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October 31, 2009

Live Blog: Oklahoma vs Kansas State

No. 22 Oklahoma Sooners (4-3) host unranked Kansas State Wildcats (5-3) at 6:00 p.m. in a Halloween night matchup. The Sooners celebrate homecoming tonight, Oklahoma QB Landry Jones hopes to celebrate an OU win to kickoff the official beginning of the Jones-era. This past week QB Sam Bradford, 2008 Heisman Trophy winner and Oklahoma's leading all-time passer, underwent season-ending shoulder surgery and announced he'll fore-go his senior year and enter the 2010 NFL draft. Only one of Oklahoma's losses has been with Jones as starter at quarterback.

The Sooners are coming off a 35-13 victory against Big 12 North contender Kansas last weekend. The Oklahoma defense held Kansas the then-No. 2 offense in the nation 200 yards below their season average. Jones, threw for 251 yards and two touchdowns.

Last weekend, Kansas State coasted to a 20-6 victory over Colorado. The Wildcats' running back Daniel Thompson produced half of KSU's 284 total yards of offense, Thompson rushed for 145 yards and 18 yards receiving. With the win over Colorado, Kansas State became the Big 12 North leader.

With an Oklahoma win tonight, the Sooners are still in Big 12 south title contention if they win out. However, Sooners need Oklahoma State to defeat Texas tonight, and defeat is an understatement. The Cowboys must win big.

With all that said, feel free to join the live blog.



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Next Game: Oklahoma vs Kansas State
Oklahoma vs Kansas State Predictions

Kansas State vs Oklahoma Predictions

Here are a few Oklahoma vs Kansas State predictions from sports writers and bloggers around the country.

Tim Griffin, ESPN.com

The surprising Wildcats will try to maintain their hammerlock on first place in the North Division by springing an upset. The Wildcats will try to dictate the tempo with their running game, which is easier said than done against the Sooners. The Oklahoma offense has looked sharper with continued work for Landry Jones and it should continue this week against KSU... Kansas State 29, Oklahoma 38

More at ESPN.com

College Football News

Kansas State will get down early and will likely have to throw. That's not a plus. Oklahoma at home is unstoppable, and after rolling over KU on the road last week, will come up with a second straight impressively easy win... Kansas State 16, Oklahoma 40

More at CFN.com

Staff, Kansas City Star
Blair Kerkhoff, Oklahoma over Kansas State, 30-14
J. Brady McCollough, Oklahoma over Kansas State, 42-7
Kellis Robinett, Oklahoma over Kansas State, 35-7
Chris Fickett, Oklahoma over Kansas State, 42-16
Mike DeArmond, Oklahoma over Kansas State, 31-20

More at Kansas City Star

And Now, Your Predictions?

Game Day: OU-KSU Articles and Notes

October 30, 2009

QB Prospect Still Committed to OU

Blake Bell is still committed to Oklahoma despite Landry Jones: Blake Bell, a Bishop Carroll Catholic standout in Wichita, Kan., turned down offers from Georgia, Miami, Nebraska, Notre Dame and several others to play for the Sooners. The recruiting site Rivals.com ranks Bell as the No. 4 quarterback in the country. Bell won't be bound to Oklahoma until he signs a letter of intent in February. And despite the Sooners sudden shift at quarterback, his commitment hasn't wavered. "I'm still excited," Bell said. "People ask me if I'm reconsidering or stuff like that, but not really. I'm still excited about coming into it. I can't wait to get on the field and show them what I've got." (The Oklahoman)

Ronnell Lewis setting the tone: The Oklahoman

K-State out for respect against Oklahoma: Kansas City Star

A look at Oklahoma's incredible home winning streak: Kansas City Star

Cats know OU is tough test: Topeka Capital Journal

Wildcats ready for shot at OU: Wichita Eagle

Kansas State at No. 22 Oklahoma: Wichita Eagle

Mansfield alum Adrian Taylor has his own star turn for Oklahoma Sooners: Star-Telegram

McCoy and Taylor: Double domination: Norman Transcript

Oklahoma nose tackle hopes to continue his disruptive ways vs. KSU: Dallas Morning News

October 29, 2009

OU, Big 12 Deny Report OU-Texas Will Be Primetime

Report of OU-Texas will be primetime is false, says Oklahoma: Heads turned this morning when a Dallas Morning News article labeled next year’s Oklahoma-Texas football game "an evening game." After years of afternoon kickoffs, could the Red River Rivalry be moving under the Cotton Bowl lights? Uh, no. OU released a statement declaring the report "false," and announced "no start time for that game has been determined, and it is unlikely that the determination will be made until this summer." (Tulsa World) MORE: Big 12 denies report too: Tim Allen, deputy commissioner of the Big 12 conference, confirmed that no time has been set for the game. "The game time for next year will not be established until at least June 1, 2010, when our television partners begin to make their selections," Allen said. "It is about 99 percent likely to remain at 11 a.m., with a possible move as late as 2:30 p.m. I am not sure where you got your information, but I do not see a scenario where the game is at night." Later on Wednesday, he added: "There has not been any discussion by those that do the scheduling – the Conference and the television networks – about playing next year's game at night." (Dallas Morning News)

Snyder's effect is felt by many: Tulsa World

Up close: Trent Ratterree: Tulsa World

Stoops, Snyder have long history: The Norman Transcript

Cover corner: Norman Transcript

Don’t look now, but Kansas State's Bill Snyder is doing it again - The Oklahoman

Who will win the Big 12 … South?: The Oklahoman

Injury might help Bradford's chances for success in NFL: Sportsline.com

Will Bradford's decision bring Oklahoma closure?: Associated Press

October 28, 2009

Bradford's Shoulder Surgery Called a Success

Reports indicate that procedure went as expected: Sam Bradford underwent successful surgery on his right shoulder Wednesday morning in Birmingham, Ala. Dr. James Andrews, widely recognized for his work on a number of athletes, performed the procedure. The operation began at 10:10 a.m., and was completed by 10:45 a.m. The 2008 Heisman Trophy winner was back in his hospital room by 12:15 p.m. "Dr. Andrews said it was just as we expected," said Sam's father, Kent, who was able to witness part of the operation. "It all looked great in the end and everyone seems to feel very good about it." The elder Bradford said his son was experiencing some soreness, but was otherwise resting comfortably and had already regained his appetite. "He was hungry and he's been eating so that's a good sign," Kent said. The Oklahoma quarterback will go through a limited exercise session on Wednesday and expects to return to his home state sometime in the next 24-48 hours. "The report we got was that everything went about as well as it could and obviously we're very happy for Sam and his family," said OU Head Coach Bob Stoops. "We look forward to getting him back in Norman so that we can assist with his recovery and rehabilitation." (SoonerSports PR)

