Oklahoma Lineman Set to Transfer

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Jonte Bumpus to transfer from Oklahoma: Reserve defensive end Jonte Bumpus has received his release from Oklahoma and will transfer to another school, his high school coach confirmed to The Oklahoman Thursday. Bumpus, a sophomore out of Muskogee, is expected to transfer to a Football Championship Subdivision school, Roughers coach Matt Hennesy said. (The Oklahoman)

Sooners Add 4-Star Running Back

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RB Finch commitments to Oklahoma: Oklahoma won another recruiting battle this weekend in reeling in a verbal commitment from 4-star running back Roy Finch, OUESPN.com reported Friday night.Finch, a 5-foot-8, 170-pound back out of Niceville, Fla., had offers from Tennessee, Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, Ole Miss and North Carolina, among others. As a junior, Finch rushed for almost 1,300 yards and 16 touchdowns last season. Earlier this month, the Sooners got a verbal commitment from 4-star running back Brennan Clay, of San Diego. (The Oklahoman)

Related: Video -- Roy Finch RB


Sooners Pick Up Texas Commitment

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Torrea Peterson verbally commits to Oklahoma: OU won a hotly contested recruiting battle Thursday night by landing a verbal commitment from defensive tackle Torrea Peterson, Rivals.com reported. The 6-foot-4, 300-pound Peterson, who hails from San Antonio East Central High School, held offers from USC, Texas, Auburn, LSU and Nebraska, among a host of other schools. (The Oklahoman) Note: Rivals.com ranks Peterson as a three-star recruit.

Related: Oklahoma Football Recruiting


Coach Stoops Gets New Contract

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Bob Stoops set to receive $30 million through 2015 plus bonuses: Football coach Bob Stoops and basketball coach Jeff Capel have received new contract extensions featuring stay bonuses aimed at keeping them at Oklahoma long term. Regents governing the university voted Wednesday to approve the new contracts that would keep both of the coaches in charge of the Sooners for seven more seasons. Stoops' new deal would pay him more than $30 million through the end of 2015. He would earn a total of $3.675 million next season, including an annual stay bonus of $700,000 that rewards him for staying through usual coaching hiring season. He will get the bonus in October this season, but in July in subsequent years. (AP/USA Today)

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OU Regents Consider Pay Raise for Stoops

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Stoops among OU coaches to have raises considered during regents meeting: Most of Oklahoma's high-profile athletic coaches and OU athletic director Joe Castiglione could receive raises this week. OU regents are meeting for their annual retreat in Ardmore and will vote on potential raises on Wednesday. Coaches listed on the meeting agenda for potential raises include football's Bob Stoops, men's basketball's Jeff Capel, women's basketball's Sherri Coale, baseball's Sunny Golloway, softball's Patty Gasso, men's gymnastics' Mark Williams and wrestling's John Spates. (KFSM)

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OU Signee Fails to Qualify

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Oklahoma commitment Terry Franklin fails to qualify: Oklahoma's 2009 recruiting class will be one short. Sooner coach Bob Stoops confirmed Friday that defensive end Terry Franklin did not qualify and will attend a Texas junior college instead. Stoops said the coaching staff had been aware of Franklin's situation since late May. (Norman Transcript)

OU Football: News Items

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While I was away on vacation a couple news items occurred and worthy to take note.

Chaisson joined the Sooners officially: Justin Chaisson last month had multiple felony charges -- including coercion with a deadly weapon and assault with a deadly weapon -- pleaded down to gross misdemeanors. On Thursday, OU released a statement that read, in part, "all allegations of the use of any weapon have been dismissed and are not the basis of any charge against or plea by him." Chaisson was on the team's official roster as of Thursday. (Tulsa World)

University of Oklahoma press release regarding Justin Chaisson joining the Sooners:

"We have thoroughly reviewed the facts and disposition of any and all allegations against Justin as determined by the independent assessment of the district attorney's office and the court system.

"Based on their investigation of the facts, all allegations of the use of any weapon have been dismissed and are not the basis of any charge against or plea by him. Our decision is appropriately based on the independent determination and action of the district attorney's office and the court system.

"We take these matters of conduct very seriously. Justin fully understands our expectations and his responsibilities of exemplary behavior and professional counseling. He knows the consequences if he does not meet those requirements."

