7/WWLS-FM 98.1 NBA 6:30 p.m., Cleveland at Miami, NBATV (Cox 256) NHL 1 p.m., Los Angeles at Ottawa, NHLNET (Cox 263) 6 p.m., Pittsburgh at Detroit, NHLNET (Cox 263) GOLF 4:30 a.m., Nelson Mandela Championship, GOLF (Cox 60) Noon, Franklin Templeton Shootout, GOLF (Cox 60) 2 p.m., Franklin Templeton Shootout, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) 10:30 p.m., Thailand Championship, GOLF (Cox 60) COLLEGE FOOTBALL 11 a.m., Coastal Carolina vs. North Dakota St., ESPN (Cox 29) 2 p.m., Army vs. Navy, KWTV-9 (Cox 10) 7 p.m., Heisman Trophy Presentation, ESPN (Cox 29) MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 11 a.m., VCU at Northern Iowa, ESPNU (Cox 253) 11 a.m., Western Kentucky at Louisville, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 11 a.m., Arizona at Michigan, KWTV-9 (Cox 10) 11 a.m., St. Peter's at Seton Hall, FSOK (Cox 37) 11 a.m., Youngstown State at Pittsburgh, FSPLUS (Cox 68) 1 p.m., Louisiana Tech at Oklahoma State, ESPNU (Cox 253)/KXXY-FM 96.1 1 p.m., Tennessee at Wichita State, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 1p. m., Florida Atlantic at Maryland, FSPLUS (Cox 68) 2 p.m., IUPUI at Marquette, FS1 (Cox 67) 2 p.m., Northern Illinois at Massachusetts, NBCSN (Cox 251) 2:15 p.m., Notre Dame vs. Indiana, ESPN (Cox 29) 3 p.m., Michigan State at Oakland, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 4 p.m., Tulsa at Oklahoma, FSOK (Cox 37)/FCS (Cox 272)/KOKC-AM 1520/KRMG-AM 740 4:15 p.m., Kentucky at North Carolina, ESPN (Cox 29) 5 p.m., McNeese State at Texas A&M, FSPLUS (Cox 68) 6 p.m., New Mexico at Kansas, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 7 p.m., Texas State at Texas, LHN (Cox 274) 7 p.m., Cincinnati at Xavier, FS1 (Cox 67) 8 p.m., Illinois at Oregon, ESPN2 (Cox 28) WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 3:30 p.m., South Florida vs. Oklahoma State, KGFY-FM 105.5 AHL 7 p.m., Oklahoma City at Rockford, KXXY-FM 96.1 VOLLEYBALL 3 p.m., NCAA Regional Final, ESPNU (Cox 253) 5:30 p.m., NCAA Regional Final, ESPNU (Cox 253) 8 p.m., NCAA Regional Final, ESPNU (Cox 253) 10:30 p.m., NCAA Regional Final, ESPNU (Cox 253) BOXING 7 p.m., Amir Mansour vs. Kelvin Price, NBCSN (Cox 251) SUNDAY NFL Noon, New England at Miami, KWTV-9 (Cox 10)/KRXO-FM 107.7 Noon, Philadelphia at Minnesota, KOKH-25 (Cox 12) Noon, Seattle at N.Y. Giants, WWLS-FM 98.1 3:25 p.m., Green Bay at Dallas, KOKH-25 (Cox 12)/KGHM-AM 1340 7:20 p.m., Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, KFOR-4 (Cox 4)/KRXO-FM 107.7 NBA 6 p.m., Orlando at Oklahoma City, FSOK (Cox 37)/WWLS-AM 640/98.1 FM GOLF 4:30 a.m., Nelson Mandela Championship, GOLF (Cox 60) Noon, Franklin Templeton Shootout, GOLF (Cox 60) 1 p.m., Franklin Templeton Shootout, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) 3 p.m., Father/Son Challenge, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 11 a.m., Syracuse at St. John's, FS1 (Cox 67) 1 p.m., Central Arkansas at Texas Tech, FSPLUS (Cox 68) 1:30 p.m., La Salle at Villanova, FS1 (Cox 67) 3:30 p.m., Chicago State at DePaul, FS1 (Cox 67) 6 p.m., Western Michigan at Missouri, ESPNU (Cox 253) WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 2 p.m., Maryland E. Shore at Oklahoma, FSOK (Cox 37)/FCS (Cox 272)/KREF-AM 1400/KOKC-AM 1520 2 p.m., Sam Houston State at Texas, LHN (Cox 274) 4 p.m., Texas Pan-American at TCU, FSPLUS (Cox 68) COLLEGE WRESTLING Noon, Oklahoma State at Northern Colorado, KSPI-FM 93.7 7 p.m., Oklahoma State at Wyoming, KSPI-FM 93.7 MEN'S SOCCER 7:30 a.m., Aston Villa vs. Manchester United, NBCSN (Cox 251) 10 a.m., Tottenham Hotspur vs. Liverpool, NBCSN (Cox 251) 2 p.m., NCAA Championship, ESPNU (Cox 253)
SATURDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 1:30 p.m., Wagoner vs. Anadarko, KRXO-FM 107.7 COLLEGE FOOTBALL 11 a.m., Ohio State at Michigan, KOCO-5 (Cox 8) 11 a.m., Florida State at Florida, ESPN (Cox 29) 11 a.m., Duke at North Carolina, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 11 a.m., Rutgers at Connecticut, ESPNU (Cox 253) 11 a.m., Kansas State at Kansas, FS1 (Cox 67) 11 a.m., Wake Forest at Vanderbilt, KSBI-52 (Cox 7) 11 a.m.,...
Tuning In: Saturday, November 30
tschoenthaler @opubco.com | Nov 29, 2013SATURDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 1:30 p.m., Wagoner vs. Anadarko, KRXO-FM 107.7 COLLEGE FOOTBALL 11 a.m., Ohio State at Michigan, KOCO-5 (Cox 8) 11 a.m., Florida State at Florida, ESPN (Cox 29) 11 a.m., Duke at North Carolina, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 11 a.m., Rutgers at Connecticut, ESPNU (Cox 253) 11 a.m., Kansas State at Kansas, FS1 (Cox 67) 11 a.m., Wake Forest at Vanderbilt, KSBI-52 (Cox 7) 11 a.m., Temple at Memphis, ESPNews (Cox 254) 1:30 p.m., North Texas at Tulsa, FSOK (Cox 37)/FS1 (Cox 67)/KRMG-AM 740 2 p.m., BYU at Nevada, CBSS (Cox 249) 2:30 p.m., Alabama at Auburn, KWTV-9 (Cox 10) 2:30 p.m., Georgia at Georgia Tech, KOCO-5 (Cox 8) 2:30 p.m., Penn State at Wisconsin, ESPN (Cox 29) 2:30 p.m., Baylor at TCU, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 2:30 p.m., Virginia Tech at Virginia, ESPNU (Cox 253) 2:30 p.m., Grambling vs. Southern, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) 2:30 p.m., Boston College at Syracuse, FSPLUS (Cox 68) 3 p.m., Iowa State at West Virginia, FS1 (Cox 67) 6 p.m., Notre Dame at Stanford, KOKH-25 (Cox 12) 6 p.m., Clemson at South Carolina, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 6 p.m., Tennessee at Kentucky, ESPNU (Cox 253) 6:45 p.m., Texas A&M at Missouri, ESPN (Cox 29)/KGHM-AM 1340 7 p.m., UCLA at USC, KOCO-5 (Cox 8) 9:15 p.m., New Mexico at Boise State, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 9:30 p.m., San Diego State at UNLV, ESPNU (Cox 253) WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 3:30 p.m., Barclays Classic Championship, NBCSN (Cox 251) MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 11 a.m., Lipscomb at Georgetown, FS1 (Cox 67) Noon, Duquesne at Pittsburgh, CBSS (Cox 249) 5:30 p.m., Corpus Christi Challenge, CBSS (Cox 249) 6 p.m., Battle 4 Atlantis, NBCSN (Cox 251) 8 p.m., Corpus Christi Challenge, CBSS (Cox 249) NBA 6:30 p.m., Chicago at Cleveland, WGN (Cox 2) 7 p.m., Brooklyn at Memphis, NBATV (Cox 256) GOLF 4:30 a.m., Alfred Dunhill Championship, GOLF (Cox 60) AHL 7 p.m., San Antonio at Oklahoma City, KXXY-FM 96.1 MEN'S SOCCER 11:30 a.m., Newcastle vs. West Brom, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) VOLLEYBALL 4 p.m., Baylor at Texas, LHN (Cox 274) 7 p.m., Kansas at Oklahoma, FSOK (Cox 37)/FCS (Cox 271) SUNDAY NFL Noon, Arizona at Philadelphia, KOKH-25 (Cox 12)/KGHM-AM 1340 Noon, New England at Houston, KWTV-9 (Cox 10) Noon, Tennessee at Indianapolis, KRXO-FM 107.7 3 p.m., St. Louis at San Francisco, KREF-AM 1400 3:25 p.m., Denver at Kansas City, KWTV-9 (Cox 10)/KGHM-AM 1340 7:20 p.m., N.Y. Giants at Washington, KFOR-4 (Cox 4)/KRXO-FM 107.7 NBA 6 p.m., Minnesota at Oklahoma City, FSOK (Cox 37)/WWLS-AM 640/98.1 FM GOLF 4:30 a.m., Alfred Dunhill Championship, GOLF (Cox 60) NHL 4:30 p.m., Detroit at Ottawa, NHLNET (Cox 263) 5 p.m., Edmonton at Dallas, FSPLUS (Cox 68) WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Noon, Creighton at Oklahoma, KOKC-AM 1520/KREF-AM 1400 2 p.m., North Texas at Oklahoma State, KGFY-FM 105.5 4:30 p.m., Ohio State vs. Connecticut, ESPN2 (Cox 28) MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 11 a.m., Old Spice Classic, ESPNU (Cox 253) Noon, Wichita State at St. Louis, CBSS (Cox 249) 1 p.m., Fairleigh Dickinson at Seton Hall, FS1 (Cox 67) 1 p.m., Old Spice Classic, ESPNU (Cox 253) 2 p.m., Hardin-Simmons at Baylor, FSOK (Cox 37) 3 p.m., Oregon State at DePaul, FS1 (Cox 67) 3:30 p.m., DirecTV Wooden Legacy, ESPNU (Cox 253) 5 p.m., North Carolina at UAB, FS1 (Cox 67) 5:30 p.m., DirecTV Wooden Legacy, ESPNU (Cox 253) 6:30 p.m., Old Spice Classic, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 7:30 p.m., Kentucky at Providence, FS1 (Cox 67) 8:30 p.m., DirecTV Wooden Legacy, ESPN2 (Cox 28) COLLEGE WRESTLING 2 p.m., Oklahoma State at Oklahoma, FSOK (Cox 37)/FCS (Cox 271)/KSPI-FM 93.7 VOLLEYBALL 8:30 p.m., NCAA Selection Show, ESPNU (Cox 253) SKIING 1:30 p.m., FIS World Cup, KFOR-4 (Cox 4)
Oklahoma state college football notebook: East Central's Caleb Holley, Spencer Bond forming on- and off-the field bond
East Central (4-3) has won three straight games and should be favored to win its final three of the season as long as Caleb Holley and Spencer Bond continue to do their part.
Oklahoma state college football notebook: East Central's Caleb Holley, Spencer Bond forming on- and off-the field bond
BY SCOTT MUNN | Nov 1, 2013Caleb Holley and Spencer Bond often get together at an Ada restaurant and talk football. The senior wide receiver and sophomore quarterback have built a relationship off and on the field, and it's beginning to show on Saturdays. East Central (4-3) has won three straight games and should be favored to win its final three of the season as long as Holley and Bond continue to do their part. “We're just doing what we're supposed to do. We go out and work hard,” Holley said. “He has become a leader to me. He's the first one to get on me if I'm not doing something right.” Everything is smooth sailing right now. During East Central's three-game win streak, Holley and Bond have connected 18 times for 426 yards and four touchdowns. Holley had a career day Oct. 19, during a 64-14 rout of Northwestern. He had 10 catches for 224 yards and three TDs. Holley had five more catches for 138 yards last weekend during a 24-21 victory over in-state rival Southwestern. In an odd twist, the cooler weather might be helping Holley's performance. The 6-foot-4, 200-pounder is an Anchorage, Alaska, native. He attended San Francisco City Junior College out of East Anchorage High School, then transferred to East Central after a hard recruiting effort from Tigers offensive coordinator Rashad Jackson. The Oklahoma heat in August and September caught Holley off guard. “Oh, I was cryin' — I almost passed out,” Holley said with a laugh. “I kept saying, ‘How do you keep practicing and playing in this weather?' It was just so hot when I first got here ... but then again, I'm not fond of the weather back home. It's already freezing up there.” BITS AND PIECES *Central Oklahoma (0-7) returns from a bye week, hosting Lincoln, Mo., (1-7) at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wantland Stadium. The game is UCO's last at home this season. Bronchos coach Nick Bobeck hopes starting quarterback Adrian Nelson will be ready after sitting out 2 1/2 games with a sore wrist on his throwing hand. Redshirt freshman T.J. Eckert replaced Nelson and played well. The Bronchos will be without senior defensive back Devoris Dozier, who suffered a knee injury Oct. 19 against Central Missouri. Dozier was one of just three senior starters on a defense that allows an average of 54.6 points and 568.3 yards per game. *Anastasia Robinson was playing with crayons the last time Northeastern beat Central Oklahoma in women's soccer. Now a freshman in college, Robinson helped end the RiverHawks' 14-year skid against UCO. The forward out of Tulsa Union scored twice as Northeastern notched a 2-0 decision Oct. 25 in Tahlequah. Northeastern had been 0-13-1 against the Bronchos. *Northeastern A&M football is done for the season. The Golden Norse finished 3-6 after last week's 62-16 loss at Navarro (Texas). ... Oklahoma Baptist, tied for No. 2 in the NAIA preseason rankings and favored to win the Sooner Athletic Conference men's basketball championship, will get a big-time test at 7 p.m. Saturday with an exhibition game at Wichita State. OBU opened its regular season Thursday with a 97-52 triumph over Manhattan Christian (Kan.). Aaron Abram had 34 points, and Eric Stubbs added 13 rebounds and three blocked shots for the Bison.
Oct 23, 2013
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 141-30 (82.5 pct.) Overall record: 987-252 (79.7 pct) Thursday's Games City Area Lawton 56, PC WEST 14 Midwest City 24, YUKON 21 Millwood 50, NORTHEAST 22 EDMOND NORTH 42, Moore 6 Star Spencer 35, BRIDGE CREEK 8 LAWTON IKE 42, U.S. Grant 12 Class A APACHE 38, Anadarko JV 13 Class B...