Former Oklahoma Captain Dies

Gilmer Lewis dies at age 71: Lewis, an All-Big Seven tackle who was captain of the 1959 Oklahoma football team, died Monday. He was 71. "Gilmer Lewis was one of those special guys," said Jakie Sandifer, a teammate of Lewis' in 1957-58. "Driving by the stadium yesterday, I thought of Gilmer, what a good guy he was. Just a damn good guy. He was a cut above. "Quiet guy. Minded his own business. Hell of a football player." Lewis was born and raised in Wichita Falls, Texas. He played for the Sooners from 1957-59 and was one of the players infamously taken ill after eating at Chicago's Chez Paree club two nights before the 1959 Northwestern game. Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday in the Rose Chapel of Boston Avenue United Methodist Church. A reception will follow the funeral. (The Oklaohman)

NCAA Denies Granger Medical Hardship

DeMarcus Granger denied medical hardship waiver: The NCAA has denied a request for a medical hardship that would allow Oklahoma defensive tackle DeMarcus Granger to play another season for the Sooners. "It's very unfortunate for DeMarcus," OU coach Bob Stoops said Tuesday at his weekly news conference. "He has fought through that back, and he has part of a nerve that hasn't quite fully come back yet. They believe it will, it just hasn't over time to where he's not able to fire the one leg as strong or quick as he needs to. "It's been frustrating. He's been a great teammate. He's been out there working, up until the last week, trying to help. He's just not able to quite do it." Granger has been sidelined all season, his fifth at OU, after undergoing back surgery last December. (Tulsa World)

NCAA denies DeMarcus Granger's hardship request: The Oklahoman

OU head football coach Bob Stoops praises Trent Williams, Brody Eldridge for work on offensive line: The Oklahoman

The second time around: The Oklahoman

Don't look now, but Kansas State's Bill Snyder is doing it again: The Oklahoman

Broyles emerges as a dependable playmaker: Tulsa World

Sooners QB Landry Jones ready to fill Sam Bradford's shoes: Star-Telegram

Cats still fighting flu: Topeka Capital Journal

October 27, 2009

Video: Bob Stoops Press Conference - Wk 9

Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops addressed the media at his weekly press conference, previewing OU-Kansas State.

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Part 2:


Part 3:


Notable Quotes:
On Drew Allen:
"He gets the usual snaps that a No. 2 guy would get. I haven't counted them up but I feel comfortable with it. He's doing a nice job, he's coming along and getting better and making good improvement. We're happy with what he's doing."

On Tress Way place kicking:
"I just don't feel that Jimmy (Stevens) has been consistent as he needs to be. Tress has showed me enough in practice that he is much better than he was a year ago and he's been more consistent. He deserves the opportunity and we will see how he handles it."

More at SoonerSports.com

Stoops: Landry is Similar to Sam

Stoops: Both Jones and Bradford are comparable: Now that Sam Bradford is out for the year, having opted for shoulder surgery, the comparisons have returned. "He's similiar to Sam in that he's a very humble guy. He has a great passion to play. He has a calm demeanor to him," OU coach Bob Stoops said of Jones on Monday morning's Big 12 teleconference. "Those kinds of guys have a calm presence to them and relaxed look. But they’re really competitive. It just kind of resonates." (Tulsa World)

It was a difficult decision for Sam Bradford - The Oklahoman

Jones will try to take over where Bradford left off: Norman Transcript

Teammates right behind him all the way: Norman Transcript

Bradford fans disappointed but understand quarterback's decision: Norman Transcript

Spotlight shift: Tulsa World

Bradford says farewell: Tulsa World

OU: Three Storylines: Tulsa World

October 26, 2009

Video: Bradford Announces Decision to Enter NFL Draft

On Monday, Sam Bradford announced his intention to enter the 2010 NFL Draft, after he undergoes shoulder this upcoming Wednesday.

Sam Bradford's news conference video.. (Below)

October 25, 2009

Sam Bradford Decides to Have Surgery

Bradford to announce he'll have surgery and go pro: Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford announced today that he will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery. Noted surgeon Dr. James Andrews will perform the operation Wednesday in Birmingham, Ala. "I dreamed about coming to Oklahoma my whole life," Bradford said. "That's the reason I came back for this season. And I came back to play, not sit on the bench. That's the reason I tried to play after the injury. I'm very disappointed that it didn't work out differently. "Under these circumstances, and after talking to several people, this is the right thing for me to do at this point." Bradford added that he intends to enter the NFL Draft if the recovery goes as anticipated. The rehabilitation time for the surgery is estimated at four-six months. "I'll be up to the challenge," said Bradford, who will work with OU's training staff during his rehabilitation. OU Head Coach Bob Stoops said he supports Bradford's decision. "We want Sam to pursue the best option for his recovery and future," he said. "We obviously feel this is best for his long-range future. "Sam has led us to two Big 12 championships and an appearance in the national title game, and has demonstrated uncommon leadership skills. He is an absolute role model as a student-athlete and loyal teammate. "We appreciate the incredible contributions he has made to this program and university." (SoonerSports PR)

Oklahoma No. 22 in AP & No. 23 In Coaches Poll

After Oklahoma defeated No. 24 Kansas on Saturday, Sooners moved into the top 25 in the Coaches poll.

