Murray doesn’t run, but shines as a passer at Pro Day

Football 03/13/19, 17:30

Kyler Murray didn't run the 40-yard dash at Oklahoma's pro day.The people around him figure it's common knowledge he has blazing speed, so the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback chose not to run Wednesday in front of NFL scouts."For him, it was just a matter of, it didn't make sense to run ...

Oklahoma coach defends QB Kyler Murray against TV critique

Football 03/06/19, 16:59

Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley on Wednesday ripped the criticism of former Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray by a NFL Network analyst.There has been talk that Murray, the Heisman Trophy winner this past season, could go to the Arizona Cardinals with the No. 1 overall pick. The NFL Network's Charley Casserly, a ...

Boomer Sooner: Tide QB Jalen Hurts transferring to Oklahoma

Sports 01/16/19, 15:27

Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley could not help but admire Jalen Hurts from a distance.He respected how the Alabama quarterback who lost his starting job to Tua Tagovailoa put the team above his pride. Hurts could have transferred right after Alabama went another direction, as so many quarterbacks do these days. ...

Oklahoma, coach Lincoln Riley agree to contract extension

Football 01/01/19, 19:49

Oklahoma and Lincoln Riley have agreed to a contract extension, which should quell speculation about the second-year coach being lured away by an NFL team.Oklahoma announced Tuesday that contract terms were being finalized and would be subject to approval by the board of regents late this month."We felt it important ...

Power Transfer: Why Georgia QB Fields could make big move?

Football 12/19/18, 17:09

Georgia quarterback Justin Fields is on the transfer market, a move that could have a huge impact on and off the field.On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, USA Today's Dan Wolken join AP's Ralph Russo to discuss why Fields is looking to move on and why the ...

NFL could come calling for Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley

Sports 12/18/18, 18:13

Watch any NFL telecast that involves a struggling team, and Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley likely will be mentioned as a potential candidate for that coaching job.It makes sense. In just 18 months since replacing Bob Stoops, Riley's high-powered offenses have produced Heisman Trophy-winning quarterbacks Kyler Murray and Baker Mayfield and ...

Murray the Big 12 offensive player of year, OU’s 4th in row

Football 12/07/18, 11:55

Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray is the unanimous pick for The Associated Press Big 12 offensive player of the year, the fourth consecutive season a player from the conference champion Sooners has won the honor.Murray, a Heisman Trophy finalist who this week was also named the AP's national player of the ...

Kelly relishes Irish role as playoff ‘new kids on the block’

Sports 12/06/18, 20:27

Sitting beside Nick Saban, Lincoln Riley and Dabo Swinney at a gathering of the College Football Playoff coaches, Notre Dame's Brian Kelly referred to his team as "the new kids on the block."The description fit. Saban has guided No. 1 Alabama, the defending champion, to its fifth straight playoff. Swinney ...

Mayfield believes OU’s Riley ready for coaching jump to NFL

Football 12/05/18, 14:38

Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield believes Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley is ready to make the jump to the NFL.Mayfield was asked Wednesday whether he would like Riley, who will lead the Sooners against No. 1 Alabama in the Orange Bowl on Dec. 29, to coach him in Cleveland. Mayfield acknowledged he ...

Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray posts season to remember

Football 12/04/18, 15:49

WHO: Kyler MurrayYEAR/POSITION/SCHOOL: Junior, QB, OklahomaBIO: First-round Major League Baseball pick by the Oakland Athletics chose to return to campus and play football. Started his college football career at Texas A&M before transferring. Backed up Heisman winner Baker Mayfield last year.KEY STATS: Passed for 4,053 yards and 40 touchdowns with ...

Oklahoma has 4th All-Big 12 top offensive player in a row

Football 11/28/18, 17:55

Oklahoma has the Big 12's top offensive player for the fourth season in a row.Sooners junior quarterback Kyler Murray was selected as the offensive player of the year when the Big 12 Conference released its postseason awards Wednesday. The awards are determined by the 10 league coaches who couldn't vote ...

No. 5 Oklahoma’s explosive offense carries shaky defense

Football 11/27/18, 14:29

Oklahoma's offense is statistically one of the best in college football history.It still might not be good enough to get the Sooners a Big 12 title or a slot in the College Football Playoff.Coach Lincoln Riley's team leads the nation in total offense and scoring offense. The Sooners average 8.9 ...

Oklahoma wishbone legends laud Murray’s running ability

Football 11/21/18, 12:30

Oklahoma wishbone masters Jamelle Holieway and Charles Thompson get nostalgic when they watch Kyler Murray bring an electric quarterback run element to coach Lincoln Riley's Air Raid offense.Holieway led Oklahoma to a national championship as a freshman in 1985. He rushed for 2,713 yards in his career, the most of ...

Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray on record pace by spreading wealth

Football 11/08/18, 16:23

Many of Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray's best attributes are obvious.His powerful arm helped him get selected in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft as an outfielder. His speed has helped make him the second-leading rusher for the sixth-ranked Sooners. His ability to bounce back from mistakes has ...

Kyler Murray needs win at Texas Tech to keep OU on track

Football 11/02/18, 21:06

What figures to be Kyler Murray's one-and-done attempt to get No. 7 Oklahoma back to the College Football Playoff will require a win in an atmosphere significantly more hostile because of a prime-time kickoff.The coach of the Major League Baseball-bound quarterback knows a bit about wild games in Lubbock. Lincoln ...

Oklahoma coach Riley not interested in the NFL right now

Football 10/29/18, 17:38

Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley says he's not interested in the NFL right now.The question came up at his weekly news conference Monday, the same day the Cleveland Browns fired coach Hue Jackson. The 35-year-old Riley, who led the Sooners to the College Football Playoff last season in his first year ...

Texas Tech’s Air Raid to test McNeill’s Oklahoma defense

Football 10/29/18, 16:43

So far, so good for Ruffin McNeill.Oklahoma's interim defensive coordinator has looked like a savior the past two weeks while helping a once-struggling unit find its groove. After the Sooners gave up 493 yards to Baylor and 501 to Texas in the two games before firing defensive coordinator Mike Stoops, ...

No. 9 Oklahoma seeks reset, better defense vs. TCU

Football 10/15/18, 16:43

Oklahoma can't wait to move on.The ninth-ranked Sooners want to change course after a 48-45 loss to Texas and the drama that followed when coach Lincoln Riley fired defensive coordinator Mike Stoops . After having a weekend off, Oklahoma is ready to get back on the field Saturday against TCU."Very ...

McNeill ready to step in as Oklahoma defensive coordinator

Football 10/09/18, 21:52

Ruffin McNeill is more than ready to step in as Oklahoma's interim defensive coordinator.He's been down this road before. He took over as interim defensive coordinator at Texas Tech during the 2007 season and earned the full-time position for the 2008 and 2009 seasons. He later was named interim head ...

No. 6 Oklahoma tries to regain momentum vs. improved Baylor

Sports 09/28/18, 11:50

Oklahoma and Baylor once had quite a rivalry brewing.There are signs it soon could be percolating again.Baylor was one of the conference's powers in the first half of this decade but fell hard since a sexual assault scandal led to coach Art Briles being fired in 2016. After going 1-11 ...

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