Picking Week 8's high school football games
By Scott Wright | Oct 23, 2013Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 141-30 (82.5 pct.) Overall record: 987-252 (79.7 pct) Thursday's Games City Area Lawton 56, PC WEST 14 Midwest City 24, YUKON 21 Millwood 50, NORTHEAST 22 EDMOND NORTH 42, Moore 6 Star Spencer 35, BRIDGE CREEK 8 LAWTON IKE 42, U.S. Grant 12 Class A APACHE 38, Anadarko JV 13 Class B KEOTA 48, Gans 6 DEWAR 52, Porum 8 RINGWOOD 66, Waukomis 28 Class C MIDWAY 48, Cookson Hills Chr. 34 Shattuck 52, GOODWELL 8 Friday's Games City Area Anadarko 35, PIEDMONT 28 KINGFISHER 54, Bethel 7 Bixby 28, PUTNAM CITY 25 Blanchard 42, ST. MARY 14 ARDMORE 56, Capitol Hill 8 Carl Albert 48, GUYMON 7 Casady 28, ARLINGTON OAKRIDGE 24 DAVENPORT 48, Cave Springs 28 MUSTANG 49, Choctaw 35 ELMORE CITY 38, Community Christian 24 Coyle 46, OAKS 6 Cashion 35, Crescent 32 Crooked Oak 48, DIBBLE 42 Del City 42, CHICKASHA 18 SHAWNEE 35, Durant 14 Edmond Memorial 28, SOUTHMOORE 21 El Reno 44, WESTERN HEIGHTS 13 Guthrie 35, DEER CREEK 28 ADA 28, Harrah 22 Hennessey 38, NEWKIRK 16 Heritage Hall 49, CENTENNIAL 38 CHANDLER 42, Kellyville 7 Lexington 28, TISHOMINGO 24 Life Christian 48, BOULEVARD CHR. 20 Luther 46, PERRY 18 ALLEN 40, Macomb 6 WASHINGTON 34, Mangum 16 Mannford 42, SANTA FE SOUTH 14 Marlow 35, LITTLE AXE 18 DOUGLASS 38, McLoud 20 Minco 42, CROSSINGS CHR. 14 MEEKER 44, Mounds 6 Newcastle 31, JOHN MARSHALL 20 EDMOND SANTA FE 42, Norman 31 McGUINNESS 45, Northwest 12 OKC Legion 35, LIGHTHOUSE CHR. 14 Oklahoma Christian 49, CHR. HERITAGE 30 OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 48, Paoli 14 Pauls Valley 38, ATOKA 20 CUSHING 42, Perkins 21 NORMAN NORTH 34, Putnam North 17 BETHANY 35, Prague 14 Purcell 32, LONE GROVE 26 DUNCAN 42, Southeast 12 SAND SPRINGS 35, Stillwater 17 MAUD 44, SW Covenant 28 GLENPOOL 38, Tecumseh 10 NOBLE 40, Tulsa Hale 16 Tuttle 28, JONES 14 HOLDENVILLE 28, Wellston 21 Westmoore 35, SAPULPA 17 Wewoka 34, WAYNE 30 WINDSOR HILLS 54, Wright Chr. 12 Class 6A Broken Arrow 47, TULSA EDISON 14 JENKS 56, Muskogee 7 Owasso 28, ENID 27 TULSA WASHINGTON 42, Ponca City 7 Tulsa Union 45, BARTLESVILLE 14 Class 5A LAWTON MAC 42, Altus 10 Claremore 28, TULSA CENTRAL 13 COWETA 35, Grove 24 McAlester 40, TULSA KELLEY 28 Pryor 35, TAHLEQUAH 20 Tulsa East Central 34, COLLINSVILLE 31 Tulsa Memorial 28, SKIATOOK 17 Class 4A Catoosa 47, TULSA WEBSTER 13 Clinton 28, ELK CITY 14 WEATHERFORD 35, Elgin 20 CASCIA HALL 28, Fort Gibson 21 Miami 31, VINITA 18 Poteau 38, MULDROW 7 Sallisaw 42, BROKEN BOW 12 Tulsa McLain 28, OOLOGAH 20 Tulsa Rogers 28, STILWELL 24 Wagoner 42, CLEVELAND 14 Woodward 35, CACHE 7 Class 3A BERRYHILL 45, Blackwell 8 SEMINOLE 49, Bristow 13 PLAINVIEW 42, Dickson 6 ROLAND 30, Eufaula 28 CHECOTAH 34, Idabel 12 HILLDALE 41, Keys (Park Hill) 7 Locust Grove 42, DEWEY 24 SULPHUR 20, Madill 13 Metro Christian 44, SPERRY 8 INOLA 34, Morris 18 Okmulgee 22, HENRYETTA 14 Seq. Tahlequah 34, JAY 28 Spiro 32, VALLIANT 6 Stigler 34, HEAVENER 8 SEQ. CLAREMORE 44, Verdigris 6 Victory Christian 34, BEGGS 20 LINCOLN CHR. 38, Westville 12 Class 2A Alva 28, TONKAWA 26 PAWHUSKA 35, Chelsea 14 Chouteau 28, CANEY VALLEY 7 Colcord 40, KETCHUM 16 Davis 48, KINGSTON 6 Frederick 24, HINTON 20 HARTSHORNE 34, Gore 6 Hobart 32, COMANCHE 24 Hugo 27, PANAMA 20 WYANDOTTE 38, Kansas 34 OKEMAH 28, Konawa 12 Marietta 34, COALGATE 14 ADAIR 42, Oklahoma Union 12 CHISHOLM 34, Pawnee 8 ANTLERS 28, Pocola 26 Quapaw 22, HULBERT 20 NOWATA 34, Regent Prep 16 COMMERCE 38, Salina 34 Stroud 28, HASKELL 12 Vian 48, WILBURTON 8 Class A SNYDER 28, Burns Flat-Dill City 24 Caddo 30, MAYSVILLE 12 Central Sallisaw 36, CANADIAN 14 THOMAS 34, Cordell 14 YALE 30, Depew 28 RINGLING 35, Empire 14 TEXHOMA 34, Fairview 30 Foyil 28, LIBERTY 7 Hollis 42, SAYRE 6 SUMMIT CHR. 33, Hominy 14 MOORELAND 28, Hooker 24 Kiefer 56, DRUMRIGHT 6 Morrison 48, BARNSDALL 8 Okeene 50, BEAVER 6 CARNEGIE 22, Pioneer 14 AFTON 32, Porter 14 VELMA-ALMA 28, Rush Springs 20 Savanna 42, QUINTON 12 Talihina 46, HAILEYVILLE 8 Tulsa NOAH 34, WATONGA 22 OKLAHOMA BIBLE 26, Turpin 12 HEALDTON 34, Walters 14 Warner 30, FAIRLAND 18 Wynnewood 40, STRATFORD 20 Class B WETUMKA 54, Bowlegs 6 Canton 48, MEDFORD 12 ALEX 60, Central Marlow 28 WATTS 44, Copan 16 Cyril 48, GEARY 12 Fox 56, WAURIKA 8 Garber 48, COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 14 LAVERNE 52, Merritt 6 POND CREEK-HUNTER 56, Seiling 6 WELEETKA 48, Strother 34 WELCH 38, Wesleyan Christian 34 Woodland 44, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 28 Class C THACKERVILLE 64, Arkoma 38 Bluejacket 48, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 14 Buffalo 34, WORD OF LIFE (WICHITA) 28 Cherokee 54, TIMBERLAKE 8 DC-Lamont 52, Claremore Chr. 6 TEMPLE 56, Duke 6 Mt. View-Gotebo 42, CORN BIBLE 38 BOISE CITY 48, OKC Patriots 34 WEBBERS FALLS 54, Sasakwa 8 Sharon-Mutual 60, BALKO 38 Tipton 60, Ryan 12 Tyrone 44, WAYNOKA 16 Independent Holland Hall 28, DALLAS EPISCOPAL 27
Oct 20, 2013
WICHITA, Kan. — Oklahoma improved to 6-1 overall and 3-1 in Big 12 Conference play with Saturday’s 34-19 win at Kansas.
Oklahoma 34, Kansas 19: Postgame links and observations
Jason Kersey | Oct 20, 2013[img]2244722[/img] WICHITA, Kan. — Oklahoma improved to 6-1 overall and 3-1 in Big 12 Conference play with Saturday’s 34-19 win at Kansas. I stopped in Wichita for the night, so here’s a look at our coverage for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com, followed by a few quick thoughts: * My game story: Sooners’ gambles pay off in 34-19 win over Kansas * Jenni Carlson’s column: Win on the road is great, but problems persist in Soonerville * From Ryan Aber: Blake Bell says he’s ‘going in the right direction’ * Our OU notebook, with items on Torrea Peterson, injuries and defensive adjustments * Q&A with OU receiver Lacoltan Bester, whose 49-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter helped shift momentum in the Sooners’ favor * What they’re saying about Saturday’s game * OU-TCU by the numbers * Jenni Carlson’s OU report card Other random thoughts, notes and observations: * Offensive starters: QB Blake Bell; HB Brennan Clay; FB Trey Millard; WR Jalen Saunders; WR Durron Neal; WR Jalen Saunders; OT Tyrus Thompson; OG Bronson Irwin; C Gabe Ikard; OG Adam Shead; OT Daryl Williams. * Defensive starters: DE Chuka Ndulue; DT Jordan Wade; DE Charles Tapper; DE P.L. Lindley; LB Eric Striker; LB Frank Shannon; LB Dominique Alexander; CB Aaron Colvin; FS Gabe Lynn; SS Quentin Hayes; CB Zack Zanchez. * This was probably the most bizarre football game I’ve ever seen. Two blocked punts, a blocked extra point return for two points and three failed PATs? * The score of this game was, at various points, 13-8, 15-13, 18-13, 25-13 and 25-19. Just weird to look at the scoreboard and see those numbers. * Freshman Matt Dimon’s blocked punt in the second quarter was Oklahoma’s first blocked punt since Corey Nelson against Texas A&M in 2010. * Receiver Durron Neal and defensive end P.L. Lindley both earned their first career starts Saturday. * Lindley has seen a lot more playing time the last couple weeks. Last season, his then-position coach Bobby Jack Wright frequently talked him up in interviews as a guy to watch moving forward. * Oklahoma looked really, really bad in the first quarter of this game. The offense was lethargic. The defense continually got gashed by Kansas’ running attack. * Yes, the Sooners came back and won and, in doing so, showed some resiliency. But this doesn’t look like a very good football team right now. * OU looks nothing — nothing — like the team that went into South Bend and comfortably handled Notre Dame less than a month ago. * As it turns out, Corey Nelson and Jordan Phillips were pretty important pieces on this defense. Without them, the defense has struggled mightily against the run. * Having said that, the OU defense did settle down and play well after the first quarter. Once they figured out how to stop the Kansas run game, they didn’t have too many problems defensively. * Zack Sanchez and Dominique Alexander each dropped sure interceptions. Those are plays these young guys have got to make as the season rolls on. Against Kansas, you can get away with missing those opportunities. Against Texas Tech, Baylor or Oklahoma State? Those mistakes could be crippling. * Like the entire OU team, Blake Bell looks nothing like the quarterback we saw go into South Bend and beat Notre Dame. Sometimes he takes too long to make decisions, some of his passes are off and sometimes he just looks frantic in the pocket. In his first two starts, he seemed so poised and under control. That hasn’t been the case over the past two weeks. * Bell was 50-67 (74.6 percent) for 645 yards with six touchdowns and zero interceptions in his first two starts. In the last three games, he’s 47-82 (57.3 percent) for 416 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions. * At least Bell (and Bester, I suppose) were able to get Sterling Shepard and Jalen Saunders more involved in the offense. Those two are arguably the team’s best playmakers when they have the ball; they just need to get it in their hands more often. * Keith Ford looked pretty good on his three carries, picking up 19 yards, until his last touch ended in a fumble that Kansas recovered on its own 32-yard line. We didn’t see any more of the true freshman after that first-quarter mistake. * Roy Finch got lots of touches late, finishing with seven carries and 53 yards. He’s really an electric, dynamic playmaker with the ball in his hands. * Brennan Clay only got six touches for 20 yards. I really don’t understand his lack of action the last two games, especially considering how well he played through the Sooners’ first five contests. * Former Oklahoma receiver Justin McCay caught one pass for 10 yards in the first quarter for Kansas, but didn’t record any more receptions. * Seriously, Lacoltan Bester’s 49-yard touchdown pass to Sterling Shepard was the best-looking deep ball any Sooner has thrown all season long. Bester was a high-school and junior-college quarterback in Mississippi before switching to wide receiver. * Bob Stoops on Bester’s throw: “Gosh, did he throw a great ball? I told him, gave him the game ball, and said he needed to give the quarterbacks some lessons. Just a beautiful pass.” * Julian Wilson left the game early and didn’t return, and Adam Shead was injured in the second half and also didn’t return. Bob Stoops had no update on their conditions after the game ended. * If Shead misses some time, expect Bronson Irwin to move to left tackle and Nila Kasitati to take over the right tackle spot. Kasitati started the first four games of the season over Irwin. * Wilson is the Sooners’ starting nickelback. In his absence, I’d expect senior Kass Everett to see more playing time. * Bob Stoops is now two wins from tying Barry Switzer’s all-time program record of 157 wins. The soonest Stoops could tie Switzer would be Thursday, Nov. 7 at Baylor, and the soonest he could break Switzer’s record would be Saturday, Nov. 16 against Iowa State at home. PEEKING AHEAD TO THE NEXT GAME Oklahoma (6-1, 3-1 Big 12) vs. Texas Tech (7-0, 4-0 Big 12) When: 2:30 p.m., Saturday Where: Gaylord Family — Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, Norman TV: KOKH-25 (Cox 12/HD 712, Dish 25, DirecTV 25, U-verse 25/1025) Radio: KOKC-AM 1520, The Franchise-107.7 FM
The Oklahoman's high school coverage team and others provided coverage of Thursday's game, including Edmond Memorial-Choctaw, Jones-Blanchard and Cushing-Chandler.
