January 31, 2007

(1/31) Report: Broyles commits to OU and More Oklahoma Recruiting News

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Broyles commits to OU: Norman High School standout Ryan Broyles made official his verbal commitment to Oklahoma on Tuesday, according to recruiting Web sites OUInsider.com and SoonerScoop.com. Broyles had committed to Oklahoma State on Monday, but then experienced some indecision Monday night. He told OUInsider.com that telling OSU coaches he'd changed his mind was "definitely tough." OU also got a re-commitment from New Orleans wide receiver Tyler Stradford. Stradford originally committed to the Sooners in December, then last week decommitted and changed to Southern Mississippi. A phone call from OU coach Bob Stoops, Stradford told OUInsider.com, cemented his original decision. (Tulsa World)

Norman Coach Peters denies Report: Broyles' high school coach, Butch Peters, told The Transcript Tuesday night that the wide receiver/defensive back prospect still hadn't made up his mind, despite the Internet report that came out earlier in the day. Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy met with Broyles Tuesday, according to Peters. If other media reports are true, he would have had to return from an out-of-state recruiting trip to make the visit. "Ryan is just Ryan," Peters said. "I spoke to him (Tuesday) and he said he was going to meet with coach Gundy and think about things. I guess that will determine what Ryan’s going to do." Tuesday afternoon, OU Insider ran a full interview with Broyles. In it, Broyles sounds fully committed to the Sooners. "I just felt like that I have 'Jr.' (Madu) here and I am right here in Norman with my parents," Broyles said in the interview. "I guess, in the beginning, I wanted to go to OU because I have always liked OU. But in the end, there are even more important reasons why I am going to OU." (Norman Transcipt)

No Comment from Broyle: [Ryan Broyles] did not return numerous phone calls and text messages from The Oklahoman. (NewsOK.com)

#4 DE Corley likes Oklahoma? McGill-Toolen of Mobile defensive end Sidell Corley is on the move. The former Florida commitment plans to visit LSU this weekend and will announce his college choice Monday, said his father, Sidell Corley Sr. The elder Corley said he made his son keep his word after he made an emotional decision to commit to Florida after an unofficial visit last spring. "They had a good time and that's where he wanted to be, being a 17-year-old kid," said the prospect's father. "When we sat down and talked about it, Sidell probably wanted to get out of it in October. But I told him to hold firm. `Florida is doing exactly what they're supposed to do. So we're going to do what we're supposed to do.'" Rivals.com ranks Corley the No.4 strongside defensive end in the nation. He is also the fifth-ranked prospect in Alabama, according to The Birmingham News' preseason Super Seniors list. Previous official visits were to Alabama, Oklahoma and Tennessee. Corley Sr. said his son could go to Oklahoma and fit in their rotation immediately. Corley visited the Sooners in December. (The Birmingham News)

Stradford Recommits to the Sooners: Three-star New Orleans wideout Tyler Stradford recommitted to Oklahoma early Tuesday, after spending a week on Southern Miss' oral commitment list. Stradford originally committed to OU on Dec. 17, but decommitted in mid-January after receiving interest from Southern Miss and Alabama. On Jan. 22, he committed to the Golden Eagles. But eight days later, he was back in the Sooners' fold. (NewsOK.com)

2007 Football Signing Day Coverage: SoonerSports.com

January 30, 2007

(1/30) Oklahoma Recruit Broyles considers OU, Adrian Peterson and more.

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Broyles to reconsider Oklahoma? Reports surfaced Monday morning that Norman High standout Ryan Broyles had decommitted from Oklahoma State and orally committed to OU. Various recruiting services reported the four-star defensive back had informed the OU coaching staff, as well as OSU receivers coach Gunter Brewer, that he was accepting an offer to join the Sooners. Norman coach Butch Peters confirmed the report Monday afternoon, adding the four-star prospect was going use the day to "let things sink and settle in.” (More at NewsOK.com)

Former UT Roy Williams wants Lions to draft Peterson: During the Pistons/Pacers game tonight, wide receiver Roy Williams was in attendance. FSN Detroit caught up with him and asked a few questions regarding his trip to the Pro Bowl and the NFL Draft. The more interesting thing that he responded to was the question of who the Lions should draft in April. Usually, players will give a generic response to the likes of, "I'll let management worry about that, it doesn't matter to me." Well, Roy Williams doesn't roll like that. He gave an honest answer and said that he wants Detroit to draft Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson. But, he said the Lions should trade down a few spots to do so. (Pride of Detroit - Lions Blog)

Ex-Sooner Thompson convicted on misdemeanor charges: The attorney for a former University of Oklahoma quarterback planned to appeal his municipal court conviction on a misdemeanor charge of public drunkenness. Judge William Manger dismissed a misdemeanor charge of disturbing the peace after witnesses failed to appear at the trial Monday in Oklahoma City Municipal Court. Manger found Charles Thompson guilty after about two hours of testimony, saying consistent testimony from three police officers proved the case. The officers testified they responded about 1 a.m. Nov. 18 to the Residence Inn in west Oklahoma City after hotel managers claimed they received multiple noise complaints about Thompson's room. Thompson most recently worked as a color analyst covering high school football games for Oklahoma City sports radio station WWLS. (AP/ESPN.com)

Norman cornerback in limbo: Tulsa World

January 29, 2007

(1/29) Oklahoma Recruiting News and More.

