- The Big 12 Championship game will be played this season for the first time since 2010. Unfortunately, it doesn’t really benefit the conference from a College Football Playoff standpoint this season. Why? Well, it’s because the Big 12 is actually strong in 2017, according to SB Nation’s Bill Connelly.
- In case you missed this, HE JUMPED OUT OF A DAMN POOL YESTERDAY. The legend of Rodney Anderson continues to grow by the day.
- At the bottom of the “tip sheets” provided to DBs this week, some stats from last season’s game against Texas Tech are included as a reminder of the group’s poor performance. An opportunity to stay in the CFP hunt should serve as sufficient motivation, but whatever works, I guess.
- Oklahoma currently leads the nation in offensive yards per play this season. When the OU defense gets enough stops, Baker Mayfield is nearly impossible to beat.
Top teams in Offensive Yards per play— Phil Steele (@philsteele042) October 25, 2017
1 Oklahoma 8.4
2 UCF 7.9
3 Okla St 7.8
4 Stanford 7.6
5 Louisville, Ohio St 7.4
7 Missouri 7.3
- Oklahoma is hosting a ton of elite 2018 prospects this weekend (more on that later), but there’s also plenty of positive news involving the 2019 class. 2019 CB Chris Steele recently released a top 5, and the Oklahoma Sooners made the cut.
- Every college football fan from San Diego to Bangor, Maine knows who Orlando Brown is (probably), but Oklahoma’s other OT has been as solid as anyone in 2017. Here’s why Brooke Pryor says he’s been such a vital part of this team.
- We posted some stuff yesterday about how national folks have been short-changing Baker Mayfield lately, and Pete Fiutak of College Football news echoes our sentiments.
- Joe Buettner is in charge of a new OU Daily series on OU’s five Heisman winners, and the first installment is now available. Check it out!
- Here are the most-watched games of the college football season thus far. Unsurprisingly, OU-Ohio State is way up there.
- USA Today’s college football salary database has been updated, in case you’re interested. Nick Saban is by far the highest-paid coach, and you won’t hear any complaints from me. Also, I’d expect Riley’s current deal to be restructured if he keeps up his current pace.
- Would you rather be a Viking or a pirate? Mike Leach weighs in:
- Bud Elliott has an argument with himself about how the Tennessee and Nebraska jobs stack up against one another. My immediate reaction was to go with Tennessee, but it’s a pretty thoughtful piece and you should definitely read it.
- Do “we want Bama”? I suppose we do. They’re really good, but we’re not about backing down from a challenge here in the Sooner State. Anyway, here’s a history of “WE WANT BAMA”.
- Did Florida’s Jim McElwain actually receive death threats? Also, does Florida believe so? It’s an uncomfortable question to ask, but this is an odd situation.
“STICK TO SPORTS!”
- Amazon is apparently starting a new service that allows couriers to unlock your front door. Would you allow a delivery person to unlock your front door? Don’t think I would, but then again I might not have trusted Uber or Lyft before those services caught on, so you never know.
- Speaking of Lyft, they’re capitalizing on the whole Stranger Things craze. I can’t wait for the new season, but this doesn’t seem overly appealing.