Recap: Thursday's Week 7 high school football games
Oct 17, 2013@ScottWrightOK 10:58 p.m. Edmond Memorial defense, RB Warren Wand lead team past Choctaw bit.ly/1d0WWMv #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 10:36 p.m. 11/16 Class 6A games were played tonight. All the scores are in at newsok.com/varsitystats/f… #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 10:32 p.m. The final scores are pouring in from around the state, follow each and every game at newsok.com/varsitystats/f… #okpreps @Tpalmateer83 10:21 p.m. FINAL: Elgin 44, Cache 34. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 10:17 p.m. Poteau TB Roger Barcheers 20 rushes, 116 yards; QB Jace Pitchford 9-21-2 114 TD and 79 yds rush. WR Jarrett Lowrimore 4 rec-51 TD. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 10:16 p.m. Cascia Hall TB Miguel Rosendo 25-103 2 TDs; QB Michael Bloomfield 7-11-0 130 TD; WR Reece Lambert 5 rec. 82 yds TD. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 10:16 p.m. Final Cascia Hall-Poteau stats: CH had 127 yds rushing, 130 yds passing; Poteau had 203 yds rushing and 114 passing. #okpreps @richtort 10:12 p.m. Christian Heritage 30, Luther 20 FINAL #okpreps #football @CHAsports @lcjournal 10:12 p.m. Final Panama 37, Quinton 0 #okpreps @lcjournal 10:11 p.m. Spiro scores on a long run to take a 35 to 7 lead over Heavener with 3:34 left in the game. #okpreps @lcjournal 10:10 p.m. Final Hartshorne 55, Pocola 29 #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 10:10 p.m. FINAL: Wagoner 42, Oologah 28; Lincoln Christian 28, Keys 16; Sequoyah 28, Sperry 7. #okpreps @1021News 10:08 p.m. Wagoner 42, Oologah 28 - final #okpreps @1021News 10:08 p.m. Keys 16, Lincoln Christian 28 - end 3rd qtr #okpreps @1021News 10:07 p.m. Sequoyah 28, Sperry 7 - final #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 10:07 p.m. FINAL: Bixby 35, Edison 3. #okpreps @footballedison 10:06 p.m. Final from LaFortune Stadium; Bixby Spartans 35, Edison Prep Eagles 3 #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 10:06 p.m. FINAL: Cascia Hall 27, Poteau 15. #okpreps @lcjournal 10:05 p.m. Final Cascia Hall 27, Poteau 15 #okpreps @GpoolWarriors 10:05 p.m. Ada scores to take the lead over Glenpool 29-27 with :33 seconds left in game. Ada set to kick off! #okpreps #vypeok @HSFootballOK @Shadid13 10:05 p.m. Final: Cushing 48, Chandler 14. #OKPreps @OKVarsityScores 10:05 p.m. Upset: BT Washington 36, No. 7 Owasso 20. #okpreps @Sapulparadio 10:05 p.m. Muskogee scores a touchdown with 1.4 seconds left Sapulpa 38-21 #okpreps @dylnclem 10:04 p.m. Game over at BT, Hornets 36 Owasso-20 #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 10:01 p.m. Beggs 41, Bethany 21, 4th quarter. #okpreps @richtort 10:01 p.m. Joseph Lemieux 36-yard touchdown run and Joseph Robinson kick puts CHA up 30-14 on Luther 1:00 left #okpreps #football @CHAsports @OKVarsityScores 10:01 p.m. FINAL: Mustang 63, Putnam City West 28. #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 10:00 p.m. FINAL: Sallisaw 42, Stilwell 14. #okpreps @jacobunruh 9:59 p.m. Blanchard beats Jones 21-7. #OKPreps @OKVarsityScores 9:59 p.m. FINAL: Stigler 22, Checotah 15. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 9:59 p.m. Cascia Hall hands Poteau its first loss of the season as Commandos win, 26-15. #okpreps @chrisbrannick85 9:58 p.m. FINAL: Washington defeats Comanche 44-0. #okpreps via @PurcellRegister @pantherman01 9:58 p.m. Stigler 22 Checotah 15 final @HSFootballOK @HSFootballOK2 @BR_TimesRecord #okpreps @SportsMuskogee @Tpalmateer83 9:57 p.m. Cache's Judah Sweat runs in from a yard out to cap a drive that took maybe a little too long. Elgin 44, Cache 34. 6:51 4Q. #okpreps @okprepstv 9:57 p.m. End of game Fort Gibson vs Muldrow 0-34 Fort Gibson #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 9:57 p.m. Poteau gets two point conversion on Austin Archey run but trails Cascia Hall 26-15 with 51 seconds left. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 9:56 p.m. Poteau does score a TD with 58 seconds left on a 16-yd pass from Jace Pitchford to Jarrett Lowrimore but trail Cascia Hall 26-13. #okpreps @TheMikeHarris 9:55 p.m. Glenpool up 27-23 w/2:14 left. #okpreps @Derek_Brown_MT 9:54 p.m. Mustang beats PC West 63-28. #OKpreps @EyeAmTruth 9:54 p.m. My mistake. Yukon defeats #Moore 35-14 after throwing 40 yd td pass with 26 seconds left in game. #okpreps @EWB_TimesRecord 9:52 p.m. FINA: Sallisaw 42, Stilwell 14 #OKPreps @OKVarsityScores 9:51 p.m. Upset Alert: Class A No. 2 Thomas trails No. 5 Hollis 40-15 in the fourth quarter. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 9:50 p.m. Cascia Hall puts game away on 25-yard INT return from Peter Nilson. Commandos lead Poteau 26-7 with 2:42 left. #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 9:50 p.m. FINAL: Washington defeats Comanche 44-0. #okpreps via @PurcellRegister @NLivingstonTLC 9:50 p.m. Carlos Herrera with a 7-yard TD for Hollis. Macias tacks on 2 more so its 40-15 tigers 7:05 4th #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 9:49 p.m. Upset Alert: Class 4A No. 3 Poteau trails No. 10 Cascia Hall 20-7 with 3 minutes remaining. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 9:48 p.m. Poteau stops Cascia Hall on fourth down. Pirates get ball at their own 30 trailing 20-7 with 2:59 left. #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 9:48 p.m. Elgin leads Cache 44-27 heading into 4th quarter. #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 9:47 p.m. FINAL: Stroud 22, Holdenville 6. #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 9:46 p.m. Class 4A Top-10: FINAL: No. 1 Anadarko 18, No. 8 Woodward 15. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 9:46 p.m. Cascia Hall faces fourth-and-1 at Poteau 31 with 3:05 left. Commandos lead Poteau 20-7. #okpreps @Tpalmateer83 9:46 p.m. Christensen accounts for fifth TD of night with 10-yard dump off to Tanner Leonard. Elgin 44, Cache 27 end of 3Q. #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 9:46 p.m. Class 3A No. 1 Blanchard leads Jones 21-7, 4th quarter. #okpreps @awathletics 9:46 p.m. 0:56 4th: Anadarko 18, Woodward 15. Anadarko drives the field and Sink scores. PAT blocked. #okpreps @JoeyKey_ 9:46 p.m. Ft Gibson 34 Muldrow 0 5:29 4th #okpreps @StroudTiger 9:46 p.m. Final score Stroud 22, Holdenville 6. #okpreps @lcjournal 9:46 p.m. End of third Hartshorne 41, Pocola 21 #okpreps @awathletics 9:46 p.m. Final: Anadarko 18, Woodward 15. #okpreps @lcjournal 9:46 p.m. Spiro scores in the early 4th quarter to go up 28 to 7 over Heavener. #okpreps @michaelswisher 9:45 p.m. Kingfisher 69, Centennial 18. Final. #okpreps @chrisbrannick85 9:45 p.m. MacArthur ahead of Duncan 57-49 late in the fourth quarter. #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 9:45 p.m. FINAL: Collinsville 35, Coweta 28. #okpreps @Jeff_Rhodes 9:45 p.m. #Hugo falls to Vian 47-0 #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 9:45 p.m. With Cascia Hall, Sallisaw and Ft. Gibson winning, looks like there could be a four-way tie for first in 4A-4 along with Poteau. #okpreps @jacobunruh 9:45 p.m. Blanchard's Braden Stringer with a 13-yard TD run. Lions now lead Jones 21-7 with 4:35 left. #OKPreps @OKVarsityScores 9:44 p.m. OCS leads Dibble 39-18 nearing end of 4th quarter. #okpreps @richtort 9:44 p.m. Christian Heritage 23, Luther 14 7:01 left in game #okpreps #football @CHAsports @OKVarsityScores 9:44 p.m. Eufaula 54, Valliant 7, 4th quarter. #okpreps @chrisbrannick85 9:43 p.m. Roland leads Idabel 32-21 late. #okpreps @richtort 9:43 p.m. Colton Lindsey runs for his third touchdown of the game 12 yards Joseph Robinson kick puts CHA up 23-14 on Luther #okpreps #football @OKVarsityScores 9:43 p.m. MacArthur ahead of Duncan 57-49 late in the fourth quarter. #okpreps @v_dawg 9:43 p.m. Stigler 22, Checotah 15 - 3:31, 4th Eufaula 54 Valliant 7 7:15 in 4th #okpreps @CoachHuddleston 9:43 p.m. @ScottWrightOK Another DC pick 6. 51-7 now with 5:30 left. #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 9:42 p.m. Roland leads Idabel 32-21 late. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 9:42 p.m. Cascia Hall gets a sack on fourth down, takes over in Poteau territory up 20-7 with 5:17 left. #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 9:41 p.m. Stigler 22-15 over Checotah, still in the third quarter. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 9:41 p.m. Poteau faces a fourth-and-long at midfield down 20-7 with less than 6 minutes left. #okpreps @KVrska7 9:39 p.m. 4:55 to go Mac has 4th and 3 at Duncan 29 and leads 57-49. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 9:39 p.m. Poteau takes over at the Cascia Hall 48 after a punt. 20-7 Commandos 7:10 left. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 9:37 p.m. Poteau stops Cascia Hall on third down. Pirates take first time out of the second half down 20-7 with 7:20 left. #okpreps @Jeff_Rhodes 9:36 p.m. Another long Vian rushing touchdown. #Hugo trails Vian 47-0 with 5:46 left in the game #okpreps @John_McKelvey 9:36 p.m. End 4Q Central High 18 Fox 8. @DuncanBanner @HSFootballOK #okpreps @jacobunruh 9:35 p.m. Blanchard's Jalan Daniels with a 22-yard TD reception from Blake Owen. Blanchard leads Jones 14-7 with 8:25 remaining. #OKPreps @BR_TimesRecord 9:35 p.m. Fourth down for Poteau, Pirates throw an incomplete pass. Cascia Hall takes over at its own 15, up on Poteau 20-7 8:49 left. #okpreps @richtort 9:34 p.m. Colton Lindsey 48-yard TD run erased by penalty CHA with ball at Luther 46-yard line #okpreps #football @BenJohnsonTDP 9:34 p.m. Final in 5A-4: Central 25, Tahlequah 23. #okpreps @BenJohnsonTDP 9:34 p.m. Tahlequah takes over at its own 43 but only advances to Central's 30-yard line. Game over. #okpreps @Tpalmateer83 9:34 p.m. Cache's Trystan Slinker scores from 9 out. Conversion failed. Elgin 37, Cache 27 with 3:18 3Q. #okpreps @JoeyKey_ 9:34 p.m. Ft Gibson 27 Muldrow 0 end 3 #okpreps @brunk_bob 9:33 p.m. Central Sallisaw 58 Haileyville 0 4th. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord @HSFootballOK @5NEWSBobby @BR_TimesRecord 9:33 p.m. Poteau faces 4th and 9 at the Cascia 14 down 20-7 with 8:56 left. #okpreps @Shadid13 9:31 p.m. End of third: Cushing 41, Chandler 6. #OKPreps @BR_TimesRecord 9:31 p.m. Poteau marching, has a first down at the Cascia Hall 26 trailing 20-7. #okpreps @richtort 9:31 p.m. Maurice Wright runs 43 yards for touchdown Seth Stivers pass falls incomplete under heavy rush from CHA CHA 16, Luther 14 #okpreps #football @OKVarsityScores 9:28 p.m. Vian leads Hugo 41-0, fourth quarter. #okpreps @BenJohnsonTDP 9:28 p.m. Central now faces 4th & 14 on its own 47. There's 1:08 left, Central leading Tahlequah 25-23. #okpreps @FreddieMac502 9:28 p.m. Dewar Wins over Gans 46-0 #OKPreps @Jeff_Rhodes 9:28 p.m. Vian shows they can throw the ball with a 15 yard scoring pass. #Hugo trails 41-0 with 10:03 left #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 9:27 p.m. Christian Heritage leads Luther 16-8 after 3. #okpreps @EWB_TimesRecord 9:27 p.m. End 3: Sallisaw 42, Stilwell 14. #OKPreps @BR_TimesRecord 9:27 p.m. Poteau takes over at midfield trailing Cascia Hall 20-7 early 4th. #okpreps @richtort 9:26 p.m. Christian Heritage 16, Luther 8 end of third quarter #okpreps #football @CHAsports @OKVarsityScores 9:26 p.m. Jones-Blanchard still tied at 7 heading into 4th quarter. #okpreps @BenJohnsonTDP 9:26 p.m. Tahlequah recovers the onside kick, but it was 1 yard too short. Central takes over at Tahlequah's 49. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 9:26 p.m. Poteau forces three-and-out on the opening play of the fourth quarter. Cascia Hall to punt up 20-7. #okpreps @jacobunruh 9:26 p.m. Jones and Blanchard tied at 7 after three quarters. Jones driving after successful fake punt. #OKPreps @ScottWrightOK 9:25 p.m. Edmond Memorial 33, Choctaw 3 FINAL #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 9:25 p.m. South: MacArthur leads Duncan 50-41, Elgin 37, Cache 21. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 9:24 p.m. Cascia Hall leads Poteau 20-7 at the end of the third but the Pirates have momentum now. #okpreps @BenJohnsonTDP 9:24 p.m. Tahlequah RB Reese Davis scores on a 5yd run & the Tigers now trail Central 25-23, 1:58 left. #okpreps @KVrska7 9:24 p.m. Stacee Morrison scores on one yard plunge. Kick fails. Duncan pulls within 50-41 of Mac. 9:48 4 Q. #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 9:24 p.m. East: Spiro 21, Heavener 7. Cascia Hall 20, Poteau 7. #okpreps @EWB_TimesRecord 9:23 p.m. Wilson on first play of drive gives Sallisaw four TDs in third. He went 81. 42-14, :20 3Q #OKPreps @OKVarsityScores 9:23 p.m. FINAL: Guthrie defeats El Reno 52-0. #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 9:23 p.m. Newcaslte racing out to a 27-6 lead over Star Spencer. Racers have three 3rd quarter TDs. #okpreps via @BTrudeUCO @GuthrieSports 9:22 p.m. Guthrie defeats El Reno 52-0 to improve to 7-0 on the season. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 9:22 p.m. Poteau goes 82 yards in 11 plays. Roger Barcheers breaks off 36-yard run to begin TD drive. #okpreps @Tpalmateer83 9:22 p.m. Christensen bulls in for fourth TD of night. Set it up with his 37-yd completion. Elgin 37, Cache 21 8:45 in 2Q. #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 9:22 p.m. Berryhill leads Claremore Sequoyah 26-21, clock winding down in the fourth. #okpreps via @JWP74 @BR_TimesRecord 9:21 p.m. Jace Pitchford kicks PAT to get Poteau within 20-7 of Cascia Hall with 1:08 left in the third. #okpreps @lcjournal 9:21 p.m. Spiro scores to go up 21 to 7 over Heavener in the third quarter. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 9:20 p.m. Poteau finally gets on the board with a 1-yard TD run by Austin Archey in the Archeydozer. Pirates complete 82-yard drive. #okpreps @JWP74 9:19 p.m. Berryhill 26 c sequoyah 21. 1:14 q4. Fg dunn 25. #okpreps @dylnclem 9:19 p.m. Owasso scores on a 33 yd run by Clay but fail on the 2pt conversion. BT-36 Owasso-20. 42 sec left in the 3rd #okpreps @EWB_TimesRecord 9:17 p.m. Make it three drives and three TD for Sallisaw in third. 35-14, 2:32 #OKPreps @OKVarsityScores 9:16 p.m. Deer Creek leads Western Heights 37-7 in the third quarter. #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 9:16 p.m. Choctaw gets on the board with a 27-yd FG from Jacob McMullen. Edmond Memorial leading 33-3 with 4:06 to go #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 9:16 p.m. Class 4A No. 1 Anadarko 12, No. 8 Woodward 1. #okpreps @kevininok 9:16 p.m. Sallisaw 35 Stilwell 14 2:32 3Q #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 9:15 p.m. Newcastle scores again, leads Star Spencer 20-6. Third quarter, #okpreps @BenJohnsonTDP 9:15 p.m. After 2 penalties move them backward, Central's Kejuan Johnson runs 30 yds for a TD. Braves now lead 25-15, 3:58 left. #okpreps @Creek_Football 9:14 p.m. Alec James scores from 5 yards out to bring the score to 37-7 Deer Creek over W. Heights. 