AP Top 25
Rank, Team, (1st place votes), Record, Points
1 Florida (30) 7-0 1463
2 Alabama (23) 8-0 1448
3 Texas (7) 7-0 1407
4 USC 6-1 1217
5 Cincinnati 7-0 1211
6 Boise State 7-0 1177
7 Iowa 8-0 1148
8 TCU 7-0 1132
9 LSU 6-1 1040
10 Oregon 6-1 933
13 Oklahoma State 6-1 768
18 Miami (FL) 5-2 501
22 Oklahoma 4-3 210

USA Today Coaches Poll
1 Florida (46) 7-0 1459
2 Alabama (9) 8-0 1399
3 Texas (4) 7-0 1390
4 USC 6-1 1244
5 Boise State 7-0 1152
6 TCU 7-0 1131
7 Cincinnati 7-0 1126
8 Iowa 8-0 1086
9 LSU 6-1 1037
10 Penn State 7-1 935
13 Oklahoma State 6-1 825
18 Miami (FL) 5-2 433
23 Oklahoma 4-3 168

Full Top 25 at ESPN.com

October 24, 2009

Sooners Beat Jayhawks

Oklahoma defeats Kansas, 35-13: To Landry Jones, the Oklahoma defense is similar to a cool breeze on a hot afternoon. "Comforting," said the Sooners quarterback. "It's really comforting to have a great defense like that." While his defense intercepted Todd Reesing on Kansas' first three possessions and held the nation’s second-ranked offense about 200 yards beneath its average, Jones threw two touchdown passes and No. 25 Oklahoma cruised past No. 24 Kansas 35-13 Saturday. (AP/Bleacher Report)

Live Blog: Kansas Jayhawks vs Oklahoma Sooners

No. 25 Oklahoma Sooners (3-3) face No. 24 Kansas Jayhawks (5-1) in Lawrence, KS, the Sooners are without starting quarterback Sam Bradford. Bradford, reinjured his shoulder last week in a loss to Texas, has yet to announce if he'll have season-ending surgery.

Last week, Kansas was upsetted by Colorado, 30-34, lossing their first game. Both teams, Oklahoma and Kansas are looking for wins, particularly the Sooners.

With that said, feel free to participate in our live blog here on Oklahoma Sooners Blog.



Find Oklahoma vs Kansas live feed here.

Saturday's ABC/ESPN Coverage Map

On Saturday, Oklahoma Sooners travel to Lawrence, KS to face the Kansas Jayhawks. The game will be televised regionally on ABC, the network has released their coverage map for Saturday's college football games.




If the game is not shown in your area, you will need ESPN's GamePlan PPV package.

Game Day: OU-KU Articles and Notes

October 22, 2009

No Bradford Announcement Today

No announcement on Sam Bradford planned: Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford has not rescheduled a press conference regarding his future for today, contrary to an ESPN report. ESPN reported that Bradford was set to speak today. But as of noon, no press conference had been scheduled and it's doubtful one will for today. (The Oklahoman)

Sam Bradford still undecided on what to do: The Oklahoman

Oklahoma Sooners bowl possibilities: from Cotton to Independence: The Oklahoman

Looking ahead: The Oklahoman's staff predictions for OU's bowl future: The Oklahoman

Oklahoma's Bradford still sorting out what to do with his injured shoulder: USA Today

Sam's plans on hold, for now: Tulsa World

Jayhawks vs Sooners: Kansas City Star

OU defense stiff test for KU: Topeka Capital Journal

Is Bradford cancellation a surprise to anyone else?: ESPN.com

The future of Sam Bradford: CBSSports.com

October 21, 2009

Report: Bradford to Have Surgery

Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford cancels a scheduled news conference for this evening, according to an Oklahoma athletics spokesperson. Bradford hopes to gain further information on injury before decision. More to come... (10/21)
UPDATE: Report: Bradford to have surgery: ESPN's Joe Schad is reporting, There is a "very good chance" Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford will announce he is having season-ending surgery on his shoulder, a source told ESPN's Joe Schad on Wednesday. Coach Bob Stoops said Bradford needed to gather more information before choosing what to do about his injured right, throwing shoulder. "He just wasn't ready to fully answer everything that'll want to be asked and for sure what he wants to do just yet, until he has a few more people to visit with," Stoops said after the Sooners' practice. "That's it. I won't say another word about it." (ESPN.com)

Bradford Schedules News Conference

QB Sam Bradford to discuss future plans: OU coach Bob Stoops announced quarterback Sam Bradford would speak with reporters today and provide some clarity concerning his future plan. "(Bradford) will address that for a few minutes after practice tomorrow, what the plan will be, and everyone's getting closer to that," Stoops said. "So I won't comment other than we'll wait for tomorrow and let Sam visit with everyone about that." (Norman Transcript)

What they're saying: About Sam Bradford: The Oklahoman

Oklahoma's Bradford faced with tough decision on what to do next: USA Today

Bradford dealing with pain, future: Tulsa World

Line issues hinder Sooners offense: Tulsa World

Sooners have been oh, so close: Norman Transcript

Injuries, early losses have marked Big 12 in 2009 : ESPN.com

Video: Bob Stoops Press Conference - Wk 8

Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops addressed the media at his weekly press conference, previewing OU-Kansas. Stoops also reviewed and commented on Oklahoma's loss to Texas.


Part 1


Part 2


Part 3

October 19, 2009

Bradford Ruled Out Against Kansas

Bradford will not play against Kansas: Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford is officially out for Saturday's football game at Kansas. The announcement was made Monday night. (The Oklahoman) Note: Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said after practice on Monday "the path hasn't been determined yet" for Bradford's treatment.

More to come

Related:
Report: No New Injury for Bradford
Bradford Reinjures His Shoulder

FSN to Televise OU-KSU

Oklahoma vs. Kansas State set for 6:00 kickoff: The University of Oklahoma's football game against Kansas State next Saturday (Oct. 31st) will kickoff at 6:00 p.m. and will be televised by FSN.

Report: No New Injury for Bradford

Latest on Sam Bradford: ESPN.com's Joe Schad is reporting, Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford had an MRI and an X-ray that revealed "no new injury," only an "aggravation" of the previous shoulder sprain, a source told ESPN's Joe Schad on Sunday night. That source also said a course of action for treatment will be determined in the "coming days." (ESPN.com)

October 18, 2009

ABC to Televise OU-Kansas

ABC to televise Saturday's Oklahoma-Kansas game: ABC network officials announced they will broadcast Saturday's Oklahoma at Kansas football game. The game will kickoff at 2:30 p.m. Note: Later in the week, I will post this weekend's ABC college football coverage map.