Justin Johnson transfers to Texas JUCO: Justin Johnson was supposed to be part of a five-man rotation at running back this season after playing sparingly as a freshman in 2008. Johnson, a native of Gilmer, Texas, who is the younger cousin of former OU wide receiver Manny Johnson, was rated the No. 2 running back in the country coming out of high school by one recruiting Web site. Thursday, Johnson told the Tyler, Texas, radio station KTBB that he plans to transfer to Abilene (Texas) Christian, a Division II university in the Lone Star Conference. "Right now, we anticipate him transferring, which is fine," Stoops said. "We'll give him a full release and wish him the best. "Certain guys seek certain things, and he feels that's best for him. We want it for him as well." (The Oklahoman)

Milwood's Trayvon Henry commits to Oklahoma: Oklahoma didn't go too far to pick up its latest football commitment Thursday night, when Soonerscoop.com reported Oklahoma City Millwood linebacker Trayvon Henry had pledged. Henry, rated by Rivals.com among the top 15 insider linebackers in the nation and the top 20 Oklahoma prospects overall, is the 12th player to commit to OU in the current recruiting class. (Tulsa World)

Stoops, OU stack deck with Vegas wild card: Tulsa World

A new way to view Stoops: Tulsa World

OU's Sam Bradford is a true leader: The Oklahoman

Breaking down the preseason depth chart: The Oklahoman

\Who will emerge in '09 for the Sooners? The Oklahoman

Fans line up to meet 5 QBS who led Sooners to national titles: The Oklahoman

Stoops on the hot seat in Norman?: Indiana Daily Student

Sam Bradford's free ride over in 2009?: Bleacher Report

'The King': Turmoil led to the end of a grand era, but Switzer remains: Tulsa World

Switzer was a star in race relations: Tulsa World

Switzer moves on 20 years after leaving Oklahoma: Bleacher Report

How The Mighty Fall: Barry Switzer: Newson6.com

20 years after resignation from OU, Barry Switzer is still the king: The Oklahoman

Sooner Voice Bob Barry Sr. on the DL: The Oklahoman

Finish what he started: Tulsa World

No. 1 OU -- Ranking the nonconference schedules in the Big 12: SportingNews


Report Reveals OU Secondary Violation

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Unknown Oklahoma player received benefits from agent: In a six-month long investigation of how Universities and athletics programs report NCAA violations, The Columbus Dispatch found schools are being less than open with their public records. In most cases, Universities are using FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) to hide the identities and accounts of those involved in NCAA violations (including rogue boosters and agents), while other Universities make it unaffordable to obtain records.

The Dispatch investigation found Oklahoma committed a secondary violation concerning an unknown player.

Date violation discovered: Nov. 2008

The school's report: An unidentified football player traveled to an NFL draft party as the guest of a former college teammate. The $1,300 trip, which included use of a credit card, was paid for by the former teammate's agent. The school erased all names from the violation report.

Penalty: The football player had to repay $832 to a charity from his scholarship, a federal Pell grant, and the school-issued spending money he received during the team's trip to the BCS National Championship game.

The whole story: Publicly unknown.

The player you ask? He's unknown, the University blacked-out the player's name who is question in the name of FERPA.

The same report found, Oklahoma was less-than-transparent, the University often provided little to no information concerning NCAA violations, summer job forms and other public records.

You would think a University, who has reported 224 violations in 17 sports since 2000 would be more open. Then, again, maybe not. Oklahoma remains on probation until May 2010.

Your thoughts and comments below.

History of Oklahoma NCAA Major Violations


Big 12 Announces Select Kickoff Times

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Big 12 announces kickoff times for BYU, Tulsa and Texas: Oklahoma and Brigham Young will kickoff at 6 p.m. Sept. 5 on ESPN while the Red River Shootout will begin at 11 a.m. Oct. 17 and be televised by ABC, the Big 12 Conference announced Monday. The Sooners' Sept. 19 home game with Tulsa also will begin at 2:30 p.m. and be broadcast by Fox Sports Net (The Oklahoman) Note: Big 12 and their television partners (ABC and FSN) will announce start times for other Oklahoma games at a later date.

2009 Oklahoma Football Schedule

Report: OU-Texas Kickoff Set For 11 A.M.

Bronson Irwin life long Sooner fan: The Oklahoman

Sooner Legend Steve Owens: BleacherReport.com