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Proctor Commits to Oklahoma over LSU: OUInsider.com has learned that Pearland, Texas star Sam Proctor has committed to Oklahoma.The 6-foot-1, 200-pound athlete who is expected to play on the defensive side of the ball at Oklahoma, chose the Sooners over LSU and Oklahoma State."On a scale of one to 10, I can definitely rate it a 10. I enjoyed every bit of it," Proctor told OUInsider.com last week after returning from his visit to Norman. (SuperPrep.com)

Former Sooner Thompson trial begins: Former Oklahoma quarterback and radio announcer Charles Thompson is scheduled to go to trial tomorrow on misdemeanor charges of public drunkenness and disturbing the peace.The 38-year-old Thompson was arrested at an Oklahoma City motel in November after police received three complaints of loud noise coming from his room. (KTUL.com)

Coache' pay has come a long way: Enid News and Eagle

January 28, 2007

(1/28) Sooners 12th Commitment of 2007*

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Stephenson commits to Oklahoma:
Blue Springs football offensive lineman Donald Stephenson announced his oral commitment to Oklahoma on Friday morning. Stephenson, a dominating senior tackle who played sparingly this last season because of a broken toe, chose Oklahoma after a visit last weekend. He transferred to Blue Springs from Central. Stephenson was attracted to the possibility of playing right away for the Sooners. He was recruited by at least six other schools, including Kansas and Nebraska. He originally made an oral commitment to KU but backed out last May. Oklahoma does not have as many scholarship linemen as the other schools that recruited him. "He saw that as an opportunity," Blue Springs coach Kelly Donohoe said. "(Oklahoma coach) Bob Stoops came in about a month or so ago. It's hard with their tradition to turn them down." According to Donohoe, Stephenson suffered the toe injury midway through the third game of the season and didn't return until the final game against Blue Springs South. (
Kansas City Star)

Stoops gives Missouri lineman a second chance: The Oklahoman

Sooner Update -- three questions: Tulsa World

*Corrected Headline

January 26, 2007

January 25, 2007

(1/25) Reggie Bush NCAA Investigation -- How It Might Affect OU

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Could USC lose the 2004 National Title? A federal investigation into extortion claims by New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush and his family has revealed the existence of taped conversations that could confirm Bush took cash and gifts while he was playing football for the University of Southern California. Lloyd Lake, an investor in a failed sports marketing agency which attempted to launch with Bush as its first client, is the subject of a grand jury probe into the extortion claims. The agency -- called New Era Sports & Entertainment -- was founded by Lake and San Diego businessman Michael Michaels. Lake told Yahoo! Sports in August 2006 that he contributed a portion of the cash and gifts allegedly given to Bush and his family as part of an agreement to represent the then-USC running back when he signed an NFL contract. According to multiple sources in an ongoing Yahoo! Sports investigation, nearly $280,000 in cash, rent and gifts was allegedly given to Bush and his family. Lake and Michaels both said in August 2006 that they planned to file a lawsuit against Bush. If the NCAA rules that Bush received extra benefits during his playing career at USC, he could be ruled retroactively ineligible. Since some of the benefits date to the 2004 season, the Trojans' national championship that season could be rescinded. USC could face further NCAA sanctions and Bush's 2005 Heisman Trophy could be in jeopardy. The Heisman ballot indicates that an athlete must meet NCAA eligibility requirements to be considered for college football's most prestigious award. (More at Yahoo! Sports) Not sure what this means for the Sooners, Auburn finished the 2004 season 13-0.. Although, the Sooners played the USC Trojans in the BCS National Championship..

Stoops Committed to Oklahoma: Oklahoma FanHouse

January 24, 2007

January 23, 2007

Stoops Committed to Oklahoma

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Stoops issues statement, ends any coaching speculation:
Oklahoma head football coach Bob Stoops issued a statement today in response to questions he has received pertaining to other coaching vacancies. "To end speculation here in the heart of recruiting I want to make it clear that I am not interested in any other coaching positions at this time. I am too excited about our future at Oklahoma and the program we're continuing to build." Stoops just completed his eighth season. He owns an overall mark of 86-19 and four Big 12 Championships, including the 2006 league crown. (SoonerSports PR)

(1/23) Former Sooners and Dallas Coach Switzer says Stoops Hire Unlikely

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Switzer says Cowboys owner Jones will look in NFL: The name of Bob Stoops kept tumbling off the tongues of NFL analysts Monday, all speculating on the list of potential candidates to become the next coach of the Dallas Cowboys. Not so fast says Barry Switzer, offering his insight into a Cowboys job he once held and an owner he knows well in Jerry Jones. Switzer said his sources in Dallas doubted Jones would turn to the college ranks to replace Bill Parcells. "Based on conversations I had with people who are nsiders, they told me that Jerry didn't want to go that route," Switzer said Monday. "Because of where they are, the time of the year with the draft and the learning curve of the salary cap. "I would be totally surprised if he went the college route. Totally, totally. And I've been told he wasn't going to go that route. I talked to somebody that knows, thinks they know." Stoops was mum on any interest in the Cowboys job. (NewsOK.com)

Swtizer says Oklahoma is the better job: Barry Switzer has some advice for Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops -- stay right where you are. Several media outlets listed Stoops as a candidate for the Dallas job shortly after Cowboys' coach Bill Parcells announced Monday morning that he was retiring. "Bob Stoops has a better job right now," Switzer said Monday night in a telephone interview. "The OU job is better than the Dallas Cowboys." (Tulsa World)

Alexander joins the Senior Bowl in Mobile: OU linebacker Rufus Alexander joined top seniors from across the country on Sunday in Mobile, Ala. Alexander was invited to display his talents for the NFL scouts during this week's practices leading up to the 2007 Senior Bowl. The event annually features the country's best senior collegiate football players and top NFL draft prospects on teams representing the North and South that are coached by the entire coaching staffs of two National Football League teams. The staff of the San Francisco 49ers will coach the South with the staff of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers directing the North squad. Alexander helped Oklahoma earn its 40th conference title with a Big 12 championship and an 11-3 overall record in 2006. He was named OU's 142nd All-American in December. The 2007 Under Armour Senior Bowl will be played at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama. The NFL Network is broadcasting practices from Mobile during the week and will show the game on Saturday. (SoonerSports.com)

January 22, 2007

Dallas Cowboys May Look at Bob Stoops

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Bob Stoops on the list of Cowboys' candidates:
After two weeks of speculation by outsiders, Parcells -- the sixth head coach in Dallas Cowboys history -- announced that he was finished with football, ending a 20-year NFL career that included three Super Bowls, two of which he won. Media outlets and those close to the Cowboys organization have already discussed several familiar names as possible successors. University of Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops and former Cowboys offensive coordinator Norv Turner are considered instant candidates. Other possible replacements include New Orleans coach Sean Payton, Tennessee Titans coach Jeff Fisher and Arkansas coach Houston Nutt. (Austin American Statesman)

