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The Oklahoma Sooners play Division I college football for the University of Oklahoma in the Big 12 Conference. The Sooners play their home games at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, OK. Oklahoma is coached by Bob Stoops. The Sooners' main rivals are Texas, Oklahoma State and Missouri.
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The Oklahoma football program started in 1895. Since then, Oklahoma has become one of the most storied and successful college football programs in the country. The Sooners have claimed seven national titles; most recently in 2000 when they finished 13-0. They have also won 43 conference title. Recently, Oklahoma won three of the last four Big 12 titles from 2007-2010.The Sooners have also produced five Heisman Trophy winners; quarterback Sam Bradford most recently won the award for his play in the 2008 season. In the 2010 National Football League Draft, three of the first four draft picks were Sooners (Bradford, Gerald McCoy and Trent Williams).
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The Sooners have played at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium since 1925. The 82,000-seat arena is located in Norman, OK. It is the third largest stadium in the Big 12 and the 16th largest in the country. The stadium is named for the Gaylord family in honor of Edward K. Gaylord and his family's contributions that were estimated at $50 million. Currently the largest Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium crowd is 85,646 for a 2008 game against Texas Tech.
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3/11/15: Sooners fans can only hope that the defense will look a lot different next year. And play a lot differently. The 2014 season ended poorly for Oklahoma with losses to in-state rival Oklahoma State and a thrashing at the hands of Clemson in the Russell Athletic Bowl. Defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery left and is replaced by Diron Reynolds and Mike Stoops may be coaching from the box next season. One bright spot was linebacker Dominique Alexander. He will miss spring practices due to a wrist injury that required surgery. He should be fine for summer practices and the regular season, and looks to build on a strong year where he had 107 tackles and 1.5 sacks.
2/18/15: The NFL has simply been raiding college programs for assistant coaches this offseason and now the Sooners have felt the same sting as Ohio State and Miami. Oklahoma's co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery is now going to the Green Bay Packers - so at least he will have a front row seat for Brett Favre's jersey retirement next season. Montgomery was recently promoted, just last month, actually, but that apparently was not enough to keep him in the college ranks when he had the opportunity to go to the pros. A good pick up for the Packers and it may require some adjustments for the Sooners.
2/25/15: As it turns out, Oklahoma will never have a chance to use star wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham in an actual game. DGB may well be the most talented wide receiver in the draft this year (although Amare Cooper from Alabama may disagree), but he also comes with a lot of baggage. He was the top recruit for Mizzou three years ago, but was kicked out of the program for off-field incidents. He landed with the Sooners, and is turning pro without ever playing a down. He reportedly would have stayed for his senior season if co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell would have stayed, but Norvell was fired after the Sooners lost their to Oklahoma State and Clemson.
2/11/15: The Oklahoma Sooners finished with the 14th ranked recruiting class in the country for 2015, according to Rivals, second in the Big 12 only to rival Texas (#12). The Sooners did not land any five star recruits, but did pull in 14 four-star guys to help bolster a program that struggled last season. Key among that list is a number of four star defensive backs who will hopefully steady the secondary. The Sooners also welcomed back 2014 five star running back Joe Mixon. Mixon was suspended for the entire 2014 season for an altercation with a female. He will not count in the 2015 tallies, but should be a strong addition if he lives up to his potential.
2/4/15: It seems like head coach Bob Stoops needs a few wins right now. Not just on the football field (that will have to wait until September), but also in recruiting. The Sooners were disappointing last season. They were a pre-season favorite to make the College Football Playoffs, but finished down in the standings in the Big 12. As of January 31, Oklahoma had the 14th ranked recruiting class in the nation (by Rivals). which was second in the Big 12. However, Charlie Strong is doing well and led all Big 12 programs with the No. 8 class.
1/28/15: What do you do when you are ranked 17th in the nation in recruiting with just over a week before National Signing Day? If you are Sooners' head coach Bob Stoops, you go fishing. But not just any fishing, you bring along recruits such as Antoine Stephens, who is rated as the number 45 cornerback this year. The Sooners need help in the secondary, and hope that Stephens is just one part of rebuilding that unit so the Sooners can compete with the high octane offenses that litter the Big 12 Conference. We will know in just another week.