Don't second-guess Sam Bradford's decision: The Oklahoman

No Sam, no Big 12 title, no more magic: The Oklahoman

Sooners Drop to 25th in AP Poll & Unranked in Coaches Poll

After an Oklahoma loss to Texas, the Sooners fall to 25th in the AP poll and dropped out of the Coaches poll.

AP Top 25
Rank, Team, (1st place votes), Record, Points
1 Alabama (39) 7-0 1447
2 Florida (20) 6-0 1434
3 Texas 6-0 1365
4 USC 5-1 1213
5 Cincinnati 6-0 1163
6 Boise State 6-0 1156
7 Iowa 7-0 1092
8 Miami (FL) 5-1 1056
9 LSU 5-1 1014
10 TCU 6-0 1001
14 Oklahoma State 5-1 690
16 Brigham Young 6-1 601
21 Texas Tech 5-2 286
24 Kansas 5-1 120
25 Oklahoma 3-3 117


USA Today Coaches Poll
1 Florida (49) 6-0 1464
2 Alabama (9) 7-0 1398
3 Texas (1) 6-0 1386
4 USC 5-1 1237
5 Boise State 6-0 1153
6 Cincinnati 6-0 1104
7 TCU 6-0 1069
8 Iowa 7-0 1037
9 Miami (FL) 5-1 998
10 LSU 5-1 995
12 Oklahoma State 5-1 795
16 Brigham Young 6-1 577
21 Kansas 5-1 222
24 Texas Tech 5-2 132


Unranked: 26. Oklahoma with 113 points

Complete Top 25 at ESPN.com

Bradford Reinjures His Shoulder

Is Bradford's collegiate career over? Last year's Heisman Trophy winner, Bradford reinjured his right throwing shoulder in the second series of a 16-13 loss to Texas , likely ending his season and possibly his college career. "I really can't answer that," Bradford said when asked if he played in his last Oklahoma-Texas game. "I'm not sure. I'll have to make that decision at the end of this year." (SportingNews)

October 17, 2009

Texas Survives To Beat Oklahoma, 16-13

Texas defeats Oklahoma, 16-13: Colt McCoy was a mess. His right thumbnail was ready to fall off, a nagging cold was wearing him down and Oklahoma was confusing him with blitzes he'd never seen. Then, with a chance to put the game away for No. 3 Texas midway through the fourth quarter, he threw an interception that could've turned into a go-ahead touchdown for the Sooners. McCoy salvaged it all, though. He made a game-saving tackle on the pickoff return, then, after his defense got him the ball back, managed to grind out the final 3:31, sending No. 3 Texas to a 16-13 victory over No. 20 Oklahoma on Saturday. (ESPN.com)

Live Blogging OU vs Texas

No. 18 Oklahoma Sooners (3-2) face No. 2 Texas Longhorns (5-0) at Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas. Both OU and Texas feature star quarterbacks -- OU's Sam Bradford and Texas' Colt McCoy.

While the Sooners enter the Red River Rivalry with two losses, both to non-conference foes, BYU and Miami. Texas enters undefeated, seeking revenge after last year's BCS controversy, and sights on this year's Big 12 Championship & Rose Bowl.

On Friday, Bob Stoops announced WR Ryan Broyles (shoulder) and safety Quinton Carter (leg) would start against Texas.

With that said, Oklahoma has nothing to loss and everything to gain.

So, feel free to participate in our live blog here on Oklahoma Sooners Blog.

Game Day: OU-Texas Articles and Notes

OU vs. Texas Predictions

Jeff Dillon, Bleacher Report
Okay, here we go. Texas' revenge campaign kicks off in Dallas against its bitter rival. Of course, the biggest question is how Sam Bradford's aching shoulder will hold up. He looked okay last week versus Baylor. But "okay" is not going to cut it against the Longhorns. Texas benefited last season from a huge game from Brian Orakpo. The Longhorns need another defensive player to step up in this year's game to put pressure on Bradford early (Sergio Kindle? Where are you?) If they get that, this one could be over early... Texas 38, Oklahoma 21

More at BleacherReport.com

Rick Perry, Texas Gov.
Texas is home to not only the most Fortune 500 companies, but also the best college football teams. No way Oklahoma beats Texas in anything... Texas 23, Oklahoma 13

Adam Abramson, Newsday

Texas has not faced a defense ranked in the Top 50 this season, and they haven't seen a front seven like the one Oklahoma features. I think if OU can get out to a fast start and pass the football, it will be enough to keep the Longhorns at bay... Oklahoma 31, Texas 27

More at Newsday

Jake Trotter, The Oklahoman
Colt leads 'Horns on final drive, as Texas takes total command of the series... Texas 27, Oklahoma 24

Jenni Carlson, The Oklahoman
Bradford vs. McCoy will be grand fun, but this game turns on something a lot less sexy - offensive-line play. The Sooners have too many deficiencies up front; the Longhorns will take advantage... Texas 34, Oklahoma 24

Tim Griffin, ESPN.com

The Red River Rivalry will be hopping like usual. The Longhorns are coming off a disappointing offensive performance against Colorado where they did just enough before a blizzard of unconventional touchdowns put the game away. And Oklahoma will be back with Sam Bradford throwing again to a group of receivers who had the dropsies in the Sooners' victory over Baylor last week... Texas 31, Oklahoma 24

More at ESPN.com

John Werner, Waco Tribune

After missing three games with a shoulder injury, Bradford threw for 392 yards and a touchdown in last week's Big 12-opening 33-7 win over Baylor. But the most disturbing thing for Oklahoma had to be its 11 dropped passes. It's evident that Oklahoma doesn’t have the receiving talent of past years... Texas 27, Oklahoma 21