Might Jerry Jones prefer NFL experience? You want to know who the next head coach is going to be. Well, if you have listened to Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, then you can probably rule out any college head coach lacking NFL experience. That probably means no Bob Stoops, no Tommy Tuberville, no Houston Nutt, no Les Myles, no Mack Brown. Jones thinks the learning curve is not conducive to picking up where Parcells has left off. (DallasCowboys.com Blogger)

January 20, 2007

Stoops on the Mitch Mustain Rumors

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Stoops setting the rumors straight:
[Bob] Stoops learned about the intensity of those rumors when he arrived back in his office and discovered the amount of telephone messages he had concerning OU's interest in Mustain. "Where is all this stuff coming from?" Stoops asked Friday. Well, it apparently started with a television station in Fort Smith, Ark., when KFSM-TV reported Wednesday that Mustain would visit OU on Thursday. Several newspapers picked up on that rumor and ran with it. Although he didn't say Mustain's name because of recruiting rules, it was obvious who Stoops was talking about when he said: "This is amazing. People are saying he was visiting (OU)? It's wrong, and I have no idea where any of that came from." (
Tulsa World)

(1/20) Mustain to Transfer after Semster to?

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Mustain to explore options and decide in spring:
Mustain's mother, Beck Campbell, says her son has not had enough time to explore his options, so he will pay his own way, live at home, and attend classes at the U of A. Campbell says he will use the spring semester to visit other schools and then transfer in May. (KTHV)

So it looks Mitch Mustain saga will continue another few months. The likelihood of Mustain to join the Oklahoma football team diminishes.

Unhappy Quarterback Has Razorbacks Reeling: New York Times

January 19, 2007

Report: Undecided Mustain to return to Arkansas

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Undecided Mustain to re-enroll at Arkansas: Sources confirmed Friday afternoon that former Arkansas quarterback Mitch Mustain intends to re-enroll as a student at Arkansas but not rejoin the football team.The source said Mustain had "numerous" options available at other colleges. However, because the spring semester has already begun, Mustain believes this allows him more time to make an informed decision on what college he next attends, the source said. (The Morning News)

(1/19) Mitch Mustain OU Watch -- News and Rumors

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Mustain visits TU; Oklahoma still an option: Mitch Mustain spent Thursday afternoon touring the University of Tulsa campus. What's not known is if the former University of Arkansas starting quarterback will turn his short visit into a 48-month stay with the Golden Hurricane football program. Mustain departed Tulsa without making a decision to join the program, a source close to the situation said. His decision to attend TU this spring will have to come quickly. Friday is the final day students can add classes. Arkansas' director of athletics compliance, Marvin Caston, said Tulsa called Thursday regarding Mustain, who had asked for and received a scholarship release from coach Houston Nutt. (
Tulsa World)

Mustain cancels Norman Visit? A Fort Smith, Ark., television station created a stir Wednesday night when it reported Mustain and his family would be in Norman Thursday for a visit.Calls to OU coaches were not returned and the level of interest the Sooners have in the former Razorback is unknown. But several media outlets reported Thursday Mustain's trip to Norman was canceled and a visit was made to Tulsa instead. (Norman Transcript)

No Scheduled Visit: OU's level of interest in the former national high school player of the year isn't clear. Although sources said Mustain has been in contact with OU coaches, there is currently no visit scheduled. (NewsOK.com)

More Interest? The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported UTEP and Texas Tech also are interested. (NewsOK.com)

Louisville passes on Mustain: In a statement released Thursday afternoon to CardinalSports.com, Louisville coach Steve Kragthorpe responded to the Mitch Mustain rumors."Due to widespread media speculation, the University of Louisville is not interested in recruiting Mitch Mustain," Kragthorpe's statement read.The response from Kragthorpe's office is interesting in that first, it removes Louisville from the running for one of the top quarterbacks in the nation, and two, it sends a huge vote of confidence to current Cardinal quarterback recruit Matt Simms. (

Sooners should stay away from Mustain: The Oklahoman

January 18, 2007

(1/18) Mustain to visit Oklahoma, Sumlin Turns Down Miami

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Former Arkansas' QB Mustain to visit Oklahoma: Quarterback Mitch Mustain, who announced his intention to leave Arkansas on Tuesday, has reportedly narrowed his school choices to Oklahoma, Tulsa and Louisville. A Fort Smith, Ark., television station reported Wednesday that Mustain had scheduled a visit to Norman for either Wednesday or Thursday, and that he would finalize his decision no later than this weekend. Oklahoma coaches on Wednesday did not return phone calls, so the level of OU's interest is unknown. Also, it could not be confirmed that Mustain was actually visiting. (Tulsa World)

Sumlin to stay at OU: Also taking himself out of consideration this week was Oklahoma co-offensive coordinator Kevin Sumlin, who was on UM's campus last weekend. Sumlin could not be reached for comment Tuesday, but an Oklahoma official said that the assistant coach has chosen to remain on the Sooners' staff under coach Bob Stoops. (
Palm Beach Post)

Former Arkansas QB Mustain will visit OU: The Oklahoman

What made Adrian Peterson great?: SoonerSports.com

January 17, 2007

(1/17) Mitch Mustain to Oklahoma? and OU Articles

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Former Prep Star Mustain looking at Oklahoma?
Mitch Mustain wasn't in class when Arkansas' spring semester began Tuesday, and the freshman packed up his dorm room later in the day. Like former offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn, Mustain has decided to leave Arkansas. The quarterback's abrupt departure is just another in a bizarre series of events for the Razorbacks over the past few days.Arkansas coach Houston Nutt said Tuesday that Mustain has asked for a release from his scholarship, giving the former Springdale High star the chance to transfer to another school. Attempts to reach Mustain were unsuccessful, and Beck Campbell -- Mustain's mother -- didn't want to comment about her son's future when contacted on Tuesday evening.But there has been speculation that Mustain could join [Former HS head coach] Malzahn at Tulsa. Oklahoma and Louisville have also been mentioned as possible options. (
The Morning News)