1/21/15: Of course, having a star quarterback is among the most important things that any football team, whether high school, college or professional, must have. Which is why there seems to be some competition out there for Ohio State's Braxton Miller. With J.T. Barrett having such a great season and Cardale Jones winning those three big games, Miller may be the odd man out in Columbus. Former Sooner and current Arizona Cardinal Tony Stewart is trying to recruit Miller to Norman. At the same time, others have pitched Miller on their school - so this could be a fun few weeks before Miller decides where he is going to go.
1/14/15: There was some speculation that Sooners' head coach Bob Stoops may leave Norman after the season ended, possibly to go to Florida. Of course, that did not happen and it was probably no more than media speculation. But the Sooners do need a new offensive coordinator after parting ways with co-OCs Josh Heupel and Jay Norvell. Stoops targeted former Sooner player and current Louisville OC Garrick McGee, but he turned them down for an interview. Just some speculation here but maybe Charlie Weis is available. Or maybe not, since that has not worked out well in other places.
1/7/14: The Oklahoma Sooners finished their 2014 season not with a bang, but with a whimper. Unfortunately, the Sooners were routed by the Clemson Tigers 40-6 in the Russell Athletic Bowl to end their season. There is not much to discuss. Clemson took an early lead and built upon it throughout the game. For Oklahoma, it is a bit of a humbling reminder of how tough college football can be. On the bright side, this team is young and should be able to develop under the able tutelage of head coach Bob Stoops, and they should be back near the top next season.
11/16/14: No. 21 Oklahoma did not fall victim to the trap of Kansas. In fact, they did what they were supposed to do - blowout the visiting Jayhawks 44-7 and move forward. The biggest storyline of the game was freshman running back Samaje Perine. A week after Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon set a new NCAA single game rushing record with 408 yards (in three quarters), Perine topped it with 427 yards. He also added five touchdowns on the day. The Sooners are now 8-3 on the season and can get their ninth win after a bye when they host Oklahoma State.
11/19/14: The Oklahoma Sooner are not the major contenders that they were predicted to be at the beginning of the season, but they are not a bad team either. They are just developing and learning how to win. They took a big step in the right direction last Saturday at Texas Tech. The Sooners found themselves down 21-7 in the third quarter, but came back with a big rally to win 42-30. Oklahoma scored five touchdowns in the second half, including four on the ground. OU improved to 7-3 with the win and is home this weekend to take on Kansas.
11/12/14: No. 12 Baylor officially stuck the dagger into the Oklahoma Sooners season with a 48-14 drubbing in Norman last Saturday. The No. 15 Sooners took a 14-3 lead into the second quarter but seemed to quit playing at that point. The Bears scored the next 45 points and that was all she wrote. Oklahoma fell to 6-3 overall and 3-3 in Big 12 play. They will still go to a bowl game this season, but they will not be in an elite bowl and will not play for the national championship. They do have some opportunities to improve their record, though. They head to Lubbock, Texas to face the lowly Texas Tech Red Rangers this Saturday.
11/5/14: Oklahoma is looking up at a few teams in the Big 12, but they showed that they can still play some good football last Saturday at Iowa State. The Sooners took control of this game early, enjoying a 35-7 lead at halftime. QB Trevor Knight was 22-35 for 230 yards, three touchdowns and two INTs. He also added 146 yards on the ground and three more touchdowns. Overall, the Sooners had three players over 100 yards rushing and totaled an amazing 510 yards on the ground. Oklahoma improved to 6-2 with the 59-14 rout, a nice prep game for this Saturday when they host Baylor.