3:00 3rd #okpreps @HSFootballOK @OKVarsityScores 9:14 p.m. Ada leads Glenpool 16-13 in the third quarter. #okpreps @awathletics 9:14 p.m. End of 3rd: Anadarko 12, Woodward 7. #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 9:13 p.m. Ft. Gibson over Muldrow 27-0 in the third quarter. #okpreps @GpoolWarriors 9:12 p.m. Warriors open 2nd half with a 80 yard drive. Trail Ada 16-13 with 5:55 left in 3rd qtr. #okpreps #vypeok @HSFootballOK @soonerbdead 9:12 p.m. @HSFootballOK Wagoner Bulldogs go on top of Oolagah Mustangs 28-21 with 50 seconds left in 3rd #okpreps @BenJohnsonTDP 9:12 p.m. Then Tahlequah's Brandon Conrad fumbles on the kickoff return. Central takes over at Tahlequah's 15, up 19-15. #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 9:12 p.m. OCS leads Dibble 22-12 in the third quarter. #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 9:11 p.m. Newcastle leads Star Spencer 13-6 in the third quarter. #okpreps @barrettryan 9:11 p.m. Things heating up a little in Sallisaw. Black Diamonds 28 Stilwell 14. 5:58 left in the third. #okpreps @VYPEOK @JoeyKey_ 9:11 p.m. Ft Gibson 27 Muldrow 0 9:13 3rd #okpreps @ElkCitySports 9:10 p.m. 34-8 Merritt trailing Pond Creek halfway through 3rd. #okpreps | SmithFamilyNissan.com @EWB_TimesRecord 9:10 p.m. Didn't last long. Sallisaw scores on next drive. 28-14, 5:58 3Q #OKPreps @okprepstv 9:10 p.m. FINAL: Salina wins 41 to Hulbert 13. #okpreps @BenJohnsonTDP 9:09 p.m. Tahlequah jumps offsides, Central gets a 1st down & scores on its next play: a 9yd TD run by DJ Daniels. 19-15 Central, 4:45 left. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 9:09 p.m. Poteau goes three-and-out on opening series of second half. Punt to CH. Commandos lead 20-0 6:41 3rd. #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 9:09 p.m. Blanchard-Jones tied at 7 in 3Q. Follow @jacobunruh for game details. #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 9:08 p.m. Upset Alert: Cascia Hall leads Poteau 20-0 in the third quarter. #okpreps @kevininok 9:08 p.m. Sallisaw 28 Stilwell 14 3Q 5:58 #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 9:07 p.m. A 37-yd TD run gives Warren Wand 279 yards on the night, Edmond Memorial leading Choctaw 33-0 with 6:29 to play #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 9:07 p.m. Vian extends its lead over Hugo to 28-0 in the third quarter. #okpreps via @Jeff_Rhodes @jacobunruh 9:07 p.m. Jones' Colton Story with a 6-yard TD run to tie game with Blanchard at 7-all with 7:01 left in third. #OKpreps @BenJohnsonTDP 9:06 p.m. We have 5:04 left & Central has the ball on Tahlequah's 14, facing a 4th & 1. Tigers lead 15-13. Tahlequah takes a timeout. #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 9:06 p.m. Guthrie (Class 5A No. 1) leads El Reno 45-0. #okpreps via @GuthrieSports @BR_TimesRecord 9:06 p.m. Cascia Hall scores on opening drive of 2nd half on a 3-yard TD run by Miguel Rosendo, his 2nd on the night. CH 20, Poteau 0 7:52 3 #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 9:04 p.m. Halftime: Hartshorne 28, Pocola 14. #okpreps via @lcjournal @ShawneeSports 9:04 p.m. Shawnee 35 Bishop Kelley 10 in the 4th. #okpreps #shawneesports @OKVarsityScores 9:03 p.m. Sallisaw leads Stilwell 21-7 in the third quarter. #okpreps via @EWB_TimesRecord @OKVarsityScores 9:03 p.m. Mustang leads PC West 42-21 in the 3rd quarter. #okpreps @Derek_Brown_MT @Jeff_Rhodes 9:02 p.m. #Hugo fumble a punt and Vian capitalizes. Hugo down 28-0 with 9:41 left in the third quarter #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 9:02 p.m. CH 4th-and-4 from the Poteau 39, Commandos get it on pass to Reece Lambert to the Pirate 27. CH up 14-0 early 3rd. #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 9:01 p.m. Class C No. 2 Cherokee defeats DC Lamont 46-0. #okpreps @jacobunruh 9:00 p.m. Both Blanchard and Jones go three-and-out to open the third. #OKPreps @EWB_TimesRecord 9:00 p.m. Two plays later Stilwell answers. A 65-yard TD rec for Deason. 21-14, Sallisaw, 9:10 3Q. #OKPreps @MrReynolds12 9:00 p.m. Kelley is down 28-10 to Shawnee my bad on the spelling! #okpreps @GuthrieSports 9:00 p.m. Guthrie leads 45-0 over El Reno after three quarters. #okpreps @NLivingstonTLC 8:59 p.m. Hollis picks off Thomas last gasp of half. Tigers 26, terriers 7 at half #okpreps @chrisbrannick85 8:59 p.m. Class C No. 1 Tipton leads Bray-Doyle 46-14. #okpreps via @paulbeam @lcjournal 8:59 p.m. Halftime Hartshorne 28, Pocola 14 #okpreps @EWB_TimesRecord 8:58 p.m. Less than two minutes into third and Wilson goes for his second TD. This'n 40 yards. 21-7, Sallisaw, 10:07 3Q #OKPreps @BR_TimesRecord 8:58 p.m. Cascia Hall to receive second-half kickoff from Poteau. #okpreps @Derek_Brown_MT 8:56 p.m. Mustang's Frankie Edwards carries in a 6-yd TD. Mustang up 42-21 against PC West, 9:23 3rd qtr. #OKpreps @ScottWrightOK 8:56 p.m. Edmond Memorial 26, Choctaw 0, END 3Q #okpreps @LionsFBRadio 8:55 p.m. Yukon 21 Moore 14 3rdQ 5:32 #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 8:55 p.m. 3Q: Shawnee leads Bishop Kelley 28-10. #okpreps via @ShawneeSports @ShawneeSports 8:54 p.m. Shawnee 28 Bishop Kelley 10 in the 3rd #okpreps #shawneesports @OKVarsityScores 8:54 p.m. Class C No. 1 Tipton leads Bray-Doyle 46-14. #okpreps via @paulbeam @OKVarsityScores 8:53 p.m. Halftime: Tahlequah maintains 15-13 lead over Central. #okpreps via @BenJohnsonTDP @BenJohnsonTDP 8:52 p.m. End of the 3rd quarter, Tahlequah leads Central 15-13. #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 8:51 p.m. 3Q: Yukon 21-14 over Moore. #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 8:50 p.m. Class A Battle of undefeated top-five teams, No. 5 Hollis leads No. 2 Thomas 26-7 near halftime. #okpreps via @NLivingstonTLC @EyeAmTruth 8:50 p.m. #Yukon takes 21-14 lead over #Moore on a Hayden Somerville TD pass to Trayvon Albert in 3rd. #okpreps @Tpalmateer83 8:50 p.m. HALF: Elgin 30, Cache 21. #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 8:48 p.m. Halftime: Class 2A No. 5 OCS leads Dibble 15-12. #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 8:47 p.m. Halftime: Class 3A No. 8 Tuttle leads Marlow 24-14. #okpreps via @scottfamilydds @OKVarsityScores 8:46 p.m. Tahlequah leads Central 15-13 in the third quarter. #okpreps via @BenJohnsonTDP @scottfamilydds 8:46 p.m. Marlow 14 Tuttle 24 halftime #okpreps @1021News 8:45 p.m. Keys 16, Lincoln Christian 28 - halftime #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 8:45 p.m. Cascia Hall's Reece Lambert 4 recepts 70 yds. TD; Miguel Rosendo 62 yds, TD. Poteau TB Roger Barcheers 40 yds., J. Pitchford 35. #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 8:45 p.m. Lexington leads Coalgate 42-8 nearing halftime. #okpreps via @PurcellRegister @BR_TimesRecord 8:43 p.m. Cascia QB Michael Bloomfield is 6-9-0 and 118 yards passing and a TD. Poteau QB Jace Pitchford 6-14-1 41 yards. #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 8:43 p.m. Elgin leads Cache 30-21 nearing halftime. #okpreps via @Tpalmateer83 @Tpalmateer83 8:43 p.m. Christensen with his third TD of first half. Caps 57-yd drive. Elgin 30, Cache 21 with 2:20 2Q. #okpreps @okprepstv 8:42 p.m. Score update: Muldrow vs Fort Gibson 0-21 Fort Gibson at Halftime #okpreps okpreps.tv/?p=868 @OKVarsityScores 8:41 p.m. Halftime: Christian Heritage all tied up with Luther 8-8. #okpreps via @richtort @FreddieMac502 8:41 p.m. Dewar over Gans 26-0 at the Half #OKPreps. @BR_TimesRecord 8:41 p.m. Halftime stats in Cascia Hall-Poteau game. CH w/ 189 total yards, but would've had 200+ if not for bad snap on punt. Pot. has 118. #okpreps @pcnorthblogger 8:40 p.m. Final: PC North 50, US Grant 0. #okpreps @BenJohnsonTDP 8:40 p.m. Central strikes 1st in the 3rd quarter on D'Angelo Brewer's 24yd TD run. Tahlequah now leads 15-13, 6:14 3rd Q. #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 8:40 p.m. Big leads: PC North over US Grant and Union over Sand Springs. 50-0 & 49-0 respectively. #okpreps @KVrska7 8:40 p.m. Connor Kelly with 66-yd TD on option keeper. Has 178 yards. Duncan 35, MacArthur 21. 7:26 3Q. #okpreps @Shadid13 8:39 p.m. At half Cushing leads Chandler 28-0. Cushing RB Gage Stallworth has 21 carries for 200 yards and four touchdowns. #OKPreps @richtort 8:39 p.m. Christian Heritage 8, Luther 8 HALFTIME #okpreps #football @CHAsports @jacobunruh 8:39 p.m. This is all I can see at halftime here in Blanchard. #OKPreps pic.twitter.com/D6OVXe8vuf @UnionFootball 8:39 p.m. Derek Finch with a 26 yard TD run! - Union 49 Sand Springs 0 - 38 seconds until halftime #okpreps @Tpalmateer83 8:39 p.m. Central High leads Fox 12-0 with 5:55 left in 1st quarter. #okpreps @michaelswisher 8:39 p.m. Landon Nault opens third quarter with 50-yard TD run. Kingfisher 48, Centennial 12. #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 8:38 p.m. Halftime: Spiro leads Heavener 14-7. #okpreps @pantherman01 8:36 p.m. Stigler13 Checotah15 half @HSFootballOK @HSFootballOK2 @BR_TimesRecord #okpreps @jacobunruh 8:35 p.m. The Blanchard band is performing in the dark at halftime. Press box just went dark, too. OK then ... #OKPreps @OKVarsityScores 8:35 p.m. Halftime: Cascia Hall leads Poteau 14-0. #okpreps via @BR_TimesRecord @OKVarsityScores 8:35 p.m. Halftime: Newcastle ahead of Star Spencer 7-6. #okpreps via @BTrudeUCO @chrisbrannick85 8:34 p.m. Seminole leads Prague 27-0 in the second quarter. #okpreps via @cartergreg12 @BR_TimesRecord 8:34 p.m. But Poteau can't take advantage of the gift. Incomplete pass to end the first half. Cascia Hall leads 14-0 at halftime. #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 8:34 p.m. Seminole leads Prague 27-0 in the second quarter. #okpreps via @cartergreg12 @ScottWrightOK 8:34 p.m. Two plays into the third quarter and Warren Wand is over 200 rushing yards for Edmond Memorial, which leads Choctaw 26-0 #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 8:33 p.m. Poteau gets a huge break near the end of the 1st half as a high snap on a CH punt attempt goes over punter's head. Ball at CH 29. #okpreps @brunk_bob 8:32 p.m. Central Sallisaw 48 Haileyville 0 5:00 2nd. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord @5NEWSBobby @HSFootballOK @JoeyKey_ 8:32 p.m. Ft Gibson 21 Muldrow 0 2:28 2nd #okpreps @Tpalmateer83 8:31 p.m. Sweat capitalizes on Elgin TO with 2-yd TD. Caps 80-yd drive. Elgin 24, Cache 21 5:35 2Q. #okpreps @Jeff_Rhodes 8:31 p.m. Vian leads #Hugo 20-0 at the half #okpreps @jacobunruh 8:31 p.m. Blanchard leads Jones 7-0 at halftime. #OKPreps @v_dawg 8:31 p.m. Half Eufaula 19 Valliant 7 Roland 26 Idabel 14 4:50 2nd #okpreps @lcjournal 8:31 p.m. Spiro scores on a short run with one minute left in first half. PAT good. Spiro 14, Heavener 7. #okpreps @pcnorthblogger 8:30 p.m. Panthers lead 50-0 with 7:40 in the 4th. #OKPreps @OKVarsityScores 8:29 p.m. via @okiestaterules: OCS 15, Dibble 12. Almost halftime. #okpreps @chrisbrannick85 8:28 p.m. Checotah ahead of Stigler 15-13 nearing halftime. #okpreps @EWB_TimesRecord 8:27 p.m. Half: Sallisaw 14, Stilwell 7. #OKPreps @OKVarsityScores 8:27 p.m. Halftime: Ardmore ahead of Chickasha 17-0. #okpreps via KXII's @TBWilliamson @BR_TimesRecord 8:27 p.m. Cascia Hall forces Poteau to throw an incomplete pass on 4th down. CH takes over at its own 40 leading 14-0 2:18 2nd. #okpreps @jacobunruh 8:27 p.m. Blanchard's Braden Stringer with a 2-yard TD run. Lions now lead Jones 7-0 with 22 seconds left in half. #OKPreps @MrReynolds12 8:27 p.m. 2nd QRT Hilldale up 21-20 over Locust Grove #okpreps @dljames0001 8:27 p.m. At the half McAlester 49 Durant 16 #okpreps @1021News 8:26 p.m. Sequoyah 14, Sperry 7 - halftime #okpreps @v_dawg 8:26 p.m. 20-14 Roland over Idabel in the 2nd #okpreps @chrisbrannick85 8:26 p.m. Washington 21, Comanche 0. #okpreps via @PurcellRegister @TBWilliamson 8:26 p.m. #Ardmore leads #Chickasha 17-0 at halftime. Tigers d playing lights out. #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 8:26 p.m. Hollis 20, Thomas 7. 1st half. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 8:25 p.m. Poteau faces 4th-and-4 from the Cascia Hall 40 with 2:29 left in the first half. Commandos take a time out. #okpreps @JimmieTramel 8:25 p.m. Thursday night lights: Locust Grove returns fumble for TD, leads Hilldale 20-14 at 11:29 2Q. #okpreps pic.twitter.com/Cts4kQumFK @OKVarsityScores 8:25 p.m. Class 6A No. 7 Owasso down 29-7 late in the second quarter. #okpreps via @Jarvidus @awathletics 8:24 p.m. Half: Anadarko 6, Woodward 7. #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 8:23 p.m. Checotah ahead of Stigler 15-13 nearing halftime. #okpreps @pcnorthblogger 8:23 p.m. END OF 3rd: PC North 43, US Grant. #OKpreps @Jarvidus 8:23 p.m. HT Booker T 29 Owasso 7. Late 2Q TD by Rams(Neph 13yd scramble). Rams took 22 mins to wake up. #owassofootball #okpreps #vypeok @OKVarsityScores 8:23 p.m. Washington 21, Comanche 0. #okpreps via @PurcellRegister @BR_TimesRecord 8:23 p.m. Poteau forces Cascia Hall to punt for the first time. Pirates take over at their own 35 down 14-0 4:04 2nd. #okpreps @v_dawg 8:22 p.m. 2:50 in 2nd Eufaula 19 Valliant 7 Checotah 15, Stigler 13 - 5:00, 2nd #okpreps @Shadid13 8:21 p.m. Gage Stallworth scores his fourth TD of the night. Still four minutes left in the first half: Cushing 28, Chandler 0. #OKPreps @OKVarsityScores 8:21 p.m. East: Roland leads Idabel 20-7 in the first half. #okpreps @lcjournal 8:21 p.m. Panama now up on Quinton 16-0 #okpreps @jacobunruh 8:20 p.m. Blanchard's Braden Stringer is already over 100 yards. #OKPreps @Tpalmateer83 8:20 p.m. End 1Q: Elgin 24, Cache 14. #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 8:20 p.m. Class 2A No. 3 Vian leads Hugo 20-0 nearing halftime. #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 8:18 p.m. Halftime: Class 3A No. 2 Kingfisher ahead of Centennial 42-12. #okpreps via @michaelswisher @Jeff_Rhodes 8:17 p.m. Pick 6 for Vian. #Hugo trails 20-0 with 3:57 left in the half #okpreps @barnokie 8:17 p.m. Coweta 28 Collinsville 21 :33 2nd #okpreps @jacobunruh 8:17 p.m. Blanchard and Jones just traded turnovers. Blanchard has ball on own 35 with 2:46 left in half. Still scoreless. #OKPreps @BenJohnsonTDP 8:17 p.m. 5A softball: Tahlequah's Randee O'Donnell on her game-winning HR: "As soon as I hit it, I knew it was over." #okpreps @michaelswisher 8:17 p.m. Kingfisher 42, Centennial 12. Half. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 8:17 p.m. Cascia Hall's Reece Lambert, who scored a TD moments ago, picks off a pass at his own 21. 