Adrian Peterson -- market value: The Oklahoman

OU running backs and the Lions den: The Oklahoman

What made Adrian Peterson great?: SoonerSports.com

January 16, 2007

(1/16) Stoops on Peterson and Adrian Peterson Articles

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Stoops on Peterson leaving early: As he has done with almost all Sooners who have left early, Stoops stands behind Peterson's decision. "I know this has been a trying time for him and he just needs to know that we support him whole-heartedly," Stoops said. "Adrian has been a great individual player and a great teammate. His leadership and work ethic sent a strong example, and he competed with everything he had," Stoops said. "He has given us all a lot of great moments and has been fun to watch. "Now, he feels it's just time and we support that. We hope and believe that he's going to be a high pick. We're excited to watch him move on and we expect that he will have a great and long NFL career." Peterson said he believes he's ready for the challenge of football at its highest level. "Physically, I feel like I am ready and the business aspect makes sense, too," he said. (Tulsa World)

Several looks back at one of Oklahoma's greatest backs:
Adrian Peterson -- A decision to look back: Tulsa World

Adrian Peterson Timeline - Post Oklahoma AD Era - Adrian's Final Chapter: Oklahoma FanHouse
Columns and Articles

Peterson always grasped the moment: Norman Transcript

It came down to business for Peterson: The Oklahoman

Advice valuable when it comes from Pat Jones: The Oklahoman

Next stop for A.D.?: The Oklahoman

Other possibilities: The Oklahoman

Decision to leave OU for pro football is reasonable: Tulsa World

Sooner headed to NFL: Ft. Worth Star-Telegram

(1/16) A Look Back at Adrian Peterson, and OU Columns

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Adrian Peterson Time: 1/3/04 - One of the most touted recruits in recent history. The Texas native declares at U.S. Army All-American Bowl he's crossing state lines, committing to Bob Stoops and the Oklahoma Sooners. Peterson picked Oklahoma over Miami, USC, UCLA, Texas and Texas A&M.
11/20/04 - Peterson back at it. Carried 32 times for 240 yards and three second-half touchdowns as the Sooners rolled past the Baylor Bears 35-0. Peterson remained atop ESPN.com's Heisman Watch.

9/24/05 - Peterson injured his ankle late in the first half, resulted in Peterson only rushing 51 yards on 8 carries and one TD. The ankle injury would effect his play for a third of the season... Meanwhile, Peterson watch is on in Sooner Nation.
1/1/07 - Adrian Peterson entered the Fiesta Bowl 151 yards away from breaking Billy Sims' Oklahoma career rushing record of 4,118 yards. Complete
Adrian Peterson Timeline.

Post Oklahoma AD Era - Adrian's Final Chapter: Oklahoma Fanhouse

Peterson decides he's ready to take the next step: Norman Transcript

Oklahoma RB Peterson to enter NFL draft: NFL.com

January 15, 2007

(1/15) Sooners May Lose Both Coordinators and Adrian Peterson Columns

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Sooners may lose both coordinators: Bob Stoops' recruiting efforts could soon extend beyond player prospects to include new coordinators on both sides of the ball. Oklahoma assistants Brent Venables and Kevin Sumlin are involved in coaching searches at separate schools. And according to reports, each is on a short list -- Venables for the head coaching position at Minnesota, Sumlin as offensive coordinator at Miami. Venables has been OU's co-defensive coordinator the past eight seasons. Sumlin just finished his first season as co-offensive coordinator. (NewsOK.com)

One More For the Hopper: Adrian Peterson to the NFL: Oklahoma FanHouse

Bosworth Nephews Playing Football at UCLA is Delicious Irony: Oklahoma FanHouse

Peterson to enter NFL draft: The Oklahoman

Will Adrian stay or go?: The Oklahoman

Sooner football Q&A: The Oklahoman

Adrian Peterson Officially Declares for NFL Draft

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Adrian Peterson to enter 2007 NFL Draft:
University of Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson announced today that he will forgo his final season of college eligibility and make himself available for the 2007 NFL Draft. "The last few days have been stressful," Peterson said while describing his decision-making process. "I've been pondering a lot of things and looking at it from all the different angles, weighing the good and the bad. "In the end, I think I just realized that this is a business decision and that it is time for me to take that next step. It wasn't easy. I haven't been sleeping much. I just put it all in God's hands" Peterson said he had valuable input from several people. "I got opinions from people I value like my dad and my mother," he said. "Coach Stoops gave me a lot of information that I needed. He presented both sides." (
SoonerSports PR)

Peterson, '04 Heisman runner-up, to enter NFL draft: ESPN.com

January 14, 2007

(1/14) Oklahoma Football Articles and Columns

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Team A.D.: The Oklahoman

The making of team Adrian: The Oklahoman

Dream comes true for Box: Tulsa World

Peterson watch may not be over when it's over: Tulsa World

Peterson likely a high pick: Tulsa World

Sooner fans show sportsmanship despite loss: Idaho Statesman

January 13, 2007

(1/13) Early Oklahoma Sooners Football Notes and Column

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Fiesta Bowl Replay:
FSN Southwest will replay the Fiesta Bowl and BCS Championship Game as condensed one-hour "Best Damn Instant Bowl Classics.”The Fiesta Bowl will air at 4 p.m. today, 9 and 11 p.m. Monday and 12:30 a.m. Tuesday. The BCS final will air at 3 p.m. today. (
NewsOK.com) Thats COX Ch. 37 in OKC, DirecTV Channel 642.