More at Waco Tribune

October 16, 2009

OU's Broyles, Carter to Start Against Texas

Stoops announces Ryan Broyles and Quinton Carter will start Saturday: Oklahoma Head Coach Bob Stoops announced Friday afternoon that Ryan Broyles and Quinton Carter will start for the Sooners in Saturday's game against Texas. OU and UT meet at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas in the AT&T Red River Rivalry with kickoff slated for 11 a.m., on ABC. Broyles suffered a shoulder injury early in the game at Miami on Oct. 3. His missed last week's game against Baylor. The sophomore receiver leads Oklahoma in receptions (23), receiving yards (346) and touchdowns (7). Before being sidelined, he also was the Sooners' leader in all-purpose yards, kickoff return yards and punt return yards. Carter, a safety, left last week's game against Baylor with a knee ailment, but has been cleared for this week's contest. He is OU's third-leading tacckler with 32 and also has one interception on the season. (SoonerSports PR)

Report: Broyles to Play Against Texas

Ryan Broyles to play against Texas: OKBlitz.com Sports Director Dean Blevins has learned that OU receiver Ryan Broyles will play Saturday in the annual Red River Rivalry. Head coach Bob Stoops said that Broyles' status would be determined as practice went on this week. But two sources close to Broyles have confirmed that he is ready to play and will suit up. (OKBlitz.com)

What they're saying about the Red River Rivalry: The Oklahoman

Keep the Oklahoma-Texas game in the Cotton Bowl: The Oklahoman

Kevin Wilson says offense is almost there: The Oklahoman

Tiebreaker feud has made OU-Texas game even more bitter: The Oklahoman

Will Sam Bradford Return in 2010?

I highly doubt with 99.8 certainty. (Continue to story below)

Bradford to return in 2010? Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford spoke Tuesday about the progress he's seen from the offense since opening week and said he sees more coming. His most intriguing observation, however, was to the last question he fielded during a midday media session. Would he follow the example of Texas quarterback Colt McCoy and come back for his senior season? "I don't know," Bradford replied. "Maybe." (Dallas Morning News)



Would Bradford really consider coming back in 2010? ESPN.com

Bradford, Suh top Kiper's latest Big Board of NFL prospects: ESPN.com

October 15, 2009

Broyles and Carter Continue to Practice

No updates on Broyles or Carter: Sophomore receiver Ryan Broyles practiced on Wednesday, but no decision has been made on his status for Saturday’s game against Texas. Coach Bob Stoops said a decision would likely be made today or Friday. Junior safety Quinton Carter also practiced, but could be a game-time decision. (The Oklahoman) Both Broyles and Carter have practiced all week.

Note: Oklahoma fullback Matt Clapp will play against Texas on Saturday with a broken hand. Clapp wore a cast against Baylor.

Sooners cross the Red River for heated rivalry: The Norman Transcript

Got an OU-Texas prediction right here: The Oklahoman

OU's Sam Bradford shed laid-back label at halftime vs. Baylor: The Oklahoman

Everything is going Ryan Reynolds' way: The Oklahoman

A rousing return: Tulsa World

Rival factions: Texas-OU is the biggie, but there's more: Fort Worth Star Telegram

OU defensive front needs to live up to billing: Austin American Statesman

Receiving, returning, Shipley does all for Texas: Dallas Morning News

Red River Rivalry is chance for OU turnaround: Associated Press

Has Texas-Oklahoma game lost some of its luster?: FOXSports.com

Sooners accounting for big losses at TE, WR: ESPN.com

October 14, 2009

Stoops Favors Home-and-Home Series For OU-Texas

Stoops wouldn't mind home-and-home series for OU-Texas: Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops points out the atmosphere at the Cotton Bowl when Oklahoma plays Texas is special. But if he had his way, Stoops would like the series to periodically be played at Texas' Memorial Stadium and OU's Owen Field. "I always felt it'd be pretty neat to play it home-and-home once in a while," Stoops said Tuesday during his weekly press conference. "That'd be pretty cool, too." (The Oklahoman)

Cotton Bowl is the only correct choice for Texas-OU game: Austin-American Statesman

Johnson: Broyles Will Play Against Texas

Former Sooner WR Manuel Johnson expects Ryan Broyles to play: Dallas Cowboys rookie receiver Manuel Johnson, who is on the team's practice squad after playing at Oklahoma last season, said Wednesday that he expects injured Sooners receiver Ryan Broyles to play Saturday against Texas in Dallas. OU offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson said earlier this week that there is really no chance that Broyles could injure himself worse by playing. It really comes down to range of motion and pain tollerance for Broyles, Wilson said, and how productive he can be for the team. Johnson said he often texts and talks to Broyles and is confident that he'll play against the Longhorns. Johnson played with Broyles last season in Norman. "Yeah, he'll play," Johnson said from the Cowboys practice facility at Valley Ranch. "It will help." (Dallas Morning News)

OU's Ryan Reynolds Seeking Medical Redshirt

LB Reynolds applying for NCAA medical hardship: Oklahoma middle linebacker Ryan Reynolds said Tuesday he is in the process of petitioning the NCAA for a sixth year of eligibility. "We're trying to get a medical (hardship) right now," Reynolds said. "It's in the process with the NCAA right now. I don't think I'll find until the end of the season." Reynolds, a fifth year senior, has suffered three major knee injuries during his time at Oklahoma. (Norman Transcript)

Middle of OU defense on spot vs. Texas: The Oklahoman

McCoy, Bradford renew their rivalry Saturday: ESPN.com

Longhorns getting their fill of 'Boomer Sooner': ESPN.com

McCoy, Bradford become friends despite rivalry: Dallas Morning News

October 13, 2009

Video: Bob Stoops Press Conference - Wk 7

Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops addressed the media at his weekly press conference, previewing OU-Texas this Saturday in Dallas.