10/29/14: The Sooners had a chance to take a step back an evaluate where they are as a football program last week during their bye. Some may say that the season is a disappointment since Oklahoma sits at 5-2 overall and 2-2 in Big 12 play. There may be some wisdom to that assessment, but the season is not over by a long shot. The Sooners still have several conference opponents to play and anything could happen - especially in the crazy Big 12 where defense is often optional. In the meantime, Oklahoma has a good chance to improve their overall and conference records this Saturday against Iowa State.
10/22/14:No. 10 Oklahoma knew that last Saturday's matchup against No. 14 Kansas State in Manhattan would be difficult. And it was. The teams traded scores throughout the day leading up to a crucial fourth quarter. QB Trevor Knight hit Durron Neal for a touchdown with 10:35 left in the fourth quarter to draw within one point. Unfortunately, the extra point was blocked and that was the difference in the game as the Sooners fell 31-30. Oklahoma has a week off to practice their extra point protection and run defense before taking on Iowa State on November 1.
10/15/14: The Sooners probably should not have won the annual Red River Rivalry against the University of Texas Longhorns, played at the Texas State Fair. But they did, and a win is a win, and a Big 12 win is even more important. And a win over Texas is the most important of all. Texas dominated in the major statistical categories such as passing and rushing yards, efficiencies and first downs. The Sooners, however, took advantage of turnovers and special teams play for the 31-26 victory. Oklahoma is home this weekend to host the Kansas State Wildcats.
10/8/14: The sixth week of the college football season brought a lot of chaos to landscape as several of the top teams were upset, including Oregon, Alabama, Texas A&M, and even No. 4 ranked Oklahoma. The Sooners were on the road at No. 25 TCU for Big 12 matchup that not only affected the national rankings, but also the conference standings. After spotting the Horned Frogs a 14 point lead, the Sooners tied the game at the end of the first quarter. The teams traded identical scores until the final frame when TCU managed a touchdown, while Oklahoma could only muster a safety. TCU walked out with the 37-33 win. Since other top ranked teams lost, the Sooners fall may not be too bad. They can get some redemption on Saturday at the Red River Rivalry against Texas.
10/1/14: Compared to the SEC and the Pac-12, the Big 12 gets very little respect. And while the conference as a whole may not have the depth that those in the Southeast or West Coast may have, the top of the league can compete with anyone. The Sooners are in the top of that class, along with Baylor (and maybe Oklahoma State), and deserve their number 4 ranking. It is also nice that they manhandled Tennessee, who is consistently over-valued in the SEC and across the nation. Now that the bye week is over, the Sooners can get into the heart of the conference schedule, heading off to TCU this Saturday.
9/24/14: Several national pundits put the Oklahoma Sooners on upset alert for their game at West Virginia last Saturday. The fourth-ranked Sooners paid them no mind as they rolled to a decisive 45-33 victory. Oklahoma pulled away in the second quarter with three touchdowns and never looked back. To date, the Sooners may be playing the best football of any team in the land and they have a clear path to the playoffs. There may be concern about the defense allowing so many points, but the offense is certainly doing their part. The Sooners are on a bye this weekend but are back on Saturday, October 4 at TCU.
9/17/14: Week 3 of the college football season is in the books and the Oklahoma Sooners look like a team destined to get into the inaugural version of the college football playoffs. The Sooners welcomed the Tennessee Volunteers (of the SEC) and thoroughly overwhelmed them. The Vols stuck around for the first half, but had no answers in the third and fourth quarters. Oklahoma finished their non-conference schedule undefeated and with wins against respected teams. They now head up to Morgantown to face off against West Virginia but have their biggest Big 12 games at home this season.
8/28/14: There is a lot of buzz about the Oklahoma Sooners this season, and rightfully so. The Sooners are the heavy favorites to win the Big 12 Championship and that may be enough to get them into the first edition of the College Football Playoffs. To start the season, Oklahoma is ranked fourth by the Associated Press and third in the USA Today Poll. Florida State and Alabama are ranked first and second, respectfully in both polls, while the Sooner and Oregon Ducks are swapped for third and fourth. Oklahoma kicks off the season on Saturday, August 30 at 8:00 p.m. EST with a home game against Louisiana Tech.
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