Sooners '08 commitment to take other visits: Junior defensive end R.J. Washington made an early commitment to Oklahoma, but it looks like there are still plenty of events that will take place before he signs next year. Washington, a 6-foot-4, 225-pound prospect in the class of 2008, says that he remains committed to the Sooners. On the other hand, he said he is not done with official visits. The schools that have caught his attention are Texas, Texas Tech, LSU, Louisville and Florida. "I'm pretty sure I'm still going to take official visits," Washington said. "Nothing's 100% because you never know what might happen. I'm still looking (at schools)." One reason for his new interest in taking visits is that his coach had been holding back on giving him all his mail so he could focus on the season. (
USA Today)

Yo Adrian, I'm sitting on the fence with you: Muskogee Phoenix

January 12, 2007

Oklahoma Spring Football Dates

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Oklahoma Spring Football Dates: Head coach Bob Stoops and the OU Athletics Department released tentative dates for spring football on Friday. All dates are subject to change with times and further details to be released later. The Sooners will begin practice on March 5th with sessions following on the 7th, 9th, 10th, 12th, 14th, 26th, 28th, 30th, 31st. Practice continues in April with sessions on the 2nd, 4th, 6th, 7th and 9th. The March 14th and 31st dates are planned scrimmages while the 2007 spring game is tentatively set for Saturday, April 7.(SoonerSports.com) Brrr!!! Its too cold to think about spring football, glad its almost around the corner.

For NASCAR Fans, the previous couple spring red/white games have been on the same NASCAR Texas Motor Speedway weekend, this year's Samsung RadioShack 500 is scheduled for April 12-15 weekend.

(1/12) Weather Closes Switzer Center and Oklahoma Articles

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Weather closes Switzer Center:
The Legends Lobby of the Switzer Center will be closed Friday, Jan. 12, due to inclement weather in the area. The Swizter Center will resume its regular hours next week. The Legends Lobby is open Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The three-story, 6,000-foot Switzer Center display chronicles the history of football at the University of Oklahoma. It includes video presentations, interactive screens and rare pieces of memorabilia. There is no admission charge to enter Legends Lobby, although donations are accepted. (

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Peterson still pondering decision: Norman Transcript

OU's Peterson still weighing options: Dallas Morning News

(1/12) More on Peterson and NFL Draft Decision

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Source: Peterson still undecided: Still, sources close to the situation now say Peterson is wrestling with the decision. "This has been a lot harder than people would think," one source said. Peterson has until Monday to add himself to the list of underclassmen entering the NFL Draft. The Sooner junior has been interviewing potential agents in the event he does decide on jumping to the NFL. Peterson was scheduled to meet with agent Jimmy Sexton on Thursday. According to two sources, Peterson previously met with agents Tom Condon, Eugene Parker and Drew Rosenhaus. Those meetings were all done under the blessing of Stoops, who said that he wanted Peterson to have access to all information available concerning his draft stock. (

Adrian Peterson Still Undecided About NFL Draft: Oklahoma FanHouse

Peterson: Big Story in the making? Oklahoma FanHouse

January 11, 2007

(1/11) Oklahoma Football Articles and Columns

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Gaylord - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium improvements:
The latest set of improvements to Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium will greet fans when they return in September for the 2007 season. Work began this week on upgrades to the restrooms and concessions on the north and west sides of the facility. Fencing went up along the interior walkways on Monday. Workers then began removing wooden concession stands under the stadium that had served fans for the past 50 years. Once this renovation is completed, all fan areas of Memorial Stadium will have undergone major improvements over the last five years. This $12 million project also includes updates of the football offices in the Barry Switzer Center and SoonerVision production facilities. The brick and iron gating surrounding the stadium will be extended to enclose the football practice fields on the south side of the facility. (

Bosworth car up for sale on eBay: From the Seattle Fanhouse: I realize Seahawks fans are mostly thinking about the Bears this week, but let me take your attention away from the game on the field for a moment to tell you about this eBay auction. The item up for bid is a 2004 Range Rover, but the key selling point is this:Only one owner that happens to the famous Brian Bosworth football star / Actor More at the Seattle FanHouse

BCS system does its job: The Oklahoman

Time for Stoops to fret passing game: Tulsa World

Peterson going pro?: Norman Transcript

Adrian Peterson Denies Report

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Adrian Peterson Statement via Oklahoma Athletic Department: Peterson's statement said... "I have spent the last few days considering my options to either enter the NFL Draft or stay at OU. The facts are that I have not hired any representation and I have not declared for the draft. "My meetings with Coach Stoops and my parents have been to discuss all the scenarios. I see a lot of options in both so I am still undecided on what I want to do. "I wish people would give me the opportunity to decide. Once I do, I will make an announcement at the right time. Any reports that are different than that are false." (SoonerSports)

Decision could come this weekend or Monday? University of Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops met with tailback Adrian Peterson on Wednesday to discuss the player's future, and Stoops later adamantly denied reports that Peterson had made a decision about whether to enter the NFL Draft. "I met with him today, and he did not say he had made a decision," Stoops said in a telephone interview late Wednesday. "He has a lot of things he still wants to think over." Multiple media outlets, citing unnamed sources, reported late Wednesday that Peterson would enter the NFL Draft. Stoops said reports about Peterson reaching a decision are "absolutely incorrect. They're false. "I don't expect him to make a decision until sometime this weekend or maybe even Monday." (
Tulsa World)

Adrian Peterson Expected to Enter NFL Draft: Oklahoma FanHouse

(1/11) Stoops Calls Report False and Inaccurate, Latest AD Ranking

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Peterson on Kiper Big Board:
Oklahoma's Adrian Peterson is listed at #6 on Mel Kiper's revised Draft Big Board. The #1 ranked player is Georgia Tech's, WR Calvin Johnson, #2 Wisconsin's, DT Joe Thomas, #3 Notre Dame's, QB Brady Quinn, #4 LSU's, QB JaMarcus Russell, followed by #5 Arkansas', DT Jamaal Anderson (ESPN)

Adrian Peterson is also, ranked #6 on Scout Inc's Top 32

Stoops calls Adrian Peterson reports, FALSE: As word of Adrian Peterson's jump to the NFL hit the news Wednesday night, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops called it premature speculation and "false." Stoops, in refuting the reports, said he met with Peterson on Wednesday to discuss the player's future, but insisted no decision had been made. "It's all inaccurate," Stoops said. "It's false. People have been reporting irresponsibly without all the facts. "While it's true we did meet today, it was just to talk about his future with his mom and dad. That's all we did." Peterson has been interviewing potential agents, on recommendation by Stoops. (NewsOK.com)