14-0 CH vs. Poteau 6:23 2nd. #okpreps @Derek_Brown_MT 8:17 p.m. Chandler Garrett hits Colton Hadlock from 6 yards out. Mustang up 28-14, 0:20 in first half. #OKpreps @JoeyKey_ 8:17 p.m. Ft Gibson 14 Muldrow 0 6:03 2nd #okpreps @BarryLewisTW 8:16 p.m. Booker T. Washington's 29-0 lead over Owasso is the most stunning score of the season so far. #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 8:15 p.m. Another score from the east, via @DerekHill116, Ft. Gibson 14, Muldrow 0. #okpreps @DerekHill116 8:14 p.m. Fort Gibson takes advantage of the turnover. Fort Gibson 14 Muldrow 0. 6:03 left in 2Q. #OKPreps @EWB_TimesRecord 8:14 p.m. Touchdown Sallisaw. Wilson from 6. It's 14-7, 3:39 2Q. #OKPreps @OKVarsityScores 8:13 p.m. Class 4A No. 10 Cascia Hall ahead of No. 3 Poteau 14-0 midway through the second quarter. #okpreps via @BR_TimesRecord @OKVarsityScores 8:12 p.m. Union with a 35-0 lead over Sand Springs in the third quarter. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 8:11 p.m. Cascia Hall scores another TD, on 13-yard pass from M. Bloomfield to Lambert on 3rd down. PAT gives CH 14-0 lead on Poteau 7:46 2. #okpreps @KVrska7 8:11 p.m. End 1Q: Central High 12, Fox 0. #okpreps @jacobunruh 8:11 p.m. Neither offenses have found any kind of rhythm here in Blanchard. Still scoreless with 4:48 left in half. #OKPreps @UnionFootball 8:11 p.m. Farquhar to Mead for a 22 yard TD! - Union 35 Sand Springs 0 - 8:02 left in Q3 #okpreps @OKVarsityScores 8:11 p.m. Halftime: Bixby 21, Edison 3. #okpreps via @BarryLewisTW @BarryLewisTW 8:10 p.m. Bixby leads Edison 21-3 at halftime. Edison has outgained Bixby 167-138. Edison hurt by penalties and turnovers. #okpreps @Creek_Football 8:10 p.m. Caden Sander keeps it for a 47 yard Touchdown run. Deer Creek 23 Western Heights 7 3:17 2nd #okpreps @HSFootballOK @OKVarsityScores 8:10 p.m. Elgin leads Cache 24-14 late in the 1st quarter. #okpreps via @Tpalmateer83 @KVrska7 8:09 p.m. And Mac tries to run a naked boot. Loses 2 yards. Mac 21, Duncan 21. Halftime. #okpreps @Tpalmateer83 8:09 p.m. Trevor Youmans nails 27-yard FG. Elgin 24, Cache 14 with 2:40 in 1Q. #okpreps @ShawneeSports 8:08 p.m. Shawnee 21 Tulsa Kelley 10 Half #okpreps #shawneesports @OKVarsityScores 8:08 p.m. Yukon & Moore tied up at 14 approaching halftime. #okpreps @DerekHill116 8:08 p.m. Blue fumbles the PR after forcing a FTG three and out. Fort Gibson ball. 9:22 left in 2Q. #OKPreps @dylnclem 8:08 p.m. Owens 6 yd TD w/ 2:02 left in 2nd quarter BT-29 Owasso-0 #okpreps @v_dawg 8:08 p.m. Checotah 7, Stigler 7 - end 1st Idabel 7 Roland 6 4:55 left in 1st #okpreps @LionsFBRadio 8:08 p.m. EP is good Yukon 14 Moore 14 :16 2ndQ #okpreps @SportsMuskogee 8:07 p.m. End first quarter: Hilldale 14, Locust Grove 8 #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 8:07 p.m. Cascia Hall converts on fourth down play. Commandos have first-and-goal at Poteau 6 leading 7-0. #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 8:06 p.m. Edmond Memorial 26, Choctaw 0 HALF #okpreps @BenJohnsonTDP 8:06 p.m. Tahlequah's Bryce Patrick missed a 45yd FG attempt to end the half. #okpreps @BenJohnsonTDP 8:06 p.m. Halftime in 5A-4: Tahlequah leads Central 15-6. #okpreps @brunk_bob 8:04 p.m. Central Sallisaw 28 Haileyville 0 1st Q. #okpreps @HSFootballOK @BR_TimesRecord @5NEWSBobby @TreyHunter87 8:03 p.m. I will be covering the state softball tournament tomorrow for @TheOklahoman #okpreps @jacobunruh 8:03 p.m. Blanchard's Blake Owen goes for a TD pass, but Jones' Terik Leniger gets the interception. #OKPreps @richtort 8:02 p.m. Luther gets onside kick, but Colton Lindsey INT puts CHA at its own 10-yard line #okpreps @GpoolWarriors 8:02 p.m. Ada 9 Glenpool 0 with 11:12 left until halftime! #okpreps #vypeok @HSFootballOK @DerekHill116 8:02 p.m. Muldrow misses a FG. FTG still leads it 7-0. 11:04 left in 2Q. #OKPreps @Tpalmateer83 8:02 p.m. Christensen scores on 2-yard run. Elgin 21, Cache 14. Elgin onsides on next kick and recovers. We have had four turnovers already. #okpreps @Shadid13 8:02 p.m. Stallworth 3-yd TD. He's got 122 yards on nine carries. In second quarter: Cushing 14, Chandler 0. #OKPreps @BR_TimesRecord 8:01 p.m. Poteau flagged for defensive holding on third down on the opening play of the second quarter. First down for Cascia Hall. #okpreps @richtort 8:00 p.m. Maurice Wright 1-yard touchdown run with 9:30 left in second quarter then Chad Pridemore conversion catch puts Luther up 8-0 #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 8:00 p.m. Choctaw with a bad shotgun snap gives Edmond Memorial a safety and a 26-0 lead in the final minute of the first half #okpreps @ftgsports 7:58 p.m. After the 1st qtr. FTG leading Muldrow 7-0. fortgibsontigers.tv #okpreps @VYPEOK @NewsOn6 @KTULNews @BR_TimesRecord 7:58 p.m. End of the first quarter, Cascia Hall leads Poteau 7-0. #okpreps @Tpalmateer83 7:57 p.m. Sweat hit hard by Zane Rulon and fumbles. Elgin now has first and goal on Cache 2. Tied up 14-14 with 4:25 1Q. #okpreps @EWB_TimesRecord 7:56 p.m. End 1st: Sallisaw 7, Stilwell 7. #OKPreps @NLivingstonTLC 7:56 p.m. Tent dunaway strikes right back with 45-yard TD pass for Thomas now 7-6 terriers 7:35 1st #okpreps @soonerbdead 7:56 p.m. @VYPEOK Wagoner Bulldogs 7 Oolagah Mustangs 7 after 1st #okpreps @jacobunruh 7:56 p.m. Blanchard and Jones are scoreless after one quarter. #OKPreps @ScottWrightOK 7:55 p.m. For the third straight drive, Choctaw quickly moved into Ed Memorial territory then stalled. Punt goes in for a touchback #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 7:54 p.m. Poteau goes for it on 4th-and-9 at Cascia Hall 13. Pitchford short pass to Barcheers but stopped shy of first down. CH takes over. #okpreps @jacobunruh 7:53 p.m. Blanchard's Braden Bush down. Looks like he took a knee to the helmet. Walks off gingerly with help. #OKPreps @richtort 7:52 p.m. Christian Heritage 0, Luther 0 end of first quarter @CHAsports #okpreps #football @PCNFootball 7:51 p.m. HALFTIME: Panthers 43, US Grant Generals 0. #okpreps @pcnorthblogger 7:51 p.m. HALFTIME: PC North 43, US Grant. #OkPreps @KVrska7 7:50 p.m. The shoot out is on: McCoy scores 3rd TD of night on 46 yd run. Mac 21, Duncan 21. 4:44 2Q. #okpreps @HaroldRKuntz3 7:50 p.m. Now 22-0 Booker T early 2nd q over Owasso. Booker T's band is also winning. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 7:50 p.m. Poteau's Austin Archey in the Archeydozer, converts on fourth down; Pirates get first down at Cascia Hall 27. #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 7:50 p.m. Keep up with all the #okpreps action with our live article: newsok.com/article/3894677 @DerekHill116 7:48 p.m. Fort Gibson 7 Muldrow 0. 4:31 left in the 1Q. #OKPreps @ScottWrightOK 7:48 p.m. Warren Wand into the end zone again, his third of the night. Edmond Memorial 24, Choctaw 0 with 5:05 til half #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 7:48 p.m. Poteau faces third-and-6 at the Cascia Hall 33. Commandos take time out leading 7-0 4:57 1st. #okpreps @Tpalmateer83 7:48 p.m. Having tweet issues. Cache, Elgin tied 14-14 with 8:01 in 1Q. #okpreps @EWB_TimesRecord 7:47 p.m. Sallisaw answers with 61-yard drive. 7-7, 6:48 1Q. #OKPreps @MrReynolds12 7:46 p.m. Claremore Scores to make it 14-14 in the 2 nd 4:57 left #okpreps @Jeff_Rhodes 7:43 p.m. Vian uses the run to go 48 yards on 9 plays, lead #Hugo 6-0 with 6:29 left in the first #okpreps @Bencampbell01 7:43 p.m. Jeffery mead with the union t.d. with 3:51 in the 1st qtr union leads sand springs 14-0. #okpreps @GVTVOK 7:43 p.m. Score Update: Hulbert vs Salina 14-0 Salina #okpreps okpreps.tv/?p=873 @BR_TimesRecord 7:43 p.m. Cascia Hall strikes first. TB Miguel Rosendo scores on 17-yard TD run then adds PAT. Commandos lead Poteau 7-0 6:57 1st. #okpreps @dylnclem 7:41 p.m. Bad snap over the head of Neph, recovered in the end zone for a safety, BT 19 Owasso 0 1:07 left in 1st qtr. #okpreps @pcnorthblogger 7:41 p.m. Xavier Swann takes it to the house for the Panthers. They lead 43-0 with 8:14 in the 2nd. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 7:41 p.m. Cascia Hall converts on two third-and-longs, now has ball on Poteau 17. #okpreps @Shadid13 7:41 p.m. Gage Stallworth goes 93 yards for a TD on Cushing's first offensive play. Cushing 7, Chandler 0 in first quarter. #OKPreps @jacobunruh 7:41 p.m. And Blanchard was at the Jones 45. Not the goal line. #OKPreps @jacobunruh 7:40 p.m. Blanchard's Braden Stringer busts a 32-yard run and then tries to jump over the line of scrimmage on two of the next three plays. #OKPreps @ColinDeaver 7:39 p.m. On 3rd and 8, Cache's Ezekiel Henson catches screen and goes 68 yards for the score. 7-7, 10:33 first. #okpreps @EWB_TimesRecord 7:38 p.m. Stilwell strikes first. A 13-yard run from Davis makes it 7-0 with 8:53 in 1Q. #OKPreps @GHSblueline 7:38 p.m. At the end of the 1st quarter the Bluejays are up 14-0 #okpreps @DerekHill116 7:38 p.m. Muldrow forced to punt. Pins Fort Gibson on the two yard line. #OKPreps @MrReynolds12 7:38 p.m. Claremore 7 Pryor 7 in the 2nd QRT #okpreps @Jarvidus 7:38 p.m. Owens 13yd TD run. BTW 17 Owasso 0. Rams have run 6 offensive plays. 2:01 left in 1Q. owassofootball #okpreps #vypeok @pcnorthblogger 7:37 p.m. Creighton Decker gets an INT on 4th down for the Panthers. #OKPreps @DerekHill116 7:37 p.m. Muldrow safety Austin Marion with an interception on the second play of the game. #OKPreps @ColinDeaver 7:37 p.m. Cache fumbles opening kick, Elgin returns to 1-yard line and scores 1 play later. 7-0 Owls, 11:48 1st qtr. #okpreps @Eddie_Rado 7:36 p.m. They are growing on me. I like it. RT @pcnorthblogger: End of 1st: PC North 36, US Grant 0. #OkPreps @pcnorthblogger 7:36 p.m. A running clock is now being used at PC North/US Grant in the 2nd. #OKpreps @BR_TimesRecord 7:36 p.m. Poteau stopped on 1st drive inside the Cascia 10. Jace Pitchford comes on to attempt a 26-yard field goal but kick goes wide left. #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 7:33 p.m. Memorial's Warren Wand with a couple impressive cuts, goes 58 for his second TD of the night. EM up 17-0 on Choctaw early 2Q #okpreps @jacobunruh 7:33 p.m. Blanchard goes three-and-out on its first possession. #OKPreps @BR_TimesRecord 7:32 p.m. And what do you know? Jace Pitchford returns opening kickoff 56 yards to the Cascia Hall 24. #okpreps @BenJohnsonTDP 7:32 p.m. Tahlequah leads Central 15-6, 10:21 2nd Q. #okpreps @pcnorthblogger 7:31 p.m. End of 1st: PC North 36, US Grant 0. #OkPreps @barnokie 7:31 p.m. Coweta 0 Collinsville 7 10:20 in the 2nd. #okpreps @BenJohnsonTDP 7:31 p.m. On 3rd & 4 on its own 44, Tahlequah QB David Dick runs 56 yds for a TD. Tigers now lead Central 15-6. #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 7:31 p.m. Ed Memorial's 4th sack stops the Choctaw drive. Punt to the 2 where the Bulldogs take over, up 10-0 #okpreps @jacobunruh 7:31 p.m. The pink is a nice touch on the field here, but it sure is hard to see the far hash marks. #OKPreps @BR_TimesRecord 7:30 p.m. Poteau QB Jace Pitchford is back on the kickoff return team. He does everything, including punt and kick. #okpreps @michaelswisher 7:29 p.m. Landon Nault with 15-yard TD run and 2-point run. Kingfisher 14, Centennial 12 at 1:34 1Q. #okpreps @richtort 7:29 p.m. Christian Heritage will receive and defend the south end zone #football #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 7:28 p.m. "It's time to get up and get ready for some Pirate Foot-balllllllllllll" says the PA man as Poteau players take the field. #okpreps @pcnorthblogger 7:28 p.m. Riley Sterling recovers a US Grant fumble and takes it to the house. PCN leads 36-0 w/ 1:36 in the 1st. #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 7:27 p.m. Choctaw offense showing signs of life as first quarter ends. Edmond Memorial leading 10-0 #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 7:27 p.m. Poteau will receive the opening kickoff to start the game vs. Cascia Hall. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 7:26 p.m. Poteau players wearing all red tonight. This is the Pirates' "Red Out" game. #okpreps @BenJohnsonTDP 7:24 p.m. End of the 1st quarter, Tahlequah leads Central 7-6. #okpreps @pcnorthblogger 7:24 p.m. Chase Sparks finds Kaedyn Fuller in the end zone for another score. PCN leads 29-0. #OKPreps @DerekHill116 7:23 p.m. Now watching the Muldrow Bulldogs vs. the Fort Gibson Tigers. #OKPreps pic.twitter.com/yb6AxLAyH1 @ScottWrightOK 7:23 p.m. Ed Memorial's Justin Marcha with a 27-yd FG for a 10-0 Bulldog lead on Choctaw with 1:27 left in 1Q #okpreps @EyeAmTruth 7:22 p.m. Yukon takes 7-0 over #moore after throwing a 24yard TD pass with 57 secs left in 1st #okpreps @richtort 7:22 p.m. View of pregame with @CHACrusaders students holding American flag from Crusader Field press box #okpreps #football pic.twitter.com/LoRFt6vXZI @GroveSunSports 7:22 p.m. Cherry with his 2nd TD pass for the Cardinals to up East Central's lead to 14-0 over Grove #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 7:21 p.m. Waylon Anderson just had two TDs taken away in a five-play span. Edmond Memorial still threatening, 2nd-and-goal from 18 #okpreps @RedTornadoes 7:20 p.m. “@Marquiz024: Ready for the oklahoma state visit ! @OKState247 #pokes pic.twitter.com/eBZNOu97jD ” #okpreps @CBlakeColston 7:18 p.m. FINAL: Cache 7, Ft. Gibson 4. Bulldogs on to the semis to face Bethel Friday at 2 p.m. #okpreps @BenJohnsonTDP 7:17 p.m. Central comes right back & scores on D'Angelo Brewer's 13yd run with 5:04 left in the first quarter. Tahlequah leads 7-6. #okpreps @michaelswisher 7:17 p.m. Landon Nault 1-yard TD run. kick blocked. Kingfisher 6, Centennial 6 at 4:41 of 1Q. #okpreps @pcnorthblogger 7:17 p.m. US GRANT goes 3 and out and on the first play Cayman Johnson gets in the End zone. PCN leads 21-0 with 6:13 in the 1st. #OKpreps @richtort 7:17 p.m. Game officials changed breaker on stadium lights so now we are set at Crusader Field for Luther at Christian Heritage #football #okpreps @MrReynolds12 7:16 p.m. Shawnee strikes first with a TD there up 7-0 over Kelly with 5:33 left in the first half #okpreps @ScottWrightOK 7:15 p.m. Edmond Memorial on the board first after getting a short field. Warren Wand 25-yd TD run. Bulldogs up 7-0 on Choctaw mid 1Q #okpreps @CBlakeColston 7:14 p.m. Ft. Gibson scores two runs on a Cache error that would've ended the game. 7-4 Bulldogs now. #okpreps @richtort 7:12 p.m. Stadium lights kicking on now at Crusader Field for Luther at Christian Heritage #football #okpreps game delayed by 12 minutes so far @jacobunruh 7:10 p.m. Want to follow our live coverage of #OKPreps football tonight? Click here newsok.com/article/3894677 @BenJohnsonTDP 7:10 p.m. Tahlequah caps off a 12-play drive with a 10yd TD run by QB David Dick. Tahlequah leads Central 7-0, 7:07 1st Q. #okpreps @pcnorthblogger 7:09 p.m. On 3rd down for US Grant, fumbles and the Panthers Logan Price recovers it and takes it to the end zone. PCN leads 14-0. #okpreps @BenJohnsonTDP 7:09 p.m. 5A softball: Tahlequah 5, Chickasha 2, final. Tahlequah to take on Carl Albert tomorrow at 2 p.m. #okpreps @BR_TimesRecord 7:09 p.m. Here at Poteau for the big Top 10 4A showdown between Poteau and Cascia Hall. Both teams a combined 11-1 entering this game. #okpreps @DerekHill116 7:08 p.m. If you want to watch Muldrow vs. Fort Gibson, go to FortGibsonTigers.tv for a live broadcast. #OKPreps @BenJohnsonTDP 7:08 p.m. Tahlequah is now at Central's 10-yard line, 1st & goal. #okpreps @richtort 7:08 p.m. Waiting to find out if the stadium lights will come on at Crusader Field for Luther at Christian Heritage #football game #okpreps @BenJohnsonTDP 7:07 p.m. On 3rd & 12 at Central's 42, Tahlequah QB David Dick hit RB Colton Wright for a 22yd screen pass. 1st down Tahlequah. #okpreps @Tpalmateer83 7:07 p.m. Battle of the Wichitas coming up. Cache-Elgin. #okpreps pic.twitter.com/uTL06J4zMm @BenJohnsonTDP 7:06 p.m. Also, Tahlequah WR Kourtland McMillan started tonight. He missed last week's game at Coweta with mono. #okpreps @BenJohnsonTDP 7:04 p.m. Tahlequah started on its own 15 & has moved up to Central's 41-yard line & still on the move. #okpreps @pcnorthblogger 7:03 p.m. Panthers will start with the ball. #OKPreps @BenJohnsonTDP 7:02 p.m. 5A softball: Tahlequah 5, Chickasha 2 on a 3-run home run by Randee O'Donnell. #okpreps @CBlakeColston 7:00 p.m. Shortstop Alyssa Eschiti cranks a three-run HR. It's 7-2 Cache. #okpreps @jacobunruh 6:59 p.m. Blanchard has field painted pink for breast cancer awareness. #OKPreps pic.twitter.com/sIl2VbNV8P @CBlakeColston 6:58 p.m. The Bulldogs have loaded the bases with just one out in the 6th. 3 & 4 hole hitters due up. #okpreps @BenJohnsonTDP 6:57 p.m. Tahlequah will start the game with the ball. Kickoff coming in 3 minutes in front of a light - & I mean very light - crowd. #okpreps @pcnorthblogger 6:56 p.m. Kickoff in less than 5 minutes between PC North and US Grant. #OKpreps pic.twitter.com/ABhbQNpl33 @BenJohnsonTDP 6:53 p.m. 5A softball: Tahlequah & Chickasha tied at 2, top 7. #okpreps @jacobunruh 6:52 p.m. I have arrived in Blanchard for Jones-Blanchard. #OKPreps
