Monthly Archives: December 2012
Sooner4OU Commentary: It seems a little early to predict that Bell will be in the Heisman running in 2013, afterall who had Johnny Manzeil in their early predictions last year…NO ONE! But, Bell does have name recognition and the Sooners will sport a more modern attack next year regardless of which of the three quarterbacks is selected as starter, so it is defintely possible. Boomer!
Article Excerpt: The Big 12 couldn’t win a second consecutive Heisman Trophy after Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel bested Kansas State’s Collin Klein, but the league might have a shot in 2013. Baylor’s Lache Seastrunk already says he’s going to win the trophy, but just in case he’s wrong, let’s look at the other possibilities.
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Sooner4OU Commentary: Having Jalen Saunders starting for the Sooners in the Cotton Bowl is extremely important as we have seen Landry and the offense struggle when there is no true option in the slot. This is definitely a good sign. What do you think about having Jalen available…important or not?
Article Excerpt: Thanks to a pair of arrests over the past month, the statuses of two Oklahoma players for the Sooners’ bowl game has been up in the air. Friday evening, the Sooners clarified the availability of both in one fell swoop.
Sooner4OU Commentary: Not sure if the past winning record will have any affect on this game or the Sooners, other than maybe a morale or confidence boost, but lets take it. Every little bit will help in this important game. I really believe the Sooners will come up triumphant in the Cotton Bowl. What do you think?
Article Excerpt: Not long ago, then Texas A&M president Robert Gates gave the commencement speech at the University of Oklahoma. In his opening remarks, the former Secretary of Defense joked how being inside Owen Field was beginning to bring back many bad memories.
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Sooner4OU Commentary: Actually, I think this article is right on, because whether anyone wants to acknowledge it or not this game will be seen as a competitive barometer for next season, not just a finale for the 2012 season. What do you think about the implications of the Cotton Bowl?
Article Excerpt: There’s a school of thought abound that says Oklahoma can’t win. That it can beat Texas A&M at the Cotton Bowl, but still not strike a blow for hearts and minds. If that’s really true, it’s an indictment of an idiotic college football nation much more than a descriptions of the fix the Sooners will find themselves in Jan. 4 at Cowboys Stadium.
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Sooner4OU Commentary: Here is a late Christmas gift for all Sooner fans: A look at how the other side saw the 2012 season unfold. We have a lot to be thankful for given how the season played out. The horns would gladly switch the results with us. Sorry…for the late gift, but hope you enjoy! Boomer!
Article Excerpt: There’s still some football remaining to be played — Texas closes its season on Saturday, against Oregon State — but the regular-season story has already been told. How did the Longhorns end up in the Alamo Bowl?
See on www.statesman.com
Sooner4OU Commentary: It is good to see that Mike Stoops and Tim Kish are not resting on their last defensive performance and are putting together an intricate defensive plan designed to specifically stop Johnny and the Aggies. Mike has a good record and history when he has time to prepare for a foe. How do you think the Sooners will do against A&M with plenty of time to prepare? Boomer!
Article Excerpt: Teams change in the time between the end of the regular season and a bowl game. Most teams get over a month to come up with a game plan for the season’s last game. How teams react is one of the aspects that make bowl games hard to predict.
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Sooner4OU Commentary: It seems OU’s first string defense thinks Trevor will give Blake Bell a run for his money in the Spring for the starting quarterback position. Is Trevor our version pf Johnny football? The similarities are there, other than Trevor seems to be a better passer. A little competition in the Spring will be a good thing for the Sooners. What do you think about Trevor’s chances in the Spring?
Article Excerpt: NORMAN, Okla. –Weeks ago, the viewpoint of Oklahoma’s varsity defense toward scout-team quarterback Trevor Knight finally reached its tipping point.
On a rollout, Knight planted suddenly, jumped inexplicably and completed a bomb down field over the defense for a touchdown. Defensive coordinator Mike Stoops slammed his paper script down. Bobby Jack Wright howled at his defensive ends. And a hushed Knight jogged back to the huddle, poised to torch the OU defense again on the next play.
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Sooner4OU Commentary: The transition from Landry to one of the other talented quarterbacks in the OU stable should be very interesting, as regardless of who they choose there will be an introduction of a running quarterback element to the Sooner offense next year.
Article Excerpt: After the Oklahoma Sooners‘ Cotton Bowl game, Landry Jones will leave the program, owning most the team’s passing records. That makes it look like the Sooners might struggle in 2013 as Blake Bell works to step into Jones’ role. ESPN reported on Dec. 21 that Bell might have competition for that job.
Trevor Knight came to Oklahoma as a 2012 recruit, the 22nd best quarterback in the nation. As a red-shirt freshman, Knight worked as the scout team quarterback and starting cornerback Aaron Colvin said he will be a player to watch.
“Trevor has a chance to bring some noise,” Colvin told ESPN. “I’m very curious to see what he does because I think he has a bright future.”
Knight won the Sooners’ scout team co-offensive player of the year honors this season, regularly throwing amazing passes and making the defense look foolish on occasion. According the ESPN, he looks poised to come into 2013 with the best chance of threatening Blake Bell for the starter’s job, while former Southmoore standout Kendall Thompson remains a dark horse.
See on www.examiner.com
Sooner4OU Commentary: It is my hope that Landry ends his Sooner career on a high note, by having a great bowl game and outing versus the Aggies. He has given OU four years and set numerous records along the way. While some will criticize his failure to lead the Sooners to a national championship during his tenure, it is subjective whether he had the surrounding cast to realize that elusive goal. Drive on Landry and make it happen!
Article Excerpt: As often happens in marriage, the husband had his wife to thank.
In the case of the Cotton Bowl, and its uniqueness to Oklahoma’s quarterback, Landry Jones had Whitney Hand.
“Whitney actually told me, I think it was the day after the Cotton Bowl was announced, that we were gonna go play there,” Jones said of Cowboys Stadium. “She said how interesting it was to see how I’ve come full circle.”
Sept. 5, 2009, Jones made his college debut under the JerryWorld Jumbo tron against BYU. Jan. 4, he’ll take a bow as a Sooner on the same field against Texas A&M.
See on www.tulsaworld.com
There’s a school of thought abound that says Oklahoma can’t win. That it can beat Texas A&M at the Cotton Bowl, but still not strike a blow for hearts and minds.
If that’s really true, it’s an indictment of an idiotic college football nation much more than a descriptions of the fix the Sooners will find themselves in Jan 4 at Cowboys Stadium.
Indeed, this is very much the bowl game OU has been waiting for. Really. If the prospect of beating the Aggies — who took the SEC by storm in their inaugural trip through the alleged greatest conference on earth — carries no weight, then what exactly have other recent bowls done for OU?
Did it do much to see the Sooners beat a mediocre Iowa team at the Insight Bowl? Did it do anybody any favors when OU finally broke its BCS losing streak against a bad Connecticut team that backed into the Fiesta Bowl?
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