Report: AD to Declare Draft Status

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Oklahoma's Adrian Peterson to turn pro: Peterson draft announcement? After the Fiesta Bowl, Sooner Nation and the respective NFL bottom feeder fans, can expect a likely announcement on Tuesday, January 9th. (12/31/06) (Oklahoma FanHouse)
Update: Hearing announcement is likely for Friday. (1/9/07)
Update: Oklahoma junior running back Adrian Peterson will skip his final year of eligibility and enter the NFL Draft, according to two sources close to the situation. An official announcement could come as early as Thursday. Peterson, who is projected in several mock drafts as a top 10 pick, met with Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops on Wednesday to notify Stoops of his intention to turn pro, according to one source. Another source said Peterson has met with agents, including Eugene Parker, Drew Rosenhaus and the Creative Artists Agency, whose NFL division is headed by agents Ben Dogra and Tom Condon. (Dallas Morning News)(1/11/07)

January 10, 2007

(1/10) Oklahoma 2007 Odds, Early Ranking, and OU Articles

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notesa

AJC's Early 2007 Top 25:
1. USC
2. West Virginia
3. Oklahoma:
The Sooners will likely lose junior tailback Adrian Peterson to the NFL, but Allen Patrick showed this past fall he'll be a fine fill-in. If Oklahoma can find an adequate quarterback to replace Paul Thompson -- Sam Bradford and Keith Nichol are the top contenders -- it should be in the national championship mix.
4. Ohio State
5. Florida

7. Texas
15. Nebraska
22. Texas A&M
25. Oklahoma State
Atlanta Journal Constitution Top 25.

2007 National Title Odds:
USC: 5-2
Michigan: 13-2
Florida; 7-1
Texas: 10-1
West Virginia: 14-1
LSU: 15-1
Oklahoma: 17-1
More at
Odds Source: PinnacleSports.com

Former Oklahoma QB Thompson Trial delayed: A trial for former University of Oklahoma quarterback Charles Thompson on misdemeanor charges of public drunkenness and disturbing the peace was delayed Tuesday at the request of city prosecutors. (NewsOK.com)

Jacob Gutierrez: OU ambassador: The Oklahoman

Petersen says unbeaten Broncos at No. 5 is 'fair': Seattle Post

January 9, 2007

(1/9) Box Early Enrollment, OU Final Ranking, A. Peterson, and Oklahoma Articles

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Box enrolls early at OU: The Plainsmen standout will enroll in Norman on Jan. 16. In the final analysis, Austin Box simply couldn't wait. After going back and forth and back again, Enid's All-America senior linebacker has decided to enroll early at the University of Oklahoma and begin his college football career seven months early. "He felt like, 'I really want to play football,' " said Box's father, Craig. "He's always been that way. I think he figured, why wait?" Box, a scholar-athlete, has enough credits to be considered a high school graduate and is thus eligible to begin undergraduate studies when classes resume at OU on Jan. 16. In fact, Craig Box said, he already has 14 college hours from a concurrent enrollment program at Northern Oklahoma College. (
Tulsa World)

Peterson draft announcement? After the Fiesta Bowl, Sooner Nation and the respective NFL bottom feeder fans, can expect a likely announcement on Tuesday, January 9th. (Oklahoma FanHouse) Update: Hearing announcement is likely for Friday.

Sooners in the Final Polls:
AP Top 25
10. West Virginia 11-2 1,035
11. Oklahoma 11-3 933
12. Rutgers 11-2 884

USA Today Coaches Poll
10. West Virginia 11-2 1,012
11. Oklahoma 11-3 849
12. Rutgers 11-2 841

Ranking the Bowl games: Ft. Worth Star-Telegram

Projecting next season's Top 25: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

January 8, 2007

January 7, 2007

(1/7) Pendleton wins Bowden Award, and OU Articles

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Carl Pendleton wins Bowden award: Oklahoma defensive tackle Carl Pendleton has been named the recipient of the 2006 Bobby Bowden Award. The honor is bestowed annually by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Pendleton, who graduated from OU in December as a sociology major and religious studies minor, gained national attentioin during the season when it was announced he would forgo his senior season of elibility. The Sapulpa, Okla., native said he made the decision after becoming the legal guardian for his 11-year-old brother, Kierstan. Subsequently, Pendleton received one of the National Football Foundation's Post-Graduate Scholarships, an $18,000 grant the honor student will use to pursue graduate studies at OU. Pendleton also is a finalist for the John Wooden Citizenship Cup, which presented annually by Athletes for a Better World. Earlier, he was announced as a finalist for the Football Writers Association of America Courage Award and the Danny Wuerffel Trophy. The Bowden Award, named after Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden, is presented at the site of the BCS national championship game. (SoonerSports.com)

Stoops' pay is close to $3 million in 2006: The Oklahoman

No. 1 issue? Who will quarterback?: The Oklahoman

Oklahoma's pressing issues: The Oklahoman

Hard Fiesta deserves siesta: Tulsa World

Negativity may deter OU recruits: Tulsa World

January 6, 2007

Stoops High on Atlanta List

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Stoops high on Falcons head coaching list: Last week, ESPN's NFL Insider Chris Mortensen, reported it on ESPN NFL Sunday Countdown.. Now FOXSports is reporting it.. NFL on FOX Insider John Czarnecki reported that Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops supposedly is high on Atlanta's wish list.

After all, this is only a wish list..

January 5, 2007

(1/5) Boise State's Fiesta Bowl Win Preserved, and OU Articles

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Boise State's Fiesta Bowl win preserved in US Congress:
Boise State University's victory over Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl has now been preserved for history in another national forum: the United States Congress, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo today introduced a Congressional Record Statement applauding the Bronco's efforts, singling out team members, Coach Chris Peterson and President Robert Kustra. Crapo noted how the team's effort has been mirrored by Boise being named as one of the most inventive cities in the nation over the past year. Crapo visited the Boise State campus in 2003 to present a previous Congressional statement regarding the team's undefeated season. For the full text of Senator Crapo statement visit Kootenai Valley Press.