Part 1


Part 2


Part 3

Stoops Compares DeMarco Murray to Adrian Peterson

Stoops makes comparisons of Murray to Peterson: Last week, DeMarco Murray did his best impression of a Mack Truck and sent Baylor's All-Big 12 safety, Jordan Lake, flailing out of bounds to cap off a run on the right sideline. "He's always been a little more physical than I think people have ever looked at or given him credit for, and I've always felt that," said coach Bob Stoops. "Everyone thinks of Adrian (Peterson) as being so quick and strong, well, he's about the same size, so he's pretty close." But more impressive for Stoops than the flashy highlights has been the Las Vegas native’s development into a complete player. "He does the little things, too. Protecting, he's good with his hands," Stoops said. "He can do everything." (The Oklahoman)

OU-Texas ticket demand down: The Oklahoman

Texas is happy to see quarterback Sam Bradford: The Oklahoman

OU fan sees tickets as ticket to a better job: The Oklahoman

Colt McCoy isn't discounting Oklahoma's strength, despite 3-2 start: ESPN.com

Brown impressed with Sam Bradford's return: ESPN.com

Sophomore may get the call against OU: ESPN.com

Texas coach Mack Brown impressed with Bradford's performance: Tulsa World

How's everybody feeling?: Tulsa World

Run game key for Sooners: Tulsa World

OU, Texas may both be stabilizing: Tulsa World

Simmons is out for Texas: Norman Transcript

Stevens boots better but offense needs finish: Enid News and Eagle

Texas defense rounding into dominant unit: Dallas Morning News

Texas defenders prepare for OU's best: Houston Chronicle

October 12, 2009

WR Broyles May Play Against No. 3 Texas

Stoops: Simmons Out; Broyles may play against Texas: Starting left guard Brian Simmons will miss No. 20 Oklahoma's game against third-ranked Texas this Saturday with a right knee injury. Simmons left in the third quarter of the Sooners' 33-7 victory over Baylor last week, hopping toward the sideline before trainers met him and helped him the rest of the way off the field. Stoops refused to say how long Simmons will be out. However, Stoops says Ryan Broyles, the Sooners' leading receiver, returned to practice and "there's a chance he could play" Saturday in Dallas. (AP)

Sooners look ahead to Texas: Tulsa World

Underdog Sooners aim to storm Texas: Tulsa World

No. 20 Sooners treat red zone like red light: Associated Press

Like it's hot: The Norman Transcript

Red-zone failures killing Sooners: The Oklahoman

Sam Bradford's return lifts Sooners' spirits: The Oklahoman

OU defensive end Jeremy Beal says his secret is preparation: The Oklahoman

October 11, 2009

Polls: Sooners Begin Slow Climb Up Rankings

Associated Press and USA Today Coaches polls & rankings from week 6 of college football.

AP Top 10
Ranking, Team, (1st place votes), Record, Points
1 Florida (50) 5-0 1490
2 Alabama (10) 6-0 1430
3 Texas 5-0 1395
4 Virginia Tech 5-1 1283
5 Boise State 5-0 1199
6 USC 4-1 1161
7 Ohio State 5-1 1048
8 Cincinnati 5-0 1038
9 Miami (FL) 4-1 970
10 LSU 5-1 947
15 Nebraska 4-1 576
16 Oklahoma State 4-1 559
17 Kansas 5-0 551
18 Brigham Young 5-1 490

20 Oklahoma 3-2 432

USA Today Coaches Top 10
1 Florida (53) 5-0 1468
2 Texas (1) 5-0 1402
3 Alabama (5) 6-0 1378
4 Virginia Tech 5-1 1241
5 USC 4-1 1175
6 Boise State 5-0 1170
7 Ohio State 5-1 1122
8 TCU 5-0 979
9 Cincinnati 5-0 973
10 LSU 5-1 944
11 Miami (FL) 4-1 847
14 Oklahoma State 4-1 676
15 Kansas 5-0 640
17 Nebraska 4-1 491

18 Oklahoma 3-2 447
19 Brigham Young 5-1 441
24 Missouri 4-1 90


 
Full 25 rankings at ESPN.com

OU Lineman Suffers Knee Injury

Pair of Sooners suffer injuries in Baylor win: Starting left guard Brian Simmons left No. 19 Oklahoma's game against Baylor on Saturday after hurting his right knee, but coach Bob Stoops says it's too early to know the extent of the injury. Simmons started hopping to the sidelines after a second-down running play with about 5 minutes left in the third quarter. Stoops also says it's too soon to know the extent of an apparent left leg injury suffered by starting safety Quinton Carter, who also left the game in the third quarter. (AP/Dallas Morning News)

Jeremy Beal adds bite to Sooner defensive line: The Oklahoman

Red zone worries a concern for OU: ESPN.com

Shoulder feels great: Tulsa World

October 10, 2009

Sooners Defeat Bears 33-7

Sooners forced to take four FGs in Bradford's return: Sam Bradford came back Saturday. And as he did so often during his 2008 Heisman-winning season, the Oklahoma quarterback threw for big yardage (389). The Sooners' offense also put up some circa-'08 numbers (589). So why, then, did the 19th-ranked Sooners, now 3-2, still struggle to put the ball in the end zone for much of their 33-7 win over Baylor? Why did OU lead just 14-7 at halftime on the Robert Griffin-less Bears and go nearly the entire second half without a touchdown? Because as great as it is to have Bradford back, the Sooners still miss Ryan Bryoles. And Jermaine Gresham. And all those offensive linemen from last year. (SI/Stewart Mandel)

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Game Day: OU-Baylor Articles and Notes

October 9, 2009

Bradford to Start Against Baylor

Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford to start against Baylor: Sam Bradford, winner of the 2008 Heisman Trophy, will start at quarterback for Oklahoma in the Sooners' game against Baylor, Saturday. The junior has been out since the season opener (Sept. 5) when he suffered a sprained shoulder joint. "Sam has had a great week of practice and is ready to play," said OU Head Coach Bob Stoops after a morning meeting with Bradford. "We're obviously excited to have him back. "We remain very pleased with the work Landry Jones did in replacing Sam and our entire program has a lot of confidence in his ability," Stoops added. (SoonerSports PR)

October 8, 2009

OU to Crackdown on Counterfeit Merchandise

Law enforcement to crack down on unlicensed merchandise: University of Oklahoma officials and local law enforcement agencies plan to crack down on the sale of unlicensed merchandise with university logos. OU held a seminar Wednesday with officers from Norman and university police departments. OU athletic department director of licensing Renata Hays says upcoming sweeps will target stores and those who come to Norman on football game days to sell counterfeit products. She says first-time violators would receive warnings, along with demands to remove the items in question. (AP/The Oklahoman)

Stadium officials to reemphasize bag limitations: University of Oklahoma officials announced today that football game management staff will reemphasize limitations on bags allowed into the stadium beginning with this Saturday's game against Baylor, including implementing an airline-type container model for measuring allowable purses. (More at KFOR.com)

Losing the close games: The Oklahoman

Cameron Kenney could be just what Sooners need: The Oklahoman

Up close: Cameron Kenney: Tulsa World

Critics of Oklahoma Sooners' offense quick to forget: Fort Worth Star Telegram

OU vs Baylor ABC/ESPN Coverage Map

ABC/ESPN has released the network coverage map for this weekend's Baylor vs Oklahoma. OU-Baylor is regionally televised on ABC, otherwise the game is available on ESPN's GamePlan PPV package.