The emails are in on OU-Texas, and like always after a big OU loss — is there any other kind? — fans have questions, fans have suggestions and fans have demands. Some are ready to jump off the cliff, or throw assorted coaches over first.
Oklahoma football: Readers respond to OU-Texas
Berry Tramel | Oct 16, 2013The emails are in on OU-Texas, and like always after a big OU loss — is there any other kind? — fans have questions, fans have suggestions and fans have demands. Some are ready to jump off the cliff, or throw assorted coaches over first. Let’s get to it. Mitch: “Would you describe Heupel as a dynamic and creative play-caller who consistently keeps the defense off balance while exploiting known weaknesses?” Yes. Yes I would. His body of work is very good. His gameplan Saturday was not good. And just so we’re clear. I don’t really entertain questions about “play-calling.” That’s a loser’s mentality. That embraces the notion that football is a game of Battleship, trying to outguess the other guy. That’s not what is going on. No one is predicting what the other team will do. Game plans are put in to take advantage of what other teams do. Mostly, Heupel’s work. Saturday, it didn’t. Kent: “Bell’s number (on 1-to-10 scale). Tulsa 9, Notre Dame 9, TCU 6, Texas 2. I think play calling is a big issue. The talk of Clay dropping the pass, that was a tough catch and a better throw would have scored. Bell looked shaky all day with happy feet.” I guess I’m not getting away from playcalling. OK. Let’s play along. Exactly what kind of plays did Heupel call wrong? It wasn’t his playcalling. It was his gameplan. Obviously, the quarterback run game – at least anywhere on the perimeter – was not in the gameplan. You can’t call plays that aren’t in the gameplan. You have to use what you’ve been working. It was a rotten gameplan. Not a rotten day of calling plays. The passing game was awful, but you have to pass some. As for Clay, that was Bell’s best throw of the day. Perfect pass. Gotta catch it. Duane: “Haven’t read everything everyone has written about it, but has anyone considered maybe OU was outcoached as much as outplayed? Yes, I know that’s heresy here in SoonerLand! After halftime adjustments (we presume) OU offense still only produced one field goal in the entire second half. It didn’t look like much changed offensively, and the vast talent OU has was poorly utilized. Were Knight and Thompson not available due to injuries? If Knight was good enough to be named season starter, was he not good enough to replace an ineffective Bell? Very disappointing play calling for a team trying to catch up; comebacks have never been a Stoop & staff strong suit, probably because they seldom have to (and obviously were not prepared to). Maybe Bob, Bro. and Joshua were substantially outcoached by highly motivated Mack & Co. I’m thinking last Saturday Mack took his’n and beat our’n, and coulda took our’n and beat his’n, as the ole saying goes.” Three emails. Three playcalling statements. I’m worn out. To answer the initial question, yes, people have considered that maybe OU was outcoached. I graded the coordinators a D right after the game and wrote about how Mack and Greg Robinson got the best of Stoops and staff. By the way, I gave D’s because I saw some good things – Heupel’s running gameplan was very good, and Mike Stoops’ defense played decent much of the day. Knight and Thompson were available. It appears that the Sooners are set on Bell. We’ll see if that holds. Michael: “Last week, when I read that OU had lost Corey (Nelson) and Jordan (Phillips), I knew that OU was in for a tough game. Now both are gone for the season. Losing Aaron Colvin really hurt a lot as well, but at least he will be back. However, I thought OU had the better quarterback. OU did not have the better quarterback and the truth about the OU-Texas series is that the team with the better quarterback usually wins. Having a senior drop a touchdown pass in the end zone was very disappointing. The lack of a solid run strategy for a running quarterback was very puzzling. My old college basketball coach had a bell curve. He said 10 to 15% of the time you play great, 30 to 30% of the time you play above average, 30 to 35% of the time you play below average and 10 to 15% of the time you struggle. OU was in the bottom 10 to 15% of the time last Saturday. This all proves one thing that you wrote. OU would miss Landry Jones. OU would be a national contender if they had Jones this year.” The last point is excellent. OU would be a national title contender if it had Landry Jones. OU did indeed get beat at the quarterback slot. I wonder if it’s true, that OU-Texas is usually won by the better quarterback. Let’s see. Throwing out games when the quarterbacks are both excellent – Colt McCoy vs. Sammy B., Vince Young vs. Jason White – let’s find the last time when the better quarterback lost. Does anyone want to make the argument that Chris Simms is better than Nate Hybl? You could probably make that argument, though I love Nate. If not 2002, then you probably have to go back to 1996, when OU beat James Brown. So I think Michael is on to something. Case McCoy clearly was better than Blake Bell on Saturday. But should we have seen that coming? McCoy has struggled at times, but he also beat Texas A&M in 2011 in one of the more emotional games in the history of that long rivalry. Bell beat Notre Dame, of course, with an excellent performance. But it’s a good question. We know who had the better quarterback coming out. Who had the better quarterback going on? It’s possible that we all underestimated Case McCoy. Darrell: “Why in the hell won’t Stoops let Thompson prove that he can pass and run as a true duel threat should do?” Or maybe prove that he can’t? I don’t know. Maybe the coaches already know that he can’t. The one thing you can generally know about coaches; the best ones don’t overreact. Maybe this is a classic case of not overreacting. Larry: “OU lacks an aerial game and our future success depends on a solid ground and pound game. We need to commit to running the ball from the get-go to the final play, including the QB run game with any of our quarterbacks. Once the defense floods the box with run stuffers, then the 15-20-yard passes will get the aerial game going. Haven’t seen any of our quarterbacks be able to consistently hit deep passes. Finally, think we saw that sending running backs (Clay) deep to make great catches isn’t a great idea. I suspect, though, that Heupel will continue to trot out his standard game plan and predictable play-calling.” World order is restored. We’re back on play-calling. Heupel’s play-calling isn’t predictable. First off, no one is predicting it. Not the defense, not the fans calling it predictable. It’s not a guessing game, as I’ve stated, and even if it was, Heupel is no more predictable than anyone else. I think OU DID commit to the run game. The Sooners ran the ball half the time, in a game in which they trailed by more than two touchdowns the majority of the game. Michael: “I think you may be letting the coaches off the hook. If you do not have a straight drop back passer, you change your offense to match your talent, most particularly the talent of your quarterback. Blake looked uncomfortable all day. He was not asked to run the ball (one of his talents) once in the first half. Heupel seems to be calling plays for a Heupel-style quarterback, which Blake is not.” This is an interesting question. Just exactly what kind of quarterback is Blake Bell? I would say he’s more like Landry Jones than Trevor Knight. He’s much more nimble than Landry, but Bell is not any kind of dancer on the outside. Going up the middle, as a, well, Belldozer, he can be effective. Remember, his good runs and scrambles this season, he hasn’t run away from people. Tacklers have bounced off him. I still would have run Bell more on the shotgun option. But he’s not that kind of quarterback. He’s more of a thrower than a runner. And the last two weeks, he hasn’t been an effective thrower. Len: “Heupel was absolutely lost on Saturday. A couple of thoughts: 1. Bell is not a pocket passer but is pretty mobile. They are still running the Landry Jones offense, but Jones was a pocket passer and immobile. The system has to be modified to fit the personnel. You can’t modify the personnel. 2. Why would you ever ask Trey Millard to run sideways? 3. Two passes to running backs downfield (Millard for 29 yards and Clay drops easy one). Why wouldn’t you try that one more time? 4. How many times did we have less than five seconds on the play clock, and all the players on offense are still looking at the sidelines? Confusion and indecision. Just like against Florida in the Orange Bowl. It was Texas and not OU that was uptempo. 5. We have one legitimate big play guy, and that is Finch. You can complain that he doesn’t practice well or whatever, but he is our only homerun guy. He has proven that over and over. His return was amazing and kept us in the game. But he gets negligible touches.” Excellent email. Totally excellent. I don’t agree with all the points. But they are well-made. Here goes my answers. 1. Bell is mobile compared to Landry, but Bell is not all that mobile. 2. I agree. I loved the three-back set and the sweeps (which clearly were open because Texas stacked the middle to plug up Bell), but I’d love them more with Millard leading the way and one of the other tailbacks carrying the ball. 3. Great question. Just off the top of my head, I think those were the only two passes downfield to back. The play to Millard out of the three-back set was great. Of course, for that play to work so splendidly, Texas’ defense has to cooperate. It’s possible OU didn’t see that alignment much. But still. 4. Best point all day. OU’s confusion and indecision at the line of scrimmage pointed to the great day by Greg Robinson. He had OU completely flummoxed. Game MVP was Greg Robinson. 5. I don’t buy it on Finch. I think OU’s best home run threats are Saunders and Shepard and Williams. Damien Williams has shown he can go the distance on multiple occasions. I think OU is using Finch about right. Specific plays, on rare occasions. Dick: “After watching the debacle in the Cotton Bowl, I felt compelled to write to someone for the first time. I have kept up with OU football since the middle 40s. I graduated from OU in January 1951 and have seen the ups and downs of Sooner football over all that time. This year’s team has finally been exposed and is in danger of losing four more games if they don`t make some drastic changes soon. The Sooners have had a lot of success in recent years with a high powered passing offense because they had two great passers, Sam Bradford and Landry Jones. The problem now is that they are trying to run the same offense with two quarterbacks that can`t pass. You can discount Tulsa, a mediocre team where most of OU passing yardage was ‘run after catch.’ They need a system to fit their current personnel. So what should they do? A. Convert Blake Bell to a tight end the same as they did with Lane Johnson. B. Design a running/option offence with either Knight or Thompson as quarterback (most big plays occur on the perimeter, and you don`t win games by running into the center of the line over and over again). C. Have a serious talk with the offensive coordinator about his play calling. It`s true that the defense needs some work also, but if the Sooner offense had more success the opponent would have less time with the ball.” Just as a point of logic, OU is running the wrong offense, but the playcalling stinks, too. How is Heupel supposed to call a game when he’s in the wrong offense? But I digress. I have to admit, I have no idea everyone’s infatuation with tight end. Can Blake Bell block? Can Blake Bell catch? Seems to me Bell is way more valuable as a backup quarterback than as a part-time tight end. As far as some kind of option offense, that’s what OU started the year with. And it didn’t work. Brian: “In my opinion, if we’re going to throw to Saunders more, he needs to get his hands up and not let the guy behind him intercept the ball. I don’t appreciate his lack of effort on that play that could’ve gone a different direction had he tried for the ball. I saw it again last night and he let that ball pass him over. Stoops blamed Bell. I disagreed, that ball was Saunders for the taking!” It looked to me like Saunders was ready to leap for the ball, saw how high it was and thought, I can’t get to that. That must be somebody else’s. I’ve never seen a receiver who didn’t want to catch a ball. Jim: “When I look at the Bob Stoops era at OU, I see a slow decline in to a comfortable mediocrity. He came, he turned it around, he got his national title and he’s comfortable with that. No one can question his number of wins, but he’s in a very weak conference; let’s ask about his post season successes. He coaches one of the storied programs in college football, he has someone to call the plays and he makes all the money he needs; he’s content with that. The preseason rankings are no longer even in the top tier before the inevitable collapse, the talent doesn’t come to Norman anymore. But hey, everyone is happy with a carnival atmosphere at home games, cheap entertainment for the masses.” I don’t understand this general feeling that Stoops has grown fat and sassy. That he’s somehow content with the current state of things. I don’t think he’s content at all. He’s fired four coaches in the last two off-seasons. I think losing eats at him. OU has not slipped into mediocrity; it has slipped, but not into mediocrity. The Big 12 is weak in 2013, but the idea that Stoops has feasted on a weak conference is just silly. The Big 12 was ferocious for years. Royse: “You alluded to a basic fact — the one thing EVERY excellent football has in common is an excellent quarterback. Oklahoma sadly lacks that this year.” That’s generally true, but still no excuse. The coaches’ charge is to find out what Blake Bell (or Trevor Knight, or Kendal Thompson) CAN do, and put them in position to succeed. Charles: “Stunned. Not since KSU blasted OU 35-7 have I been so stunned. Just like all the sportswriters, I thought OU would handle Texas easily. I guess if we would have read the signs we would have known better. Players outplayed, coaches SEVERELY outcoached. I though your review Sunday was spot on. Especially the D for the coordinators, you may have been generous. Sooners fans might want to be careful what they wish for, Mack and his staff beat the pants off Bob and his staff.” You know, there were signs. OU’s offensive futility against West Virginia and TCU, foremost. Tom: “As someone that loves the more traditional offense that includes both running and passing, I totally agree there has to be production in the passing game. I am old fashioned enough to even think a good tight end can be a good weapon at the collegiate level. I sure saw one used very effectively in a pro game yesterday. It takes obviously a line to protect (not impressive on Saturday), receivers that can catch (not impressive on Saturday) and a QB that can pass (also not impressive on Saturday). My question is how in the world are we there? Was their some type of a schizophrenic type of recruiting going on? I do not think it is accidental that none of the quarterbacks were true passers. Although I will say coming out of high school in Wichita, Bell was known as a good passer he was certainly not an elite passer. I just find it almost irresponsible recruiting that one of the elite football programs in all of college sports since World War II did recruit a passing quarterback unless they were going to throw out the old offense. When you have a Heisman winner, an all-time record holder for passing statistics, a winning record and a national championship in this decade, why is there not a passing quarterback on the roster? Either they were not recruiting to that strength or unable to achieve the results necessary. Really we have not had a prime time NFL receiver that begins to compare even with the ones OSU has put out the last few years. Normally I would think perhaps a change of quarterback, but when I look at the alternatives, I think that could actually be a step back. Hopefully Bell will return to the Notre Dame form for the rest of the year and we can achieve one of those elite quarterbacks. I do hope the changes in the staff Stoops made pay big time dividends in recruiting this signing period. Obviously the old staff was not up to the OU standards of recruiting and it sure as heck shows.” Lot of meat on this bone, so here’s where I’ll start. I thought OU’s line play was solid. Especially offensively. OU moved the ball on the ground. And while there were some pass protection issues, some of the sacks were because the receivers were covered. The Sooners have just ended up without a consistent passer. So it’s hard to get anything going from there. Bob: “I am not a Trevor Knight fan, but he only showed he couldn’t pass in the first two games. Reportedly, he is a fantastic passer in practice. I saw Blake Bell’s first pass in the KansasState game (I believe) three years ago and it was horrible. Platooning QBs may not be desirable to Stoops or the team, but as far as I am concerned, OU doesn’t have a franchise QB and any change that may get them a W is better than sticking with a known quantity who is not yet a franchise level QB. Stoops and Heupel don’t owe Blake Bell position security based on his 24 rushing TDs in his Belldozer role or his historical victory at Notre Dame. Bottom Line: Had the Sooners started the game in the Cotton Bowl with the same intensity and desire they started the game at Notre Dame, we would not be having this conversation because we would have beat Texas or played them a lot closer. I don’t blame Bell or Knight for not having the team ready to play. I do blame Stoops & Heupel for not pulling out all the stops to try to earn a victory.” I don’t think intensity had anything to do with it. Texas could throw and OU couldn’t. That was the difference in the game. The Sooners were ready to play. I have no doubts about that. Just couldn’t get any offense going, and it eventually wore down OU. But the notion of platooning QBs is intriguing. I don’t know why OU couldn’t try that. I think replacing Bell right now could lead to team chemistry issues related to instability. But platooning them? That shouldn’t hurt. Another Bob: “Sitting in that stadium was painful, but I have to tell you the Texas fans were very nice during and after the game. I’ve been going to this game since 1966 and I’ve seen some fans that I wanted to kill. I went walking around the fair after the game and not one fan made a comment around us. Hat’s off to Texas fans which I’ve known to hate over the years.” Now there’s some encouraging news. Let’s all get along. Bob again: “Josh Heupel has dropped the ball several times in his short career as coordinator. I don’t want him to leave because he is a very good coach, but he is not a play caller. He’s not bad when we lead, but in crunch time he seems not to be able to keep a step ahead. It’s not an easy job by no means, but I think and have always thought that he was promoted too soon. I’m not sure we have a established coordinator to take his place, and (Jay) Norvell is way too valuable to let go. Tough situation, but Josh needs to take a look in the mirror and say what can I do better.” Heupel is not good in crunch time? Like at West Virginia? Like Bedlam? Come-from-behind wins, both. Heck, his playcalling was good against TCU, in a game in which the Sooners were not very productive offensively and in a tight fit. You might have a point that Heupel was promoted too soon, but his body of work is mostly excellent. Robert: “Blake is way too slow, and he seems to have gotten into a pass-over-the-head thing. His passing was terrible Saturday. He is not a deep passer and his mind just can’t pull the trigger when the opportunity is there. Trevor has good wheels but is a worse passer than Bell. I personally think that Cody Thomas, the redshirt, will be a good quarterback. but who knows ‘til he plays? OU could win the rest of their games or lose another three. Not a come from behind team this year. I do think this though. The coaches are way too stubborn about changing QBs. I think with the heat on Saturday. a few series of running from side to side might have helped tire the defense a little. Three and outs on OU does not tire the apposing team down.” Let’s see. The OU coaching staff is too stubborn to change quarterbacks, because they haven’t made a switch in what? Four games? Does anyone remember that this staff changed QBs in mid-game, and then made it permanent? And Cody Thomas? This is the eternal story of quarterbacking. Dog the guy that’s in, hail the guy who’s never played. Chad: “Why did we only see Keith Ford six times on Saturday when it seemed as though he was performing better than our other backs? It sure looked like he was hitting the hole north south and with speed. Why have Keith Ford blocking for Millard…would it not make more sense to have the fullback block for the running back? Would you say Bob has a history of sticking to his guns, occasionally to the determent of the team? I wonder how much second guessing is happening behind closed doors. When Trevor Knight could not complete a pass everyone clamored for Bell. Not because Blake was a guarantee but because there was an unknown quantity about him. (Could he pass better than Knight?) Now we know after several games Bell can throw slightly better than Knight did, but we also know Bell cannot run the read option without looking like he is running on a sandy beach in the surf. Why, against Texas when everyone in the stadium knew OU could not pass, would a coach not want to toss in a fast quarterback when Texas has a recent history of struggling against such a threat?” I like Keith Ford. But every tailback was effective. Clay, Williams, even Millard. I agree, I wouldn’t run Millard on a sweep. But if anyone’s asking me, I want more carries for Damien Williams. I think coaches were surprised at how poorly Bell played. I think they would have gone to Knight, at least for a package, if they had known Bell would struggle all game long like that. I believe they still have hope for Bell. Joel: “It sure looked like Texas was at least as talented, if not more talented, than OU Saturday. I know a lot has been said about the dearth of talent in Austin. Does this game change that perception OR say something about the talent level in Norman OR both? I thought the game turned on the two big pass plays for Texas (and the dropped TD pass for OU) and the third down conversions. The plays that would normally lead to an upset (special teams, turnovers) were remarkably equal.” I think the talent is fairly even. OU’s had more talent the last couple of years, made even moreso by the big gulf at quarterback. But it’s pretty even right now. A few big pass plays here and there made the difference. Matt: “I watched the KSU-Baylor game and the Ole Miss-TAMU games. Both KSU and Ole Miss used multiple quarterbacks, I thought successfully, depending on the game situation. OU does not have a definite No. 1 guy. No Jones or Bradford type player. Why not try the multiple QB system and see what happens? I think all three quarterbacks could live with that. Bell should be OK with it because of how he was used with Jones. Bell just looks more happy when he is running over people.” I don’t think it’s a bad idea. Remember the old line about how if you’ve got two quarterbacks, you don’t have any quarterbacks? Well, what if it’s true in this case? I would stick with Bell, but I think I would implement Knight (or Thompson) into the equation as well. Sean: “In one game Stoops did the following: 1. Saved Mack’s job; 2. Turned Texas’ season around; 3. Put Texas in the driver’s seat for the Big 12 championship; 3. Most likely lost key recruits. This one loss will hurt more than just this year, and yet Coach Stoops will continue to coach for years to come. This loss should along with all of his big losses should be looked at like a dripping faucet. You can ignore it for a while, but it will not fix itself. A dripping faucet will eventually need to be linked to a broken part. Fix that part, you fix the drip. It is time to link Stoops to big losses. We cannot continue to ignore this dripping faucet. It will not fix itself. Fix the coach (or at least his offensive coordinator). You fix the drip. Like a dripping faucet, the big losses are becoming increasingly irritating.” For crying out loud. Can we get this guy an Oscar? A little overdramatic, aren’t we? Dripping faucet? Fix the part? Stoops has changed offenses and changed assistant coaches. He’s not on cruise control. And for the record, Stoops did not save Mack’s job and did not affect recruiting much. Probably did save Texas’ season. Paul: “When does Bob Stoops come under fire? As in real fire, not the stuff of social media, but the stuff of Joe C. and David Boren? When do we stop paying $4M+ annually for a continuation of ‘good but not great’ seasons? When do we stop giving 10-year contract extensions and annual increases for a staff that continues to make a grade of B to B-? And how is it that Bob seems to ‘dismiss and ignore’ each and every one of you guys in the media when you begin to ask even moderately challenging questions? Seems like he’s a bully and he’s got all of you guys ‘more or less’ afraid of him. And sadly, you guys seem to let him get away with that approach. There’s a part of me that admires Bob for his ability to control the message, and another part of me that detests his callousness and distaste for the media and the average fan.” As far as administration fire, I think we’re a long way from that. But I would stop giving extensions and raises so willy-nilly. I don’t know why that would be such a big deal. Maybe you’ve got a point on the media. I try to ask questions in ways that I think will get a decent answer. Nothing good comes from a question that has no chance of soliciting a good answer. But maybe a more confrontational approach would work. Johnny: “Even though OU has a stable of quality running backs, they cannot be counted on to get a yard or two when needed. Our rushing stats look reasonable, but many of the yards have come on single long runs rather than a steady diet of 4, 6, and 8-yard runs like our running backs of old would reel off with dependable regularity. My question is this. Is the OU O-line just not very good at run blocking? They seem to block adequately when we pass, but our running backs are always in heavy traffic on their rushes.” With all due respect, what are you talking about? OU’s run game against Texas was the exact opposite of what you described. OU piled up solid running stats against Texas without a single long run. OU in short-yardage situations was good. OU faced only two third-and-shorts on Saturday. Ran once and made it, passed once and didn’t. The OU O-line had some protection issues, but the run-blocking was solid. Gene: “Why not more downfield throws when the defense was clearly not respecting it? If we can’t open up the offense with Blake, why not try Thompson? Why do we continue to rotate tailbacks when Millard and Ford are CLEARLY our best?” OU skipped the downfield throws because Bell was horribly inaccurate. And I say Damien Williams is OU’s best runner, while others could point out that Brennan Clay is OU’s most productive runner this year. So there you go. Dave: “Not being able to throw downfield is a death sentence against any decent team, but even more disheartening is the fact that the defense was a complete joke. Giving up eight of 10 third down plays that UT needed at least five yards is ridiculous. This is more of the same from this regime’s defense over the last 6-8 years. I don’t know the stats, but I do know that I have seen dozens and dozens of third and longs given up during this time. OU is soft and has been for quite a while. It seems like they think opponents are going to roll over for them simply because ‘There is only one Oklahoma.’ I have to think that comes from the top and it is disheartening. They have lost at least as many games they had no business losing as winning toss up games or games where they are the underdog over this time.” This one strikes me as a little entitled. OU has slipped from its lofty perch but hasn’t fallen that far. OU’s defense against Texas was not a joke. Third downs were a problem, but the Sooners weren’t awful. Mike Stoops blitzed too much. That’s as far as it goes. Dallas: “‘They just outplayed us and outcoached us.’ I’ve always been told that the first step to fixing a problem is to first recognize and admit to its existence. If true, and if Bob Stoops really thinks he has a coaching problem, the big question centers around what he intends to do about it. My money says his ego, stubbornness and virtual lifetime contract will keep him from doing anything — but I’d love to be wrong about that.” Think about this email for a minute. Let’s all assume that Stoops’ staff indeed was outcoached Saturday. I think that’s true. So that’s a given. What should a coach do about it? Fire coaches? Switch responsibilities? Swap personnel? Exactly what kind of sackcloth and ashes are required when a coach is outcoached. Especially with a coach as solid as Stoops has been. I’m serious. What do you want him to do? He’s going to do what he should do. Stoops should analyze the gameplan, see where it went wrong, critique why it went wrong and why it was implemented in the first place. Then make sure it doesn’t happen again. But the fundamental premise of the email is, Bob Stoops should never be outcoached. Maybe you can make the argument that a coach who is paid $4.5 million should never be outcoached. I think that’s silly, but you can make the argument. Except he was outcoached by someone making $5 million, so that’s blown to bits, too. When OU loses a football game, people want hides tanned and heads rolled. But that’s not the way to maintain an elite program. Mike: “It could be argued, and would undoubtedly be confirmed, that this is the most overrated OU team in history. A few thoughts: 1. Soft as soft can be. Texas has already been classified as soft as a baby’s butt. Where does that put OU? 2. Can you imagine being outcoached by Mack Brown? Bob Stoops has managed it. 3. It’s always entertaining watching Mike Stoops act like an idiot on the sidelines or in the pressbox. Now we have a double. Bob and Mike arguing on the sidelines. What’s the argument? Who’s the most stupid or who’s the most arrogant? It’s a draw in both categories. 4. The development of Bell as a QB over the past few years in the program is remarkable. He’s the only player in NCAA history you could make an argument for sending to a junior college after completing two years of Division 1 eligibility. I can’t think of one, not one, wishbone QB under Barry Switzer that even came close to throwing the ball as bad this guy. Speaks volumes for position development in this program. Does anyone coach anymore or do they just recruit and make smart ass remarks? I was once an OU fan, but there’s really nothing there to get excited about. They don’t hit anybody. Who wants to watch a college flag football team?” First off, I could name five OU football teams that were ranked WAY higher than these Sooners and finished with a so-so season. Wait, make that 10. Several were coached by Barry Switzer and Bud Wilkinson. So it’s not even close to the most overrated team in OU history. To answer the points, 1) OU wasn’t soft on Saturday. They got out-finessed, if anything; 2) Mack Brown and Greg Robinson are good coaches; they’ve had their days in the sun; 3) The Stoops brothers have been arguing for years. They were yelling at each other when they were winning big, when they teammates at Iowa, when they were growing up in Youngstown. Nothing’s changed; 4) Blake Bell passes better than EVERY wishbone quarterback in OU history. I refuse to give in to hyperbole. Sean: “If you guys don’t jump all over Heupel this week I’m going to be disappointed. How does BYU tear up this defense? How did Iowa State play ‘em with a chance to win even with a bad call at the end? This offense is ridiculous. Predictable is being far too kind. The blueprint to beating Texas was laid out in their first few games. Apparently no one from OU bothered to watch. There’s no excuse for having the offense look so unprepared that you can’t game plan around the opposing team loading the box. If the answer isn’t throwing it (because your QB can’t) then the next best bet was Knight.” That predictable line is off base – Texas wasn’t guessing – but the rest of it is fairly accurate. It was a poor gameplan. You know what it might be. Heupel might have been suckered in like the rest of us. Thinking Texas was so bad, just about anything would work. That’s certainly what I thought. Keith: “I’m no football expert, but I am completely baffled by the OU offense. It seems to me that there is no plan, no flow and no consistency. From one series to another or even from one play to the next, you never know who is going to be in the backfield. How can anyone get a feel for the game? I know that we have three senior running backs, but Keith Ford looks better than any of them to me. Also, it is obvious to me that OU no longer has a prolific offense. When Texas had 23 points, I knew we were in trouble. This offense cannot score 50-60 points any more. Blake cannot throw the deep ball. I kept thinking we would see Trevor Knight, if only for a little change of pace, but it never happened. I still think the defense is better this year, but they missed Jordan and Nelson up the middle, and Texas exploited it. By the way, where was Quincy Russell? Anyway, I don’t think the defense lost this game. They played decent.” I would say there are no holes in the theory that this offense is not the 50-point machine of Sam Bradford or even Landry Jones last November. But the last thing anyone ought to be criticizing is the tailback rotation. The run game is the one thing that worked really well against the ‘Horns. Jason: “You could see this coming down I-35; at least those of us not in the central Oklahoma echo chamber could. That’s two embarrassing beat-downs in seven games. Not to mention all the other times Big Time Blob has walked down a stadium ramp and forgot to bring with him a team ready to play. God help them at Baylor. (Here’s a prediction: He won’t.) But it’s fun to watch the reaction of UT fans who realize Big Game Blob just saved the job of a coach they desperately want gone.” I guess I’ll never understand the vitriol towards Stoops. Maybe he’s not the golden boy he once was. But around the country, he’s on anyone’s list of the top 7-8 coaches in the nation. Did he have a rough Cotton Bowl, last Saturday and last January? Did he have a rough last half of 2011? Yes. But he’s been a great coach for a long time and as recently as two weeks ago, led the Sooners to a monumental victory that had everyone in Soonerville thrilled. And now he’s Big Game Blob. Gary: “I thought your grades were fair, I have not seen a defensive line get pushed back four to five yards when Texas ran straight up the middle on them. Hopefully these new coaches can get some physical studs out of California like they are trying to recruit.” Isn’t it funny how people can view a game so differently? OU’s defensive line wasn’t great Saturday, but the offensive deficiencies clearly were the problem Saturday, and Texas hurt OU most with third-down passes. The Sooner D-line stood up OK. Ed: “It appears to me, sir, that Mr. Mack Brown may not have saved his job today, but he saved his dignity.” Well said. Robert: “It is safe to say that Bob Stoops has dragged OU’s football program into relative mediocrity, never beating higher ranked opponents and suffering embarrassing losses to underdogs, usually in a high profile arena. This time it was Texas. Our 14-point favorite OU entered the game with no apparent game plan, an O-line that couldn’t give Blake Bell enough time to find a receiver or to run block with any consistency. The play calling by Josh Heupel was atrocious. Once again, as in 2001, 2002 and 2003 with Mike Stoops as the defensive coordinator, OU had no pass defense in the middle and poor defense on the sidelines. His “chaos” defense barely got the job done against TCU and did not get the job done against underdog Texas. Perhaps Bob Stoops is a good coach, not a great coach. Bob Stoops is certainly no Barry Switzer or Bud Wilkinson. Sure, he’ll pass Barry Switzer in total wins; but only because there are more games in a season now than in the ‘70s and ‘80s. Mike…….well that’s nepotism for you. You don’t always get what you pay for. Coaches should operate on a loss-based pay system. For instance, assume Bob Stoops starts out the season with $5 million. If he wins ALL games. He is only guaranteed $1 million. Each loss reduces the $5 million.” This is a great email, because of the mentality. OU is not allowed to lose. Just can’t have it. If OU loses, then Mike Stoops’ defense is not only declared bogus, but his defenses of 2001, 2002 and 2003 are invalid as well. When we know full well that OU’s 2001 defense was maybe the second-best defense in school history and the 2003 defense was superb as well. Stoops isn’t a great coach like Switzer or Wilkinson, even though the former had not just a lull but a three-year lull, and the latter ended his career with one good team in his last four seasons. Memories are short. So is patience.
Sep 27, 2013
The Bells began planning this trip months ago — renting a house near the Notre Dame campus and two vans for the large group that would travel to witness Blake's first career road start at the preeminent Catholic university.
Oklahoma-Notre Dame game extra special for Blake Bell's family
BY JASON KERSEY, Staff Writer, firstname.lastname@example.org | Sep 27, 2013SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Blake Bell's newlywed cousin dropped everything, booked a last-minute flight from Houston and will happily sleep on the floor of the five-bedroom house his family rented here this weekend. That the house will be a tad overcrowded — 16 family members and close friends will cram in it together — shouldn't come as a surprise in this devoutly Catholic group, which includes an aunt who watches OU football games on TV with a statue of the Virgin Mary nearby; and an 86-year-old grandfather who couldn't make the trip, but plans to watch at home and pray the Rosary. Yes, this is a pretty big game for the Bell family. The Bells began planning this trip months ago — renting a house near the Notre Dame campus and two vans for the large group that would travel to witness Blake's first career road start at the preeminent Catholic university. All that planning will pay off when he trots onto the field a little after 2:30 p.m. Saturday to lead No. 14 Oklahoma against the Irish, but only a month ago, the family figured they'd spend the afternoon watching Blake watch the game. “It's the ideal situation: Watching him play probably the most storied program of all time, Notre Dame, and especially after the way he won the starting job,” said Austin Muck, Bell's cousin who hadn't planned on coming to the game until a sudden change of heart this week compelled him to travel more than 1,000 miles and sleep on a floor. The family always stays together — or at least at the same hotel — when they travel to OU games, but they knew last spring that hotels around Notre Dame would be wildly expensive this weekend. Then they discovered that lots of locals in South Bend rent houses to out-of-towners on game weekends and for other big campus events. Family members and a few close friends lined up to join the Bells in the rent house, despite the fact many of them didn't have a ticket to the game. “There was a group of them that didn't have tickets, but they were going no matter what,” said Sherry Bell, Blake's mom. “If they didn't get tickets, they would've just watched the game somewhere in town.” The entire clan eventually managed to get tickets to the game they had expected Blake would start — until, that is, OU coach Bob Stoops' late-August announcement that redshirt freshman Trevor Knight would be his starting quarterback. Bell was understandably upset and discouraged, but stayed focused and got his opportunity after Knight was inconsistent in the first two games, and then suffered a knee injury. Bell started Oklahoma's 51-20 win over Tulsa two weeks ago, firmly grabbinging hold of the job with an outstanding performance and ensured his family's big trip wouldn't be at all sullied. The Bells, though, say the entire group would've made this trip regardless of Blake's place on the depth chart. “We're an extremely close family so we were going to be there for Blake,” Sherry Bell said, emphatically adding, “No matter what.” Blake's mom thought back to her first — and, before Saturday, only — trip to Notre Dame. She and her husband Mark attended the Irish's 1999 season opener against Kansas, and left blown away by the university's beauty and grandeur. Mark and Sherry watched Notre Dame's players exit the Basilica of the Sacred Heart after pregame Mass and solemnly walk to the stadium. The Bells strolled through the Grotto, a solemn, landmark shrine to the Virgin Mary and popular spot on campus for quiet prayer and reflection. Sherry went home and told her two sons, “One of you is gonna play at Notre Dame.” Her youngest became a coveted recruit at Wichita's Bishop Carroll High School and eventually received a scholarship offer from Notre Dame. Blake Bell picked Oklahoma; even so, on Saturday afternoon he'll make good — in a way — on his mother's 14-year old demand. “Being a lifelong Catholic, to sit in the stands at Notre Dame and watch your son start at quarterback for Oklahoma … what could be better than that?” Mark Bell said. “Watching Blake throw a couple touchdowns, then look up at Touchdown Jesus?” The proud dad paused, feeling the weight of what he'd just described. “It gives me chills thinking about it,” he added in a quieter, more reflective tone. “It'll be a day we never forget.”