OU commitments playing in the Army All-American Bowl: [Austin] Box has given a verbal commitment to play at the University of Oklahoma. Oklahoma State has two commitments on the roster in Floresville, Texas, offensive lineman Nick Martinez and Dallas defensive end Richetti Jones (who is injured and won't play). OU is hopeful at least three players announce their commitments at the game: Romine, Dallas defensive back Christian Scott and West Monroe, La., defensive end Luther Davis. (More at the Tulsa World)

Cheers, not jeers for OU's assistant coaches: Tulsa World

Trick play brings '76 to mind: Tulsa World

January 4, 2007

(1/4) Bob Stoops a Miami Candidate, and Oklahoma Articles

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Stoops a Miami Candidate?
The Dolphins also will consider hiring a college coach despite their disappointing experience with Saban. A source said Miami has interest in Carroll, who has NFL head-coaching experiencing. But Carroll has not expressed an interest in returning to the pros. Other potential college options would include Iowa's Kirk Ferentz, Oklahoma's Bob Stoops and Louisville's Bobby Petrino. (Miami Herald)

NFL Stoops' next stop?: The Oklahoman

Forget BCS, bring on playoff system: The Oklahoman

Sooners have bright future if they can replace key players: Tulsa World

Fans Track Air Traffic for Hints on Coaching Vacancies: New York Times

Boise State arrives (though it was already here): NBC Sports

Playoff could ruin some fiestas: Dallas Morning News

Boise State's storybook finish marred by playoff talk: SI.com

January 3, 2007

(1/3) OU's Fiesta Bowl Timeouts, Stoops on AD Decision, and Oklahoma Columns

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Oklahoma's misuse of timeouts in second half: The Sooners burned their final two timeouts of the second half on defense with 4:24 remaining, spending their allotment without making the Broncos run a play. Stoops said some late substituting by Boise left the Sooners with a disadvantaged personnel group on the field. Stoops, who argued that the Boise player left the field too late, used his final timeout to offset the Broncos' changes. "We were in a bad position and I wasn't going to give a bad play up, just because of our alignment,” Stoops said. (NewsOK.com)

Stoops not anxious about A. Peterson decision: Some might expect Stoops to spend an anxious next few days, as Adrian Peterson makes a final decision about returning for his senior season. "No. I'm perfectly fine with whatever he wants to do," Stoops contended. "I'm going to do my best to give him some information and make sure he's well-informed from the proper sources. I'm for what he wants. He's got to look at himself in the mirror every day and be satisfied with what he's doing. I think too much of the time people don't give that enough weight and respect. It's his life to live." (Tulsa World)

BSU's Peterson on playing in the Fiesta Bowl: "We really felt like we belonged here all along," Boise State coach Chris Petersen said. "We really did. I think a lot of the people felt like we belonged here." (Dallas Morning News)

Kelly MRI scheduled: While broadcast reports said Malcolm Kelly had suffered a concussion Monday night, the Sooner wide receiver, in fact, injured his knee during the first quarter. An initial examination revealed no ligament damage, though Kelly was scheduled for an MRI Tuesday. "They think it's cartilage," Stoops said. "Hopefully it's not too bad." (Tulsa World)

Wild finish appropriate for 2006: SoonerSports.com

Fitting finale: Norman Transcript

It's hard to look back at Sooners' great season: Norman Transcript

OU learns that Broncos aren't Cinderella: The Oklahoman

Petersen unloads bag of tricks: The Oklahoman

Fantastic finishes: The Oklahoman

Upset factors: The Oklahoman

Gambles by Boise State paid off big against OU: Tulsa World

Fiesta full of the stuff of highlight reels: Tulsa World

OU's defining bowl moments: Tulsa World

Oklahoma season wrap: Dallas Morning News

January 2, 2007

(1/2) Coach Stoops Challenge, Adrian Peterson Returns, Kelly Injury and OU Football Notes

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Coach Stoops meets with the Media Tuesday morning: OU head coach Bob Stoops met with the media one final time at the team hotel Tuesday morning before the Sooners departed for Oklahoma City. Boise State defeated the Sooners, 43-42, in overtime in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 1 in Glendale. Poolside at the team headquarters at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort, Stoops discussed the events of the game, the upcoming decision for running back Adrian Peterson, and the future for the Oklahoma football program. (More at SoonerSports.com)

Stoops' failed challenge: OU coach Bob Stoops tried to stop the Broncos' early momentum by challenging the spot after Derek Schouman's 6-yard catch on third-and-5. Schouman bobbled the ball initially before securing the catch, and officials ruled that his forward progress was enough for a first down. Stoops lost his only coach's challenge with 9:25 remaining in the first. The replay officials' decision was huge. On the next play, James caught a 49-yard touchdown. (Dallas Morning News)

Eyes on Peterson: There were two interested parties watching running back Adrian Peterson's every move in pregame warmups Monday night. One was Peterson's father, Nelson, who stood in the stands wearing a white T-shirt with a picture of his then-7-year-old son on the front, wearing a powder blue No. 32 jersey as he posed for a youth football shot. The words "Beginning Of" and "All Day" framed the picture. Down on the field as Peterson loosened up and ran through receiving drills, Cleveland Browns scout Kevin Kelly stood about 25 feet away, scribbling in an orange notebook. (Tulsa World)

More on Malcolm Kelly Injury status: Malcolm Kelly, the Sooners' leading receiver coming in, went without a catch for the first time in 22 games, dating back to OU's loss to Texas on Oct. 8, 2005. The reason, according to reports by OU's radio network and Fox Sports, was a concussion sustained in the first quarter. Kelly took a hard fall going for a deep post in the end zone between Boise State defensive backs Marty Tadman and Orlando Scandrick late in the first quarter. He stayed in the game another seven plays before giving way to Quentin Chaney the last three quarters. (Tulsa World)

Practice scare closes the roof? The decision was made when a pregame parachute drop was canceled. The drop was canceled after an accident occurred during practices last week at Arizona State's Sun Devil Stadium. One of the parachutists landed in the stands. The decision was made because of the tighter confines of the roof at University of Phoenix Stadium. "For safety reasons, we decided not to do it,” Fiesta Bowl vice president Shawn Schoeffler said. (NewsOK.com)

Smoky Start: Officials shot off fireworks during pregame introductions, and the smoke filled the stadium during the first half. The retractable roof remained closed, however, and players had to fight through it. OU's Marcus Walker dropped a possible interception in the second quarter after losing track of the ball in the air. (Dallas Morning News) Just think if Al Michaels were there, the rant we could of heard fireworks are just "stupid!"