October 7, 2009

Video: Bob Stoops Press Conference - Wk 6

Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops addressed the media at his weekly press conference, previewing the Baylor game. In addition, discussing OU's loss to Miami and updating Sam Bradford's status.

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October 6, 2009

Bradford Hopes to Return at Some Point

Bradford makes not guarantee of return: Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford spoke to reporters for the first time since Sept. 7 on Tuesday and left no doubt he plans to play again this season. "I don't know if I can give you a definite answer. But right now, I do feel like yes, I will be back at some point," he said. The Sooners face Baylor at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Owen Field. Bradford practiced Monday and said his arm feels better than the week before. But he still doesn't know if he'll be ready by Saturday. "That's part of the whole process, being able to make all the throws. All the throws don't happen in the pocket. They happen outside the pocket, off balance, you know, where there's more stress put on your arm. I think as the week goes along, I'm gonna have to figure out what throws I can and can't make." (Norman Transcript)

Will Sam Bradford play this season? NY Newsday

Stoops Defends Offensive Coordinator Kevin Wilson

Coach Bob Stoops defends Offensive Coordinator Kevin Wilson: Head coach Bob Stoops came to the aid of offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson, who has been criticized by fans and media for being too conservative in his play-calling during Oklahoma's 21-20 loss at Miami. "Those people, I'm sure they're good play-callers after the fact; they can call plays when they get their team," Stoops told reporters after Monday's practice. "Our game plan was what it had been all along; I don't see where people get that. We went right down the field and scored on the first drive of the game. We were calling those same plays throughout the game. "They don't look as good when they're defended as well or you get a holding call out on the perimeter. I don't see it that way. I thought we called the game the same really throughout." (More at The Oklahoman)
 
Offensive material: Tulsa World
 
QB situation no distraction for OU's Landry: The Oklahoman
 
Sooners still a factor: Topeka Capital Journal

October 5, 2009

Beal Named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week

Oklahoma DE Jeremy Beal earns Big 12 weekly honors: Oklahoma defensive end Jeremy Beal has been named the Big 12 Conference's Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in last Saturday's game at Miami. The junior from Carrollton, Texas, logged three sacks in Oklahoma's 21-20 loss at Miami. He finished with five total tackles and also knocked down two passes. It was the second-straight game in which Beal had three sacks. He ranks No. 3 nationally in sacks and No. 8 in tackles for loss. Four of his eight TFL have come against nationally-ranked opponents. Beal now has six sacks through four games this season. The school record of 14 was set in 1997 by Martin Chase. Other weekly Big 12 honors for the week went to Kansas State's Grant Gregory (offense) and Emmanuel Lamur (special teams). (SoonerSports PR)

Bradford Questionable For OU-Baylor

Latest on Bradford: No timetable given for return: On Monday, Bob Stoops said Sam Bradford, the Heisman Trophy winner won't play until he's "fully capable." "We'll see," Stoops said during Monday's teleconference. "It's too early. I'm not getting into how close or far [he was to playing Saturday against Miami]. The bottom line is he wasn't where he needed to be." Stoops was asked several times about Bradford's availability and wouldn't budge. "Everyone wants me to give them an answer I can't give," Stoops said. "Until you can see a guy progress, how do you know? Until you get out and work it, you don't have any idea." (ESPNDallas.com)

Oklahoma Coach Stoops is Crabby Bob when it comes to questions about Bradford: LA Times

Stoops: Broyles to Miss 2-4 Weeks

OU WR Ryan Broyles to miss only 2-4 weeks: Sophomore receiver Ryan Broyles fractured his shoulder blade on the Sooners' second play from scrimmage against Miami, but should only miss two to four weeks, said coach Bob Stoops. Stoops originally said Broyles would be out of the lineup four to six weeks, but called the injury a "light fracture" on Monday.  The process for Bradford's return would remain the same, and the junior Heisman winner is set to return to practice later today.  "Until you see them progress you don't know. Until you get out there and work it, you don't know," Stoops said. (The Oklahoman)

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Broyles to Miss 4-6 Weeks

OU's Special Teams Step-Up Against Miami

Special teams nearly perfect against Miami: Although the offense sputtered for most of the game without its three best playmakers, the special teams units nearly proved the difference. Kicker Jimmy Stevens was perfect on the evening, nailing a pair of field goals and a pair of extra points. Freshman punter Tress Way averaged more than 50 yards per punt. And junior Dominique Franks set up Oklahoma's final scoring drive with a winding return after fielding the ball on his own 1-yard line. "There were a lot of areas that were very good," said coach Bob Stoops. (The Oklahoman)

If the Sooners won the close games, they would be perfect: Norman Transcript

Still No Update: Norman Transcript

To some, OU's Bob Stoops is still ‘Big Game Bob’: The Oklahoman

Oklahoma lacking clutch plays: Dallas Morning News

Sooners backup quarterback caught in Miami vise: Fort Worth Star Telegram

October 4, 2009

Polls: Sooners Tumble In Latest Top 25

Here's the last Associated Press and USA Today Coaches poll.

