Oklahoma Football

Oklahoma looks for defense improvement in spring practice

By Michael Kinney Contributing Writer NORMAN – No coach on the Oklahoma coaching staff has taken more heat the last few seasons than defensive coordinator Mike Stoops. Whether it was watching his defense give up 700 yards in a game or seemingly fall apart in big games, he has had to take the brunt of…

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Championship-caliber offense wasted by subpar Sooner defense

The Mike Stoops era at Oklahoma needs to come to an end. Through all the murkiness going into the Oklahoma-Georgia College Football Playoff semifinal game, one thing was clear. The Sooners offense needed to outshine the Bulldog offense in a big way for Oklahoma to have a chance to win the game. That did not…

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Riley goes conservative, costs Oklahoma in CFB semifinal

By Michael Kinney PASADENA – Fortune favors the bold. It’s an old saying but one that will often pop up in the sports world when people try to put into words why teams win. When all reasoning says to be conservative, it’s the athletes and coaches who take chances that often come out on top.…

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Offenses explode in Rose Bowl classic

By Michael Kinney PASADENA – Coming into the Rose Bowl, the matchup everyone wanted to talk about was Georgia’s defense against Oklahoma’s offense. That was going to settle who would win the game in most experts’ eyes. But what no one counted on was an offensive explosion for both teams. The Sooners and Bulldogs combined…

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Stoops’ sacrifice secures future of Oklahoma football

Bob Stoops shocked the college football world on June 7 when he announced his retirement as the head football coach at Oklahoma. When Stoops made his abrupt retirement announcement, there were all kinds of speculation as the “real” reason for his sudden departure from the Sooners. The Oklahoma football program was in great shape with…

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Stoops’ sacrifice secures future of Oklahoma football

Bob Stoops shocked the college football world on June 7 when he announced his retirement as the head football coach at Oklahoma. When Stoops made his abrupt retirement announcement, there were all kinds of speculation as the “real” reason for his sudden departure from the Sooners. The Oklahoma football program was in great shape with…

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Good decision for Riley on Mayfield punishment

Okay Baker, I loved the flag stamp at Ohio State, I tolerated the “Daddy’s here” antics at Baylor but you crossed the line on Saturday sir and you should have to pay for it. Grabbing your crotch and screaming unquestioned profanities across the field was entirely uncalled for and unfortunate for yourself, your team and…

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OU succumbs to ESPN pressure with Mayfield punishment

By Michael Kinney On Monday, it seemed like a sonic grenade was lobbed into the middle of the Oklahoma football season. Instead of concentrating on the Sooners’ final regular season game, media and fans were reacting to the news surrounding their Heisman Trophy candidate quarterback. With tears in his eyes, Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley announced…

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Good decision for Riley on Mayfield punishment

Okay Baker, I loved the flag stamp at Ohio State, I tolerated the “Daddy’s here” antics at Baylor but you crossed the line on Saturday sir and you should have to pay for it. Grabbing your crotch and screaming unquestioned profanities across the field was entirely uncalled for and unfortunate for yourself, your team and…

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