(1/2) Post Fiesta Bowl Articles and Notes

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Boise State edges OU in thriller: SoonerSports.com

Shocker: Norman Transcript

A great game for two great teams: Norman Transcript

A.D. back on the field, but things don't go as planned: Norman Transcript

No Fiesta for Sooners: The Oklahoman

College Football the winner in Fiesta Bowl shootout: The Oklahoman

QB a leader in final game: The Oklahoman

Cheers and Jeers: The Oklahoman

Game balls: The Oklahoman

Gimme the headset: The Oklahoman

Ah You brings the family: The Oklahoman

You can't take the Norman out of Switzer: The Oklahoman

Stock Report: The Oklahoman

Broncos go to bag of tricks to beat Sooners: The Oklahoman

AD's goals don't happen: The Oklahoman

'We've been practicing that': The Oklahoman

Anatomy of an upset: The Oklahoman

Desert downer: Tulsa World

Fiesta Bowl a game to remember: Tulsa World

Sooners show character at end of tough season: Tulsa World

Night of drama ends with Boise's triumph: Tulsa World

Desert downer: Tulsa World

Broncos hinder Sooner star: Tulsa World

OU Two-Minute Drill: Tulsa World

Pendleton plays in his final game: Tulsa World

Broncos belong on BCS stage: Arizona Republic

Peterson gets off to slow start: Arizona Republic

Sooners nearly survive mistakes: Arizona Republic

Gutsy Broncos dip into bag of tricks to pull off a stunner: Idaho Statesman

Broncos unload the playbook: Idaho Statesman

Sooners' top receiver sidelines with early injury: Idaho Statesman

Seven turnovers play a key role in outcome of game: Idaho Statesman

Peterson a limited factor for Sooners: Idaho Statesman

Boise's thrilling win a landmark moment: SI.com

Broncos break into bag of tricks -- and then some: CBSSportsline.com

Boise State's trick plays repel OU's miraculous rally: ESPN.com

Broncos earn respect with improbable victory: ESPN.com

Adrian, what's the call?: Ft. Worth Star-Telegram

Boise State's trick plays stun OU: Dallas Morning News

BOISE STATE WINS in OT! In a Thrilling Fiesta Bowl

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Boise State pulls of a thrilling win in OT 43-42: Boise State pulled more rabbits out of its underdog helmet than Houdini on Monday. The old hook-and-ladder. A touchdown pass from a wide receiver. And don't forget the Broncos' version of the Statue of Liberty play. It all added up to an improbable 43-42 overtime victory against Oklahoma in one of the wildest finishes in the 36-year history of the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. The boys from Boise, champs of the Western Athletic Conference, their presence in this game questioned because of their schedule, turned into BCS-busting men, but only after blowing a 28-10 lead built in the first 3½ quarters of their first Bowl Championship Series game.That lead turned into a 35-28 deficit when the No. 8 Sooners (11-3) roared back, taking command with 25 unanswered points -- 15 in the final 1:26 of regulation. But the No. 9 Broncos answered with a miracle of their own -- three, in fact -- to cap a 13-0 season. (USA Today - Stats)

January 1, 2007

(1/1) Fiesta Bowl Articles and Columns

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Oklahoma makes habit of BCS games: SoonerSports.com

Sooner nation preps for Fiesta Bowl: SoonerSports.com

Stoops to the NFL Unlikely for Now: Oklahoma FanHouse

Sooners go for another BCS bowl title: Norman Transcript

If not much fun, Stoops is awfully effective: Norman Transcript

Calming influence: The Oklahoman

Much more than David and Goliath: The Oklahoman

Broncos fight for national respect: The Oklahoman

Another chance for Boise State in the big game: The Oklahoman

Smith's move to safety key to strong defense: The Oklahoman

Story Lines: The Oklahoman

QB takes cue from Heupel, White: Tulsa World

Who's the real underdog here?: Tulsa World

O-line keys 2006 success: Tulsa World

Boise QB says he knows downside, too: Tulsa World

Daily log: Tulsa World

Boise State vs. Oklahoma from the inside: Tulsa World

Sooners' backers bask in Arizona beauty: Tulsa World

BSU couldn't buy the kind of TV exposure that bowl brings: Idaho Statesman

BSU will be escorted by a horse tonight: Idaho Statesman

Broncos know game rides on a good start: Idaho Statesman

Our key to success starts with being able to run: Idaho Statesman

Boise State, your legacy awaits: Idaho Statesman

Latimer has Sooners staying loose: Arizona Republic

Broncos put trust in Hall's solid defense: Arizona Republic

Fiesta Bowl scouting report: Arizona Republic

Broncos playing to quiet skeptics: Arizona Republic

Glendale, Boise State bask in national spotlight: Arizona Republic

Pride meets promise in Fiesta Bowl: East Valley Tribune

Kelly doesn't miss a beat without Bomar: East Valley Tribune

Boise State's breakthrough gives the little guys a fighting chance: Ft. Worth Star-Telegram

State of shock? Not if OU has its way: Dallas Morning News

Stoops confident in Sooners: Dallas Morning News

Fiesta Bowl preview: Dallas Morning News

Fiesta might be last-chance showcase for Sooners' Peterson: CBS Sportsline

Upset would be immense for Broncos: ESPN.com

Fearless Fiesta Bowl prediction: FOX Sports

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