AP Top 10
Team (1st place votes) record, points
1 Florida (54) 4-0 1486
2 Texas (1) 4-0 1416
3 Alabama (5) 5-0 1404
4 LSU 5-0 1290
5 Virginia Tech 4-1 1200
6 Boise State 5-0 1185
7 USC 4-1 1108
8 Cincinnati 5-0 1004
9 Ohio State 4-1 994
10 TCU 4-0 940
15 Oklahoma State 3-1 563
19 Oklahoma 2-2 370
21 Nebraska 3-1 333
24 Missouri 4-0 215


USA Today Coaches Poll
1 Florida (57) 4-0 1473
2 Texas (1) 4-0 1408
3 Alabama (1) 5-0 1366
4 LSU 5-0 1273
5 Virginia Tech 4-1 1141
6 Boise State 5-0 1133
7 USC 4-1 1123
8 Ohio State 4-1 1072
9 TCU 4-0 965
10 Cincinnati 5-0 937
13 Oklahoma State 3-1 702
15 Kansas 4-0 616
18 Missouri 4-0 386
21 Oklahoma 2-2 346

22 Nebraska 3-1 329


 Full 25 rankings at ESPN.com

Broyles To Miss 4-6 Weeks

Sooners WR sidelined with fractured shoulder: The Oklahoman, is reporting... University of Oklahoma wide receiver Ryan Broyles suffered a fractured left shoulder during the Sooners 21-20 loss to Miami on Saturday and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. (NewsOK.com)

Hurricanes Edge Sooners

Miami defeats Oklahoma, 21-20: Jacory Harris survived a shaky start to throw three touchdown passes, Javarris James ran for a career-high 150 yards against the nation's top rush defense, and No. 17 Miami knocked off No. 8 Oklahoma, 21-20, on Saturday night. With Sam Bradford, Oklahoma's reigning Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback watching from the sideline because of a right shoulder injury, Miami (3-1) scored 21 consecutive points to take control. "Big, huge win for us," Coach Randy Shannon said. "It's huge." (LA Times)

October 3, 2009

Game Day: OU-Miami Articles and Notes

October 2, 2009

OU vs Miami Injury Report

Here are the Miami and Oklahoma players listed as probable and/or out for Saturday's game.

Oklahoma:
QB Sam Bradford (shoulder/out),
TE Jermaine Gresham (knee/out for year),
DT DeMarcus Granger (back/out).

Miami:
DT Marcus Forston (lower extremity/probable),
DE Andrew Smith (lower extremity/probable),
WR Aldarius Johnson (groin/probable),
S Randy Phillips (arm/out),
S JoJo Nicolas (upper extremity/out),
FB Patrick Hill (lower extremity/out),
DE Dyron Dye (lower extremity/out),
TE Richard Gordon (arm/doubtful),
RB Lee Chambers (leg/probable)

Related: Oklahoma Sooners vs Miami Hurricanes Game Page

OU vs Miami Predictions

Here are a few predictions for upcoming Saturday Night match-up between No. 8 Oklahoma vs No. 17 Miami.

John Tamanaha, NBCSports.com
No matter who the quarterbacks are on either side - OU coach Bob Stoops says Bradford will not start - this game will come down to defense. With that in mind, we need to side with the Sooners, who lead the nation in rushing defense, total defense and tackles for losses... Oklahoma over Miami, 27-17

More at NBC Sports

CollegeFootballNews.com
Since losing to USC in the 2005 Orange Bowl, Oklahoma has gone 16-13 in games played outside of the state of Oklahoma, and 29-0 around home. Last week was an aberration. At home, in a game like this, the Cane defense will be flying around all over the place making life tough for Jones, there will be at least three key takeaways, and Harris will go back to being Harris again for just enough scoring drives to get by. It's not going to be a smooth win for the Canes, but it'll be a good one... Miami over Oklahoma, 20-16

More at CFN

Tim Griffin, Big 12 Blogger, ESPN.com
The big question all week is whether we will see Sam Bradford back in the lineup. The Sooners likely don't need him -- particularly if backup Landry Jones shows the form he employed in his record-breaking start against Tulsa... Oklahoma over Miami, 24-14

More at ESPN.com

Heather Dinich, ACC Blogger, ESPN.com
It doesn't matter who is playing quarterback for the Sooners, because their defense will be too good for Jacory Harris and Mark Whipple to overcome... Oklahoma over Miami, 17-14

More at ESPN.com

John Werner, Waco Tribune
Though Miami is playing at home, this might not be the best week to see a hot Oklahoma team. After a season-opening loss to BYU, the Sooners have responded with a 64-0 blowout of Idaho State and a 45-0 thrashing of Tulsa with Landry Jones at quarterback.... Oklahoma over Miami, 28-17

More at Waco Tribune

CBSSports.com
J. Darin Darst, Producer, predicts an Oklahoma win 28-17
Jason Horowitz, On-Air Talent, predicts an Oklahoma win 27-17
Dennis Dodd, Senior Writer, predicts an Oklahoma win 28-13
Johnny Rosenstein, Editor, predicts an Oklahoma win 38-28

More at CBSSports.com

An overwhelming eight-out-of-nine college football writers and analyst predict Oklahoma over Miami. Many of them have confidence OU's defense will step-up and stop Miami's QB Jacory Harris and Landry Jones will be efficient enough to carry Oklahoma to a victory...

Your Predictions Below.... 

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October 1, 2009

Sooners To Receive Payout From 'Canes

Miami to payout 350k to OU: Tulsa World is reporting.. Within 90 days, Oklahoma will receive a check from Miami for $350,000. That's the same amount OU paid Miami for the 2007 game in Norman. Big 12 refs will work the game in Miami (ACC refs worked the game in Norman). Any breach of contract would have required a $750,000 buyout. The visitor also gets 60 bench passes and 5,000 tickets (including up to 330 band and spirit seats and 300 comp tickets). (Tulsa World)

National powers' falls and rises: The Oklahoman

Oklahoma, Miami to renew once-classic rivalry: The AP

UM-OU rivalry revisited: Sun-Sentinel.com

Harris' past keeps him grounded in present: ESPN.com

Video: Stoops Addresses OU's QB Situation on ESPN

ESPN's College Football Live Bus made a stop in Norman on Thursday and Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops appeared on the show to discuss OU's quarterback situation. Most notably, Stoops said in the interview Sam Bradford will "probably not" dress out against Miami. (Video Below)